Monday, February 23, 2009

Lemonade Anyone?

The tough economy just never seems to let up. First, we are informed that Dee's plant will close in the next two years. we make the best of this time and begin to search for alternatives. Then, no raises...this is tough, for we only have had one raise in the last five years...but then, okay. We can tighten our belts... Smaller meals, no more clothes, crafts, etc. Then, the phone call this morning...and more good news. It seems now that, on top of all this, we now are required to take one week per quarter off without pay. So, no raise, and less annual pay. Our DJ business is virtually non-existant for the first time in 30 years...and real estate, well that goes unsaid. So, maybe some prayer and fasting is in order to see what the Lord wants us to do. Here, we thought, at this point in our lives, we would be saving for our missions, but now we will be fortunate to just get to retirement in 20 or so years. Now, I know I should not complain. We have the great blessing of warnings by our prophets, President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Thomas S. Monson. So, we have no debt, other than the house. We drive old cars, but Dee can repair them, thank goodness! We have a years' supply of basics, and a three month's supply of food. Kayty's medicine only amounts to about $100.00 a month, which is nothing to complain about!! And we all are healthy, which is a tremendous blessing. So, life is now giving us a lot of we have to find out how to make our lemonade!!!


Jannicke said...

Suzzy, I know the feeling we are in the very same place. We are making lots of lemonade, ha, ha. Just keep smiling it seems to be easier when you do. I'll add you to my prayer list.

Danyel said...

We have been trying to get out of debt and put money away but the amount we make just barly covered out month to month bills. Last week our account was sitting perty at a whole $264. We have been praying for Dorans Busness to pick up. Last week I interviewed for a new baby an and my checks wll be going up about $400 a month. It will come mom. Let us know if you need help with anything.