Staff meeting

Could have been a lot worse. We didn’t find out anything we didn’t already know. But on the bright side, we all retain our jobs, and there are no furloughed days for the foreseeable future.

Knock on wood.

Fingers crossed.

Keep a good thought.

Don’t whistle at the graveyard.

Of course, we’ve been asked to step it up. I’ll be taking on some new (actually old) responsibilities that — while not actually thrilled about — I understand the necessity. Might even be fun.

Still, the situation seems so shaky, it’s hard to plan. Everything we want to buy, any vacation we want to take, has to be weighed against saving the money, just in case. The one who suffers most is our kid, who, while she doesn’t come right out and say it, probably resents me just a tad for not bringing home more bacon. (Mmmm, bacon). We live an a fairly affluent area and for some reason, money doesn’t seem to be an issue for other kids, whose parents, I daresay, spoil them quite a bit, IMHO. (Mind your own damn business, Ward!).

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