Sunday, January 11, 2009

Coming up for air

Dear Gentle Readers - I apologize for being scarce. Really, for not being around at all. It's so easy to hide with Facebook, as there are games (Mob Wars, Scrabble) to distract - and that's what I do.

Income has been scarce since I went independant, and finally I filed for Unemployment. It looked like I was going to lose my condo, but on 12/31, Countrywide sent me a re-worked deal that saves my home and I will be able to meet the mortgage payments. It's quite amazing, really. But in the meantime, I am trying to find a steady job to suppliment me while I try to build my business.

I've never seen an economy this bad. It hasn't been this bad since the Depression, actually, and it hasn't bottomed yet. Nevertheless, I have hope for our future. Without hope, there's no reason to exist.

It has been hard, really difficult and I won't pretend otherwise. The end result for me is that I tend to isolate and really circle the wagons. And I am grateful to all of you who check in from time to time - eventually I will be able to get back to this more regularly but right now, it's all I can do to just keep above ground. Please continue to check in; email works (jkblue AT cox DOT net is the email). Lots of love to you all.

29 comments:

FranIAm said...

Oh Jood- I have missed you. I myself have been awash in holiday activity, work - ack, the curse and blessing of employment, school starting up and all sorts of things.

In any event I have not checked in but I have had you on my heart more than you would know.

I get the isolation bit. It is hard.

Know that you are thought of with much care from these parts. Glad to see this here.

xxoxoxo Fran xoxoxoxox

Missy said...

Thank heaven you got a workout. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Good to see you throwing something out there.
<3

Mauigirl said...

Good to see you! I was getting worried, and I'm so sorry to hear about your financial woes. I'm glad you were able to work out your mortgage and keep your condo.

Best wishes for 2009!

Kvatch said...

I hear ya! May be looking for work myself in a couple of months--couple of projects on the back-burner but neither are paying...yet.

Good luck with the business. The Frogette has been at her's for a almost two years now, and the money is only trickling in.

linda said...

wishing you well and hoping for you all good things in the months to come...

peace...

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm glad you're still around. Things will work out for you my dear, I just know it.

D.K. Raed said...

Missed you & wondered what was going on with you! You know we are here anytime you feel like saying something. I know exactly what you mean about the economy being so depressing, it crowds out all other thought. That's good news about the condo refi at least. Stay well, Diva. Big Hugs to Beanie, too!

Enigma4ever said...

Oh dear friend...I hope and pray that things pick up for you and start to look better, I am so glad that Something was worked out for your condo...things are hard...I know that...some folks don't realize how hard it is until it hits their situation...I understand...but you are smart, resourceful and creative...you will get through this...but I send you much light, energy...and good thoughts...and much hope...

Cormac Brown said...

I'm gladdened to hear about your turnaround, may the new year bring even more fortune.

Lisa said...

It's good to hear from you. I got your email at FB and want to respond. I am glad to hear your bit of goodish news.

themom said...

So glad you are back here. We have been so concerned/worried. Happy to hear of a workable solution on the mortgage. So many people are hurting - but know that you have a network of friends here.

Frederick said...

Hopefully a turn around is coming soon. Keep your head up!

robin andrea said...

It's good to hear from you, divajood. Check in when you can, and know that in some weird, world-wide-web way we're all in this together.

Fran said...

Welcome back Jood~ You were missed. Glad you pulled the Condo deal out of the fire & have tapped into available resources. Yay! Relief has arrived.
Best wishes~

Mary Ellen said...

Well, geez-louise, I finally get back to the blogosphere and you disappear.

Totally understand your wanting to take a break. Hang in there, kiddo.

okjimm said...

whewwwwww.... I just had a bout of the employment shit.... mine ended quickly.....but who needs the grief. Just remember, good people last a lot longer than good times....

and you are one of the good people&stuff.

Spartacus said...

Jood... glad you're back. But buck up, my friend. These are tough times, now. You're right... "without hope, there's no reason to exist." I'll be sure to ding you on FB from time to time. It's about time I did something for our mob.

Distributorcap said...

i am SO glad to see you are back - sort of -- i know how hard it must be for u -- all the support i can send via the tubes is there.....

you are GOOD people

Randal Graves said...

I'm very glad that you weren't in fact abducted by aliens nor sent to an American gulag.

I will email you all the cool Nigerian cash offers I've received in the last month!

Dianne said...

so wonderful to hear from you!! I think of you often

I tend to be a distractor - I go all over the place - anywhere but where the fire is - different strokes but same issue

love ya lady :)

Agi said...

I'm glad to hear you were able to keep your house.

Be well.

Utah Savage said...

So glad you're checking in. Good about the house. I think we will all have to get creative to keep food on the table and utilities paid. I'm seriously delinquint on property taxes, but what are you gonna do? I pay what I can.

So relieved to hear from you.

Mary Ellen said...

Ok, you've had enough air...get back here.

WeezieLou said...

great to check your blog and see you! am glad you saved the house - we are also pretty besieged here for a variety of reasons. most of which i could blame on reagan and bush. and frankly, i have had it up to HERE reading abt all the damn bail-outs! what abt those of us trying to be fiscally responsible with our tiny plots of earth?! (as you can tell, i can still work up a good rage!)

and i want to be careful to temper my optimism - obama has inherited the biggest stinkpot on the planet......

Stella said...

You're here, you're here, you're here. A belated welcome back.

First, everything WeezieLou said.

Next, let us all be supportive of our new president and vice president and recognize that we need a lot of patience as they try to clean up eight years of shit.

Who saw Joe Biden's farewell adress to the Senate? As I listened to one of the most amazing political speeches I ever heard, I thought, "Is it true? We're finally going to have great orators leading our country?"

In 2001, The Onion printed a satiric article entitled, "Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'" The essay turned out to be less satiric than I originally thought.

Best to all...

Coffee Messiah said...

Sorry to hear about your hardship, but you aren't alone, if that's any consolation.

Who thought we'd ever see this kind of economy? ; (

and terrible leadership? ; (

Cycles come and go, and let's hope the world is going in the positive direction starting in another day or so......

My best as always!

Mariamariacuchita said...

Best of luck, Jood.

Lulu Maude said...

Whew.

My prayers are with you.

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

This economy is horrible and I am just glad you get to keep your home. Please write if you need to talk. Take care,