I haven't blogged too much lately about 'where we are', but John's contracting gig fell through a month or so ago. We have our own business that is still developing and this contracting gig was aiding us financially with some part time income while Enercient was coming along. Needless to say, money is tight, we are paying for our own
What does today's turn of events mean for us? Well, long-term, we're not certain yet. Initial thoughts are:
1) We're grateful that there are no injuries (John may still go to the doctor tomorrow - his solid truck had a cap on it and was stocked full of work tools, meaning it was heavy; and the
2) We have another truck we bought last year that we've been letting one of his friends use for work - helping John out with side jobs. Basically, we still have another vehicle at our disposal.
3) The big, blue truck as I called it had about half the miles on it than my car does and was a 1987(?) Chevy. It was his grandfather's truck, who was a diesel mechanic. It was well cared for and solid. While not worth much monetarily, it was worth it's weight in gold knowing it would last for years to come, and with no car payment.
4) Where on earth is John going to put all his work tools? Good grief! He built shelves in this truck (a full sized bed with a cap). The other truck we have is a, what I like to call, a mini-bed, and there's NO way he can get all that stuff in there. Maybe we buy a cap for it to make that bed space bigger?
5) I should mention that John has a deal (I hesitate to use the word "deal" because it always sound shady to me) that would give him part time contracting-type income on or about November 1. We just spent time banking this week to rearrange "assets" to get us through until we have income again.
So that's the long and short of it. He's fine, we're fine. It's our anniversary today. What a present. We did still make it out to dinner, though a little later than planned.
Here are a couple pictures of "Blue" post-wreck. And "Blue" being loaded up onto its