Short term pain for long term pain

My recent round of job interviews has landed me nothing. This sucks. I haven’t made a whole lot in freelance income this year. And the Journalism Department took away two of my classes to give them to an incoming full-time professor who specializes in new media.

On top of that, the private school that Children Two and Three attend decided to drastically cut the financial aid we receive. With Elvi still in school, I don’t see how we can possibly afford to send them there. (Fortunately, Child One’s school remains generous.) Our credit is maxed out, and that already includes a second mortgage.

I’ve been able to shelve some dreams, like ever buying a new car, or a new computer, or a $50 shirt. But this hurts.

It hurts more because after 15 years as a writer, I have no marketable skills other than writing and researching. If no one is going to hire me to do that, I have no prospects. I can’t even work in MacDonald’s until I get my French up to speed.

At least I no longer have to worry about choosing a fridge. I think we’d save $100-$200 in electricity each year, but it doesn’t make sense to spend $700 or so right now to do that.

Hell, I can’t even afford a therapist to bitch to, so you’ll have to do.

Bonus Web site:

My dad found a domain that you might think belonged to me :

A little research reveals that it belongs to a Web designer in Florida. The page loads very slowly, maybe because of the Java slide show. You might want to look elsewhere for your Web design needs.

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