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Christmas is doubly cancelled. Someone is having a laugh.

Brilliant, just brilliant. Not happy with screwing my back up for a couple of months and causing me to lose pay and halting Christmas in a big way, I had to open my gob and look to the sky and ask “What next?” Chris said she’d talk to her boss at the stables tomorrow to see if she can get Saturday work to go with the Sunday she already does.

Well, as we talked about the phone wrang…. It was her boss. He explained that the stables are really suffering with the credit crunch (people stopping riding lessons etc) and he has to let staff go. He said if he had a magic wand, he wouldn’t be doing this, as Chris is one of the nicest people he knows, but he had to let her go. That Sunday job wasn’t just money – it was a way for Chris to be around horses (she loves them).

She’s a great instructor and loves teaching (and riding if she gets a chance), and this job meant a lot to her. She’s really very upset – which in turn makes me very upset (obviously). She is still taking part in the panto that the yard is putting on (Cinders on horseback), which is a good thing – We just need to figure the rest out now.

I’m not going to look up and ask “what next?”. I think just by thinking it I have already initiated the next payload of crap to be aimed at the fan. I’m in a place now where I know more bad news is coming, but I just don’t know what.

It’s all very well having friends and family – my lovely wife and wonderful son… but no matter how many times I count my blessings, I can’t seem to find a way to exchange a few for hard currency. Blessings, it appears, do not pay the bills. Picture? No picture this time – I couldn’t find one to match my current mood.


Unhappily, Christmas is cancelled for us this year.

After getting a back injury at work I have been unable to drive or work. Sitting up for more than 15 – 20 minutes has been a pain, and although I am getting much better, I am still in pain. As I said in a previous blog entry, I will not let this happen again, and am doing all I can to avoid the problem repeating.

Things are a bit tight for us at the moment – and it doesn’t help the fact that my pay has been greatly reduced, and I mean greatly reduced. Try less than £200 for a month – and that’s not what it has been reduced by…. it is what it has been reduced to.

It’s not like I’m just sitting at home and slacking – I can’t work at the moment – and all due to a work related reason. Once more, the job dodgers who can’t be bothered to work out there are getting more money than me. Not happy. Now I have pain, and some serious stress over income.

With bills and mortgages, it means Christmas is off. The stuff we’ve got already is fair enough – Alex will still get a few things, but that’s it. Sorry to all others, but the best I can give this year is a “Merry Christmas”.

I will update when I figure out what the Hell I am going to do. For one…. I need to pay the mortgage and bills… and that is a major problem now. Major.

To try and keep it clean, all I can say is “Bugger”.


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