My last post was July 2015 – a year and three months ago. A lot has happened in my life since then and an update here is more than due.
That month back in 2015, my semi full-time client passed away from PSP – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – a rare, incurable and bizarre disease that shares the same destructive tendencies as Alzeheimers and Parkinsons, but attacking the nervous system in the brain instead of the memory or muscular centers. I had been taking care of her for a year and seven months, so for this to come to an end, while we were anticipating it, was still a harsh and unwelcome change in our income that could not be saved up for due to my husband and my small incomes.
Through loans from his 401k and the small amounts of work I could find (including my website design business), we barely managed to survive until my next full-time job came in data entry November – January. Job hunting again, I jumped back into caregiving, gave it more of my devotion and hard work than I had ever done and it finally paid off in finding a full-time position taking care of a dementia patient which began in August. Coming up on the end of the year now, I am still with him and will be, Goddess-willing, long enough to begin saving up for the next, inevitable job change as always happens in the caregiving industry.
Time has mostly healed all the worst of losing our beloved Main Coon baby girl Harley and I hope to get financially stable enough once again to get another girl to keep her son Rhubarb company. But adopting is EXPENSIVE ($300 and up) and so we struggle against rising cost of living expenses to save even that amount to make that happen. It would have already been done if not for both our cars being older and constantly needing maintenance and breaking down every month.
Other stuff has been going on, but I will leave that to another post. Too long and you’ll fall asleep here. See you next time!