Is being poor a lesson learned for life , does it make you a better person? Well long term poverty either breaks you or makes you stronger , i dont think theres any inbetween .
I sometimes think its sad that my minds constantly working usually in the early hours of the morning calculating the cost of the electric for the week . 30p for a shower 50p for a washer load at 40, economy wash takes it down to 30p , hoping himself has a good week and i dont have stuff to boil wash , putting the oven on to be avoided when its 3 days from payday , so glad i managed while out to scrounge up £20 worth of electric and got a case of milk this week You guessed it we let the van MOT run out because it doesnt get much use in the winter and the car decides to die in spectacular fashion , weve since found out this will cost about 2 months income to fix and its not something the troops can fix themselves ..ho hum
So we are totally without transport for about a week hopefully , the troops are all coming tomorrow to try to get the van sorted for a quick MOT . Its a good job i stockpile for just such occasions , so the big slowcooker is out and im making a huge vat of stew to feed the troops , i was planning to freezer cook this weekend but thats gone by the wayside for the time being.
At least im still managing to dry all the washing outside yesterday was lovely and windy so ive got all the towels sorted .
Todays chores , include getting the tomatoes cleared from the porch , tons of green ones to ripen inside , doing something with the kitchen a hand grenade might be the best idea , and continuing on with the endless decorating . Hounding himself about fixing the outside light he can instruct one of the troops how to do it , thats the theory for today the practice could be completely different as it often is .