I don't have much time this morning, so I'll just do a few updates:
- My car is becoming a yawning cash-flow vortex. While dismantling the motor, our mechanic discovered something else wrong with it that's unrelated to last week's incident. The "new" problem adds more than 25% to a repair bill that already made me feel queasy.
- I forgot to mention that my emergency backup vehicle is also having problems - either the battery or the alternator, we're not sure. It's lucky I have an emergency backup vehicle at all, I know, but it's becoming a little difficult to get to and fro.
- One of our cats is ill, so my husband is taking her to the vet sometime today between job hunting, trying to get me a car that runs, and his many other errands. Now I feel a little bad about yesterday's anti-cat rant, although it's all still true. The sick cat is the one we took in when my husband's mother died. The cat is coming up on age 20, so I fear there's not a lot the vet can do for her.
- Today at work: deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. I've worked this way my entire life, but that doesn't make it any less stressful when I find myself needing to write eight articles in one day. That's exactly what I'll be doing in about two hours. Wish me luck!