In the middle of September we received a phone call telling us that the house that we had been leasing for 3 1/2 years was no longer going to available, and we were being forced to move.
After Scott had heart surgery in June the doctor had told me that it would be good for him to be in a less stressful environment. So when we had to move we moved to a nice small town in a new state.
We got completely moved in mid- October and I spent the rest of the month unpacking.
The first part of November Scott's maternal grandmother suffered a massive stroke and we made the 5 hour trip to be with her. She passed away on November 11th. Between the hospital stay and the funeral we were there almost 2 weeks.
30 days later on December 11th Scott's paternal grandmother passed away and we made the 5 hour trip again to be there for the funeral. We ended up getting iced in while we were there, and had to stay for almost a week.
The recession has been hitting us hard anyway so the past few months have been tough.
For the first time ever our kids have no presents under the tree, and for the first time ever we will not be going home to spend Christmas with my family.
I think if one more person tells me Merry Christmas I might have a meltdown! I am stressed and maybe a little depressed.
I see Jenn Dize trying to help someone save their house(I just saw this and will see what I have) and a few days ago I saw Dr.Mani trying to help someone save a business that had been running for 10 years. I see the same thing here. People are in bad shape!
Marketers like us who used to be able to make a living are losing everything they have.
Yesterday we received an email from a big name marketer who was trying to raise money to pay his tax bill. I had another pm today from a marketer that you would all know, who has lost his business and is now homeless.
Every time you turn on the news or read the paper, all you see is death and destruction, banks failing, people losing their houses, and screaming recession.
People come to the forum and say "I give up" nothing is working.
But with Scott being sick and kids counting on me, giving up is not an option for me.
So right now I could use a little bit of positive! We are all normal people living normal lives.
Tell me a positive story from your everyday life. I don't care if you found your lost dog, your cat had kittens, or you finally got your toddler potty trained!
Give us a smile!