I know there other people who have it worse than me. I know it.
So many people have lost their jobs. A lot of people here in Houston are affected by Circuit City and Linens N Things cutting loose of people. AIG has started laying off people here in Houston (I used to work there and have received emails from former three co-workers and friends who are now looking). I can think of at least a couple of local retail outlets that are reorganzing or closing their doors. I heard that a big call center for TMobile got closed but I haven’t been able to confirm that one and I heard from a friend of mine who is in the petro chemical industry that Dow Chemical will be closing a plant down in the Freeport/Lake Jackson area…. that small town to the south of Houston whose little economy depends on that plant.
So many families lost their homes after Hurricane Ike and are still trying to recover from that.
But when my water heater is on the verge of dying, my refrigerator does die and we lose all the food we bought a few days earlier, I find out I have bees in the wall of my garage and my friggin headlight goes out causing a cop to pull my dumb ass over!….
Makes me think I need to start doing some crunches in case another one comes at me in the gut.