Thankfully, September has had fewer repairs than July and August so that is a distinct plus; however, now I'm just kind of treading water. I look at the things that I need to do and then I look at my budget and the list of things to do gets considerably shorter. I'm still making adjustments to various aspects as I adjust to my retired life. Truth be told, it is quite difficult to go from making $4400/mo to less than $2000/mo, especially when Murphy made a two month long visit. The good news is that I'm putting in more hours at White House Black Market--pretty much every shift that I'm available, I have a shift--which is good because that's more money in the bank BUT I need to further refine my budget to accommodate the increased gas expenses.
I did submit my GIBill application yesterday and, next week, I'll be submitting my application to become a full time student at Wesley. Things are looking up. It'll be good to get back into some sort of routine and learning new things.
With the strain of the finances, I continue to put one foot in front of the other and do my best to adapt to this new life condition. And I'm grateful for the pension that I have and the part time job that augments it.