I like to do that kind of stuff, when I'm able...just difficult economically these days. (and half the time, you don't know if they will just spend it
on drugs, etc.)
So....about two weeks before Christmas, things went really crappy.
First, our truck broke down. It was a week in the shop getting fixed, and cost $1100 to fix. Right before Christmas. Well, so much for keeping our
phones on, or Christmas presents.
Then, our boarders (we board horses)...none of them had paid. Mind you, we use this for our mortgage payment. Typically, we're cool if paid by the end
of the month...even if due on the 1st. But, we allow them to pay when they get paid, so like a couple times a month or more. But, to date, nobody had
paid SQUAT... This is over $1100 just pending. (funny how that works out, huh? Given the truck repair bill).
So, a few days before Christmas, and we have like $7 in the bank. Not good. At this point, we're even looking at frozen pizzas for Christmas
Then, a few little Christmas miracles. My wife gets a decent bonus check, I get paid early, a couple of boarders paid some, etc. Even sold a few
things from our closed tack shop. Holy crap! I'm like "Merry Christmas movie house!, etc." (eh, some will get the reference). I mean, we were legit
screwed before all of this.
So, the weekend before Christmas, we go on a shopping spree, save Christmas, etc.
While out shopping, we see a homeless vet with a dog. He's way outside Walmart, like the outskirts of the parking lot. We go in and shop, but also
with a plan, and on the way out, stop and get one of those holiday meals with sides from the Deli, a drink, and get a can of dog food. We give this to
him on our way out of the lot, along with $10 and wish him a Merry Christmas. You could tell he was legit, and his face really lit up. Still the best
Christmas present I got.
edit on 4-1-2018 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)
edit on 4-1-2018 by Gazrok because: (no reason