posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 12:57 AM
I am poor! I have always been poor, the most I have ever made in one year is $25,000, which means I might have cleared 18, and that may be what I
spent entirely that year too! LOL I cannot even remember when that was.
I don't work, traditionally, in as I do not get paid for what I do; I have not had any income for two years now.
I don't own anything. I don't own a vehicle, I don't own a house; I don't have credit cards and I don't even have a bank account. If someone
wrote me a check their bank better be close by otherwise I would have to turn it down.
Right now I am being threatened with eviction because I was walking my dog along the backside of my neighbors property and he went to my landlady to
complain. He threatened to force her to move a concrete irrigation ditch which sits on his property (her ditch, his property). She is Elderly and
just lost her husband so had no choice but to put me on "Notice". How fun! I don't think he likes me.
I grow my own food and I am quite frugal but water is my real kick in the pants. My average water bill runs above $100 a month. I guess I could run
buckets from the Rio Grande River, although they say fecal matter floats by during certain times of the year?? Not sure why.
I am told that some people do not have it so good (folks that know me), so I guess who am I to complain, but I am not complaining they are! LOL
Would you believe me if I said I never get a day off, never had a vacation in over 10 years. I cannot sleep in and I cannot call in sick! If I am
sick nothing gets done here.
I do not collect unemployment, but I did take advantage of some free schooling that the Bush Administration offered when my company moved to the
Philippines and I became a "Displaced Worker" in 2004. I picked up an Associates Degree (my first) and kept a 4.0 GPA! I was quite proud of that,
and I worked really hard for it. So this degree cost someone something, I never saw the full bill. Thanks Guys! I refused to take out loans and
paid for all the costs above what the Government would give me so I am sure my part was a few thousand or so, this is after FASA and the Bush amount.
I am neither Democrat or Republican. I am not registered to Vote. I have never voted except once and that was for Daddy Bush's election, it was
only the presidential election and I can't even remember who or why I attempted it. OH NO, was it Perot? Good Lord Shoot me!
I do not carry insurance. Nothing! I will not be paying for it either!
I am not allowed to give blood because I was in the UK during the late 80's and I may have been exposed to Mad Cow Disease, or so they say.
I do not pay taxes, I don't even bother to file. (I guess they feed you if they come get you LOL)
I am just a Househusband, so I get to use a card that can buy what groceries I need above what I grow and what bills have to take care of, there are
no luxuries for me other than a roof over my head and I adore coffee. I don't drink and I don't smoke unless I grow it myself. I do use toilet
paper, but I don't use paper napkins instead I use cloth. I do have nice things, I find them mostly, but my partner does have good taste in
furniture and he got me two very expensive dogs. I adore them and him.
I cook every meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner; every single day. I am a fabulous cook. I am currently enjoying the weeds. The peach trees are
loaded and ripened now and I have to get a ton of canning done really soon.
My clothing comes from thrift stores. On Wednesdays I get shirts for 50 cents, and pants for one dollar. I have not had a haircut in over three
years, and that was once in the past five years. I allow myself a new pair of shoes when the old ones fall off.
I think I would like to own a Yurt or a Teepee one day! Then a goat to draw a cart! LOL, best get a girl goat so I can get some milk too.
I am seriously on board with TEOTWAWKI, but then again someone will have to remind me how good I have it as they always do! LOL