This spring we’ve had more rainy days than sunny ones. And like the old saying goes – when it rains, it pours!
The third Monday of the month is the busiest. After a board meeting at my local community center, where I serve as the volunteer librarian, I race into town to meet with members of my writing group.
This time the truck decided it had enough racing and died. A diagnostic check the next morning confirmed the engine is dead. We can’t exactly afford a new engine.
Our other vehicle seats three. We’re a family of four. We can’t afford a vehicle payment. We’ve wiped out our savings just staying afloat on the combined income of a retired firefighter and a freelance writer.
2016 has been ripe with different challenges. (I’m not calling them adventures any longer because adventures are fun, and these things are not fun at all.) This is just one more challenge and I’ve no doubt that we’ll come out on top.
It does, however, almost guarantee that Bouchercon 2016 is off the table. Meh.