Tuesday, October 12, 2010

As the ship sinks

I just read the comments on my last couple of posts and, first, I want to thank you for your good thoughts, second and please be sure you are sitting down for this, I agree with Waffles. The ship is sinking, the lifeboats are full, go down doing something you love instead of living those last few moments in fear and anxiety. Just like the scene from Titanic. The string players pause, realize they aren't getting off the ship, and go down playing their music. I don't think I fully understood that scene until now, I just thought they had given up, but they hadn't. They knew the outcome was grim and they made a choice.


That said, I'm not going down without a fight, I'm just not going to work myself up into a panic or a deeper depression. I'm going to take things one day at a time and weigh all my options. The first option being converting my bankruptcy to a chapter 7, or at least discussing it with my attorney. I can't afford the trustee payment and I have debt collectors breathing down my neck, when you combine that with the little amount of money I'm getting from unemployment, I think I have a good chance of qualifying.

I don't know if this will free up any money for a trip to Vegas, but it will relieve some of the pressure. Then, I can reevaluate and figure out how to make Vegas possible. Like the last couple of trips, I won't be eating in any expensive restaurants or buying much alcohol but I should be able to make do with whatever I can scrape together because, quite honestly, I need this trip.

2 comments:

Easycure said...

Team Terminated will be running a bare bones outfit this trip. We'll be eating light and drinking cheap. One poker tournament, and with a little luck, we'll win it all!

SirFWALGMan said...

I can not tell if I gave good advice or bad advice. Hopefully helpful somewhat.

I totally get where your at albeit in different circumstances. Being depressed sucks balls. Being depressed for a long time gets pretty nasty. I think I am starting to come out of my bad years and I am sure things will eventually turn around for you. Again good luck.

Also drinks in Vegas are on me!!! Can not have sober chicks in my presence now can I? ;).