Since we last left our hero (me) the world has turned upside down. Well, my world has.
Call from my accountant: I owe the IRS thousands and thousands. Yes.
So, my finances were supposed to change in September with a big decrease in alimony. But now that must all go to the Government. No moving to housing of my own. Possibilities of paying rent for myself are dashed. C & S are stuck with me a little longer (and they continue to be so very gracious).
Call from genetic off-spring, her new (used) car has died. Ends up it a catastrophic engine failure. Over-heated, bent, warped, cracked, dead.
Good news! It's all Honda's fault: they will replace engine, extend warranty, we're back on the road (soon).
And that was just the weekend.
But I am not beaten. Weighed down, but not crushed.