So how long will it last? Well, it appears that we are about to find out. I posted about my Fall Food Storage just the other day. And then Husband lost his job.
Truck is too old, breaks down too often, unreliable. That's their reasoning. He's had to have 2 loads repowered due to breakdowns in the past 4 years. They've been pushing him to run illegal from the beginning. Getting our truck paid off reduced a lot of pressure last year. No more payments, more profit, more time off, and the freedom to say take this load and shove it.
So they were pushing him to buy a new truck. Because his is soooo old. It's an '03, and it hasn't even had any major repairs yet- no engine rebuild, no transmission. It spends less time in the shop now than it did when it was new, getting the bugs worked out. They wanted him to buy a new truck so he'd be back in debt, and mre 'agreeable' to those 'iffy' loads.
They fired him.
Isn't that a fine 'how do you do?'
Things are going to be a little tight around here for awhile. I'm sure he'll be working again before long, but there may be rate changes, along with the waiting period for that first paycheck. And bye bye health insurance.
So for the moment, no shopping. Emergency items only.
Need to get the rest of the turkeys and the chickens in the freezer. That'll reduce the feed bill. A bull hanging in the garage will reduce our feed bill, too.