It's Friday and the weekend is not starting off too well for most of the country, what with stock markets crashing and everyone losing their 401K investments AGAIN, and fears of another recession. Another recession? I think millions of other Americans who are still looking for a job after the first recession hit would agree with me that we never got out of the first one.
But some of the big businesses are doing well what with GM or Chrysler or whoever it was that we bailed out reporting huge profits once again, and Apple apparently having more money than God.
Anyway, it's a little scary out there.
We have decided to go ahead and get a room for tonight in Vegas even though we really shouldn't spend the money, but I would really rather have a nice hotel room to stay in. James has been cleaning out the house and there are 45 garbage bags of clothes (with more clothes still to go) in the living room that even Goodwill doesn't want and are waiting on a dumpster rental to put them all in, and I'm wondering if there is even any toilet paper in the bathrooms because James is on his last few dollars and I'm sure is not thinking about things like toilet paper. So, I went online and after a frustrating 20 minutes or so trying to figure out where these hotels are in relation to her house and I really don't want to stay in a casino, I found a Best Western in a quieter area that is just a Best Western, no casino and hopefully no casino customers drunkenly stumbling through the hallways at 3am, waking us up. With our AAA membership discount it comes out to $85.00 and doesn't look like a fleabag hotel and hopefully they don't have bedbugs.
I'm figuring that we'll get to Vegas around 8 tonight and then we'll get up early and if James is awake we'll take him to breakfast, then load up the cats and get back on the road. We'll have to make any stops on the way home very quick stops with one of us staying in the car with the air conditioner running so that we don't accidentally fry any cats in the desert heat.
And here is an update on Gimpy The Three Legged Cat, who did indeed have his leg amputated. He is recuperating at home and of course having to wear the Collar That Cats Hate so he won't lick the wounds. Poor Baby!
My Etsy shops started out this month with some good sales and I was hoping that things were looking up and the sales would keep coming but after yesterday's economic news now I'm fearing the worst, so we'll see how it goes.
And that is about it, I'm going to do the laundry so we have clean clothes to sweat in on our trip, and I'm going to get the lawn mowed and house cleaned so that we can come home to no chores tomorrow afternoon.