A Down Day

The day started out good. I was trying my best not to go to Des Moines and spend money so I headed to the library in Adel and loaded up on books. I love to read and I probably spend most of my time with my nose in a book.

On the way home from the library I decided to get the mail (which I rarely do as it hurts me to walk to the mailbox and back). Since I was in my car and going the right direction, I just stopped the vehicle and got out, grabbed the mail, and got back in.

Once I got in the house I opened the mail that shows my investments. That was a wrong thing to do! My investments lost 21% of their worth. I knew that the Dow was going down, but I thought that was just stocks and I didn't think my portfolio had many stocks, just mutual funds. My sister said mutual funds are like individual stocks???

Then I opened the letter from my lawyer. My court hearing is a year away. OMG I don't know that I can exist a year on the money I have. I was seriously bummed, to say the least. When Steve called me, I started crying as I told him about it. He consoled me saying something like, "We'll make it, don't worry," and other things that helped me a lot.

He really is a sweetheart to me. It's taken 31 years, but well worth the wait. No seriously, Steve has been really great for over seven years now. I think it took getting all the kids out on their own so we can relax and enjoy each other.

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