The problem with getting your life back on track is that there’s usually another catastrophe hurtling down the rails to knock you off again.
Case in point: in January my attorney fired the final volley in a running gun battle of a divorce that demolished my savings. Living single is lonely but also lower-priced. I figured I’d recoup. After all, I had a good job producing the Rick Rivers Radio Show, the number-one program in Reckless River, Washington.
Until March, when the downsizing axe separated me from my paychecks.
Being jobless isolated me even more then getting divorced, but I qualified for unemployment benefits and my motgage payments were low. I figured I was bound to find another job soon.
But the housing market crashed taking the economy with it.
In August, panicked by gloom-and-doom financial forecasts, I sold my house for an offer I was lucky to get, and moved to a one-bedroom condo. Then, in an effort to hoist myself back onto the rails, I signed on for a stop-gap job one notch above crash-test dummy.
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