Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This Economy Sucks: A Reluctant Participant's View Of "The Great Recession"

A reluctant participant's view of "The Great Recession"

This Economy Sucks!

Daniel has been laid off since two weeks before Christmas. And before that, he was laid off (off and on) for 5 months of last year.

Saturday, it finally really hit me.

We had nothing to do Saturday, and Daniel said "Wouldn't it be fun to go to Branson and go shopping at the outlet malls, out to dinner and get a cheap hotel room, like we used too?" OMG!

I'm sooo mad! That sounds so fun! How did we used to afford to do stuff like that? It's been so long, I can't remember being able to afford to do something like that, spur of the moment.

So, because companies aren't ordering stainless steel tanks to be built, Daniel has no work, thus the outlet malls, restaurants, and hotels of Branson are taking a hit.

But wait, that's not all.

If Daniel was working, we would be shopping at Lowe's to finish a project running lights to my barn.

We would be shopping at the lumber yard to build new fences.

We would be saving to remodel our kitchen and bathrooms, thus improving the value of our home.

I would be saving to buy another horse, thus providing more business for my hay guy, feed store, farrier and vet.

We both have old cars. If Daniel was working we would be considering purchasing newer vehicles.

Arughhhh!!! So Frustrating!

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