Virgil, I tried to E-mail you but you didn't check the box to allow that option.
I thought I was reading about myself when I read your note.
I too, have felt the pain, my wife and I were layed off from our jobs after 18+ yrs each at same employer and with-in 3 months of each other, bills coming in from every direction, unemployment ran out looking for a job, very hard to find work to help generate income here in Western N.Y.
My main tractor needed to be overhauled right in the middle of round baling hay last year. 40+ acres cut and on the ground and another 50 to do.
Well, I bartered and pulled in all the favors everyone owed me and we got the hay baled while the tractor was getting fixed.
I now have 2 part-time jobs and put a plow on the truck and ran ad in local paper for snowplowing, yard work, home, auto, tractor repairs, etc.
The work is not steady by any means, but you get my point, I am doing what I have to, to continue day by day. Sometimes the bills are late, but I keep hacking away at them. I am not typing this not to put you down in any way, just to let you know, you are not alone.
If you get finacial help from more than one source, please feel free to give them my E-mail address. I too could use some relief.
Thanks and Good Luck, Bob