I hope. I am not allowed to make political comments so I won’t but I will say that I’m very very pleased indeed with the turnout of voters this time around. All those one little votes add up don’t they? Things like entire Reserves taking buses to polling stations to ensure the aboriginal voice is represented this time around. And young people – bless your souls, you now see the effect you have on our country! I am so proud of us.
It’s been a strange few weeks for me, a lot of uncertainty on a few fronts. I’ve been trying since August (unsuccessfully) to sell my Jeep. Not that I want to, but I simply don’t have the money to fix it and it’s been sitting in the driveway too long. It makes me sad but what else can I do? Jim turned 65 over a year ago and numerous trips to the office behind the old age pension hasn’t gotten him any closer to his OAS, so he brings in $82 a month. I make too much for him to claim the guaranteed income supplement so all of his bills, until I literally ran out of every last spare penny I had, were paid by me. It was always just one more month until I ran out of money for the next one. Sigh.
I have been fending off worries of my own that I won’t go into about how I went from money to none but a lot of what I got before I had to give back and it meant sending a letter to the latest communications with do what you will, what you want I don’t have.
But then came the tests for Jim, and the worry there and on this beautiful fall day, we learned not to worry, it’s fixable. Yay!
And then the election. Will it be better? Who knows, but it is different and a fresh perspective is very often just what we need. It gives hope. And for me, and many other middle class people, hope is what we desperately need right now but many like me just don’t have the answer on how to fix our situation. So we will continue to wait for his OAS, knowing it’s way too late to fix anything as it’s gone beyond believable.
But I do believe that when we are faced with challenges there’s a road that opens up if you look for it, and so I shall. And after today, with just a little bit of a smile on my face.