Well its ranting time haha. We're only 2 weeks into the new year and it seems like the universe is doing everything it can to make this year difficult for me. I'm a huge present buyer at christmas time and this year was no exception. I spent a large chunk out of my savings account on my friends and family thinking (stupidly) that I was finally getting enough shifts at work to start dumping money back in. I did leave some money in my account of course and have my horses emergency fund for all those fun problems they get themselves into. But of course new years rolls around and a few days later BAM- ZERO shifts at my work! And I mean not one shift in a whole week, and the next week I have ONE FOUR HOUR SHIFT . I was appalled and pretty choked when I saw that there was a new person on our schedule getting MY shifts and I have absolutely none and just after they told me they thought I was doing a great job. Talked to the manager and she was able to change things around and got me a few shifts. Ok so work clearly isn't going to be reliable.
NEXT of course this would happen, my dear truck decides to kick the bucket. Transmissions gone new one will be $4000, used $900- not worth it on a truck that doesn't even have working locks, music, leaking oil, ect ect. So now its car shopping time.... with my nearly empty bank account and un reliable work. Thankfully I have a wonderful supporting family that agreed to lend me some money to get a very cheap car.
A stroke of luck did manage to come my way and a trainer friend said she could possibly get me a job working for her employer, an incredibly anal, rich horse woman looking for a full time worker to take care of her 5 horses. Went for the interview and got the job. However, her farm is 30 minutes from my house on a good day and starts at 630am this weekend. The race to find a car has now has a very strict timeline. So of course winter would decide to show its true colours and dump snow for the last several days making it virtually impossible to get out and test drive cars. I'm getting nervous that even if I find one by the weekend it may not be reliable enough to drive me up snowy backroads. I desperately need this job and if I can't even make it to my first shift I can guarentee there will not be another chance as she absolutely depends on her workers being reliable as she has had 2 replacement hips, very understandable.
To top all this off I was supposed to be starting my new horse this winter, I managed to get on her and walk around 4 times before all this started happening and now in the last 2 weeks I think I've lunged her maybe 2 times and that's about it. Its difficult enough to find people to lug me around, when I tell them that I have 2 horses to work they look at me like I'm insane and tell me they'll be back/wait only as long as it takes for the chores. Bah its just so frustrating! I haven't even been to the farm in several days and I'm really missing my girl and feeling pretty guilty. When I do get there she nickers at me and clearly wants some loving and I can barely give it to her as Im on someone elses time line .
All in all Im just very stressed out, just looked out the window and yes its still snowing. No way I'm getting to the farm today again and no one is willing to take me car shopping while there is snow on the roads. At this rate I'll be stuck with my flaky job and unbroke horse all winter and I had such high hopes for my new girl!