...but I thank you." Hamlet
My daughter's text books are, as most textbooks, obscenely expensive. We all know the racket of kickbacks for professors and the like. Or how tiny the sell-back rate is (used textbook is a bare 5% of the new).
Grrrrr. So, the last couple of weeks have been a struggle, I've fallen behind in some payments. Fortunately September is an extra paycheck month, so I will be able to catch up. I am grateful for that.
I was strapped for cash and nothing in the fridge by Thursday when I went to work, very unsure of how I was going to get through the night with no money to get a decent meal. Less than a block from my apartment as I left for work, a clean, folded $10 sat on the street, awaiting my watchful eye. Lunch for Thursday and Friday. I am grateful for that.
Today, visiting my daughter who is in town for the weekend. Taking the train from Brooklyn to Queens. The G train, the only train that skips Manhattan altogether, was shut down so I had to take the F into Manhattan and then switch to the V to get to my daughter's stop. At the last second, I remembered that there is no V train on the weekends, but had enough time at the right station to switch to the R train. Thus a potentially frustrating and long trip, was barely delayed more than the original trip. I am grateful for that. Good brain, very good brain.
The weather today, was back to perfect. Sunny, mostly warm but with a cool breeze to take the edge off. I love that. Thank you.