Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm justa moping today.

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I haven't done a post on anything to do with money lately. Found this cool cartoon over on there are a few more good ones to check out over there.The price of a barrel of oil is starting to come down and of course they are dropping the prices to match right? NOT. It's got to stop sometime soon or the bottom will drop out. I heard on the Glen Beck radio program the other day that over 1,000 trucking companies have gone out of business. I don't know what the time frame on them was but if all the trucking companies go out how will we get our food? Heck how will we buy our toys. That's why at some point it has to start coming down. I know for Cindy and I with our new move we will have more miles to drive to work.Cindy jokes that we will have to start eating Raman noodles.I'm glad we do our shopping at Save A Lot. Our food cost have been way down lately as we are eating up a lot of our inventory so we don't have to move it. I'm interested in what you guys are doing to cut cost. Have you changed anything? Are you driving less? Are you eating out less? What are you and your family doing to make ends meet as we spend more of our money on Gas and food. I'm justa wondering?

Took my FBI fingerprint test today. The results should be available on the computer for my new boss tomorrow so I could start work by going on a get used to it run with one of the other drivers on Thursday or Friday. Then Monday I would probably be on my own. I think there are 8 customers for me to pick up to start. So hopefully I can remember where they all live. I'm really looking forward to getting into a work routine again. But I'm also anxious because of the Bipolar. I have some days where things are really foggy and it's hard to concentrate. I'm wondering how I'm going to handle the anxiety when that kicks in too. All I can do is try it and see what happens. I think from a knee perspective It should hold up for me as I will be sitting for a while then getting out and stretching for a while inbetween rides to the next customer. Cindy has an interesting take on the pods on her site be sure to stop over and check it out on her site Mrs. Justaskrusen.


Joe said...

Great comic!

It's great because it is very illustrative of the situation (I believe). People have been complaining about the price of gas for a long time now, but just this past weekend my wife and I tried to see the new Indiana Jones movie and it was sold out! This was going to be our first movie in 2-3 years. We tried to find a backup, but Iron Man and Sex in the City (her choice ;-) ) were also sold out! It turns out Prince Caspian was also sold out.

I'm sorry, the price of gas is painful but the price of a night out at the movies is far more and they were sold out! It's crazy. It's also one of the reasons I think the price of gas (oil) needs to rise even further before a majority of people change their behavior...


PS: Thanks for opening up the comments :)

Stan Cavers said...

Dearest Mark:

Getting back in the saddle again isn't easy even for someone without bipolar. My only advice is giving yourself time to adjust and really make an effort to enjoy what you’re doing! I guess the simplest way to put that statement; is have some fun, laughter, and enjoy the clients you’re providing this valuable service for.
I have faith that this will not only be a successful venture; but will inject a nice dose of balance and esteem into your life. Just remember every time you feel like it's not going to work out, or the stress starts to overwhelm you; you have good friends standing behind you pushing away and yelling out encouragement from the curb side of each street you drive down (even if it’s from three thousand miles away {laughing}, I gather you’ll have to turn up your hearing aids to hear me {smirk}). I happen to believe getting back to some type of work/community related activity is a healthy step in maintaining a good sense of self, and in turn gives us even more power to deal with the rollercoaster ride we go through with bipolar disorder. Just trying is a huge step in itself; I applaud you, and send good wishes for your efforts and a successful transition back into the work place.

Your blog Buddy

Mark Krusen said...


Thanks for being patient and jumping in and commenting. I didn't even realize that it was set on what it was.

Although it would be very painful I think your right. The price of Gas does need to go up some more. Maybe when the Restaurants are mty and the movie houses too will someone get the message. We have to stop wasting money on frivolous non essential things.

Mark Krusen said...


Your words mean a lot to me thanks for taking the time to read my blog and to comment. It helps having people like you and Ms. Rock out there. I can here you cheering from 3,000 mile away. Thanks for being a friend. Keep up the Rants and don't let the turkeys get you down. I'm looking forward to the challenge and shall post on it here.

Your blog buddy,


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love the cartoon and it's so true too. We just quit eating out, or spending money on non-essentials. We just stay at home more. Have a great day. :)

Mark Krusen said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sandee. I love your site and stop by often. In fact I borrowed a cartoon the other day.