I had to leave where I was staying for a few days. Since I had no place else to go I moved in with Athanasia and the boys for a few days. It has been difficult. Tonight is the last night here.
My job at the YMCA is going great. It is the first job in many years I've really enjoyed. And they like me. The only problem is money. After deductions for child support and taxes my paycheck is near empty. If I was a socialist I'd just sign up for welfare and not work at all. Welfare isn't taxed and she can only take 30% of a welfare check. But I am not a socialist.
I have a couple of options. I am being considered for a position as a loan officer for a finance company. I've had three interviews with them. It looks promising. Also, I am being considered for a marketing communications job at the YMCA. I know, I'll never make enough money to satisfy my ex-wife's desire for money but, I think, if I make enough money to get my car fixed I can sell it and buy a van to live in. That way it won't matter if I have a job that pays a lot of money or not. What I really want is to keep the job I have and live in peace for a while.
I just learned about the ROCOR and Bulgarian exarchate objections to the draft plan from the ACOB for achieving canonical normalcy in North America. It is very discouraging. It is as though they don't care about America at all. I wish all the bishops who love this land would just leave their foreign jurisdictions and bring their diocese into the OCA. Honestly, I don't give a shit about Greece, Bulgaria, Syria, or Russia. I am a Christian and a Californian.
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