Monday, April 09, 2007

Status Report -- or -- An observation about money


Money: You can't take it with you -- but you can't stay here without it!

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So the good news is that I went to the doctor this morning -- and he told me I can go back to work.

Fortunately (at least fortunately for my many creditors), I've already been back at work for a couple of weeks so far. I've gotten some bills out -- and I've even done some new work, a little of which is actually billable. Late Thursday, after I whined a bit, a client even paid about 40% of his outstanding fee balance.

This morning I felt brave enough to tote up the current and overdue bills sitting in my drawer here at the Undisclosed Location. These are the bills that must be paid before I can take home any money that might be left over. And I was pleased to discover that the amounts due on these bills is only about $1,000 more than the amount received from the client.

No, really: I'm not being sarcastic. That's progress.

So I'm going to get some work done today while I'm focused -- and we can talk later about my son the Easter Bunny, how I almost got outed this weekend by my computer-savvy Oldest Son, and how I got served with a Rule to Show Cause for filing a motion on old-fashioned paper....

8 comments:

may said...

glad to hear you are good as new now:)


may
www.aboutanurse.com

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Told you can go back to work is good to hear.

Mother Jones RN said...

Good afternoon, Counselor:

It's good to hear that you feeling a little better. Can't wait to hear how your son almost outed you.


MJ

Linda said...

Congrats on getting clearance to return to work; just remember to not overdo it in your enthusiasm to pay off your bills. Sadly, there will always be someone else standing there with his/her hand out no matter how many bills you have paid off!

Looking forward to the rest of the story!

Shelby said...

yes - looking forward to the rest of the story!

Hey - I had my FIRST oral argument today and it went well. I'm so excited I lived to tell about it. I'm so happee I'm so happee I'm so happee so happee so happee :)

Can you tell I'm happy? Anyway, I just had to share.

take care and may you have thousands more dollars come in on the morrow.

Patti said...

I too was happy to read you have been cleared to return to work. Congrats on the good report.

Please fill us in soon about the Easter Bunny and almost-outing

Where fibers meet mud said...

Glad to hear you are up and at 'em.

Outed by the Son eh?

Hark and foresooth! You used what PAPER how 20th Century :O)

Have a good day!

landgirl said...

Glad you can officially go back to work. Very glad that your income and outgo almost match. I was gonna send you a cow to help with your cash flow, so I am relieved I won;t have to do that. Postage is very expensive.