22 November 2007

serious days and sleepless nights

ok, so this has been one of those weeks that max out the stress radar.

to start it off, i've been sick (almost better now). but i couldnt really let that slow me down.

the more serious issues have been with matze (which, in and of itself makes it house problems).

first off, it still hasn't cleared to government offices that he is living here, so they still arent paying his rent. he moved in august 15. they also havent been paying his unemployment in this time. he should still get it all, just later.. and it's kind of wearing on our resources and patience. i am pretty much trying to stretch the little i have to cover him (yes, he plans to cover me the same amount of time after he gets money, so it will all even out) which meant taking out a loan. so finally tuesday they gave him his first 200e check (and it's all gone).

the big thing is there is this outstanding fine he has, and he should of gone to a meeting a few weeks ago to work out a payment plan or community service. however, he didn't know about this meeting anymore because his old landlord through out all of his stuff, including his papers. (this is another on-going issue.. he's only got his computer and a few clothes, all his furniture and personal stuff is gone) so by missing this meeting, a warrant for his arrest was sent out. in germany, they literally send you this and expect you to show up on time and ready to enter the jail. riiiiight. so yesturday he spent hours at a place that helps people deal with jail stuff, and i sat at home and prayed pretty much the whole time. the result? nothing. he had to do it all again today.

so he came home and i could tell.. this is not going to be good. they told him to be at jail tommorro at 9 sharp, or pay the fine in full at that time.
problem 1: we don't have that much money.
problem 2: he would have to sit 26 days.
problem 3: he would then miss his next appointment at the govt office, resulting in yet another sanction (he's up to 60% already), and that is the meeting at which they decide to uphold or reject his apartment (speak, the house).
problem 4: he'd miss evangelism weekend (he, i, and kruemel are planning it)
problem 5: he thereafter would not be able to work with kids (his calling)
problem 6: we wouldn't have our maintenance man.
problem 7: it's jail !

so, yeah, its really stressful. tension is high.. anytime you're dealing with money its uncomfortable. especially when it gets to higher sums. in addition to that, a guest just arrived from switzerland. sibe will be staying a week and a half. and did i mention i have to finish the dokumentary by the end of the year? and while we're at it.. this week has been full of legal battling about my foot injury.

happy thanksgiving. :-/


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