March 27th, 2013

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I must once again beg your assistance TQC, for I am incapable of making decisions about things where it doesnt really matter what I decide. My current to do list notebook is running out of pages. Which of these should I get as a replacement?

Native Flowers Journal - I have this one and really like it, but I guess slightly bored by the idea of going with exactly the same thing
2(6.9%)
Native Herbs Journal - Exactly the same size and format, so easy alternative... but yellow and pink are not among my favorite colors at all
2(6.9%)
Wildflowers mini set - These are very cute but not sure how about slightly smaller size and having four short ones instead of one longer book
9(31.0%)
Succulents Journal - I like the design/colors a lot. But it is slightly bigger than my current one, not sure if that would bother me or not...
16(55.2%)
  • lutine

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Today my mom discovered that her gas pipes are basically disintegrated and she needs to replace them. Which may or may not require her to tear up her entire concrete driveway. The gas company turned off her gas, she found out that her homeowner's insurance won't cover the replacement, she can't find any contractors that will work with her on a payment plan, she can't get any credit, and she's almost literally penniless with no hot water or the ability to cook and no way to repair her pipes. She very unexpectedly lost her only source of income earlier this month when the man she got paid to care for died suddenly.

I'm at a total loss and we can't figure out how she could possibly get out of this mess. She's going to try to get a loan tomorrow but she will almost certainly be denied. Can you think of anything we haven't thought of yet? (We considered burning the house down and collecting the insurance for that, but I think she's saving that as a last resort.)