Thursday, January 23, 2014

What Next?

Went out not once but twice yesterday. It felt good to get some air. The sky was clear and oh so clear.   Snow and ice still covers much of the walkway so I walked as far as I could and back again, then stood in front of the building and breathed in the crisp cool air. It is not the cold that bothers me. After all, I was born and raised in a cold countryside.  It is the ice that keeps me from venturing out.  It is different when I am indoors.  Then I can't stand to be cold, and let me tell you, it's been pretty darn cold inside, despite the fact that the heat is on day and night.  No storm windows, and you can just feel the cold air gushing in.

Well, financially we have had another setback. Hubby received his award letter yesterday, and according to what we read, they are not paying him retroactive or back pay, despite a judge granting him a fully favorable decision. Now there will be another appeal. More anguish and waiting, more pressure on me. He was pretty depressed so I did my best to keep his spirits up despite the fact that I am depressed myself. I have always been the strong one. He doesn't expect it. No, it is something I expect from myself.  I cry on the inside, but on the outside I am a pillar of strength.

And if that isn't enough on my plate, this one is for the record book. Talk about a system that is out of control, our criminal justice system. Do you remember the other day when I mentioned that my son was dating his childhood friend? Well, on their way home the police stopped him because one of his break lights were out. When they ran his identification they said they had to take him in because there was a warrant for a misdemeanor from years ago.  He had been out with friends, and when he got to the subway, he discovered that his wallet was missing.  The train was pulling in, it was late, and it was one of those stations without a token booth. So, he hopped the turnstile.

It turned out that a cop was there who wrote him out a ticket. The officer could have cared less about the lost wallet. My son did not comply with the summons. Stupid, yes, but he never realized the havoc that summons and a lost wallet would bring to his life.

He was locked up with $500 bail. My eldest tried to bail him out but was told he was being detained and they are still holding him. The officer who filled out the paperwork inverted some numbers, and he now turns up as an illegal Immigrant. His lawyer said they want to deport him.  Deport him where? He was born in  New York Hospital.  I have never left the country.  IIn the end, this will be a huge law suit, but who cares about the money.  I am so afraid that something will happen to him in that place.  I have already contacted he ACLU.

Please keep him in your thoughts.  I  will keep you updated. And now a wee bit of good news. I should be back online by tonight. My son is going to do his best to bring me the computer today. I sure do hope it works. Be safe, dear friends.


  1. Wow, how stressful Mary with everything going on. Sending out blessings to you and family.

  2. My prayers are expanding across the country to encompass you and your son.

  3. My prayers are expanding across the country to encompass you and your son.

  4. I don't know if my previous comment went through so here it is again: My prayers are spreading eastward across the US to encompass you and your son.


  5. Oh dear! Your whole family is plagued by bad paperwork, isn't it? Best wishes to your son!

  6. Oh Mary, I am so sorry you have to go through this. I hope that things work out. Maybe his birth certificate would speed things along.