Well, we'd been pretty lucky this year during fall and as winter began to arrive.
I'm referring here to our fuel usage and trying to keep the house at least semi-warm and the hot water flowing.
We got 150 gallons of fuel delivered the end of September and about 3 weeks or so ago, a good friend of Mandy's who doesn't rely primarily on fuel oil for heat, gleaned a little over 50 gallons of fuel from his tank and brought it here, dumped it in our tank and that kept us functioning a bit longer.
That is, until today when the well went dry!
I noticed when I was washing up dishes and the hot water wasn't going beyond luke warm and I put two and two together and figured we'd probably just run out of fuel.
Wonderful! Say that with a sarcastic tone of voice though when you read that, will ya?
I knew it was going to take some fancy maneuvering around to get some more fuel delivered since we still owed a smallish amount on the last delivery in September But between the two of us, we moved some funds around -borrowed a bit from my line of credit -and tomorrow, we should be receiving another 150 gallons of fuel oil.
I doubt that amount will last us the three months that the previous 150 gallons took us though.
I found a website where I can find out about small business equipment leasing but I'm thinking what we really need here is simply just a small business loan -something to keep us up and running ya know.
Now to figure out a way to have the household qualified as a "small business" and we could really move on from there, don't 'cha think?