Just Released Episode #38: Part B- Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker

Hello Everyone!

What’s going on during you hump day today!? Have any kick ass upcoming weekend plans other than listening to The Verbally Disastrous Podcast? Excuse me while a giggle like a school girl! šŸ˜› Whatever your plans, hopefully you are enjoying your life with your beloved friends and/or family. It’s time to recharge those metaphorical batteries so you don’t burn yourself out. The role as the matriarch or patriarch is very busy and exhausting. At one point in my life, I was playing the role of mom and dad after the husband died. I’m way too old and tired to even try to do that today. I had a massage lady walk on my back and kick the shit out of me today to loosen up the back muscles. I do not enjoy massages. I just try to survive and get through them without screaming. I have been enduring a beating by an Asian lady’s mean elbow for the past 15-years. Now, I’m going to feel like dog shit for the next two days. My muscles feel like there is some acid in them and all bruised up. The lady said, “you should stretch”. Yes, I do stretch so that I can actually walk. Anyone else struggle with spasms and muscle problems like I do? All of my years messing with rigid conduit and being on the “bull gang” while pulling in 500 MCM feeder wires has killed my back. I came back from my spa ass kicking and worked to finish editing Part B on my discussion on the 2008 Recession. Due to the size of the raw content recorded, I had to split it up into Part A and Part B. I released Part A, Podcast Episode #37 yesterday onto my podcast platforms and YouTube. I forced myself to release Part B tonight. Therefore, I sharing with you the last part of the discussion. Of course I have the link to the podcast on Spotify in the links down below. As a gentle reminder, the podcast has been launched on over 20 podcast platforms. Chances are quite high that the Verbally Disastrous is on the podcast platform that you prefer to use. Here is Part B on the discussion of powering through an economic recession. Up until this point in time, the only recession that was even worse what the Great Depression. My grandmother, may she rest in peace, did share with me how she rationed things, like aluminum foil, during the Great Depression and wasted NOTHING! I genuinely wished that I asked my grandmother far more questions than I did. I wish I knew my paternal grandparents on a deeper level. They died when I was a child so I missed out on that opportunity. Learning about the time period that they lived in is fascinating and very different compared to today.

It was indeed a perspective that I appreciated. In comparison, I didn’t have to go as drastic. You know why? I had credit cards that were ready to be tapped. If I didn’t have that as a resource, I would have had to cook from scratch and go into real frugal mode. I learned how to go into frugal mode as a very young widow without any credit cards or resources to tap into. I did make $20 worth of groceries last two weeks. My son Tom shared that he didn’t feel deprived during my struggle years. He was happy with his VCR, TV, his favorite movies, and his Sega Genesis. I worked my ass off to make sure he stayed in the same house for over +20 years. I believe that stability, as a single mom, is an incredible accomplishment! I remember having far less than my son and having to share my resources with my sister. Even then, I was blissfully unaware for many years that my mother was broke as a divorced woman. My dad used to cry about paying $100/month for two kids for child support. Are you kidding me!? LOL That child support obligation would be a wet dream even back in the 1980’s! Back when I was in the struggle, I was eating a carbohydrate laden diet and gaining weight as a result. Rice and pasta and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a daily staple. Sadly, I associate raising children with the struggle. As a 46-year old woman, there is zero way that I would agree to have another baby and go on that journey. I don’t want to get with a man and struggle with him either. I’m open to accepting a man’s kid(s) who are already past the infant and toddler stages. I will look forward to the grandmother experience in the future. Hopefully, I have raised some good young men who will not expect me to raise their children for them. That shit is not going to happen! I am keeping my fingers crossed that my boys will find a good woman and then settle down. I would probably not like it, just keeping it real, if my sons hooked up with women with kids as young men in their 20’s. Once they get past their 20’s, I know that is a part of reality. I know I actually tried avoiding dating when Tom was young as a young widow. I felt like I had tremendous responsibilities that a young, single guy would not understand or be prepared to handle. Despite not going out to look for a boyfriend, a few seemed to find me anyways. I did try to go for older men when I was in my 20’s. Now as an older chick, I am now trying to date men my age since I don’t want to date 60-year old dudes. Guys my age are either looking to settle down with a younger chick or in a similar situation as mine. I’m just looking to enjoy the company of a man and not looking to lock in and become his maid and cook. LOL šŸ˜› There is nothing alluring about being a wife. Perhaps someone will change my mind some day. A great communicator is a very important quality as well as being clean and able to cook himself. Sadly, I’d rather just meet up with someone to have fun and then go back home to my world. Now that I have spoke about the perfect man, it is time to switch gears and share my latest podcast episode. Here is Part B for you to check out.

Season #1, Episode #38: Part B- Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker on YouTube:

Season #1, Episode #37: Part A- Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker on YouTube:

Well, what you think about these latest Part A & B podcast episodes? Do you think I fully and properly conveyed the impact of the 2008 Recession? Did you share a similar experience during the recession? If not, were you lucky to be insulated from that time period? Now if your experience was far worse, let me know as well. The objective is to more so share how we survived and not so much the bad side of the lack of work. Feel free to share your thoughts with me your feedback in the comment section down below. Now, I am also sharing my older, two podcast episodes that I released for The Verbally Disastrous Podcast via links for Spotify & YouTube below. Check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. Short story #8 is entitled, “Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker“. If anyone has read any of my other short stories, by all means let me know what you think? As promised, I turned my short story into a podcast episodes so that you can hear it from my context. Now, it’s time to go out and get some exercise in tonight since I have been editing for the past few days. Try to enjoy your hump day Wednesday and enjoy what is happening during this week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

The Verbally Disastrous Store-On Tee-Spring

Here is the link to The Verbally Disastrous Store on Tee-Spring. I had a friend ask me about opening up a store to pick up some merchandise. We have a wide variety of custom Verbally Disastrous logo items available. I am open to product suggestions as well.

The Verbally Disastrous Store On Tee-Spring:

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The Verbally Disastrous Podcast-On Spotify

Here is Verbally Disastrous Presents- Season #1, Episode #35: Donny’s High Voltage Career Stories-Part A on YouTube:

Here is Verbally Disastrous Presents- Season #1, Episode #35: Donny’s High Voltage Career Stories-Part B on YouTube:

I shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon this week. The latest short story is entitled: #8 Surviving The 2008 Recession As A Construction Worker. I decided to write about the impact of the 2008 Recession on myself and my family. I managed to get caught up in this vicious cycle of unemployment that happened as a result of the economic recession. Boy, was that an emotionally draining part of my life! I wanted to share the story in an effort to make the reader aware of how deeply the construction industry was impacted by the actions on Wall Street. This short story is now also available as two Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

CONSTRUCTION TALES- TOLD BY A WOMAN: (8) SHORT STORIES FOR KINDLE VELLA ON AMAZON!!

Construction Tales-Told By A Woman For Kindle Vella On Amazon

Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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