Okay, so things have gone from bad to worse. Frank finally sat down with the landlord about being paid for doing the bathroom reconstruction/renovation and when he went there, the guy pretty much told him that he's not paying him. Well, that's not 100% accurate, he WILL pay him, just less than HALF of what Frank billed him for. Essentially, two weeks of back breaking labor is only worth minimum wage. Go figure.
So Frank told him that he wasn't paying rent then until the bill is cleared (meaning, our rent is the money that he needs to pay us) and the landlord said that he would take us to small claims court. BY ALL MEANS PLEASE DO! For starters, it would save me the $70 filing fee. Next, I can then tell everyone what a giant jackass you are!
But I digress...things are clearly not getting better there, Frank still doesn't have steady work, I've had to go and apply for food assistance (NOT something that I EVER want to do again) and the bank account is near the single digits. So I go and get the mail today and there's the usual bills and flyers and then there was an envelope addressed to me and Frank. There was no return address. On the outside of the card was printed: "Encouragement: Helping a friend to see a difficult situation from God's point of view." And then below it "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" Isaiah 55:9.
Inside the card was handwritten. "Be not afraid, neither be dismayed for the Lord thy God is with your wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 and then "The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11. Where a signature would be, it said "The Lord loves you and is watching out for you."
Inside that card beside the encouraging words was $500 in cash...the EXACT amount of money that we laid out on materials for the renovation that the landlord has not reimbursed us.
He is a mighty God; a mighty God indeed...
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