George expresses consternation about the amount of our debt. “Not that we can help that much financially, but the burden is just too great for anybody to be living almost from hand to mouth and always behind.”
Peter and Marcy attempt to reassure George that their financial situation isn’t so bad after all. “Please bear in mind that Peter’s original estimate was somewhat on the negative side because he was very depressed & worried about that late paycheck, & also because I do most of the keeping track of funds & he wasn’t aware of what had already been paid.”
Peter sends a postcard to let George and Helen know that Marcy is writing them a letter.
Pinworms, Pinocchio, and puppet shows. “a notice server, the most mealy mouthed ever encountered, noticing that we had three days to ‘quit’ the premises. […] they had awakened our landlady at eleven the night before to tell her that ‘they’ had sold her house”
Explanation of a drawing by me, discussion of what Jay and I were up to, some gardening thoughts, and a detailed discussion of Peter’s recent work changes, especially his drama-filled salary negotiations. “Niel asked the Board of Directors for the extra raise [for Peter], and they refused...on account of the Chairman of the Board was in a personal conflict with Niel and was refusing all his requests across the board that evening. So Niel raged and ranted, and next day both of them (Niel and Peter) turned in their resignations.”
In which Peter is unhappy about his work situation. “even though on the surface, mine seems like a very beautiful job (and is in some ways), yet there are many other hidden factors which are leading me to seek another position.”
Assorted updates: What Jay and I want to be when we grow up; a visit from Uncle Paul; Peter helps a suicidal man change his life; how Marcy’s garden is going; Peter plans to get a graduate degree in Psych. “Joaquin will be in the orchestra too, after he’s finished being a refrigerator truck.”