…on the current situation which is subject to the Micawber principle.
1) Sell the van. It’s expensive to run and maintain. Probably get a grand or so for it. Its main uses are supermarket shopping – there’s a bus; visiting my father – there’s a train; camping holidays – no money for holidays. My heart will no doubt survive the damage.
2) Sell the camping equipment. Wouldn’t raise much but takes up space. See above.
3) Re-home one or both of the pets. They are expensive to maintain. Food and insurance and vet bills. However the human cost would be very high indeed. Pretty sure they could not be fed any more cheaply. Could get treatment at the PDSA. Could stop insuring them and hope they don’t get ill. The boys could live without Maizy but not without Cat. Maybe I should re-home Maizy, but I’m not sure whether my heart would survive the damage.
4) Get pay-as-you-go mobile. Can’t be without one because of childcare etc but really don’t need monthly contract. The annoyance of having a new number and all the admin that would entail would be temporary.
Everything else is either already cancelled or cut to the bone. Apart from the internet. That will go only at the same time as we have to stop eating.