Lately, Ethan has taken the phrase, “That’s not fair!” as his personal mantra when things aren’t going his way.

Well, life just isn’t fair, is it? I’m not tempted often to say it myself, but I’m giving myself permission tonight; That’s just not fair!

In a couple of weeks, Greg and I will be in court to “Compel” payment from a legal settlement with the Moving & Storage Company we used to move to Frisco in 2006. On Friday, April 18th, the matter is scheduled to go before a judge in McKinney regarding the company’s owners neglect to pay us after the first two monthly payments, which was last August, by the way.

We need your prayers and positive thoughts, once again, in this matter. $400 dollars a month is a BIG cut in our monthly income and without it we’ve had to rely on our savings account far too much to cover our monthly expenses. Add to that fees for our attorney and we’re quite frankly–worried! I want to continue to offer Ethan the therapies and activities which have led to his tremendous progress in the past year-and-a-half, while continuing to spend my days and evenings at home with him. Taking a job, part- or full-time, would be very taxing on my emotions and energy level at this point. When Ethan is in Kindergarten all day next fall–things will be different–but for now, me working just doesn’t seem like a good option for our little guy. Especially with summer just around the corner putting Ethan with me 3 more hours per weekday than at present.

So, while I really don’t want to be a whiner, I tend to agree with Ethan in this matter: That’s just not fair!

This company LOST our stuff and has yet to repay us for it. We need the money . . . they agreed to pay us . . . they’re not paying us. Again I say, That’s just not fair!

Thanks in advance for your prayers and positive vibes as our court date approaches.

Post Script: The company mentioned above is no longer in business, so don’t worry about them doing the same thing to you that they’ve done to us!

Post Post Script: This is not an April’s Fools Joke! Oh, how I wish it were . . .


Posted by Leigh, filed under Family. Date: April 1, 2008, 10:28 pm | 7 Comments »

7 Responses

  1. Randi Says:

    Good morning-
    After reading many of your blogs and always wanting to respond I have made myself find the time to do so!! There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of the Wilcox’s mostly Ethan but you and Greg as well! You are not only an amazing woman you are a fabulous mother! I look forward to your e-mails and am so happy you guys are part of our lives. Even if we are miles apart!! Thank you so much for the very usefull information on vaccinations. I have printed everything out and we are prepared to discuss things with our physician thanks to you! You guys will remain in our thoughts and prayers! Love The Garza’s

  2. Melissa Says:

    Warm vibes and prayers to you all in smooth and quick resolution — to move this into the “fairer” category!


  3. Bev Says:

    I remember when all this happened Leigh. Hard to imagine it is still unresolved. When any individual or company shows a complete lack iof integrity, you’re correct…that’s just not fair. You definitely have our prayers and our heartfelt support.

  4. DebMc Says:

    Good thoughts and prayers coming your way. I hope the judge does what he needs to do in this matter. I hope also that you find the finances to survive until kindergarten next fall. Being home with Ethan is important.
    DebMc (from TWW)

  5. Liza Says:

    Hi Leigh,

    After reading your post, I’m reminded of something terribly unfair that happened to a loved one of mine. Even as I think of how wrong, wrong, wrong it was (he was run off the highway by a reckless driver who didn’t stop to render aid; even though he had a witness that said he was innocent, the City sued him to fix the guardrail he ran into–yes, the car was totalled–and THEN found out that the auto insurance he had paid for a year was a fraud! He ended up declaring bankruptcy …), it’s been over a year since then, and … he made it through. He’s ok now, and somehow, so will you. You’re one tough cookie, Leigh! Just keep taking those baby steps forward (forward, always), and you’ll be alright. Good luck, and keep us posted! :)

  6. Leigh Attaway Wilcox » Blog Archive » Talk About “Not Fair!”–Part II Says:

    […] my previous post regarding our ongoing legal battle . . […]

  7. LANI Says:

    life is so not fair. When my son was tied to his chair at large “christian ” mothers day out program/church.
    It has been 4 years and he can describe it all now though when it happened at age three and a half he couldn’t.
    We have talked to someone in the legal world and part of me wants to go forward with it ,but I think now at what expense. More stress? Family time way more important, but I won’t say it isn;t something we have ruled out either. to be continued and LIFE IS JUST HARD!

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