Black dog day...

Disaster on every side… I viewed a house last week that was ideal in so many ways, The owner when I asked when she needed to know said to leave it a few weeks… Today I get an email that as she has not heard from me she has let it elsewhere… The real reason is that I need Rent Allowance and that means they have to declare the income on tax forms; been refused too often like this. When I mentioned this she said her husband might not like it… This is the third such in a matter of two weeks…
Just is IRISH and even after 15 years you never get used to it. People even agents not replying to enquiries…

We managed to get a replacement truck on the road, and then it died leaving family stranded, the mechanic who said it was OK is going to regret that.

Too sick to go out so anyways will be living on stores here for the foreseeable future to save money

Black dog day… frosty and cold…

Be thankful all out there who have a secure home… being old and in need of accommodation here is not funny…

Back at some stage but not sure when. Takes a lot ot make me weep and some of the comments on othr threads add to this…

BE KIND TO EACH OTHER PLEASE,.

Rosebud77,
seems like the world as we have known it the past , is not as nice a place anymore…sad, very sad…

you and your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers…hope you stocked up n a lot of blackberry jam :slight_smile:

I’m saying some prayers on your behalf, Rosebud. I hope you’re back soon.

:gopray:

You’re in my prayers, my friend.

Praying…

Praying.

Praying for you Rosebud …

Divine Mercy Litany.

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, fountain gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, crown of all God’s handiwork, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in You

Prayer:
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Praying for you.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Praying hard for you.

Praying for you and your intentions.

Hail Mary…

Our Father…

Glory Be…

Prayer for Overcoming Life’s Hardships

O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, That You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your divine compassion. Be mindful of us and have mercy on us while we struggle to comprehend life’s hardships.

Keep us ever in Your watch, til we can walk again with light hearts and renewed spirits.

Amen.

Hi Rosebud,

I’m so sorry for everything that is happening. :frowning:

Sometimes it seems like we turn around, and then there is some new issue that we have to contend with.

Prayers said for you and for your intentions.

Sending love and friendship your way. :hug1: :heart:

Blessings and thanks to all…

Well I just opened a mail from the woman and she has really incriminated herself! " We decided that Rent Allowance does not suit us at all." So she has admitted refusing to rent to me ie discriminating because I am on Rent Allowance, does not suit us! This is Irish Law.

threshold.ie/advice/seeking-private-rented-accommodation/can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-me/

And told her she could be fined E15,000 for what she has done, which is true.

And asked her how eg the old and disabled are supposed to find accommodation when this is done?

And that I will be speaking to Threshold later today… and also she has not registered the tenancies so they are skipping taxes…she has not by the way let the house.

I need to talk to Threshold anyways on a different tenancy matter…

Meannwhile I have to go shopping as we have a gale and deluges heading in later today and some of the roads will be impassable … could manage for me but tis the critters…:wink:

But MY WORD! My dander is up now!! Cannot abide discrimination like this and so many end up homeless through this . MAKES ME MAD!!!

THANK YOU ALL>. Yesterday was … not good but i never dreamed she would incriminate herself like this…

Small update. Called Threshold and they are as amazed as I am so I have emailed the authoriites they advise.
Landlords do not usually incriminate themselves so clearly in writing

The person started sending me bizarre accusatory messages but yahoo has an excellent auto reply facility. So I have closed her down.
Nothing will happen now until Monday so the issue is shelved neatly and I am content with that.And reconciled to maybe being stuck here a while. Cleared the legalities re that too.

Tenancy law is new to Ireland, Before the Residential Tenancy Act of 2004, we tenants had no legal rights but now we have and we have PRTB and Threshold to take action for us.

And apparently what has happened to me is happening more and more to vulnerable old and disabled and family folk simply because we are on welfare payments and the landlord cannot evade declaring the rental income to the Revenue.

So a quiet weekend here and thank you everyone for prayers. I am at peace on this…

Oh the truck disaster gets worse. Seems the mechanic has been over charging massively so that will eventually be sorted but the dead truck is totally dead and we cannot afford a replacement

***Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death
Amen.

:crossrc:***

Praying things are going better by now. . . . The thread could be closed before we know it and I want to get the “thank You” in. :wink: :slight_smile:

Act of Hope and Confidence in God
St. Claude de la Colombiere
:signofcross:
My God,
I believe most firmly that You watch over all who hope in You,
and that we can want for nothing when we rely upon You in all things.
Therefore I am resolved for the future…to cast all my cares upon You.
People may deprive me of worldly goods and status.
Sickness may take from me my strength and the means of serving You.
I may even jeopardize our relationship by sin, but my trust shall never leave me.
I will preserve it to the last moment of my life, and the powers of hell shall seek
…… in vain to grab it from me.
Let others seek happiness in their wealth and in their talents.
Let them trust in the purity of their lives,
the severity of their mortifications,
in the number of their good works,
the enthusiasm of their prayers,
as for me, my Rock and my Refuge, my confidence in you fills me with hope.
For You, my Divine Protector, alone have settled me in hope.
“This confidence can never be vain. No one, who has hoped in God, has
…… ever been confounded.”
I am assured, therefore, of my eternal happiness,
…… for I firmly hope in it and all my hope is in You.
“In You, O loving God, have I hoped: let me never be confounded.”
I know too well that I am weak and changeable. I know the power of
…… temptation against the strongest virtue.
I have seen stars fall and foundations of my world crack;
…… these things do not alarm me.
While I hope in You, I am sheltered from all misfortune,
…… and I am sure that my trust shall endure,
…… for I rely upon You to sustain this unfailing hope.
Finally, I know that my confidence cannot exceed Your generosity, and that I
…… shall never receive less than I have hoped for from You.
Therefore I hope that You will sustain me against my evil inclinations,
…… that You will protect me against the deceitful attacks of the evil one,
…… and that You will cause my weakness to triumph over every hostile force.
I hope that You will never cease to love me and that I shall love You unceasingly.
“In You, O loving God, have I hoped: let me never be confounded.”

St Claude de la Colombiere, pray for us!

Apology and Thanksgiving Prayer
Heavenly Father,
Creator of all and source of all goodness and love,
please look kindly upon us,
as we ask for forgiveness for not giving You thanks.
Please receive our heartfelt apology for the lack of gratitude.
Remind us at all times that You are always worthy of our thanks.

Thank You, Heavenly Father,
for all the graces and blessings
You have bestowed upon us:
our faith and religious heritage;
the Priests who bring us the Sacraments;
our life, food and shelter;
our health, the love we have for one another;
our family and friends.
Thank You for those things You so generously give us
…and of which we are not even aware.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us the grace of having
…less “give me” and more gratitude throughout the coming
…years so that we may be aware that anything from You is good
…for You turn the “bad” into blessings for us.
Please Lord, grant us the grace of not forgetting that we can thank You
…over and over again for the same gift – and if we
…forget, may our Guardian Angel remind us.
Thank You, Lord.
I Love You, Lord.
Amen… …by Luz María

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with Thee,
blessed are Thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of Thy womb,
Jesus.

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.
:signofcross:
Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

Luz María

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