Andy looked at the toilet which he just finished fixing yet again. He looked at the leaking sink then started to work on that.
Cara was working on fixing the kitchen sink. In the past few days, they had repaired almost everything in the apartment.
They had been saving to move to a better apartment, but all the repairs had drained their savings.
Cara looked at Andy when he came out of the bathroom. “We can’t keep fixing everything. It all needs to be replaced.”
“I know, Cara. I already talked to the landlord and she refuses to replace these things.”
“This isn’t a healthy environment for Shelby.”
Andy looked at her. He was frustrated with this conversation. It seemed to take place weekly lately.
“What do you expect me to do, Cara? I am already working as many hours as I can just to pay the bills and put food on the table.”
She could see that he was getting upset. She sat down beside him and kissed his cheek. “I’m sorry. I know you are doing what you can.”
“Which isn’t good enough.” He moved away from her.
“I never said that. You are almost finished with school. Then we can get out of this place.”
“And go where? We don’t have the money to go anywhere else. We barely have the money to stay here.”
Cara leaned against him. “We will figure it out. We always do.”
He nodded even though he didn’t feel very confident about it.