I didn't even think that there would/could be an option C to the situation below. There was...and it happened. We got paid on Friday. For that weeks work. All of my back-ordered paychecks are still unpaid. This paycheck was given to us in cash (no chance for THAT to bounce) so I am able to do a little triage on my bills. Juggle this here, that there, and hold off on this bill till later. Supposedly, we are to get everything caught up on Monday, Tuesday at the latest. Which means that all my bills, except rent, will be paid on time. Rent (depending on if we get paid cash or check) might end up a couple of days late. Talked to housing, and they are cool with that...no late fee assessed unless it is like a week past the grace period.
In other words, I have been able to perform some surgery, but there is still blood in the water and the sharks are still circling.