So, this is kind of redundant because I've been begging regularly. The situation remains the same:
Upside: I will not starve, I still have healthcare, I still have an income.
Downside: New income is $200 a month less than before. I was barely surviving before. One of the first indications of what this means is that next month I need to pay $650 that I do not have.So the need for money is as scary and immediate as ever. Thankfully it's much smaller than when the boiler broke. If I had boiler replacement money then that $200 month hole would be filled for the next two and a half years.
My point is, things are no less dire, but the scale is much, much smaller.
I usually talk about the month too.
Aprilis was originally the second month of the year and had 30 days. Adding January and February involved taking days from certain other months. Aprilis, now the fourth month, had 29 days. That marks it as a short month.
As high priest, Julius Caesar gave April it's 30th day back. Since his reforms added days after the ides, the ides of April remain on the 13th day of the month.
Today is ante diem xvii Kalendas Maias (17 days, inclusive, before the start of May.)
The Romans themselves didn't know where the name of April came from. One theory they had is that it's related to a verb meaning to open. Thus April is when things bloom, or some such.