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post #281 of 397
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Originally Posted by Krystal323 View Post
Emily, I know how rotten it feels to sell nice stuff that you'd rather keep for a pittance In the past, I've had to sell a really nice treadmill for $100 in groceries, not once but TWICE! I never had anything nice of my own until recently, because I always ended up having to sell it.

During that short year where we thought we would not have any more money problems, I acquired some nice RenFaire garb and bellydance costume pieces : I am fighting the impulse to try and sell them, but I might just have to suck it up.

Pumpkin Pie, good luck with telling them what they don't want to hear I really doubt I could cope w/a food service job myself, especially after being in college etc. You've got to be honest with yourself, so kudos for that!

I had to leave work early today, because I guess lack of rest and stress and pregnancy are finally catching up with me. I won't have any more set hours until after the baby comes, and I'm not sure how I feel about that, other than horribly guilty. I like my job, I like my boss, and anyway, it's the only income we have right now aside from child support. :

I wish I could find the enthusiasm to want to bake bread or crochet baby stuff, but I think I trained myself to be apathetic toward those kinds of things while I was training myself to care about work. Just feeling confused and exhausted today...sigh.
I know! I wrote her and shes for sure coming I just pray she shows up. I am putting this money up because next week is the pumpkin festival and we go every year to make molasses. My husband's family has always made molasses and sold them so we are going to go and help. We get no profit and have to drive a hr and half but my husband loves doing it because it is what his dad use to do every single year before he passed away. I hope you feel better hun.

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Originally Posted by maciascl View Post
Wow this thread moves fast!

Pumpkin Pie: No breaks? Umm...I know you aren't planning to stay, but I'd check your states labor laws. That doesn't sound legal to me. I am sorry you hate it. I completely understand hateing a job. Hope you find something better soon!

AllysonB: Sending positive thoughts your way!!! I hope it all works out for you!

Krystal: HUGS!!!

We got approved for food stamps yesterday! I am so relieved!!! We were even given a months worth of prorated funds from the day DH lost his job. The worker told me that once the funds are added to the card they are ours regardless, even if our file is closed & we still have funds on the card we get to use them. Does anyone know if this is true? I don't forsee our file being closed real soon, but I do hope to keep a bit of a reserve on there & don't want to take a chance of loseing it. Now to apply for Medical (we are in CA)
Our caseworker told us the same thing but we never have enough to have any *leftovers*

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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Have you talked to your WIC clinic yet about being a BF peer counselor?



Hooray!! I'm not sure if that is true or not. But I guess if she told you it is, she is the "expert"



Good news and bad news I guess.

I've got all my maternity clothes up for sale.. hoping to get some takers! All my paypal money is going towards Xmas. So I am hoping to sell stuff and start stocking up on Xmas soon! Last year we used our food stamps for Xmas presents... but we were getting a lot back then.

DH only has 2 weeks left on his job contract (seasonal). I am looking forward to him being here on the weekdays, but he hasn't been able to find a replacement job yet. It's getting down to crunch time. :
I hope he finds a job soon! We will be only spending around 100.00 at most for x-mas so I am not to worried about that right now. I hope someone buys your clothes!! I know how it feels to try and sell something.

I think tomorrow or Saturday I will go to the thrift store and try to find some new skirts. I only have 1 or 2 I am rotating right now. I also need to go to the goodwill and get DD some long skirts or something to take on vacation with my parents since it is cold up north I have heard. I will have to find something.
post #282 of 397
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Originally Posted by maciascl View Post
Wow this thread moves fast!

Pumpkin Pie: No breaks? Umm...I know you aren't planning to stay, but I'd check your states labor laws. That doesn't sound legal to me. I am sorry you hate it. I completely understand hateing a job. Hope you find something better soon!

AllysonB: Sending positive thoughts your way!!! I hope it all works out for you!

Krystal: HUGS!!!

We got approved for food stamps yesterday! I am so relieved!!! We were even given a months worth of prorated funds from the day DH lost his job. The worker told me that once the funds are added to the card they are ours regardless, even if our file is closed & we still have funds on the card we get to use them. Does anyone know if this is true? I don't forsee our file being closed real soon, but I do hope to keep a bit of a reserve on there & don't want to take a chance of loseing it. Now to apply for Medical (we are in CA)
personally with the food stamps I would just buy storable food rather than try and save the FS. I get a ton of foos stamps and that is what I do.
post #283 of 397
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Originally Posted by natural_mama89 View Post
personally with the food stamps I would just buy storable food rather than try and save the FS. I get a ton of foos stamps and that is what I do.
This is what we do too.
post #284 of 397
Still waiting to find out if we get approved for the charity for my husband's $15000 hospital bill. In the meantime, I'm making $10 per month payments to the other clinic that referred him to the hospital.

My sister-in-law asked if I'd watch her 2 year old for a few weeks while she took a class in Anchorage and will pay me for it. I talked to her again yesterday and found out it will be for much longer than I had thought. 8:30 am-4:30pm Monday through Friday from October 5th through the first week of December. Ack! I don't normally even wake up before 9:30 and having a third kid around my house for that long I'm sure will drive me nuts.
post #285 of 397
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New Shoes

I have a NEW pair of shoes today! I don't know if I pointed it out to all of you that I wear Birkenstocks because of my large and wide feet. Yes, no princess's heels for me!

After having been to the store that sells the birks, I went back and this time I asked the guy if he would be willing to sell me the shoes for deep discount. He immediately agreed to do so, and gave me $35 discount. Also, he told me (first time I was there and this time) that I could get my other birks fixed for $75 so now that I have another pair to wear, I will take my sandals there to have them repaired. Takes 2 weeks because he sends them off to the birkenstock company.

I'll have two good pair of shoes for a total of $160 plus, which is a great deal for Birks. I have to wait till January to get my sandals repaired though.

I'm so thrilled, and I just wanted to let all of you great mamas know about my new shoes. I have been waiting for 10 years to get a new pair of good shoes. It is a wonderful feeling right now. I can't buy any clothing for myself now, but I could go naked for all I care at this point. : )
post #286 of 397
I just found this thread and I think we belong here. atm I have so much debt it is unbelievable and we are living week to week in a rented room. All we need is to get $400 and we can move into an apartment....really it's only $99 to move in for the first month, but they require all utilities to be caught up to date, and the electric was cut off at my old house and it will cost $301 to get it turned back on/transferred to a new residence. I just found out that I *may* have a $100 check waiting for me at my old job, so hopefully that comes through in a few days. Still trying to think of where I can work while I'm sick and pregnant, and what in the worl I'm going to do with ds when there is no chidlcare facility within walking distance. My bf takes his test tomorrow to be a server (right now he is a busser) and if he passes we will at least make enough to pay the rent and his cab fare to and from work. Somehow we always skate by, but it sure is a rollercoaster ride.
post #287 of 397
Hi everyone
I got laid off
I don't know what I'm going to do, I have very little (like $100) money in the bank, and no way to pay my rent. My landlord is a nice guy but, I don't know what to do.
I have been putting in applications EVERYWHERE, I guess I just wait and hope someone hires me SOON
post #288 of 397
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Originally Posted by cwat View Post
Hi everyone
I got laid off
I don't know what I'm going to do, I have very little (like $100) money in the bank, and no way to pay my rent. My landlord is a nice guy but, I don't know what to do.
I have been putting in applications EVERYWHERE, I guess I just wait and hope someone hires me SOON
That sucks. I hope something comes through for you quickly! Have you checked into places like Salvation Army for one-time rental assistance?
post #289 of 397
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Originally Posted by cwat View Post
Hi everyone
I got laid off
I don't know what I'm going to do, I have very little (like $100) money in the bank, and no way to pay my rent. My landlord is a nice guy but, I don't know what to do.
I have been putting in applications EVERYWHERE, I guess I just wait and hope someone hires me SOON
Good luck!

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personally with the food stamps I would just buy storable food rather than try and save the FS. I get a ton of foos stamps and that is what I do.
Good point!

I am so frustrated right now! The company we were working with to do a loan modification on the house has yet to submit DH's unemployment info to the bank. I think they are stalling so they can take our money. If they can show they have done a certin amount of work on our file then they get to keep 75% of their fee regardless. If they don't do as much work they only get to keep 25%. Then we got a letter directly from the bank offering us a reduced payment which had Dh not been laid off might have been ok. Now we are screwed & we are going to lose $1500 because this modification company is messign with us.

Poor DH just wants to get back to work so bad he was going to take an aweful commission only job that would have cost alot in gas money & we wouldn't see any income from it for alteast 2 months. I am so glad he decided against it. I am so tired of being in this position, so scared & uncertin about everything.
post #290 of 397
WWYD?
I have a friend who works at Arby's and she says they are "desperate" for lunchtime help (11a-2 or 3p) Should I put in an application?
I also just found out that I might be eligible for unemployment benefits (at least temporarily) I'm going to go up there on Monday and find out for sure.
post #291 of 397
Thread Starter 
Hi Mama's,

I got notice I need to move from the house I have been renting for 2 years.
I'm so upset right now, because there is no way I can find a home to rent for the amount I am paying here. I will go crazy in an apartment with my children. They need to go out the door into the backyard, play, ride bikes, have privacy (no weirdo's bothering them).

I'm looking for 1 - 2 bedroom guest houses and duplex's, and hoping we can find something. But bottom line, someone is going to loose their room, and it is probably me. I hate that. I need my space. At the end of the day, it is there where I unwind, and even with the girls sleeping on the floor, or occassionally sleeping on the bed with me, I can still kick everyone out of my room and chill.

anyway, I'm just frustrated, and I have about 30 days to find a fair place.
post #292 of 397
Oh sh-t, Jyotsna, that sucks!!!! I hope you are able to find a place that works for you guys.
I get to "talk" to my landlord tomorrow about the fact that I'm unemployed and can't pay the rent.
post #293 of 397
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Originally Posted by Jyotsna View Post
Hi Mama's,

I got notice I need to move from the house I have been renting for 2 years.
I'm so upset right now, because there is no way I can find a home to rent for the amount I am paying here. I will go crazy in an apartment with my children. They need to go out the door into the backyard, play, ride bikes, have privacy (no weirdo's bothering them).

I'm looking for 1 - 2 bedroom guest houses and duplex's, and hoping we can find something. But bottom line, someone is going to loose their room, and it is probably me. I hate that. I need my space. At the end of the day, it is there where I unwind, and even with the girls sleeping on the floor, or occassionally sleeping on the bed with me, I can still kick everyone out of my room and chill.

anyway, I'm just frustrated, and I have about 30 days to find a fair place.
: That sucks! Why are they wanting you to move???
post #294 of 397
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Originally Posted by cwat View Post
WWYD?
I have a friend who works at Arby's and she says they are "desperate" for lunchtime help (11a-2 or 3p) Should I put in an application?
I also just found out that I might be eligible for unemployment benefits (at least temporarily) I'm going to go up there on Monday and find out for sure.
I would apply just as backup in case your not eligible for unemployment. good luck.
post #295 of 397
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Originally Posted by Jyotsna View Post
Hi Mama's,

I got notice I need to move from the house I have been renting for 2 years.
I'm so upset right now, because there is no way I can find a home to rent for the amount I am paying here. I will go crazy in an apartment with my children. They need to go out the door into the backyard, play, ride bikes, have privacy (no weirdo's bothering them).

I'm looking for 1 - 2 bedroom guest houses and duplex's, and hoping we can find something. But bottom line, someone is going to loose their room, and it is probably me. I hate that. I need my space. At the end of the day, it is there where I unwind, and even with the girls sleeping on the floor, or occassionally sleeping on the bed with me, I can still kick everyone out of my room and chill.

anyway, I'm just frustrated, and I have about 30 days to find a fair place.
I am sorry hugs. Why do you have to move so suddenly if you don't mind me asking? I know how you feel about someone lossing a room. We were renting a trailer from my aunt and it was 3 bedroom/2bath and we bought a 2 bedroom/2 bath trailer so our girls have to share a room. its been 2 years and we still can't get them to sleep together in there. Right now both girls sleep in bed with us. Annoying. I hope you find somewhere.
post #296 of 397
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Originally Posted by Jyotsna View Post
Hi Mama's,

I got notice I need to move from the house I have been renting for 2 years.
I'm so upset right now, because there is no way I can find a home to rent for the amount I am paying here. I will go crazy in an apartment with my children. They need to go out the door into the backyard, play, ride bikes, have privacy (no weirdo's bothering them).

I'm looking for 1 - 2 bedroom guest houses and duplex's, and hoping we can find something. But bottom line, someone is going to loose their room, and it is probably me. I hate that. I need my space. At the end of the day, it is there where I unwind, and even with the girls sleeping on the floor, or occassionally sleeping on the bed with me, I can still kick everyone out of my room and chill.

anyway, I'm just frustrated, and I have about 30 days to find a fair place.
I shared a 1 bedroom with my girls for 4 years and now we've been in a 2 bedroom for the past 2 years or so and have loved it but when my lease is up I'm thinking of going back to a 1 bedroom with a yard until I finish school just to keep the bills lower. It sucks but it is doable.
post #297 of 397
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Originally Posted by cwat View Post
Hi everyone
I got laid off
I don't know what I'm going to do, I have very little (like $100) money in the bank, and no way to pay my rent. My landlord is a nice guy but, I don't know what to do.
I have been putting in applications EVERYWHERE, I guess I just wait and hope someone hires me SOON
I'm so sorry!! We are in the same boat. Dh got laid off (for the second time this year) and he hasn't had a single call back. Not even places like Target are calling. I hope you find work soon!
post #298 of 397
One of the places I put in an application to called me back
I have an interview tomorrow at 1:30pm
(I'm going to take it as a good sign that it's on DD1's birthday and really close to the time she was born at )
Wish me luck...
post #299 of 397
Thread Starter 
Cwat, Satori and Avery'sMom,

The people who rent this to me are my dear life long friends, who helped me out in a jam two years ago. This is their mother's house (who partially raised me too).

My friend and her brother own the house, and her brother has developed a serious condition, and they just need to sell the house yesterday, since he hasn't worked for 3 weeks. The house has "been for sale" for 2 years, but no sign in the yard, no one coming to see it. I guess they need to clear it out and paint a solid color, replace carpets then show it like crazy.

The notice has no date on it, but did say 30 days from "the date at the bottom" which has no date on it. They stuck it on my door yesterday when I wasn't home. I guess they came to tell me in person, but I wasn't home. So...I have to move, and I still don't know exactly when.

I have a house to look at today, which is in my price range, and another one which is in my range, but only has 1 bedroom, and a seperate dining room (which could be used as a bedroom). I have to be creative here, because I don't think I have alot of time. Even if they give me till the end of the month, PLUS 30 days, that is nothing. It is hard to find a place in that amount of time.

I'm heading out now to look, so wish me luck!
post #300 of 397
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Originally Posted by Jyotsna View Post
Cwat, Satori and Avery'sMom,

The people who rent this to me are my dear life long friends, who helped me out in a jam two years ago. This is their mother's house (who partially raised me too).

My friend and her brother own the house, and her brother has developed a serious condition, and they just need to sell the house yesterday, since he hasn't worked for 3 weeks. The house has "been for sale" for 2 years, but no sign in the yard, no one coming to see it. I guess they need to clear it out and paint a solid color, replace carpets then show it like crazy.

The notice has no date on it, but did say 30 days from "the date at the bottom" which has no date on it. They stuck it on my door yesterday when I wasn't home. I guess they came to tell me in person, but I wasn't home. So...I have to move, and I still don't know exactly when.

I have a house to look at today, which is in my price range, and another one which is in my range, but only has 1 bedroom, and a seperate dining room (which could be used as a bedroom). I have to be creative here, because I don't think I have alot of time. Even if they give me till the end of the month, PLUS 30 days, that is nothing. It is hard to find a place in that amount of time.

I'm heading out now to look, so wish me luck!
I remember when my BFF's mom got remarried when we were in high school, they were living in a one bedroom apt with 5 people. 2 in the bedroom (mom and "dad") and 3 girls in the dining room that was made into a bedroom (2 teenagers, one pre-teen). They had a bunk bed and a cot in there. When BFF's brothers would spend the night one took the couch and the other had a fold up bed. It was crazy! (But do-able)
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