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post #221 of 385
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Originally Posted by inkedmamajama View Post
i keep meaning to post here, but i get distracted, etc.

well yesterday our last vehicle broke down and today my phone ate it.

i hate being poor and not being able to easily fix these things. it is so isolating.
I feel you. I am at my frustration limit right now.

They put a boot on our car yesterday and now I cannot work (I'm a delivery driver). They say they wont let us get it out until we pay the full $800! I don't know how I'm supposed to pay anything if I can't work. Right now, I'm the only one who is working and its all we have. I also found out our house will be foreclosed on in a month. I'm working on a loan mod, so I hope hope hope that it works out. UGH. I just dont know why one thing after the next has to happen to us. It sucks big time.
post #222 of 385
I am so frustrated right now, I have failed 3 exams in Anatomy, if I want to pass with a C I need to get straight A's on the remaining exams. I'm also up a creek with Algebra and I'm not getting the study time for either! Yes I'm finally getting 3 days a week (M-T-W) starting next week but its probably to little to late as were halfway though the semester.

I just called the school and asked what happens if I fail this semester since I'm already on fin aid appeal (thanks kids for being so high needs/difficult that you made mommy fail out multiple times!) and they said if I fail out this time I wont get it back and I have to pay back this semesters fin aid! Doesn't matter that I passed the last 3 semesters while not receiving aid or that Anatomy has such a high fail rate that most students take it 2-3 times before passing. I had to reapply because I couldn't afford to take classes on campus without it.

The kids are doing everything possible to make this impossible for me to succeed


I have another exam tonight, still need to listen to 2 more hours of lecture and the kids are bugging me every 10 seconds and my head is gonna explode if they don't stop turning up their movie. I can not concentrate with any noise period. I'm gonna fail tonights exam too

Did I mention the kids moved my folder that had my portfolio thats due today for my final grade in another class? Its 100% of the grade and no, they have no idea where they put it
post #223 of 385
omg satori that's got to be so difficult! you can't just withdraw from the classes? i've done that an embarrassing amount of times and not had to pay back anything.

i hope your kids let you study!

jyotsna--BIG {{{{}}}} I can't believe what you're facing, there's got to be some money somewhere, from some charity--something.... Sending you love and light!
post #224 of 385
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omg satori that's got to be so difficult! you can't just withdraw from the classes? i've done that an embarrassing amount of times and not had to pay back anything.

i hope your kids let you study!
Nope, you gotta repay it then and I've already exceeded maximum units so I'm already in trouble and have to pass every class from now on. Its been a very very difficult time going to school. I'm a solid A/B student when I can study but more often then not I fail out due to the kids issues.

I just placed ads at 3 of the schools with an LVN/RN programs to hire someone to keep at least the 3 yr old out of my hair but thats going to take 6-9 weeks once I find someone. I can not wait for her nurse to come back from medical leave so I can at least start sending her back to daycare 2 days a week.

I just talked to her daycare nurse and she goes back to work on the 26th! That means I'll get 4 days a week to focus on school work, I just need to see if I can get my mom to take older dd on Thursdays since the nurse said she can pick up younger dd on that day and take her to daycare and then I can haul my buns down to school for tutoring and study all day Right now I have hope, just my luck something will screw it up but right now I foresee a chance at passing my classes.
post #225 of 385
My foster daughter gets WIC and I can't wait to get the new food package. Our state puts out this nice brochure which really helps when shopping. I usually use my regular supermarket but I often use it at Target, too. http://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/pdf/ApprovedFoodList.pdf
post #226 of 385
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Originally Posted by Polliwog View Post
My foster daughter gets WIC and I can't wait to get the new food package. Our state puts out this nice brochure which really helps when shopping. I usually use my regular supermarket but I often use it at Target, too. http://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/pdf/ApprovedFoodList.pdf
THANK YOU!!!! I've been asking about WIC at Target forever, and no one ever responds!
post #227 of 385
I'm glad I could help. I've found WIC shopping at Target to be really easy.
post #228 of 385
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Originally Posted by sunanthem View Post
I feel you. I am at my frustration limit right now.

They put a boot on our car yesterday and now I cannot work (I'm a delivery driver). They say they wont let us get it out until we pay the full $800! I don't know how I'm supposed to pay anything if I can't work. Right now, I'm the only one who is working and its all we have. I also found out our house will be foreclosed on in a month. I'm working on a loan mod, so I hope hope hope that it works out. UGH. I just dont know why one thing after the next has to happen to us. It sucks big time.
have you heard of foreclosureangels? there are a few other places....i'll dig up my links. an i allowed to post links?


jyotsna...


satori..... for you too

inkedmamajama....i'm so sorry....

things are okay here. i went to the food pantry today....i rarely go....but this one has amazing fruits and veggies and i just haven't had the money for anything but carrots onions and frozen brocolli for a long time. 2 big bags full of brocolli and rainbow chard and mushrooms and fruits, beans, some tofu "cream cheese", just so much stuff. it feels good to have green things in my fridge.....

but, everything is out of the disconnect horror for right now. i do need to pay more on thursday, but i'll be okay.

edies 13th birthday is friday. :hmmm


hope you all have a wonderful weekend. jyotsna, i am going to be praying that you have the help you need and deserve
post #229 of 385
Ediesmom - wow I wish our food pantry had produce! Here it all goes to the community meal sites and we're left with the canned stuff.
post #230 of 385
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things are okay here. i went to the food pantry today....i rarely go....but this one has amazing fruits and veggies and i just haven't had the money for anything but carrots onions and frozen brocolli for a long time. 2 big bags full of brocolli and rainbow chard and mushrooms and fruits, beans, some tofu "cream cheese", just so much stuff. it feels good to have green things in my fridge.....
I wish ours had tofu cream cheese too!!

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DH's last day was yesterday.. bittersweet.. he works out of town, so it's nice to have him home, but it sucks that he is jobless again.. WE have no idea if he can get UE, because they over paid us a year ago and now we owe them for their mistake.

On the positive side, our FS will increase from $205 to $650 next month!!!!! That is INSANE!!! That is more money on food than it is in rent! I wonder if we can pay our rent in food, lol.. (jk!)
post #231 of 385
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have you heard of foreclosureangels? there are a few other places....i'll dig up my links. an i allowed to post links?

Thanks ediesmom! I will look into them. You rock!
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I need this thread. I tend to isolate myself which makes the problem worse.
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Just the thread I need! Things are tough here too..... I have been out of work since March, and no one wants to hire me because I am a diabetic--yea.. .no one says it, but...... I lost my last job because of it. I was having issues with my blood sugar control and was having insulin reactions and having to go home and welllllll are you sure you can do your job? and I never got called back in. *sigh* Dh is working, but got his hours cut, and they are supposed to go from hourly to salary plus commision (he delivers soda) so we shall see what will happen there.

I have pledged to not turn on the heater and I have made everyone swear to turn off the lights in thier rooms and the tv and computer is not to be on if no one is watching or using it. Soup, stew and bread for dinner, oatmeal for breakfast and ??? for lunch for me. We don't qualify for FS, but I have been considering the food pantry. And what makes it more fun, is my meds, with the diabetic supplies and other meds.... oi!

Looking forward to sharing and learning!
post #234 of 385
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Originally Posted by bagare View Post


Just the thread I need! Things are tough here too..... I have been out of work since March, and no one wants to hire me because I am a diabetic--yea.. .no one says it, but...... I lost my last job because of it. I was having issues with my blood sugar control and was having insulin reactions and having to go home and welllllll are you sure you can do your job? and I never got called back in. *sigh* Dh is working, but got his hours cut, and they are supposed to go from hourly to salary plus commision (he delivers soda) so we shall see what will happen there.

I have pledged to not turn on the heater and I have made everyone swear to turn off the lights in thier rooms and the tv and computer is not to be on if no one is watching or using it. Soup, stew and bread for dinner, oatmeal for breakfast and ??? for lunch for me. We don't qualify for FS, but I have been considering the food pantry. And what makes it more fun, is my meds, with the diabetic supplies and other meds.... oi!

Looking forward to sharing and learning!
You might still qualify for WIC. The income limits are set much higher than for food stamps.
post #235 of 385
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Ediesmom and Krystal,

Thank you for the hugs. The great news is.....I just checked the child support website (where the money shows up after the ex pays) and it shows that he has paid, but it doesn't show that it has been allocated to me yet.

Usually after it shows it is paid, it means I will see it in 7 - 10 days. If you meditate or pray, please ask that the child support money come by Tuesday not later. Also, I've applied for SSI for my son (he was dx with bipolar recently and has had all sorts of problems, including I can keep him in school..thus our homeschooling for last 2 years). If they approve it and they pay very shortly, I will get enough money to pay the rent for 3 months, and probably the utility bill for 3 months too. Please send us your light. We need it desperately right now.

Thank you for the mama's on this thread who have pm'd me. I appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

We have a possible apartment to rent. I will look at it Sunday am, and it may be ready by Tuesday. There is a 1 day descrepancy between my landlord and I on when I will move out. I am planning to stay the additional day, to make sure we are not out of the street. I just hate the stress of not moving out when I am supposed to move out. I don't like doing stuff like that, but this is not in the best interest of my children.
post #236 of 385
V8 juice--use as a soup base!! I have used it for a minestrone type soup with beans, frozen and fresh veg and small pastas--great for using up the broken bits in bags and boxes. You could also just heat it up and use it as a tomato soup as well, with crackers or sandwiches. Or use it to stretch pasta sauce too...

HTH with a few tips )

Thanks LizzyQ for the tip about WIC! I will have to check that out!! )
post #237 of 385
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Originally Posted by Jyotsna View Post
Ediesmom and Krystal,

Thank you for the hugs. The great news is.....I just checked the child support website (where the money shows up after the ex pays) and it shows that he has paid, but it doesn't show that it has been allocated to me yet.

Usually after it shows it is paid, it means I will see it in 7 - 10 days. If you meditate or pray, please ask that the child support money come by Tuesday not later. Also, I've applied for SSI for my son (he was dx with bipolar recently and has had all sorts of problems, including I can keep him in school..thus our homeschooling for last 2 years). If they approve it and they pay very shortly, I will get enough money to pay the rent for 3 months, and probably the utility bill for 3 months too. Please send us your light. We need it desperately right now.

Thank you for the mama's on this thread who have pm'd me. I appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

We have a possible apartment to rent. I will look at it Sunday am, and it may be ready by Tuesday. There is a 1 day descrepancy between my landlord and I on when I will move out. I am planning to stay the additional day, to make sure we are not out of the street. I just hate the stress of not moving out when I am supposed to move out. I don't like doing stuff like that, but this is not in the best interest of my children.

How long ago did you apply? I was told the wait was 4 months when we applied then when I called the other day I was told its 5-6 months and call back in Dec. Were also applying based on BP1 (and she's marked as severely disabled on the Dr's notes and has been for 3 years) and severe immune deficiency (as in still can't go to public school even on treatment) and there taking there sweet time.
post #238 of 385
sigh... was just looking at gluten free food prices on amazon, I soooo wish you could use FS on Amazon! GF food is so much cheaper! Its not stuff we NEED, just goodies that make eating a little more fun and easier to pack lunches I would love to be able to pack stuff to eat on crackers but at $5-6 for a 5 oz box of crackers its kinda $$ (and thats if I can even find it in the stores!), I can get that same box for $3.51 with free shipping on Amazon. lol, maybe I should ask for Amazon gift cards for xmas (fat chance, the cash always ends up paying utilities), oh yeah, bank of mom and dad gave me the $50 to keep the electric on last night!

oh god... my 3 yr old just figured out she can put corn in her ears
post #239 of 385
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Originally Posted by bagare View Post


Just the thread I need! Things are tough here too..... I have been out of work since March, and no one wants to hire me because I am a diabetic--yea.. .no one says it, but...... I lost my last job because of it. I was having issues with my blood sugar control and was having insulin reactions and having to go home and welllllll are you sure you can do your job? and I never got called back in. *sigh* Dh is working, but got his hours cut, and they are supposed to go from hourly to salary plus commision (he delivers soda) so we shall see what will happen there.

I have pledged to not turn on the heater and I have made everyone swear to turn off the lights in thier rooms and the tv and computer is not to be on if no one is watching or using it. Soup, stew and bread for dinner, oatmeal for breakfast and ??? for lunch for me. We don't qualify for FS, but I have been considering the food pantry. And what makes it more fun, is my meds, with the diabetic supplies and other meds.... oi!

Looking forward to sharing and learning!

How would they know your diabetic? Your previous employer can not disclose this fact, all they can say is you were having a lot of health issues at the time.
post #240 of 385
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Originally Posted by amis2girls View Post


I need this thread. I tend to isolate myself which makes the problem worse.

Yep, does make it worse, it may not really help the problem but it really helps my stress levels to complain about it a bit to those who understand and then I feel better because I got it off my chest.



oh a happy note, I had school last night but not today (usually I do) so I not only got to sleep in but older dd spent the night at my moms so I've only had to deal with the 3 yr old this morning and I have not had to deal with one single fight or listen to yelling and screaming the second everyone was up. dd was happy as soon as I gave her her milk, snack and Nick Jr cartoons online and I've gotten to drink my coffee more or less in peace this morning I don't remember the last time I had a peaceful morning dd will be home in 45 minutes and my peace will end but I'm going to enjoy what little time I have left Wonder if thats enough time to watch the last Vampire Diaries ep...
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