Ack, Satori, that sounds so frustrating with the nurses! Is there anyone who can come and help you out for just that hour who is not a nurse, but can at least get you over the short time that you are not there?
Peacemamalove, definitely go get checked out. That sounds so scary and stressful. It might cost a bit now, but seriously, you can put off paying medical bills for a long time if you have to. You can't put off getting care if something is seriously wrong.
HappyLittleHouse, those deals sound great! I am so envious! My FS were just increased. When my new (much lower) amount was calculated based on my new job, they didn't take into account that I wouldn't be working at my old job that was just sporadic on-call type work, so they lowered my amount by way too much. Luckily, it was fixed and I just had over $100 deposited into my account.
Off to peruse the sale flyers!
So today was the day from hell here, but it ended up being pretty good and everything worked out. My car is not inspected, and was due at the end of October. I took it in last week and there were two repairs that were needed. Each was about $200, and I really only could afford one (barely). I did the one that was most needed (apparently my ball-joint was about to break and my tire could have fallen off
) and the other had to wait. The second repair was a cracked exhaust pipe that wasn't totally broken yet, so I was going to wait until Friday to get it fixed and just put off paying all of my other bills until two weeks from now.
Guess what happened on the way into work today??? Yep, the exhaust pipe broke completely. My car is now not inspected and sounds like a tank. I was terrified that I was going to be pulled over and told that I couldn't drive it, and that I would be fined for not having a current inspection. ($75)
I work at a preschool so I needed to find a sub for tomorrow, I needed to find a garage, and I needed to take out a loan to pay for the repairs all this morning while I was working. They really frown on using your personal cell phone while working, so here I was on the phone ALL MORNING LONG trying to figure out this mess.....
Well, I found a sub, I found a garage, and my bank even took my loan application over the phone and came to my place of employment to let me sign the papers there. I was finally starting to feel a little better about the whole thing, knowing it would all be over with by tomorrow, even though it would mean paying back the loan with my lower income (due to most of the public assistance being stopped due to my higher income). at least my car would be safe and legal so I could continue working.
Then, wonder of wonders!!! My case worker called me asking if I had gotten my car fixed yet (I called her to see if they could help with car repairs last week and they said no, so I didn't think to call back). I said that I had the ball joint repaired, but not the muffler. She said if I could wait a few days, she could have it paid for. I said I couldn't wait at all, and it needed to be done tomorrow so I wouldn't risk losing my job. She went and spoke with her supervisor and they are paying for my muffler!!!
I can return the loan money, and I won't have to pay for any of it! I even called my garage and they will bill the state directly! Woo Hoo!!!!
It was so frustrating feeling like I was finally going to get ahead a tiny bit and then have it all go away in the blink of an eye with my car dying. I am so happy that life took a happy turn for today. Yippee!