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post #61 of 325
s thanks mamas going to go and try to get it checked ...Hoping I can get over my agoraphobia so I can get out my front door
post #62 of 325
My pastor stopped by today, and said that someone gave him this envelope to give to us. I opened it up, and there was a GC to a grocery store for $150!!! We really can use that. Thank God!
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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!!!!
Thats fantastic!

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s thanks mamas going to go and try to get it checked ...Hoping I can get over my agoraphobia so I can get out my front door
You can do it mama! This is nothing to mess around with.

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My pastor stopped by today, and said that someone gave him this envelope to give to us. I opened it up, and there was a GC to a grocery store for $150!!! We really can use that. Thank God!
Time to go shopping!



Does anyone donate plasma to help pay the bills? I'm seriously thinking about it, it would bring in about $200mo and for me personally I rationalize it as doing a good deed that benefits me in 2 ways, helps pay the bills and contributes to people like my dd who need immunoglobulin therapy to live so in a way who knows, maybe my own donation could end up in the pool that my dd's meds come from A friend of mines DH is a tech at one of the collection centers and I did donate back when I was like 19 for extra cash so I am familiar with the process but dam if that huge needle doesn't scare the crap outta me.
post #64 of 325
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I do have a serious gripe, wondered if anyone else can tell me how to deal with this. I went down to get food stamps, we definitely qualify but it requires that DH has to take a income verification sheet to his workplace which he won't do. He's too proud. He would rather rack up money on the credit card then do that. It makes me want to hit him, seriously.
this probably has been addressed before but I had to respond the moment I saw this.

my husband is the same way. he fears his job is at stake if he requests his HR department to fill out a verification form for the EBT (food stamps)application. don't know why thats a fear but it is and its keeping him from doing it too. I BET, no I won't because I have nothing to bet you on, but I wonder if the Human Resources know this and use it as a loop to deny benifits.....
post #65 of 325
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Originally Posted by APmomSoCal View Post
My pastor stopped by today, and said that someone gave him this envelope to give to us. I opened it up, and there was a GC to a grocery store for $150!!! We really can use that. Thank God!
that is awesome!!!
post #66 of 325
See? Good things are happening! Awesome!


I had a great interview yesterday I think I got it.. but I haven't heard yet...
I really hope I get this job.

Have a great day ladies!
post #67 of 325
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s thanks mamas going to go and try to get it checked ...Hoping I can get over my agoraphobia so I can get out my front door
Can you get a mammogram through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program? I used that for my pre-cervical cancer cells. After I got diagnosed I was put on BCCP Medicaid to pay for treatment and for a full year after the pre-cancerous cells were frozen off.

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My pastor stopped by today, and said that someone gave him this envelope to give to us. I opened it up, and there was a GC to a grocery store for $150!!! We really can use that. Thank God!
That is awesome!
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See? Good things are happening! Awesome!


I had a great interview yesterday I think I got it.. but I haven't heard yet...
I really hope I get this job.

Have a great day ladies!
I hope you get it!!!

I'm excited because my great aunt is giving away a twin bed with mattress that was only used twice (she is moving) and we are getting it for our kids!!!
post #68 of 325
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Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie View Post
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!!!!


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Originally Posted by APmomSoCal View Post
My pastor stopped by today, and said that someone gave him this envelope to give to us. I opened it up, and there was a GC to a grocery store for $150!!! We really can use that. Thank God!


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Does anyone donate plasma to help pay the bills? I'm seriously thinking about it, it would bring in about $200mo and for me personally I rationalize it as doing a good deed that benefits me in 2 ways, helps pay the bills and contributes to people like my dd who need immunoglobulin therapy to live so in a way who knows, maybe my own donation could end up in the pool that my dd's meds come from A friend of mines DH is a tech at one of the collection centers and I did donate back when I was like 19 for extra cash so I am familiar with the process but dam if that huge needle doesn't scare the crap outta me.
i think that for $200 a month i might do it!

its good today
post #69 of 325
I tried to sell my plasma when I was 19. It turns out my veins are too small so I was disqualified. But if I had been able to then I would definitely have done and and probably would still be. They make you fill out tons of paperwork and the place I went to even took my picture for their file, but they said all that stuff was for the first appointment only and any other appointments would be quick.
post #70 of 325
well this morning i tried to take ds to teh dentist. i had called to make the appt and they said his medicaid number had been activated. get all the way there and gee, what a surprise, it's actually NOT working, so he got to play in their awesome play area for an hour while we were calling the insurance company and what not, but he never got his teeth cleaned. grrrrr.

otoh, i found a decent daycare in the same shopping area as the dentist, and there are literally TONS of businesses over there, plus a shopping mall, so i picked up some job applications and toured the daycare facility and i am going to spend the afternoon making phone calls and trying to set up some interviews for tomorrow. it's just retail and stuff like that but it's a start. and we can get there by bus, and the daycare takes social services vouchers.

on question though for those of you who have used the daycare subsidy; did they make you wait 2 or 3 weeks after you started the job to get the subsidy approved? what did you do in the meantime? i don't have the cash to pay out of pocket. i actually can't even afford the registration fee.
post #71 of 325
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well this morning i tried to take ds to teh dentist. i had called to make the appt and they said his medicaid number had been activated. get all the way there and gee, what a surprise, it's actually NOT working, so he got to play in their awesome play area for an hour while we were calling the insurance company and what not, but he never got his teeth cleaned. grrrrr.

otoh, i found a decent daycare in the same shopping area as the dentist, and there are literally TONS of businesses over there, plus a shopping mall, so i picked up some job applications and toured the daycare facility and i am going to spend the afternoon making phone calls and trying to set up some interviews for tomorrow. it's just retail and stuff like that but it's a start. and we can get there by bus, and the daycare takes social services vouchers.

on question though for those of you who have used the daycare subsidy; did they make you wait 2 or 3 weeks after you started the job to get the subsidy approved? what did you do in the meantime? i don't have the cash to pay out of pocket. i actually can't even afford the registration fee.
I had to pay the reg fee and dd wasn't allowed to start until all the paperwork for the state had been completed for payment. Good luck finding a job quickly, wish I was out there job hunting with you!
post #72 of 325
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Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy View Post
well this morning i tried to take ds to teh dentist. i had called to make the appt and they said his medicaid number had been activated. get all the way there and gee, what a surprise, it's actually NOT working, so he got to play in their awesome play area for an hour while we were calling the insurance company and what not, but he never got his teeth cleaned. grrrrr.

otoh, i found a decent daycare in the same shopping area as the dentist, and there are literally TONS of businesses over there, plus a shopping mall, so i picked up some job applications and toured the daycare facility and i am going to spend the afternoon making phone calls and trying to set up some interviews for tomorrow. it's just retail and stuff like that but it's a start. and we can get there by bus, and the daycare takes social services vouchers.

on question though for those of you who have used the daycare subsidy; did they make you wait 2 or 3 weeks after you started the job to get the subsidy approved? what did you do in the meantime? i don't have the cash to pay out of pocket. i actually can't even afford the registration fee.
Sounds frustrating ..years ago when I was looking into daycare for my son I had to wait to get it I then just decided to stay home after checking out all the daycares that excepted it and ran far away !!!
post #73 of 325
Sounds like some good news in our tribe!

DH is still looking for a job.. I have to call medicaid/food stamps and ask them what they need this time before they cancel on me, but I can't sit on hold for 2 hours waiting to talk to someone!
post #74 of 325
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LizzyQ]Sounds like some good news in our tribe!
YES!!!

I got the job!!! Hooray!!
post #75 of 325
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YES!!!

I got the job!!! Hooray!!
post #76 of 325
SO glad you got the job...that's terrific!

This daycare I would give a 6 or 7 out of 10. They are very proactive as far as potty learning (some of the cheap ones are lazy and don't take the kids potty and just keep them in pull ups), they have a structured schedule that includes circle time and simple academics, and the teachers seem warm and friendly. The kids looked happy enough, and they wear uniforms, which tells me that the director takes the establishment seriously and views it as a school and not just a place to dump the kids.

The facility itself is old, obviously they try to keep it clean, but it could use a major overhaul. They don't have a lot of toys and everything is plastic. Thank goodness they have to follow usda food regs or I can only imagine what they'd serve for meals. But if it will get us on our feet I'll deal with it for the time being. I think they are basically decent people running a daycare on a shoestring budget.
post #77 of 325
Well I have some good news and some semi good news, remember that speeding ticket I got on the way to UCLA to see if I had cancer? When I go in with proof of ins and current reg the ticket will cost me $301 which is less then I was expecting by about $100. Still can't pay all the bills this month thanks to the ticket but at least I'll only be about $150 in the hole rather then $250. Trying to thank positive here!

The good news is I just got an email from the USPS, my nice warm jacket is waiting for me to pick up so I can stop freezing my arse off outside waiting for the bus
post #78 of 325
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SO glad you got the job...that's terrific!

This daycare I would give a 6 or 7 out of 10. They are very proactive as far as potty learning (some of the cheap ones are lazy and don't take the kids potty and just keep them in pull ups), they have a structured schedule that includes circle time and simple academics, and the teachers seem warm and friendly. The kids looked happy enough, and they wear uniforms, which tells me that the director takes the establishment seriously and views it as a school and not just a place to dump the kids.

The facility itself is old, obviously they try to keep it clean, but it could use a major overhaul. They don't have a lot of toys and everything is plastic. Thank goodness they have to follow usda food regs or I can only imagine what they'd serve for meals. But if it will get us on our feet I'll deal with it for the time being. I think they are basically decent people running a daycare on a shoestring budget.
Uniforms for daycare?? I never heard of that....

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Originally Posted by Satori View Post
Well I have some good news and some semi good news, remember that speeding ticket I got on the way to UCLA to see if I had cancer? When I go in with proof of ins and current reg the ticket will cost me $301 which is less then I was expecting by about $100. Still can't pay all the bills this month thanks to the ticket but at least I'll only be about $150 in the hole rather then $250. Trying to thank positive here!

The good news is I just got an email from the USPS, my nice warm jacket is waiting for me to pick up so I can stop freezing my arse off outside waiting for the bus
A new coat... thats great.... and a cheaper ticket thats always good news
post #79 of 325
Ya know, this week hasn't been good for subbing. This is Thursday and no work. I have work scheduled for Friday - I hope it doesn't get cancelled. But come on school district... I NEED more than one stinking day of subbing. UGH... Hoping that next week is better. It should be, Weds is a 'holiday' and teachers tend to get the 'holiday sickness' around here.
post #80 of 325
OK, I think I'm going to have a breakdown. I posted on here earlier this week how the school district was appealing my unemployment, I just logged on to the UE website and they think I'm going to repay $2400 !! Ummm excuse me... I dont have that kind of money sitting around... I worked one day this week at $85/day (friday if they dont cancel the job). I wonder if I can appeal the States decision on this.

There are NO jobs in this city. Unemployment is close to 20%... I'm expected to come up with 3k for my tution to student teach shortly (i think i can get that from my grandpa), but I'm overqualified for every stinking part time job ....

I need to cry... I'm going to have a breakdown again
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