Woo Hoo! Just found out that my EBT benefits just increased by quite a bit, and there was another economic stimulus funding amount that was just released as a summer "bonus" amount for Vermont families. So crazy, freaking excited! We were really scraping the bottom of the barrel on groceries lately. (So thankful for my little stockpile!)
I also received a phone call today that my son has a spot at a local preschool that is one of the best in our area. It is such a gorgeous school, and although it isn't the Waldorf preschool that I was trying to get him into (and paid $21 to apply for scholarship
), it is really great, a good friend works there and can pick him up if I need her to, two other friends have children attending there, and they are completely income based. So, it really doesn't matter that I am currently unemployed. I won't have to pay a crazy co-payment no matter what. Not that I plan to remain unemployed, but I am so excited to have him there at a school that I can feel good about and I know I can afford. The only catch is that school starts TOMORROW! I am bringing him in for two hours tomorrow and going with him and then on Thursday, he starts for real. Crazy!
I also potentially have a nanny job in the works that will pay quite well, although it isn't a permanent position. It sounds like it could really work out perfectly, but at this point I am putting the good energy out there and crossing my fingers. I feel like so much has happened lately that just feels so crappy that the good has to be coming soon.
Just called to check the balance on my food stamp card and it is $0.
I called earlier, as there was supposed to be a rather large deposit into the account on 8/26 and when I spoke to a CSR, she said that it had gone in already. I am soooooo frustrated. The CSR hotline is now closed for the evening, the account is at $0, and I am hungry, exhausted, have a cranky three year old, and just want to go to bed. I can call back tomorrow, but it takes over 20 minutes of waiting on hold every time I call. I am also waiting to hear about cash assistance and unemployment $$ and neither seems to be coming through. I have living on such a minimal amount of $$ for three weeks now. I had one check arrive from my very part time job for $66, and that is all that will be coming in for the next couple of weeks unless something goes through.
Just feeling so stressed out right now.