Did they say why they wouldn't let your kids in? That just sounds so wrong to me. I would be absolutely livid! Also, did you talk to your landlord to see if they can extend the rent special for another month? Maybe tell them that you are having trouble this month and maybe they can help out some? I am so sorry things are looking so bad right now.
I am so beyond stressed out right now. If I end up moving, it could be as soon as December 1, which would be such terrible timing. I really don't want to say no, but it is just going to be so crazy, impossibly hard. First of all, the weather is very likely to be terrible. Cold, wet, snowy. Moving is not fun, but I have never moved an entire household in the middle of winter. Second, I just don't have any extra money right now. I am so stressed about even getting caught up on my utilities. I had a few Christmas presents stashed away for DS, but it is not much at all. I am thinking at this point that he will likely end up being put on the charity type of gift lists. I just can't afford anything extra now. I have a Little Tykes easel that I bought at a yard sale two years ago for $5 in the basement that will be his "big" gift, but no art supplies to go in it. Not even paper to clip to it. I am starting my new job on Tuesday, but with the utilities all back logged, and needing to come up with nearly $1K by the first of December, I have absolutely nothing to spare. I spent $11 on DS's Halloween costume fabric today, and I was hyperventilating all the way home. I am going to try to sell things on Craigslist starting tomorrow, but am not feeling too hopeful about that. I HATE this!
Oh, and I babysat for a friend a couple of weeks ago, and I lost the check she wrote for me. I admitted that I had lost it and offered to pay for the stop payment. She said she didn't want to stop payment and would write me another check, and still hasn't. I don't want to ask for the money because she is a good friend and I don't usually charge friends to babysit, but she knows I am in a tight financial spot. I don't know how to bring it up again, but could soooooooo use the money right now.
Congrats on the new job...you are very lucky to have found something so soon. If I was in your position, I probably wouldn't move. The timing just sounds bad, Money, weather, holidays... just not good IMO. *I* would want to take the time and $ to focus on my son and the holidays (I love the holidays, and really loved them when he was little).
I hope I can get 3-4 days of subbing this week, I really need the income. I hate relying on unemployment. I want to be self sufficient so badly its not funny. I have a freaking masters degree plus now a teaching certificate... there is no reason for this!
The reason the PP couldnt get into the plasma place w. her kids is: many 'research' places do not allow anyone under the age of 18 inside. The reason does not matter, its a liability and insurance reason. Also the paperwork can not leave the building- again liability and security reasons. Sometimes it seems unfair but privacy and liabilities tend to rule the medical field.