Checking back in. I finally got a phone interview appointment with unemployment so I can see if I can collect. Not sure if folks remember or not, but I was falsely accused of theft at my job and I ended up quitting due to co-workers talking about my "guilt". It was so terrible that I just couldn't stomach going back in. I filed unemployment right away but had to wait a week for them to set an appointment to interview me about the circumstances surrounding my quitting. I am so crossing my fingers that I get it. I also found out that unemployment will backdate everything to cover the weeks that are passing since I quit. My interview is on Thursday morning, cross your fingers for me!
I am doing pretty well, I was able to babysit for an aquantaince and earned $60, and then promptly lost her check.
I called her up and let her know what had happened and she said she could write me a new one tomorrow, so that will be good. I think I am going to have to pay for her to cancel the old one though.
I still haven't heard back from my landlord (section 8 rent) about my rent going down due to my job loss, but I am assuming I won't owe any rent for September. I also was able to pick up an extra two hour shift at my church which pays super well, so that will help a bit in the beginning of September when we get paid. I also still haven't heard back about food stamps or cash assistance yet but was told that can take a month or more to even get an interview. I am getting a little nervous about how I am going to stay afloat until then and am scouring Craigslist for jobs.
I did splurge today at the mall with a friend and bought DS a long sleeved skeleton shirt at Children's Place for $4.25 though.
Totally didn't need it, but it was on sale for nearly thrift store prices and it is crazy cute. No more stores for the rest of this month for me though....