natural mama89, that is so AWESOME! I love when things like that happen at just the right moment!
Congrats on your new little one on the way too. You sound incredibly busy.
I am so stressing out right now. I am working, and making a decent wage right now, and I honestly thought things were going to be ok, but now my car is starting to die and I really need to move. I have been in the application process for a housing co-op that would have a move in date of 1/1 or 2/1, but I was sort of not feeling like I would be able to do it right now, but about a month ago, a neighbor attacked me (see last month's thread), and now my neighbor on my other side has informed me that she is shopping for a gun to carry concealed at all times whenever she is outside in case any of the neighbors get too "crazy". She, honestly, is the craziest of all of my neighbors, so I am TERRIFIED to say the least. I NEED to leave this apartment complex. I also need to keep my job, so I need to keep my car running as long as I can until I can afford a new one. I just have no idea how I am going to be able to do it all. I will need at least $1K to move into the co-op and am thinking that I need to budget at least that much for car repairs at this point, although I don't really know what is going on with the car.
I did just get notice in the mail that my rent won't be increasing due to my new job until December 1st, which is such a huge help. I currently don't pay anything, so won't owe a penny in rent until December, and then if I move in January, I won't owe them any more at all. I will obviously be paying rent at the new place, but I honestly can't wait to write them a check as opposed to this scary place.
My foodstamps will be reduced by $50 a month as of November 1st too, which is such a bummer. I can go to the food shelf, but it is nearly impossible to go with DS, but leaving him in care any longer than he already is is just torture for him. He loves his school, but he really shouldn't be there any longer than 20 or so hours per week, or he just loses it.
Also, if we end up moving on 1/1, I can't imagine a more horrid moving date... I can only imagine the stress of packing up and moving a week after Christmas. ACK!!