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post #81 of 90
Just back from DS's follow up Dr appt. I broke down and took him to a non AHCCCS Dr. (we've been to this Dr before and she is great I just hate paying out of pocket, even with the discount). Anyway DS is still sick. Not overly ill but still fighting the effects of scarlet fever from earlier this month, peeling skin and just plain old tired. She has no idea why he keeps getting fevers and puking.
His Asthma is acting up again due to the change in seasons.

*I* am convinced he is getting sick because the house we are living in is such a mess. I can not wait to move in 2 weeks.

I cant afford to move, but I can't afford to stay here... does anyone else ever feel lke that?
post #82 of 90
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I cant afford to move, but I can't afford to stay here... does anyone else ever feel lke that?
All the time. A month after I moved into these apartments I realized I was in over my head. (Which is sad because they don't get MUCH cheaper in my city, maybe if I move back to my old apartment which had gun shots in the parking lot every couple weeks) There is like one set of apartments that are about $100 a month cheaper and in an OK neighborhood, but I couldn't move now because I can't afford the Uhaul, deposit, breaking my lease, etc....
post #83 of 90
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Originally Posted by zebra15 View Post
I cant afford to move, but I can't afford to stay here... does anyone else ever feel lke that?
I just have to keep telling myself I will find a better job, I can make it work. heck I was a self sufficient adult in the past and there is no reason I cant be now... This new apt is 'very' decent. Its totally gated, marketed as 'luxury' LOL.. they have a pool, lots of green space. Tons of things for us to do THERE - aka FREE- so I dont feel like we have to go out and spend $$... this whole roommate thing that was supposed to save me $$ ended up costing me $$ cuz the roommie can not stay home. An on-site pool is a great activity 9mos a year in arizona. We are about 1 mile from a huge city park! Great for DS....

I think in the long run this is going to be more affordable... plus it will be cleaner and hopefully DS wont get as sick...
post #84 of 90

Total vent - beware!

I am so effing sick of being poor. I can't stand it. Tonight DD fell asleep before DH got home, which meant that dinner was basically whatever DH and I wanted to eat. Since he came home at 8:15 tonight, we wanted something easy and simple to make, as we are both exhausted. DH wanted nachos, but we didn't have any tortilla chips in the house, but we had everything else. So off we go to the store, complete with a very upset, teething DS. Had to turn around halfway there because I realized that I had left the food stamp card in my backpack, not in my wallet in the diaper bag. Get home, DH grabs my backpack and we head back to the store. We get to the store, and go to get the food card out of my bag. Not there. I tore that bag apart. Not there. Not there. So we're like, okay, it's only a $2 bag of tortilla chips and I've got my debit card. So we get a screaming DS out of his car seat, walk all around the store to find the damn chips (did I mention I broke two toes a few days back?), and go to check out. Declined. declined.

I hate being so poor that we are relying on foodstamps to buy a bag of tortilla chips. I hate feeling so out of control over my life. I hate that I have to rely on government programs just to feed my family. I JUST HATE THIS!!!!! How the hell did it get so bad that we couldn't even afford to buy tortilla chips? I'm so upset, angry, sad, tearful, distraught, depressed over all of this. We're so far behind on paying bills, paying for anything really other than our mortgage. We've bounced four checks this week because of a stupid mistake we made in our accounting/check book balancing. I am just so sick of having to watch every little penny, and robbing Peter to pay Paul, living paycheck to future paycheck. I don't want millions or to be set for life. I just want enough money to cover the bills, the gas and food, have a little left to put into savings, and maybe buy a bag of tortilla chips once in a while. Is that really too much to ask for?

And as I sit in our bedroom crying and sulking, my wonderful, beautiful, sweet husband is making homemade tortillas for us to have burritos for dinner - at 9pm. I guess having him in my life makes up for having no money.... vent over.....
post #85 of 90
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Originally Posted by triana1326 View Post
I am so effing sick of being poor. I can't stand it. Tonight DD fell asleep before DH got home, which meant that dinner was basically whatever DH and I wanted to eat. Since he came home at 8:15 tonight, we wanted something easy and simple to make, as we are both exhausted. DH wanted nachos, but we didn't have any tortilla chips in the house, but we had everything else. So off we go to the store, complete with a very upset, teething DS. Had to turn around halfway there because I realized that I had left the food stamp card in my backpack, not in my wallet in the diaper bag. Get home, DH grabs my backpack and we head back to the store. We get to the store, and go to get the food card out of my bag. Not there. I tore that bag apart. Not there. Not there. So we're like, okay, it's only a $2 bag of tortilla chips and I've got my debit card. So we get a screaming DS out of his car seat, walk all around the store to find the damn chips (did I mention I broke two toes a few days back?), and go to check out. Declined. declined.

I hate being so poor that we are relying on foodstamps to buy a bag of tortilla chips. I hate feeling so out of control over my life. I hate that I have to rely on government programs just to feed my family. I JUST HATE THIS!!!!! How the hell did it get so bad that we couldn't even afford to buy tortilla chips? I'm so upset, angry, sad, tearful, distraught, depressed over all of this. We're so far behind on paying bills, paying for anything really other than our mortgage. We've bounced four checks this week because of a stupid mistake we made in our accounting/check book balancing. I am just so sick of having to watch every little penny, and robbing Peter to pay Paul, living paycheck to future paycheck. I don't want millions or to be set for life. I just want enough money to cover the bills, the gas and food, have a little left to put into savings, and maybe buy a bag of tortilla chips once in a while. Is that really too much to ask for?

And as I sit in our bedroom crying and sulking, my wonderful, beautiful, sweet husband is making homemade tortillas for us to have burritos for dinner - at 9pm. I guess having him in my life makes up for having no money.... vent over.....
I am sorry. I felt like that recently because my daughter wanted a apple inside the grocery store and I literally didn't have a penny to buy her a apple. She got upset and I remember crying right there in the store. I hope things get better.
post #86 of 90
Well my financial aid checks came and we paid all the bills,got grocery and now am broke. Oh well.
post #87 of 90
My subbing job for today got cancelled, I HATE when the district does that. UGH. Anyway so I thought I would take the time and start to pack, clean, organize etc... I had a total panic attack. My roommate has total 'grandma syndrome' when it comes to DS. And I am finding so much stuff that is just excess packed away in the 3rd bedroom here. No wonder he wont go in there, its jammed up with junk we dont need. I am just not in the mood to deal with this right now. Money is so tight and so see all this 'extra' from the past 2 years that she got him is just rubbing me the wrong way today.

If i take it to the kiddie resale shoppe I will get pennies for it, I can donate it to goodwill, Im just not in the mood for the extra step or 2 when all I wanted to do was pack and organize what I thought we had.

So today I lost a days pay and I found a bunch of stuff that we dont need. I am so irritated, even after I took my panic meds... ugh. Please tell me this is going to get better...

I just need a hug.
post #88 of 90
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I just need a hug.
post #89 of 90
What are everyones plans for the weekend?
DS starts his acting classes on Saturday and he is soooooo excited. Its an improv harry potter session. Should be interesting.
Saturday pm there is a halloween/fall festival we are planning on going to.
Sunday during the day I want to get a good grasp on packing and cleaning up
Sunday pm ToT!

So far I have work for Monday and Tuesday next week (hoping it doesnt get cancelled)
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