This is probably going to be a long ramble. I just have to get it out and can't really tell anyone I know IRL.
We are in a REALLY hard spot financially. It's been rough since my husband was laid off almost 2yrs ago. We were doing 'ok' until I had to stop working due to preterm contractions. I made more than DH when I was working, so the last 3wks have pretty much depleted us (we were barely getting by with both of us working). DH's hours were cut at both of his jobs (making minimum wage, mind you) so we didn't even make $1000 this month. Our rent is $750 alone. I went to put DH's paycheck in today to find that our account is overdrawn which just adds to the stress. There isn't going to be much of a Christmas around here (which I'm really ok with - we already have a few things for the kids and will just enjoy the time together) but I'm nervous about REAL bills. You know, things we have to have - power, water, etc. I went and applied for Food Stamps today and have to go tomorrow for an appointment to see if we qualify for expedited food stamps. I'm not really sure what's going to happen there as she said all I need is my photo ID - seems they'd need more than that? More than food at the moment, I'm worried about other bills but I felt like I *had* to do *something*, anything to help...
What do I do now? Is there anything I can do, for that matter? Our water is scheduled to be turned off as of the 6th. I'll pay that, but can't afford to pay rent which is due today. And we're already behind from November. I'm trying not to freak out. And I just want to have this baby so I can get back to work after maternity leave and take some of the stress off all of us.
If you're still with me - Thanks. I know that was long winded.