Yay, zebra, that's great!
Spring low income support thread (April/May) - Page 3
YAY!!!! That's so awesome! I bet this is gonna be a long exciting week LOL
I found out my disability check is in the mail! It should be here Monday or Tuesday
Food Stamps come on Wednesday, so we'll have all our bills paid on time, food for the month and be able to get everything out of pawn :) Big relief. We'll also be able to have a small birthday party for DS1 who turns 5 on monday.
So i need some advice now. My roommate is less then stable, mentally. Should I tell her that we are moving or just wait the week until it actually happens. I'm going to have to start packing some boxes this week so I would think that would make things obvious however...its all personal stuff, no kitchen stuff, linens or anything like that. what I need to move are kids toys, clothes, office/desk, craft stuff so maybe I can pack and she wont really notice?
If I tell her shes gonna go ballistic on me... maybe I'm just not the confrontational type...?
Im sharing/renting part of her house. There isn't a lease per se. I had one when I moved in 2 1/2 years ago but we really didn't follow it. For example I got a dog and she never collected the pet deposit. Also that was a ONE year lease and when it was up, no one created a new lease. Its just more of a hassle then anything right now and I have feeling that she knows because my DS had a bit of a meltdown last night and told her 'my mom found us a better place then this filthy dump'. Ya he has some anger issues about living here. He's not making things any easier either.
But then again she does have the 100 lb dog thats not trained and attention deprived so I guess it can go both ways.
Tonight DS is watching NASCAR so I hope all is quiet. Roommate spent the day avoiding everyone and seemed to get a bit manic in her cleaning of the place and yardwork, (something that has not been done since before I moved in).
Anyway tomorrow is the 1st, but monday would give her a full weeks notice,(I think i want the movers to come when shes at work) but i really dont pay 'rent' until the middle of the month.
She has an idea that we are leaving. my original plan was to move back home around mid may (i gave her a date of 5/20) but that plan got squashed when I finally realized that no matter how hard I try i can not live in the same time zone as my mother. So after the drama here last week I found an apt locally.
whatever happens its going to be very uncomfortable around here when i confirm the move.
I get the keys on friday, hopefully i can get movers for monday. got a tv and sofa coming... should be a cute litle apt. My DS wants his room done up in 'french' stuff. Thats gonna be fun to hunt down pre-teen boy french stuff. my caps are not working. ugh...
how is everyone else doing... now i really need to find employment. please wish me good luck on the job front.!
That's awesome Zebra! Sounds like your Ds is excited as you are for the new place :).
It's a stretching week here. Get paid on Friday and have been picking up more shifts, but I haven't actually seen the benefit of that yet! The crappy thing about home health is that you have to drive to get to your client's home..sometimes several stops a day, and my comp does not pay mileage unless a client is actually in the car with me. So it's one of those conundrums where you need gas in your car to get to work, but you don't get money until you have already put forth the bill upfront in a way! Sometimes I think I should just get a regular job so that I can bus or train to work..but then I realize how complicated that gets when classes start and I can't handle the load. I think after this week things will smooth out though...
I worked Monday and have an assignment for Wednesday this week. Monday was 6th grade math and boy were the kids little buggers. Tomorrow is high school sign language so hopefully things will be better. There are only 12 days of school left here so I'm not expecting much more 'work' and I need to find a full time job soon. Tonight DS has swim class- actually m-th for 2 weeks. and after class I'm taking a laundry basket full of stuff to half price books. With the move coming in a few days we just do not have room for all this stuff and I need the $$ as well.
Tomorrow around4pm I have a someone coming to give me a moving quote (family of the babysitter so I hope its reasonable).
Jumping in here! I'm Dennie, and have been married for 8 years this fall. DH and I have 3 little girls, ages 5, 3, and 1, and are due in November. I never considered us low income, but in July of 2009 we were in a car accident that didn't get settled until April of 2010, and DH had missed a lot of work because of that. Then last summer he developed back pains that again caused him to miss a lot of work; he was told he had fibromyalgia, turns out he had 2 slipped discs. O.o That again caused us to get behind. And since then it seems to have been one thing after the other. This pregnancy has thrown us for a loop as we weren't ttc. But, turns out that along with the incredible blessing of a baby, we finally qualify for medicaid and FS (we were always just over the limits). We are waiting for our applications to get approved. I'm hoping they get here soon, my ins through DH work has run out (he hurt his knee at work and was out all of March when the renewal period was) and I need my zofran refilled soon! Also the FS will help free enough in our budget that we can hopefully play catch up and maybe even save a little before baby is here. :/
Well, DH was denied unemployment benefits for this week because 'there were some more things that needed to be verified'. We are hoping things will be straitened out by next week and he can receive a cheque then. I have done some childcare and housework this week for a neighbor family, and brought in $75. I was able to pay our phone bill, and buy diapers for DS. The job will continue next week, so I will be getting another $75 next week. Every little bit helps! Foodstamps kick in on the 8th. I'm going to go to our local food bank tomorrow for a food box to tide us over until the ebt is filled.
DH is still going out every day and turning in applications and resumes.
Yay! I'm waiting for Saturday...they are coming back to buy my chicken coop then! We get enough that, with a small checking acct advance, we can pay the April mortgage payment. This whole month is scary if FS doesn't come through; we HAVE to put aside at least half of May's mortgage, and we need to pay MIL $1200 by June first. :-/ Thankfully June is a 5 paycheck month, so it should help? If another "crisis" doesn't show up before then, of course.
Prayers and awesome job fetching vibes headed your way!!
Having a rough day physically today. Trying to make something easy for the kids so I can hussle them to bed ASAP. I'm thinking I'll work on making some Mama Cloth for PP at out what I have in the closet and maybe make a few bibs for my friend daughter out of the material she bought for me to do so.
Yay! *crosses fingers*
We got FS today and I get paid tomorrow, which is a relief, though I'm sad to say that the paycheck will be in and out pretty much as soon as I get it this time! Been slowly adding up work hours, but it takes time. Still hoping that getting my LPN in a few weeks will help generate more substantial income!
At least I finally have food in my pantry/fridge and gas in my car! Eating nothing but beans/rice and pasta was really starting to wear on the whole family..
Ive been packing away for the intended move. Dealing with the dreaded utility companies and the darn deposits UGH. But I get the keys to the apt tomorrow!. My babysitters brother in law is my mover and he can do it on Tuesday for cheap!! so this weekend I will be getting settled and taking over stuff. DS will be loving the pool.
I can NOT wait for my own place...
It will all be over soon Zebra!
Spoke to DH this morning about how burdened I feel being the only one in this family who earns income. He won't even try to find a part time job or do contract work (which is definitely an option being a designer), which results in him laying down in bed and not talking to me. I don't know what to do with this..I feel like my 'happily ever after' will never come. I know that might be stupid to strive for..but I tend to think anything is possible, you just have to be a good problem solver. But I can't do this alone. I try to be an optimist and give him time to come around and pray that once he finishes school he will pick up the slack. He does do a great deal of the parenting around here while I do work or go to school..but I can't even make half of what he could part time with my wages. I know that he's depressed and when he will TAKE his St. Johns Wort and 5HTP he is much better, but the problem is he is never consistent with it. Forget getting him to go see a Dr...won't do that. Feeling down today...
Hello to everyone - especially the new posters. I've posted before here on the previous threads, so I recognize some of you.
I'm broke, and trying to come up with the $75 we need for homeschooling stuff while its on sale this month. I need to take some loads of books over to half price that aren't being bought through bookscouter to get rid of them and hopefully get some cash for textbooks. I have a bunch to take in, so maybe it will be enough to cover what we need. I'm also trying to spruce up our homeschooling area, We really need some storage cabinets but I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon.
We had a yard sale but the money is already gone for bills and groceries, so we didn't really get ahead any. I was trying to hold enough back to get our dishwasher replaced, as doing dishes by hand is really testing my sanity. I just don't have the time to do them, with all the other things I'm juggling they don't get done. I think I'm also going to have to get a lawn mower - my lawn guy is becoming a flake and not showing up. We normally work out something in trade for him mowing the lawn and cleaning it up, but He owes me $130 plus a lawn session right now. I'm hoping he shows up today as brush pickup is in a week
Our pay got cut again by $35, doesn't seem like much but that make over $300 in cuts to disability pay over the last 2 months. I keep waiting for the day we get a letter in the mail saying it was all a screw-up, but I don't think it's coming anytime soon. I've got to go down and reapply for food stamps as we're off and I haven't done it yet.