A lot of rough situations out there. I'm not surprised but more saddened really. America is such a world power and even here we have people struggling just to survive. I know they say that Americans don't know poverty because we have food to eat and phones and homes and such but this isn't India where you can set up a shack and live there for free. You HAVE to have a home or you are arrested.
Thank you for saying that. I feel guilty because even with as bad as it gets I am so often reminded that these are 1st world problems and it could be so much worse. However, like you said things are set up differently here. I can't just build a shack somewhere and live there. While we are blessed, it is almost like compareing apples to oranges.
We are getting a wonderful tax return and I am so beyond excited to be able to do soem of he little things we have been wanting to, like getting the boys bunk beds so they have room in their tiny room to actually play. Dh was promised a promotion but of course they are dragging their feet in giving it to him. They also haven't told him what hte pay increase will be. He is the lowest paid person in the area for his current position so I am guessing it will be the same with the new position as well. It is such a tough spot to be in because we are so grateful, but at the same time it is maddening that they are paying him so much less and tacking advantage of him.