Justmama - We're scrambling to figure out how to pay bills too. Currently waiting for the disconnect so that then I can go get aid with the water bill & electric bill. Hope you are able to fix your car cheaply.
ILoveMyBabyBird - Our washer is on the verge of going too. Praying yours keeps working! If it does go out, I would mention it your your landlord anyways - he might suprise you and replace it since it was in the unit when you signed the contract. I kinda remember something about that when I took business law - that the landlord had to keep the unit in the same condition as it was rented it, even if that specific item wasn't mentioned in the contract. And yes it sucks your Xdh bought a new car - but hey if he ever says he can't afford support you have ammo on him now :)
Micah_Mae - I agree with everyone else - you need your own bank account at a different bank than STBX.
Happyhats - Dealing with a growth spurt here too. DD suddenly has outgrown most of her leggings - thankfully I can find them for like $1 each at thrift shops. Spent last night going through her clothes & sorting out too small stuff. Now today I'll go through the too big totes & see what I can find for her.
Emi & Greenemami - Hi! Welcome to our little group :)
Gotta go put money in the bank today so I can ship some WAHM stuff & get paid, hopefully later this week. Praying they don't cut my internet off - it's on auto-withdrawal & I don't have the $$ in the bank for it right now. My account is set up to where they will decline the charge rather than allow an overdraft, so I have no idea what happens with an auto-withdrawal.
Spent more than I should have yesterday - we ate out which I know better than to do, but dd & I were hungry and I am so tired of trying to cook & keep the house clean with no water. It's been 2 weeks today since we certified for the water repair program, and 3.5 weeks of dealing with almost no water in the house. Still haven't heard back from the plumbing program either. Kinda praying I hear from them today and kinda not - I have less than a minute left on my safelink phone & my new minutes haven't come yet. I've been trying to get them to manually credit but no luck.
Trying to plan for my dd's birthday next month - she's turning 7. She wants to go to the circus for her birthday, but that's at least $20 just for tickets, and I'm not sure I can do that. Maybe. Was hoping to get her a nice present, but not much luck. I have 1 American Girl book put back for her, probably will try to see if I can add to it. If I can get another box of sweaters filled, shipped & paid for this month then I might can afford to get my sewing machine fixed & then I can sew her some doll clothes for her AG doll.