Kytheria- Man, I know that scared feeling and it sometimes overwhelms, doesn’t it? I would be, and I am sure you are, absolutely livid. I hate feeling screwed over and like there is no recourse. You think and are told that if you work hard it will pay off. That’s crap!
I’m hoping the new boss man will see how much of an asset your husband is to the company and I am also hoping that Mark will demonstrate that through the interview- keep your chin up. The hardest thing for me is to NOT worry about things before they happen. I think of every possible scenario – good and bad and I end up driving myself nuts. I’d like to say “find something to keep your mind from it” but that is so much easier to say than do. Just know I have been thinking about you and hoping for only good things for you and your family.
Gendenwitha- Cavities? Oy! When it rains it pours, right? Are there any programs that could help? I don’t have much advice, just hugs
Jessemomme- I am so there with you on the rent paying. Luckily our landlord is kind and understanding. He once let us go three months without paying rent until we got our tax money. We were so thankful. Right now we are paying at the end of the month when Mark gets his paycheck; we did this last month too. Our lease says to pay by the 10th, and we have been paying about the 28th.
I have had my share of jerk landlords, and I have fought with them as well. Thankfully NC has supportive landlord/tenant laws and I have been able to shove that in their faces. One place I lived at refused to do repairs and also refused to give me the name of the owner of the complex. I called the tax office and found out.
Then I made copies of the NC landlord/tenant laws and highlighted the portions where my landlord was not in compliance with. I sent 6 copies out. There were two partners (lawyers in fact), 2 associates, the landlord, and the manager who each got a copy and letter from me. Shortly the repairs were made and when we moved out before our lease was up we received the full 400 dollar deposit back
That’s the way Ms. Teresa rolls.
faerierose – I agree with Thystle and kbecks on this one. Go with your gut. Only you know your relationship with your family and how that may benefit your situation or not. I wish you the best though.
Ruth- DANG IT! I’m really irritated for you. I don’t know what to do either. Well, actually, with us when the credit card company called (from 4 years ago) I told then that we ad no income and no saving and that I do want to clear up my credit but am unable to. She said she understood but that the phone calls would keep coming until I paid. I said I understood and realized they were just doing their job (gag), but it would change my circumstances. She said she would make a not that I called them back in an effort to reconcile. Which was cool. But lately I have been ignoring the phone and letting the machine pick it up
LankyLizards- Unfortunately, as a college student myself, I realize that my education will not ensure me a job or a lifelong career. It does create an opportunity though, so I am sailing on this hope right now. I “hope” my education will be a help, but it may not, ya know? If we are to eliminate poverty, we need to change the way society as a whole values people on an individual level.
Pam- welcome and good luck to your DH on the second p/t job. I understand that stress, and wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Glad you are here
Ubermama- Hey there mama. Honestly, I would apply for every program available and tell every social worker your story, because they may have suggestions for programs you are unaware of or that are not widely promoted. We qualified for a one time Work First benefit of 800 when Mark lost his job and we had to move. It was even transferred to another county (the one we moved to). Remember the programs are there to be used by those of us who qualify by income, if you don’t use them, the money just sits there).
Sarah- ain’t that a beeyotch?! That has happened to us more than a few times and it is such a pain. I can’t count the number of times we just pay the past due. It’s like we are able to just keep ourselves afloat. Hugs mama.
Sweet- Yeah I felt really bad for him. His temp was 104.9 so we could not hav just let him sit it out any longer (and it had only been two days). He feels much better today, although hates the meds He is resting now but came out this morning to talk and eat my poor babe. And yours too. Goll it’s so hard to watch a loved little animal not get medical care when they need it.
I would go to the vet’s house and just be really apologetic and say you didn’t want to intrude but it’s really important, ya know? And it IS really important. I hope your kitty gets feeling better and gets some help
LOOK- the credit card we received is called CareCredit. The number is 1-866-846-6991. Give it a try you may qualify. Good luck mama!