Hey, I'm here.
Currently we owe 3 months rent. Plus late fees. To the tune of about $3000.00 which we dont have.
On the bright side, our landlord came over last night and said he would waive the two months of late fees AND lower our rent by 75.00 per month.
Wow, who has a landlord who does that?
So, that was a real blessing. We are waiting on a commission check from dh's boss to pay off the landlord, but he's running out of patience and his wife is a mean, mean lady who I dont want to have to deal with!
I'm in my last semester of nursing school and we are just really, really struggling. When you live paycheck to paycheck, it doesnt take much to cause a real crisis.
I argue with myself everyday about just quitting school and just going and getting a fulltime job immediately to end this misery.
We have taken in dh's 17yo disabled stepson which really put us under. His meds alone are 300.00 month cash and monthly supplies he needs are a little over 300.00 month. His bio mother removed him from her insurance policy when she decided she didnt want to take care of him anymore and he had to come live with us. Try and get a disabled person onto an insurance policy! Grrr.......
Plus she's still receiving c. support for him that she wont give back. It's a mess and we are stuck in the hard spot once again cleaning up after her mess. She is the sorriest excuse for a mother I've ever heard of. But its a catch 22.....we need to go to court over this with her yet we cant afford a lawyer. We make about 200.00/month too much for food stamps or medicaid.
Its really hard for me to get a job with nursing school. Especially this last semester. With classes and clincals at the hospital all at different hours, mornings, afternoons and evenings, my availability is very little.
Dh is very frustrated though and basically said he is going to leave if I dont find a job quickly. He cant do it own his own anymore. Which I totally get, BUT with my schooling and the needs of all the kids and he working crazy schedules and lots of unpredictable overttime, its not easy at all to find a p/t job.
So, I dont know whats going to happen. Dh's boss keeps stringing him along with the commission check (this has become a pattern) and dh totally sucks at confrontation of any sort. Bss keeps saying, "Ill get it to you Friday" and its not there.
So, yeah, life stinks. If we can just make it til spring, hopefully our income will double once I find a nursing job. It'll feel like we are rich!!!
At least feeding the kids everyday wont be such a huge struggle.
Just have to find a way to hang in there until then.......but it seems like each month get worse and worse.
I hope this month brings good, unexpected things for us all!