Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Back in the bush...
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Thank you so much for your support, mamas!
I am a temp, and the temp agency that I work(ed) for does not have any disability. Nor do they have any benefits. We were hoping for at least a little bit of paid vacation time, but that wouldn't kick in until I'd been with the agency for a year straight, and my one year anniversary was June 1. So that's out.
We did get a huge blessing from my DIL's. They offered to pay our rent for three months. They truly are amazing people. My MIL was on bedrest with my DH for two and a half months, so she understands where we're coming from, and knows how much of a strain it was. Especially because in her situation, she was the breadwinner while FIL was a student. So, that's at least a portion of the strain off our shoulders. Also, my parents have offered to come down every saturday from here on out to help straighten up the house, do laundry, whatever else is needed, because DH is working his normal 70-80 hours a week, and he just doesn't have the energy to be a housekeeper after those long days!
I checked with our county's Department of Social Services, and it turns out that we don't qualify for any assistance. We make too much, with one income, to qualify for any kind of help, be it cash assistance, medicaid, or food stamps. WIC is out as well.
We'll make it. Somehow, we always get what we need, be it through the kindness of strangers, or the smiling of the Universe, it all works out.
Thank you again for all your support. We're hoping to get this little one to 32 weeks, at least!
Sarah - Mama to Vic (1/19/00), Syd (4/06/02) Sam (4/20/06-born at 30wk2d), JackJack (2/14/07) and Charlie (4/30/10)