Thursday, March 29, 2012
The results are in.. No more food stamps, but continued coverage of my son's health insurance, Healthy Kids Gold. We're very close to the limit on both and the difference is that the insurance looks at net income and the food stamps take the gross income. Well, there needs to be more income or less expense somehow, as ends are still not meeting.
We've cut all the extras of our household, such as haven't had cable for the last two years and no longer have a landline phone. DH is trying to figure out how he can set up a quiet office space here. His office is about $350/month. The only choices are really the garage, possibly basement, or getting a shed or hut to go in back and set up electricity to it. The garage has electricity, so that may work. At the moment it is full of storage stuff, though, so we have to figure out how to sell or give away all the stuff in there. I think we're going to do that. The challenge is that about 1/3 of the things are valuable and the rest are just yard sale sorts of things - and then some of the things I am sure I'll want to keep. There's a brand new microwave in there, for instance. The other things DH is trying to do is cut our cell phone bill, but not sure how he's going to do that.
I personally have more time, but I have to be available to drop off and pick up my son from school. My husband doesn't drive so he can't do it.
Ok, more of other positive stuff coming..