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The money troubles continue....

Friday, November 09, 2012


Just when you think I wasn't done in my last blog, the refridgerator water faucet thingy quit working. My husband insisted working on it all evening while I held Joey while trying to train this past week and we found no solution except to try another filter. It needs a new one anyway so let's hope we kill two birds with one stone.

My car would not start yesterday, so let's add a new battery to our car troubles. This sounds pretty standard right? I feel robbed a year though because most of my car batteries have lasted five years when this one is only four years old.....

So that's what???? $120 to spend this weekend.

I dropped $125 to get my son enrolled in daycare this week. His first day is December 3rd. He is sooooo much taller than all the other kids and they're all a few months older. I sat him with the other little ones the other day and cried. All these other babies freaked him out. LOL. They all were snotty nosed and coughing too. Uh oh. They are a pretty sanitary place though and the teachers wear scrubs, even on their feet. I have to work again and at the end of the day, I do think being around other children will be good for Joey. He needs to learn some independence and I mostly mean learn to hold his own bottle, lol. Mostly self soothing. His extreme fussiness has been very stressful for me. I though that maybe he won't be as bored there because he'll get more attention focused on his development.

Our taxes HAVE NOT YET BEEN FILED. I blame my husband because I can't get down there with a baby. Joey would not sit still long enough. We have issues which is why it got put off. I'm still trying to figurre out how to file as an independent contractor which is unfairly expensive and Josh has to file for OR and GA. We tried to do it on our own and got nowhere so we'll be paying between $200-$400 for this to all be worked out. On the upside though, I think the late filing put off my student loan company from billing me until November. I plan to refile as seperate next year so that my loans will be billed to me based on my income and not his because I never wanted him to carry that burden.

Plus stupid medical bills from my delivery and Joey's extended stay. One is in collections because they lost my address. So that's an additional $115 a month. We don't have that and so I'm actually putting it on credit. I had to put another $300 on credit from another medical bill because the company is downright HARASSING US!!!! I was getting two-three statements every other freaking WEEK! What's stupid is we were paying them on time and they had the nerve to continue with statements saying the ENTIRE AMOUNT WAS PAST DUE.

I had it so I put it all on a credit card so I wouldn't see the stupid bill again and if I do, I'm going to set it on fire and mail the burned piece back to them along with a letter that says I paid you stupid!!!!! Leave me the **** alone!!!!!!!!!!

All the above may not sound like alot but aside from our house payment, my husband's paycheck is completely accounted for with groceries, debts, etc. So we're basically paying all these extra bills on credit cards that will soon all be maxed out.

On the upside, work begins soon. I entered a gift card contest a couple weeks ago. Would be nice if I won. I soooooooo could use it. I still weigh the same (250) not more.

It's all so completely ridiculous that I'm laughing. I hope my job contracts all renew because we need a new car. That's what the mechanic said last time I spoke with him/her. I am taking it for a second opinion in a couple weeks to my parent's mechanic if I can make I have been looking at wagons. I like subaru but I can afford the Toyota Matrix. So if I can get an established contract, I might start pricing.
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    I remember the stress of poverty in youth. Now that we are retired we are far more comfortable, primarily because the demands on our money have greatly diminished. Please don't let $$ stress keep from enjoying every second of Joey's youth! Money issues get better over the decades, but the kids sure don't stay young long. In the blink of an eye he'll be grown and gone. Savor every precious minute!!!
    1835 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Hey, Been There Done That!! My life was that way all the way through until I got my kids raised. Hope it gets better for you sooner than it did for me. Wishing you well. Hugs Judy
    1835 days ago
    I feel you on all of that! When it rains it pours!! I hope it all works out for you.
    1835 days ago
    There always seems to be another bill to rear it's ugly head when you can least afford it.

    We had a really pediatrician and she said that kids are either exposed to all the germs in preschool or in grade school so it really doesn't matter much. They will get expose, get sick, and they will build up immunity. I agree that it will be good for Joey. He will have fun.

    I would look into a good used car due to your financial situation. You can get some really good deals right now on a gently used car.
    1835 days ago
    I could use a new vehicle too. Plus my daughter turned 15 and wants to get her learner's license. I am not in a position to pay more in car insurance so I put her off until 2013. I hope I get a job so I can grant her wish. Kids don't get cheaper as they get older! I went to an interview and assume I didn't get the job. I have a skype interview to teach English online to adults in a few weeks to see about. Plus hubby and I are attending a job fair in a month to get work overseas. I hope one of these pan out!
    1835 days ago
    Seems like when it rains it pours....sorry you are having such a rough time! You and your family will be in our prayers! emoticon
    1835 days ago
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