Thursday, February 21, 2013
Well I am a bit uncertain about a few things. Some of you know that I work for good ole' Uncle Sam. And well, if you watch the news or surf the web I am certain that you know we are facing a furlough coming April 1st. That is 1 day a week for 22 weeks. This is going to be a HUGE cut for me alone. And not just me. Hubby also works for Uncle Sam. We will both be hit hard by these cuts.
I am really trying to remain positive and find something good of this even if it happens:
We get to spend an extra day together.
Get to sleep in one more day a week.
An extra workout day.
One less day of commuting and spending $ on gas.
But the negatives keep haunting me:
Or shall I say a lack of $$$$$$
I believe between the two of us we will lose approximately $800 a month, if not more. We are barely getting by as it is. I don't know where we are supposed to come up with another $800 a month. We cant sell our house because the economy sucks. Haven't had a raise in forever because we aren't Congress. We have to support our children. We are also helping to support my mother.
Yes we are blessed and have been allowed to afford more than some but literally, we are stuck in a house too far from work to be what and who we need to be for everyone we care about. This is my inheritance. Funny. My father was a wise investor. Very responsible. Look where it got him. I will be broke. People on welfare/unemployment/homeless will be better off than us.
Shall I say that I am also stressed? Grr. I mean, ya gotta laugh right? As long as we dont ruin Nancy Pelosi's good dignity but cutting her paycheck. Or those of the senators who struggle to make ends meet on their measly $174,000 per year. Poor poor public servants.