April 5, 2019
Friday, April 05, 2019
It's been quite awhile since I've blogged - kind of got out of the habit since leaving my job almost a year ago. Been so busy trying to find agencies that will help with the mortgage, car payments (don't exist) and utilities. Plus been sick a lot lately so all those things have kept me preoccupied. Food stamps has allotted me $15 a month for groceries. They and the state both say I make too much money to qualify for additional help...like paying for my Medicare payments. Would like to see any of those decision makers live on $1,300 a month! With a mortgage, car payment and insurances.
Currently, I'm dealing with no hot water for the past five weeks - that's been "interesting". Taking sponge baths with water heated in the microwave. Even if I could afford house insurance, it doesn't cover slab leaks - only damage DONE by the leak, so doesn't matter. Last fall, on the first cold day of the season, that's when my heater quit working and had to take money out of savings (which I had been accumulating to pay for my $30,000 worth of dental work - that's all gone now from having to use for essentials each month). Then, when we actually started getting hot days, that's when the A/C deciding not to work anymore. Luckily, for now, the weather has been really nice for the most part but by May, that will change. Texas gets hot early! And my Husky needs to cold air.
Finally got my ID to sub in area schools but been too sick to accept so far. Honestly, I just don't have the energy to do much. The county has been out numerous times trying to upgrade my house but with the house at 42 years old, there's more to be done than their budget will allow, so they're trying to find other agencies to do some of the work and free up their budget but after a year on the wait list, it's just taking time depending on where you are on the list, not to mention if the funds are even available. Not complaining - just reporting. Little weary, I must admit but thankfully my son is still home with me and helps with the yard work, which I am no longer able to do on my own. How quickly we slide downhill.