Archive for June, 2015

Got a call right around 11:30 am this morning from my home phone – strange hubby was supposed to be at work – then he said those dreaded words

“I’ve been Terminated”

WOW Bells and Whistles Going Off Here…um WHAT?! He’s been with his store for 5 – years, moved to Grooming last fall and well basically was all but pushed off of a cliff.  I won’t get into the details, but man the store and company failed him miserably.

So where does that leave us:

1.  He’s not got to call Regional Acceptance (van finance company), Midland Mortgage (Obvious), and Music & Arts (we have a rent-to-own contract on my son’s trumpet, we’re due to make the final payment this summer)

2. He’s headed to DSS on Thursday to apply for Food Stamps – this is not something I am proud of – but my income alone isn’t enough to cover all of our bills.

3. I’ve emailed my HR team to request information on enrolling in my company’s benefits – this will cut my income down another $100/week…ugh

4.  He filed for unemployment this morning, so at least that is done.

I am scared – I won’t lie – we’re wondering if the fates have it lined up for us to not be successful – we’ve been struggling financially for 12+ years – we’ve never had a stable month/year, NEVER (alright we had a brief period when we first moved into my Grandma’s condo where we had some disposable income) – and I know a lot of parents struggle financially when they have kids – BUT we never seem to dig ourselves out of this hole we’re in…we’re constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul and it’s truly just disgusting…

I say this because it seems ever since we closed on the house which seemed like it wasn’t ever gonna happen…the mortgage lender kept coming up with paperwork we “had to have” to close and kept delaying the closing…yeah thinking it just wasn’t meant to be…and since that time NOTHING I repeat NOTHING has gone right for us – 3 weeks after we closed I was Term’d from the job I was working, it took me four months to find a new position, and even that was Part-Time – I managed to keep that job for almost 18-Months before the person I was working for could no longer afford to pay me – during my tenure there my hubby was arrested for embezzlement and on probation for more than a year!  I was able to find two temporary jobs before landing the one I currently hold – and I am miserable right now – each day I dread going to work and just literally most days want to throw my computer at my boss and tell her to shove it…

We briefly talked about going “off grid” and just packing what we can, piling into Silver and just driving – no real destination in mind – just going West – working Odd jobs where we can, camping when we need to, and just exploring.  We know there’s logistics that we’d have to figure out, BUT man doesn’t that sound awesome!

So that’s where we are right now…kind of floating along…

Oh and for some odd reason our AC isn’t working…ugh it’s like 90-degrees in my house- we have ZERO cross breeze in the house and are sweating like there’s no tomorrow…I am ok with this when I’m at the gym, but SERIOUSLY I’m at HOME!