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just need to vent my worries and maybe get some advice or calming words

my husband has been out of work and just started back last week. he gets his first pay check this friday. my water and ohio edison bill are due. i email them and asked for an extension til friday. i have shut off notices with them. i really hope they will grant me the extensions. im sick to my stomach and nervous about it. we have two little kids. i have no one that i can borrow the money off of.

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Asked by jamiethornton26 at 8:56 AM on Apr. 19, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Call them. For something like this an email will not settle my mind. Call them and ask, explain the situation. If the person you speak can not help ask to speak with the supervisor.. If they say no, can you pawn something?

    Answer by midnightmoma at 9:03 AM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • I would certainly hope that those companies would give you an extension, especially if your only needing 5 days or so, but if you don't maybe you can try one of those payday loan places. Don't go overboard with it, just borrow what you need to pay your bills and when your hubby gets paid just go pay the loan back. Obviously they will need a paycheck stub to prove your income so I guess you could use your pay stub instead? I have had to do this quite a few times in the past when we dealt with job changes and such. I hope it all works out for you.

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 9:04 AM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • There is no reason to think they will not grant you an extension, they often do this. The good thing is your hubby started back working that is a plus!!! Don't stress over this, because ultimately you have done all you could do, so stressing will only make you sick, positive thoughts only!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see that glass half full!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, you will be ok!!! HUGS!!!

    Answer by older at 9:04 AM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Thank you guys. I'm such a baby right now. Just reading ur words makes mme cry. I sometimes forget some people r nice

    Answer by jamiethornton26 at 9:11 AM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Call them ASAP, who knows if they have gotten the e-mail. Glad your Hubby got a job, times are tough right now. I'm praying for ya!

    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 10:51 AM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Heard from water company they r letting me make the payment on Friday!

    Answer by jamiethornton26 at 12:10 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • I wish you guys the best. We have had some close calls with money before. Congratulations on your husband's new job. Im glad people responding nicely.

    Answer by Sillybillymel at 3:26 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • you should be able to go to the states human affairs office and get at least a one time assist. Most states only require that you be on a shut off notice

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 7:31 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

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