Let me lay the foundation. Dh is out of work. Last day to pay rent on time was today... so yes we'll be late. Out home and internet and cable have been disconnected. I'm on my neighbors computer. Light bill was 250 dollars and we couldnt afford a dollar of that. Just got the disconnection notice in the mail this afternoon. Everything electronic is either in the pawn shop close to being lost or we've sold it already. I don't have my ring anymore and neither does dh. Tried to apply for emergency foodstamps... some freaking how we did not meet the criteria. Not low income ENOUGH?! Any money we HAD we used to take care of the kids and make sure there is food in the house, although the only food we could keep in the house is water and noodles and wieners and we're just about out of those. God help me now i'm crying.
Anyway the company dh worked for are a bunch of dicks. They do not allow you to get a faxed copy of your w2. Have to wait to get it in the mail and they always, always wait until the 31st to get it out. Then it takes a week for it to get to us. Our landlord (we've been here for 6 years and never missed a payment. Never late) will NOT work with us. She said come the 5th they will be filing for eviction. We have NO place to go. We have both been looking for work. Nothing. Dh is supposed to be going to a labor hall a friend told him about tomorrow. Another friend of his told him to get a loan against our car. But of we lose that we are really lost.
Out families can't help we're all doing bad right now. We don't want the kids to be homeless are hungry. Dh and I have talked about seeing if we can give them up temporarily. This breaks my heart into so many pieces. My babies are my life but if we cannot keep a roof over their heads and food in their bellies what do we do? Our families said they can't take them and we understand that.
What would you all do? I think i'm just going to curl up and cry myself to sleep later. I'm scared and I wish I knew what was going to happen.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Feb. 2, 2011 in Money & Work
do whatever you have to do to keep you children, take out the title loan on your car until taxes get a little camper with taxes then pay off the title loan live in the camper tell you can save up and get a cheaper place, my husband and i lost our house 2 years ago lost our cars lost everything but never did we think about giving the state our children we did whatever it took there are plenty of resources out there you don't need to give them temp custody of the kids, ask churches for help.
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