I have $2 to my name until payday (Monday, thank god.) And less than a quarter tank of gas to make it to work 3x and get my son to/from school for the rest of the week.
We have literally NO food so my sister is presently taking my husband to collect handouts so our kids can get fed tonight. :-(
I am so ashamed and lost. I don't even know how to get us out of this situation.
I have been applying for a second job but none are going to work schedule wise with my current job. I work full time @ $10/hr but it's not enough to support dh/ds/dd and myself.
I have applied for PA but somehow my income disqualifies me and I'm so afraid.
My rent is $650, we four live in a two bedroom trailer. I've always lived in actual houses so living here is a big step back for us.
I require internet here at home because otherwise I cannot get phone service (it's complicated, I have to have a cellphone for work because I go on call one week every month and if I am unreachable it's ground for termination. I live near national forest meaning no cell towers so I have to rely on a wifi connection at home for my phone to work.) I have a car payment, nearly $200 from every check (biweekly) and that pos needs a new transmission.
I am beyond stressed and I am so afraid that I won't be able to make my rent or the car will completely crap out before I have money to fix it.
Please pray that another job works out and that my husbands studies continue to go well so we can get out of this situation.
I am so full of shame.
ETA, my dh is looking for work but having no luck. We live in a rural area and the job market is tiny. The jobs that are available he isn't qualified for, which is why we had mutually decided he needed to get back into school. He IS looking though, but not being much of a handy man or mechanic even his side job options are extremely limited.