:( Just venting because we have never been in this position before....
I am here posting anon because I am just really frustrated, sad, hell, just plain disgusted with the situation we are in. We have never had to depend on anyone for help before, ever.
Well, my husband has been laid off for awhile now. Word came down that the company is closing so he is completely out of work, no chance of going back. The job market here kinda sucks, I know, where doesn't it. He has been getting unemployment and that has been covering the bills but we have gone through savings paying for medical bills and such.
We have four children, luckily our oldest is living out on his own and doing really well. We have two that are starting school right after Labor Day and our youngest is starting preschool part time the second week of September which is a blessing in itself.
I am unable to work because I am confined to a wheelchair and unable to work. I guess I am just here venting because I really don't want to apply for PA because I don't want to take away from those that need it more than we do.
I have no doubt that my husband will find a job, he has been sending out his resume and filling out applications nonstop. We are set on food for about a month and a half but we are now in a place where the basics for back to school are an issue.
We did buy some supplies so that helps. What isn't cool is that the two older ones both hit growth spurts so we need to figure out getting new shoes for the two of them for school. I know this is a minor issue to most but I need to figure out how to afford new tennis shoes for my two kids. They didn't ask to be put in this position so I will start listing on Ebay and Craigslist to figure out a way to not only get the shoes but some clothes for them as well.
I think I just needed to vent.
Ok, I am done feeling sorry for myself and my vent is over. I am sure I will be bashed, just because this is CM. LOL. Right now I am feeling like a horrible mom because I can't get them a basic need so I am ready for the bashing.... My skin is pretty thick.
Thank you for letting me vent.