I am SO FRUSTRATED! I had a nervous breakdown about 7 months ago and at the beginning of the stress (so about 9 months ago), my husband took over the checkbook. He pays all the bills but I buy all the groceries and saving us money is my job. Well, this week my husband started a new job that makes more money and is MUCH closer to home so that will save HUGE money on gas.
He has been "off" the last 3 days or so and kept telling me he was "fine" or "tired." About an hour ago he texts me and says that he is not getting paid for another 2 weeks AFTER this Friday (so we will be nearly 3 weeks without a paycheck). Rent is due. Electric is due. Phone is due. We don't have enough to cover it all and it is due FRIDAY. He TEXTS me that I (ME!) need to call around to places and see about getting rent and/or electric assistance!
Now, I understand that these things happen, especially when you switch jobs. Calling the electric company and explaining the situation to them and telling them that it will be a few days late is an option because MOST of the financial assistance places CANNOT get you in on the fly. There are LOOONG wait lists. No, what I am PISSED about is that he TEXTS me this news for one. And he KNEW about it for THREE DAYS and really could have given me a heads up for two.
He has done this before. He waits until the last second and then says, "We are in the hole. YOU fix it, okay?" We are poor. I understand that. Just keep me in the loop.