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If anyone prays, pray we don't end up having to move, that we can find DH some sort of decent job within the next three or four weeks. 

Charles finally got so sick of sitting and looking for work and not finding anything substantial that he took a job as a bar back at a local bar.  It's bringng in more than unemployment, but that's not saying much, and being on his feet for 10-12 hours a night is killing his feet.  He spent the last two days with his feet up and a heating pad on his ankle (old motorcycle injury) or the balls of his feet.  Poor thing comes in limping every morning he works.  And then there's the fact that he's just not a nght person, he can't keep doing the nocturnal thing indefinitely, he doesn't sleep that well during the day and stays exhausted.  Some people can work a night shift, but not everybody, and Charles just doesn't do well working 6 till 6.  He needs something different and quick.

It is making more than unemployment, thank goodness.  We should be able to make rent for December and pay our bills for this month.  But he's planning to put in his 2 wks notice and only work at the bar through November because he just can't do it that much longer.  So unless somthing decent turns up very soon we may not be able to stay here because we may not be able to scrape together enough money for rent before it's due Jan 1st.  Not to mention we may not be able to keep up with our bills and don't even ask about Christmas.  But then I haven't seen anything for rent around here online that's 3 bdrm for less than about $800, and even that tends to be kind of questionable-looking.  So odds are if we have to move at all it'll be to my in-laws' house.

Please, God, don't make us do that!  I don't want to move at all if I can help it.  Besides the fact that I really like this house, love the neighborhood, and don't want to go through the pain in the ass of moving again, I really don't want to uproot the kids so soon.  Gwennie thinks we're staying here forever, she loves her room.  Cy loves his room.  I don't want to take that away from them unless it's 100% unavoidable.  But even if it's not, I don't know how I can handle living with my in-laws.  They're amazingly kind and generous people, my MIL is the least judgemental person on earth and my FIL is usually a pretty funny guy.  But they drive me absolutely insane after about 4 hours with them.  I simply cannot take it.  Just having them over two weekends in a row makes me want to pull my hair out and hide in my room!  Living with them, all of us crammed into their little house, will stress me out beyond belief, I don't know if I can handle it. 

And the frustrating thing about it?  If we do end up having to move it'll be around the end of December.  Charles should, in theory, be starting with either Southaven or Memphis PD sometime in January.  It'd probably be a matter of weeks before we'd be in a relatively stable place financially again.  If we can't hang on everything will fall apart right before we know it's likely to get better.  Ugh.

Right now we're just hoping for the best and waiting to see what happens.  I guess that's about all we can do . . .

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Lb128f
Nov. 6, 2010 at 2:53 AM

Saying a prayer!

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