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I officially hate this economic crisis...

Mar 23, 2009 - 0 comments














I thought I was doing good and everything would be alright when my husband got his tax return.  We bought a pickup for him to drive to work, and bought me a car.  They are paid for, so we don't have to worry about paying a car payment.  We also paid to get the tags and register them and insure them.  He bought the parts to fix a few odds and ends that was wrong with them (battery cables, air filters, oil, etc...the essentials for a used car).  We also bought a load of groceries and diapers and such.  Our bills were paid, so he decided to buy himself a laptop.  I figured after his hard work, (he was pulling sometimes 60 and 70 hour weeks) he deserved a treat.

Now, a month later we are in a major bind.  His company decided that they were on a hiring freeze and therefore they were also going to cut out all overtime.  So, my husband's paycheck got neutered by nearly $300 a week.  This is a big deal!!  Now, we have a cut off notice on the light bill, due to be cut off tomorrow.  I can only hope I can get them to extend it.  The phone and internet got cut off the other day, but we paid it because I work from home and I can't work without the phone and internet.  And, his dad isn't helping by shoving it in our faces about my husband getting the laptop!  

We realize that we made a mistake.  But, at the time my husband was getting lots of overtime and he was making good money.  All of our bills were paid.  I don't think it is right to jump my husband's *** because he decided to treat himself for once.  He rarely buys himself anything.  Now, it is too late to take the laptop back.  And, I really don't want him to have to do that anyway.  I am signing up for food stamps, although I hate doing that...we still need all the help we can get.  I hate this stupid economic crisis.

I don't know what to do anymore, but I feel like curling up in a ball and crying.  However, I need to take care of my family.  I have to try my best to get an extension on the electricity.  And, I need to be working harder than ever and pull in overtime at my job so that maybe at least I can look forward to a good paycheck next month.  I wish sometimes that I got paid weekly.  Well, at least I am getting better at my job.  I am not so nervous when I make calls anymore.  Well, at least my throat doesn't seize up when I try to actually speak on the phone.  I'm getting better at it though.

Well, if I'm not around in a week or so, it is because our electricity got turned off.  Wish us luck cause we are gonna need it!!

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