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Old 11-07-2012, 09:13 AM
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We are so crap on money that our Internet and phone just got cut off, the dogs have to eat Purina, and I don't know whether or not we are going to make rent. We have to have $500 on Saturday, and we have no money. Josh gets a check Saturday... But I know it won't be that much. So he may have to get a forward on his next check... Which puts us out another two weeks for money.. With us owing $400 to the Internet company, and a payment on my camera coming up. My car has an oil leak, we still owe the vet money for Penny's emergency spay, and the clutch on Josh's truck is going out. Josh told me the other night, after being a robot for 7 months and me screaming and crying to finally make him break down, that he's not "IN love" with me all the time anymore, and that he just feels lost and depressed in our relationship. He said he loves me and cares about me more than anything in the world, but sometimes he just doesn't feel in it anymore like he used to be. With money stress and me being a ball of absolute depression and negativity and bedridden sorrow, I don't blame him for feeling dead in our relationship. And I go on the 14th to found out how many weeks pregnant I am.... With all this going on.... And I can't find a job to save my life.

I am sitting on my counter, with my iPad in my kitchen window, stealing the neighbors Internet to post this and do job applications.

My life really, really, really sucks right now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:31 AM
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I'm very sorry, can you try chain stores like petco, PetSmart, Walmart, target, etc? Or on the flip try a small business that you can befriend your way in? Have you written your résumé? Do you need help? Is there public assistance you can apply for? Have you considered selling the camera for what you owe, pay it off and be done?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:12 AM
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I'm sorry Barbara. I hope things start looking up for you.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:23 AM
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Get down to 1 car. Sell the worse of the 2 and set the money aside. Plus you cut down on insurance that way. Sell the camera, and anything else that will bring in some money and lessen your debt.

Sell yourself to prospective jobs. There should be a ton of temporary holiday jobs right now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:36 AM
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Get down to 1 car. Sell the worse of the 2 and set the money aside. Plus you cut down on insurance that way. Sell the camera, and anything else that will bring in some money and lessen your debt.

Sell yourself to prospective jobs. There should be a ton of temporary holiday jobs right now.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:59 AM
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I feel your pain, I was injured about 5 mos ago when a horse kicked me really bad in the shoulder/ chest area, & a couple Of months ago I have been able to start weight training on it again. I was able to find a part time 20 hr a week job & boss gave me as many extra hours as he could, OH has been able to find a full time job but we have to live apart & it's hard. I don't have rent (since he can live in the teams apartments for free & I'm not paying rent at home because I cook & pitch in with the maintance) but there is still the cell phones, car payment, dog food, our food, not to mention any unexpected medical things like my injury which I didn't go to the doctor for because we were still reeling from Izze's doctor costs.

So I feel your pain , prayers & thoughts going your way.

There are some good foods that (depending on where you are located) that are the same price as purina but better; blue buffalo, TOTW, TSC's brand (some are made at diamond I don't know if you are comfortable with feeding s food made from them or at their plant or not.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:45 AM
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...sell the ipad? That's like half the money you need right there.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:54 AM
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...sell the ipad? That's like half the money you need right there.
This, and sell the camera too.. you have a T3i from what I remember, just the bodies alone go for around $400-450 used. If you sold the iPad and the camera, I would think you'd be well on your way to being able to pay your current bills.
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...sell the ipad? That's like half the money you need right there.
Very true. Liquidating assets is really what you need to do. Cut out the internet and all but 1 phone. Instead go to places that have free wifi or use the neighbors like you are etc. I don't know about LA but WA has places called WorkSource that helps you find a job, it is where you do unemployment classes worker retraining stuff etc. They will help people out of work find a job.

When looking for a job, depending on the job, make sure you are appealing to them. Looking at an office job 9-5 etc. then don't show up after noon to turn in a resume. Show up in the morning to drop off the resume. Dress appropiately. Business Attire no matter what the job is. Sell yourself, leave them thinking we NEED to hire that girl.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:11 PM
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I can't even take the dog out nor step out of the front door without risk of losing my roof right now. Ack, not a nice place to be in, either of us...
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