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  1. Financial hardship
    It has been 2 months since I was laid off. About 3 weeks ago I finally started taking actions to deal with the finances. I have been sending out resumes, have signed up with 2 temp agencies, and have gone on 3 interviews. Nothing has happened yet but am hopeful. I have decided to cut $400...
  2. Financial hardship
    Just another one to add to the ranks of the recently unemployed. Unemployment is at 11.5% in this county as of Feb 25th so he will travel to get work. I will sure miss him!:weeping:
  3. Financial hardship
    Hi folks, My sweet DH called from work tonight to tell me his job is laying him off on Saturday (ugh - 2 days' notice) - Poor guy is trying to be strong, but I know it's really getting to him. :( I'll be waiting at the door to give him major hugs as soon as he gets home. We are trying to keep a...
  4. Kitchen Basics
    Ok, I'm a single mom and just got laid off on the 14th. I had to cut back on my grocery budget. My boyfriend is helping with making sure that each of my minimum monthly bills are paid (along with my unemployement) so I'll be fine there for awhile... but I need new meal ideas. I found out last...
  5. Financial hardship
    well, time to tighten the belts again. damn...
  6. Financial hardship
    Dh didn't get to work last week and Monday he went in and worked 4 hours and was sent home. One of the owners of the company came by the house in the afternoon yesterday and informed him that he was being laid off and no longer "on call". But, he said it's not permanent, just till they get...
  7. News you can use
    Laid off: What's next for your 401(k) Gerri Willis answers reader's questions.
  8. Financial hardship
    My husband is an owner/operator who has had a steady contractor. However, the contractor just said my husband's services are no longer needed. We don't have very much saved up and we have so many expenses. Hopefully, my husband will find more work soon.
  9. Financial hardship
    We just bought our first house in June, and I'm due with another baby (our third, we have a 5 year old and a 13 month old as well) in 7 weeks. We have about nothing in our savings, and my DH was laid off last week. We have already been frugally living as we don't make that much anyway (he...
  10. General Chat
    :yikes: I am trying not to freak out. They called us into a meeting and announced in 6 months the office would close. We had no idea.We do have 6 months, they will be meeting with us shortly to fill us in on severance packages, etc....and if you stick it out the 6 months, you get the package and...
  11. Frugal Living
    Ok, prices are definitely going up, up, up!! I went to get eggs and...OH MY!!! Is there gold inside or something?!?! We have 2 grocery stores...Carrs is the expensive one, Fred Meyer is the cheaper one (but still kinda spendy). I was planning to update my price book a bit while I was...
  12. Health and beauty
    Ok I'm laid up. Dh pulled the front porch off. He;s gonna rebuild and make it part of my livingroom so we can leave the woodstove in place. WELL...Cluts me....Stepped on a rusty nail yesterday evening. Did all the stuff...making sure it bleed. Soaked with epson salts, peroxide. This morning...
  13. Home Environment
    I have in the gardening section about how my gardening efforts were stopped short by fire ants...ugh! I've been bitten enough, thank you. I'll just treat and wait. The yard isn't going anywhere. On the inside front, I have had some things come up unexpectedly, and it's put me about a day...
  14. General Chat
    I didn't get half of what I wanted to do done yesterday, because other things came up that took up so much time. It's so discouraging! But I do have those four days off next week, so I'm turning off the phone and the 'puter, and not letting anything interfere! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight!!! We all...
  15. General Chat
    I'm so depressed. I cried and cried last night, big gulping sobs, and couldn't sleep at all. I went to the orthopedist yesterday, and he wants to do surgery to remove the pins in my left elbow, because he thinks one of them is cutting into the tendon. I know Worker's Comp is not going to allow...
  16. Pets
    Rudy is doing better. He won't lay down so you have to pick him up and lay him down so he can rest. He's scared to go out at night so you have to carry him out to pee at night. I feel so bad for him, I know it hurts and it scared him. Here is a picture of him laying on the bed, see his nice...
  17. Home Decorating
    My house is such a huge mess! I can't do anything about it until they lay the carpet! Ugh I just wanna scream. I'm really tired of home improvements at the moment........:sigh:  Ok enough whining, I'm gonna go and at least clean the bathrooms.
  18. General Chat
    Well, I had all kinds of good intentions to make this a frugal day. I had planned to stay home and get lots of frugal stuff done but...Josh invited me to go to lunch with him so I did. On the way we ended up stopping at a friend's house to pick up some assignments for a class and then my other...
  19. General Chat
    Well I've posted a few things in the past regarding my husband getting laid off from his job and me not working. Well I'm so happy to post that I got a job today!! It's going to make things so much easier for us! I could've started tomorrow but I think I'm going to wait until Monday. It's...
  20. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I was thinking about my post about Gabe and I being so different. I always have to be doing something. Gabe is very laid back and can just be. Sara
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