Lately my husband and I have been horribly financially strapped. We knew things would be tight if I quit my job at Rollins, and if we stayed in a nice apartment rather than moving to a slum. I don’t regret either of these decisions. Being able to stay home with Snugglespawn was my priority, and I didn’t care if I had to eat ramen to do it. With rising gas prices, we felt the pinch even more. It’s almost $4 a gallon here now, and I know it’s over $4 in other places. It made me glad I wasn’t commuting to work.
My mental state suffered, though. I felt guilty for making Hottie do all the work (even though he says -I’m- the one doing all the work, heh) and really wanted to find something to help out. I guess I’m one of those people who need to work.
When I got the job at BKP, I was floored. Here was a legitimate, honest-to-goodness work-at-home job that didn’t require me to pay any money or write ads on Google AdSense. I made about $200 on my first paycheck. My next paycheck will be my first full blown working-my-ass-off paychecks. I work as much as they let me, and even then it’s hard for me to stop working sometimes. I enjoy the work, I need the work, and it’s actually a little fun.
My little man turned 5 months old yesterday. It’s hard to believe. Time flies swiftest when you have a baby. As Kenny sings, “Don’t blink.” This was driven home last night when we decided it was time to introduce him to the wonders of solid food, and he had his first spoonfuls of rice cereal. Once I got the spoon around his hands, that is. Isn’t it amazing that no matter how hard you try, some will always get up their nose? He seemed to enjoy it and wanted more than I had made, so that’s a good sign.
An update on my surgery situation. The surgery is going to cost ME about $70. Insurance covers the rest. Unfortunately that does not include the hospital stay, which will be the most expensive. I’m so thankful to those who have donated, because between that and the little bit I saved so far at least the -surgery- is covered. The good news is that I can put it off a few weeks if I’m careful, so I can save up the $400-$500 it will cost to stay at the hospital. But at least I know if it becomes an emergency, the funds are there and I don’t need to panic.
And the best news – I might have a “real” go-to job by the end of July. It would be online support via chat, something I’ve got plenty of experience in via EverQuest. Hottie works with a guy whose wife works for the company and she asked for my resume. This place is within walking distance of my apartment. Of course I don’t want to leave my spawn with someone else for care, but now that he’s getting bigger and eating food…well I can’t feed him by myself ALL the time. This job would lift such a strain on us, it would be a real blessing. And if I can be allowed daydream a little bit, the first thing we’re doing is getting Hottie out of that rattlecrap car of his and into something small and cheap with good gas milage and A/C. Then I’ll address the $1200 in work I need done on my truck, plus tires.