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OK. You know about my car situation. It just got worse. :sigh:

1. School starts Aug. 23. Kids can't get in to the building before 7:30

2. Sweet Geek's job told him he must either take some continuing education classes or be unemployed. The 2 classes start Monday, Aug 23 and Wednesday, Aug 25, and run for...a semester, I think.

3. I have to be at my desk, PC fired up and printer on, by 8 AM.

4. We live 1 hour away from my office - OK, on a *good* day, I can make it in 45 minutes...but not after 7 AM.

4a. I am here early because SG has to be at work at 7 AM. Yes, when we ride togther he's LATE. To compensate, he doesn't leave until 4:15 or later...which means *I* have to wait on him in the afternoons. I don't mind, but......I am spending, on average, 1.5 hours up here UNPaid.

So, let's look at this, shall we? Starting Aug. 23, *I* have to have my Jeep to be able to get myself to and from work, Monday - Thursday. (Yes, I was able to come in late after Mom's surgery, but things have changed since then - Ms boss comes in earlier, AND we have a bank meeting Aug. 24. So.....I HAVE to be at the office by 7:50 at the latest. The kids can't get into school before 7:30.....20 minutes. Not gonna work.) The kids HAVE to have a way to and from school. See the problem?

Bus? HELL no - Herself can't do the bus. She'd be in total melt-down mode every morning - the bus has a schedule, yes, but they are NEVER on time, and the seats are not assigned. She simply can't handle it - and I will NOT put her thru that. Himself could handle that....but he'd get his ass whooped every day, because he can't keep his mouth shut. (Yes, he is a little smart-ass most of the time. The other kids won't put up with it....:sigh:)

Neighbor? Here's the deal - I can't pay someone to take my kids to and from school while I am also paying someone to *watch* them. I won't inflict Herself on the neighbors - it wouldn't work, anyway, because the neighbor's boys are wild and.....my daughter is pretty. NOT gonna go there. My neighbor won't do it for free - and I wouldn't feel right in asking him to. Plus, he smokes.....Himself's asthma would flare, adding medical bills to everything else.

I have NO other options.....the schools are too far for the kids to walk or bike to (we're rural, remember?) - Herself's is closer, but she'd have to either cut across the High School parking lot (ummmm.....NO.) or go down alongside the main drag thru town (Nope); Himself would have to cross many busy streets (and go under the Interstate. Again, NO.). Let's not even go into the whole "kid going to school alone at 7 AM on work days/rainy days/cold and icy days", OK? I've got enough stress as it is.

When I am unemployed, MY situtation will be better - I'll HAVE to have my Jeep. I'll be taking the kids to and from.....but that won't be until AFTER school starts. (Bank meeting Aug. 24......I might make it to Aug. 30 - might even make it to Dec 1. Doubtful, but...) That leaves Mom in the lurch, but I can't do anything about that - I can NOT afford to buy another vehicle, I can't afford to NOT have my car...it's a mess.

I understand Mom's budget is tight...but damn, so is mine. I've got to dig into my property tax money again today to get a tooth fixed - damn filling fell out and I'm afraid the tooth has cracked....I have NO clue how we're gonna pay the taxes now. SG can't help - he's supporting his aunt (I'm basically still living on a single income here!)....so I don't have a solution. But something has to be done.....school is coming up fast (and I have to figure out how to buy supplies and clothes! :ack:) and I HAVE to have my car.....:sigh: I hate feeling like *I* am responsible for this - I'm not. I was nice enough to loan the Jeep when I didn't need it....but now? I need it. I can't get around it.....and I can't provide another set of wheels, because I don't have them. And can't afford to get them.

Argh. Stress levels are thru the roof - the dental appointment today doesn't help matters. Fortunately, SG was able to take off at noon (he worked last Monday, so they "owe" him a vacation day. He's taking off at noon today - 1/2 day - and noon next Friday (I think). So that at least worked out!)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 6th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear. I can't remember if your mom is a resonable person or not -
to the point where you cna say - hey mom school is starting soon- I need the Jeep back by August 14th so I can get the kids ready for the new school year and make sure they get to school on time. Hope she is thankful of what you have done instead of making you feel guilty for not being generous for longer.
~ali
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