Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yesterday was the day a lot of people dread. Work has been so slow for Aaron's company and it finally came to filing for unemployment. I have not had a lot of experience with that, so Aaron and I filled out his papers and faxed them in, not sure of what is going to happen. My husband is our main provider. I work, but I make a good $40 dollars an hour less than him. We heard that the max he will get for unemployment is $475 dollars a week! That is way less than half of what we usually bring home. Living in the San Francisco Bay area is tough. Living expenses are so high. If it were up to us, we would move far away but we have to stay here to be close to Christian. Between the two of us we bring home good money, but are some how only having an extra $200 bucks a month for groceries, gas, and leisure! (Thats not a lot!) We have had his truck for sale for about 6 months now and no one has even asked about. Selling it would give us an extra $300 a month to go towards bills. But now that he is not working, we do not know what we are going to do because we wont even have enough money to get by. It scares me. We pay $681.00 a month in child support to Aarons sons' mother. It gets garnished from his pay checks. Now that he isnt working it is up to us to make that payment or else it goes into arrears and interest is accumulated at 10% per month. It adds up fast! It stresses me out that we cant afford our own home and our own bills and are forced to pay such a high amount of money to her even though we have Christian so often. I really just need to put my trust in God. He is who will get us through this. I just pray that he blesses my Pampered Chef business and blesses Aaron with sidework. I know if we didnt look to God for guidance on this, it will break Aaron and I. The devil is always trying to interfere with us and we have to make it our mission not to let him divide us. Anyone else out there dealing with unemployment??
Posted by Brittany at 9:12 AM