Everything falling apart.

Erin - posted on 07/05/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I just need to vent. Everything in the house is falling apart all at once. Some stuff has been falling apart for years but there's no money to replace anything. I'm fed up. My car keeps falling apart, tires not sealed going flat, another window broken $200 to replace. Running out of food and gas constantly. The dryer door won't stay closed it has to be duct taped shut. The dish washer is broke. Now the computer battery is going dead, and the power cord has a short in it. I do all my classes online if this computer goes I'm screwed. It costs almost $200 for a new battery. The kids want to swim but they grew out of their swim suits. I can't find mine. I can't afford new ones. Someone stole my child support card, so now I have to wait to get the new one. Can't get any of the support out of the bank until then. Not that it matters it's barely anything anyways. I have a pool but we have no hose and the outside water facet is broke so it had to be perminently shut off. The house looks like crap it needs new siding badly. The yard is devestated by creeping charlie and there's too many trees in the yard blocking sunlight to the yard but we can't afford $10,000 to get them removed. They're so dang huge only a professional could do it safely. Need new cupbaords, new dishes, new towels. There's no money ever. I just can't keep up anymore. I need to win the lottery. Only a huge chunk of cash is gonna help at this point. I just want to take a wrecking ball to the house. I can't stand it anymore!!!!!!!!!

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Chelsea Ann - posted on 07/06/2012

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i feel yah honey
i go through it everyday to, and this is what i do every pay check i get one thing i need for my house and eventually im starting to see the turn around use something else instead of the cubards my dish washer broke to lol i just hand wash now kinda makes more sense to me after you rinse the dish then wash you practically already washed it and as for the bathing suits i went to a thrift store and got my babies bathing suits and a new outfit each for $2.50 yayyyy!!!help is out there have you tried department of health housing my friend did till she got on her feet, and i have a buddy who does his online classes at the library(dont know if i spelled that right) theres always something to help if you need help looking it up let me know ill help you

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Erin - posted on 07/06/2012

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I appriciate your post. I do get child support but it's ony $140 a month it barely buys diapers you know. The city won't help with trees unless they are dead or diseased and all the trees are live and kicking lol. The siding is such a problem because the old slate siding has asbestos it costs $10,000+ to have people come in hazmat suits to remove it! I've tried applying to the department of economics and board for any possible grants they have never responded to me. I don't mind so much stuff brakes but ALL AT ONCE! My closest school is 60 miles away and they don't rent out any computers. I'm thinking about just buying a new one the battery is so expensive. I would have taken out extra cash for a new one in student loans but I already started this semester I don' think I can. The problem is also my student loan is already almost $300 a month! I;m not even half way done with school. I'm afraid to take any extra. I'd try to kill the creeping charlie but it seems like the nuisance is indestructable and I have the black thumb. I know nothing about plants. I hate complaining I've been poor all my life but for some reason this year I'm just sick of it.

Louise - posted on 07/06/2012

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You dont mention a partner here at all. Do you get any financial help at all from the father? Go to your citizens advice centre and sit with a councellor and go through all benefit entitlements. There may be something that you can claim but are not. If the trees are a health hazard or a danger to the kids there maybe a scheme to help you. You need help here so you have to be brave and go out and find it. Tackle one problem at a time. If your classes are attached to a school in the area go and speak to them about borrowing a computer or taking one out on loan with a small rental fee each month rather than having to find a large amount of money on a battery. Dont give up, fight back. There is help out there your just going to have to dig deep and find it.

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