Pining For… Substance

Delightfully Maladjusted

Food Stamp USA

Well, after 212 unsuccessful attempts to find employment and congress dragging their feet about the extension of unemployment benefits I am well on my way to despair. I have deferred my student loan (the small one from years ago, the BIG ONE comes due in a few months, yay), stopped paying on the one credit account I have with a balance, trimmed down my cable bill to the bare bones ( I am holding onto cable tv as long as possible, seriously, I am home all the time, I need TV), trimmed down our phone service, and cancelled our dental COBRA coverage (so now we have no health insurance of any kind).  The next step was calling community services to ask for food assistance. I’ve cut out or trimmed down our budget where I could. Without food stamps I have no idea how we are going to pay for food. I am going to try and squeak by for three more months by depleting our savings and hope for a job, but after that I am throwing in the towel and moving back to FL to live with John’s mother while he stays here to finish school and lives on campus for his last semester.

What a truly full circle moment in my life. I spent a lot of time on food stamps as a child, but this will be the first time as an adult.

Who says you can’t go home again?


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