2008 Taxes

March 12, 2009 at 1:52 am (Finances) (, , , )

We have officially filed our taxes for last year.  Free!!  and Efile!!!  Hopefully we’ll get what little refund we’re going to be getting soon.

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Job Position Terminated

March 10, 2009 at 11:57 am (Employment, Finances) (, , )

Corporate came in yesterday and wiped us out.  I no longer have a job.  The positions are not going to be refilled.  I’m going to try to file for unemployment and find a new job.  A new door is opening.  There will be a better job out there.

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What a Blessing!!

February 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm (Blessings, Finances) (, , , )

We went to our Liheap appt today to apply for the Weatherization program.  While we were there we asked about some electric bill help since we had a two month bill in the car.  Not only did we qualify for the program they paid all but $43 on our past due bill.  It’s a huge blessing to be able to use programs like this.  It has made our day much much brighter and now we can breath just a little bit easier!

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Playing Catchup

February 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm (Day to Day life, Exercise, Finances) (, , , )

It’s been a crazy 4 days since I last posted.  J went back to work on Monday and we’ve been busy everyday since.  C had his 9 month checkup and he’s doing wonderful.  20lbs 10.5 oz.  28.5 inches long  He’s going to be very tall.

While I was there I weighed myself; 380 lbs.  I’ve lost another 6lbs in a month.  I started at 396 so that’s 16lbs total.  I’m still working out at least 4 times a week.  This weekend I hope to get to the Y to swim some.  I enjoy the water and it makes my body feel so good. 

We’re having a hard time with bills, but then again so is everyone right now.  It’s hard but we’ll get through it and we’ll be better and stronger in the end.

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What a blur…

February 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm (Day to Day life, Exercise, Finances, Health Care) (, , )

The last few days have been a blur.  We’re slowly reclaiming our house from the chaos and negative energy.  We’re literally working from the ground up.

There has been a setback with the progress of getting myself healthy.  I got an appointment to see a rheumatoid specialist but they want $250 up front.  TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FUCKING DOLLARS!!!!  Yeah, we don’t have that and won’t have it for a couple of years.  I call the office back on Monday to see if I can get in without the money.  If not, then I’m calling a social worker at the hospital.   There has to be a way for me to go to the doctor.  I have something wrong with me and I have every intention of finding out what.

The hubster and I went out on a date last night to a local pizza joint.  It was fun and man did we have some great sex afterwards.  We’ll never listen to Justin Timberlake in the same way ever again.  /ohyeah

As far as my ‘workouts’ I’ve been doing crazy amounts of house work and errand running.  So I’m not really behind it’s just not been structured exercise.

And that’s it, in a nut shell.

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Yesterday: Tax Woes and Health Care

February 5, 2009 at 2:54 pm (Emotions, Finances, Health Care) (, , , )

Tax Woes

We went to HR block yesterday so that we could find out what the cluster fuck is of our taxes. I’ll make a long story short. We’re getting screwed by the govt.  Our HR block representative is an old family friend.  So if we could file a normal return we would get back $4400 federal and $450 state.  Our real life refund? $958 federal (possibly $300 more) $0 state.  The HR Block fee $282 (which has to be paid up front)  We obviously can’t afford that, so she’s going to see if she can get tax cuts to let us e-file the way we need to. If so, then we are going to spend $60 for a copy and she’s going to come to our home and file for us.  If tax cuts won’t let us file the way we need to, then we’re going to file by hand and hope for the best.  I’m beyond crushed, and I even had to walk out of the office today so that I didn’t blow my lid. I was crying when I came back. She felt so bad because there isn’t much more she can do for us. It’s so unfair that I gave birth to a child and can’t get the EIC that should be mine. Instead, his ex wife gets it. The refund I will get is actually the child tax credit NOT the EIC.

Health Care

I called my doc office to check on my referral for a rheumatoid specialist and they hadn’t even started trying to get me one.  I’m so damn scared that I’ve got some horrible disease and they don’t even care enough to put the damn paper on the outside of the chart. To make matters worse, KDMC, the local hosiptal that takes care of my medical bills, doesn’t have a rheumatoid specialist on staff.   I have no idea what is going to happen to me.  I’m scared outta my mind and angry that they didn’t care enough about me as a patient to set up my appt on time.

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Today’s Accomplishment

February 3, 2009 at 12:31 am (Exercise, Finances) (, , , )

After work I went to the Y and did my 15 minutes on the treadmill.  It wasn’t nearly has hard as I thought it was going to be after missing all last week.

J and I made a huge stride in the bedroom filing cabinet.  All our important papers and documents have been filled away correctly!!!!!!!   /woot /woot  This is huge and very very important.  We were able to par down the stuff we need to burn but not keep.  We got our tax stuff together for our appointment on Wednesday!  I’m so excited and I hope we can keep the momentum going!

I also started a Money Journal.  Hopefully after a month we’ll be able to actually see our mistakes and bills so that we can budget in the future.

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Finances

February 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm (Finances) (, )

Starting today we are doing a major overhaul with our finances.  Every penny must be accounted for.  Only then can we begin to understand where we are and why we are here.  We have the potential to do better and we can only do that after we have learned where the money goes.  What are we spending that we could save?

We are really bad about getting fast food.  Not only is that bad for the checkbook it is horrible for our bodies.  I hope that with this new way, we will be able to change for a better way.  That is after all what 2009 is for; positive change!

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