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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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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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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