Wednesday, July 27, 2011

April 26th Journal Entry

My husband, myself, and our 2 kids moved 2 months ago from Alabama to Kansas/Missouri (right on state line). We moved here for the university because it cost about the same as the community college where we used to live. The national guard told him as soon as his IST (transfer) papers hit the KS desk that we'd have a place in the guard here. Well, we got here called IST and still no place. The guy said give him a few days and it'd be solved. Two months later still not solved. My husband has been guest drilling but the DOD hasn't paid him at all. So we've dipped into savings to live. My husband got a job at the local Home Depot and they gave him a fulltime overnight. Due to complete mismanagement on the store manager's part, the store isn't making numbers so they cut all the overnight people's hours and won't give them any daytime hours in any of the open daytime positions. Then to top it all off, Saturday my husband tells them his heck isn't in the back and he needs them to order him a new one. They said okay we'll overnight you one. You'll see it Monday or Tuesday. Fast forward to today, they all at 8am and told him to come in and sign some form and his check would be here in 4-5 days. Umm...thats unacceptable. We are broke. Between medical bills and not getting paid with the guard we are completely broke. I don't want to but it looks like we're going to have to apply for food stamps. I was so happy when we were able to get off them a year ago (due to layoffs and no jobs available we were on them). Damn, why can't we get ahead no matter how hard we try? Just a week ago, my husband went and talked to an active duty army recruiter because the guard bs. And he doesn't want to get put out. But because of this stolen/lost check that could get screwed up now too. He could lose his security clearance if someone uses his personal info that was on that check stub. Grr. What are we supposed to do for these four months while we wait for him to head off to his 7 weeks training and then our big move right after that? This is too much stress. Vent over. (dont fucking bash me. I've bashed myself enough.)

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