Why us?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Raiquee, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Raiquee

    Raiquee Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Big Bend, WI
    So, this is going to be a long rant, I'm sorry ahead of time. I just need SOMEONE to tell other than my DH.

    So me and DH's bad luck pretty much started when we got married (ha!) back in October of last year. We bought our now current house 4 days before the wedding from DH parents, and all was happy. Then the problems started:

    Problem 1. Me and DH worked at the same company and one fine December Day, Mr. boss man decides he needs to lay us both off at the same time. It's okay for us to collect unemployment, so we suck it up and move on. We also figured since we bought the house, we'd get the 8k credit and put it in savings in case something bad happens.

    Problem 2. Come tax time, we realize that oh my gosh, we aren't getting that 8k tax credit to first time home buyers. Now this combined with a good price was the reason we bought DH's parents house. Now, we have no fall back plan. We have savings, but not as cushy as 8k! We are mad, try to figure a way to get it, no dice. We shrug and sigh and move on.

    Problem 3. March 18th I pay off my car payment. I had bought a brand new car when me and DH pretty much met. Wasn't much, but my first car. Yay! We save a bit over $230 a month as no car payment. How is this a problem? Cause March 31st comes and a guy runs a red light, smashes into my car and totals it. [​IMG]

    Problem 4: DH tells me when I get my check for the car, that I should give him 1/2 to get a work truck, as his father was taking the truck when they moved out of the house. I give hubby 3k. Hubby buys some stupid truck that is falling apart mere months later, and hes trying to part out to buy another truck.

    Problem 5. We realize with our unemployment, that we would be much more "comfortable" if we get a roommate. Then we wouldn't be so strapped for cash. Okay, he's not really a problem but who wants a room mate after finally buying their own home?

    Problem 6. Unemployment suddenly runs out, and we are stuck with nothing. I try calling unemployment over and over. Mind you, we exhausted our savings because of the car accident. I finally get ahold of someone today, and they told me they aren't doing any extensions anymore. So we have NO income.

    To sum up my problems, it's pretty awesome huh?

    Everyone tells me it will get better, but you know, It's hard to see through all this. [​IMG] I guess I never knew one person could have sooo much bad LUCK!

    Thanks for listening guys, off to apply for more jobs that won't call me [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010

  2. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I am sorry all of this is happening to you at once. The dropped unemployment extension kinda sucked. Things will turn around. You are both reasonably healthy?? Hang in there!
  3. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
  4. Raiquee

    Raiquee Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Big Bend, WI
    Yes, most of the time we are rather healthy.

    Although this week i've been very naustious when wanting to eat, headaches, wanting to sleep a lot....I'm thinking, yes lets ice this cake now and let me be preggors! lol.

    I try and be positive, but as I said, it's hard!

    Thanks for the thoughts and hugs guys [​IMG]
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] So sorry. [​IMG]
  6. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

  7. Yup when it rains it pours..

    Im also like you. If it wasnt for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.

    It is hard to see past the bad. It seems like it will never get better. But we can all wish..

    You need a [​IMG]

    Heck I think every one has been down on their luck lately.. So every one needs a [​IMG]

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  8. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    I feel ya.It's tough for a lot of people.I have been unemployed for 2 years now.I don't have any unemployment either.My daughter lives with Us with 2 year old grandson.She pays a little rent but Not really anything to help.Last year DH lost his truck.We got so far behind on the house.We Opted to move out and traded in $4000 worth of our farm stuff and eqpt. as a down pmt on a TINY doublewide one mile down road.Well after 3 months bank still wouldnt foreclose on house and wanted to work a deal.They got a lower pmt and well Like Idiot's YEP We MOVED back a mile to the farm.AFTER we got rid of half our stuff including our fridge stove sofa,riding mower tool's you name it.Now having to rent a fridge stove and riding mower tool's eqpt..Well things were going fair until spring the sewer messed up.$$$$.Truck had to have tires, lalala Daughter get's NO help from Twiddle( babie's dad).I had restarted my bird's this spring after last year.OH yeah selling all those I worked so hard on for 5 years and my incubator to a Supposed friend which ripped me off and still owes me big money for them.My car got repo'd Sun night.Now with everything and the car problems we behind on mortgage AGAIN!DH took a car from oldest and tried to get it going this week from oldest daughter.Waaaaa it has a left front cracked axle lalalala long list.lI give up [​IMG] .I wish thing's would get better for everyone cause it sure stink's right now.Hope something work's out for you.
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yup..i feel ya too! Hubbys unemployment just ran out too... and they said that the extensions were voted out. So.. thats it.. no more money.
    And the union has no jobs right now either... [​IMG]
  10. Raiquee

    Raiquee Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Big Bend, WI
    yeah!! I can't believe they think this is okay to do to someone??? The extensions are federal, so this is happening ALL over the US. It's aggrivating because back when problem #1 came around it was almost a blessing because I went full time at school in January. Well, I go back to full time school in fall, and go into my clinicals come November. So, I wouldn't be able to hold a job, unless its weekends only...so I was hoping for our unemployment to last at least a year.

    It's not looking good, I hope the vote it back in [​IMG]

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