avoiding interruption of service
today i got a text from t-mobile that my bill is past due. yesterday, i received an email that my car insurance is set to cancel in 10 days unless i pay the bill. my electricity payment is late. my jeep is in the shop.
i have no planned income until the end of august. my mother is already paying my august rent so i’m not comfortable asking for more money. hell, i don’t even feel comfortable with her paying my rent…but that’s a story for another post.
this is about as bad as it’s ever been, money wise. although i did experience some pretty painful times during college where i was just paralyzed by my money issues…i’ve entered the big leagues now. there is only one solution.
it’s time to get a job.
as much as i’d like to spend the summer planning my fall class, playing video games, and hiking with my boys, that just isn’t a feasible option right now.
i’m thinking about a serving job, even though i promised myself i’d never, ever do it again under any circumstances. but, i know the business, the hours are good, it’s not a heavy-investment job, and i can quit without many consequences. plus if i can get a decent shift 4 times a week, that would be a nice supplementary income to my stipend.
i’m also going to start selling things on craigslist. i have a road bike that i never use. i’ve got drapes and rods just sitting here from when i was furnishing a 2000 sq ft home. i really, really should sell my tv (waaaaah!). if i absolutely have to, i know i can sell my beautiful Nikon because the reality is i’m just not using it right now. i just have to remember, i can always get another one later.