Monday, March 30, 2009

What a weekend.

OK so, this weekend I haven't blogged much on here. So I'm going to run through the events of the weekend in quick fashion.

It was a crazy second half of the weekend. Saturday was a slow day. I didn't go anywhere or do much of anything. But Saturday night I got a letter in the mail from the Social Security Administration.

You may recall the meeting I had with Social Security 30 days ago in their offices in Florence to discuss me possibly getting some kind of benefits. Well...I GOT THEM! I will be receiving another $935 a month, PLUS $3,689 back pay (which should be in today or tomorrow I'm thinking)! This could not have come at a better time for me, or my family.

I found out Sunday morning that my mom's hours are going to be cut, and she's going to have to work 5 days this quarter that she won't get paid for. Basically, it'll be unpaid hours...which I think is a crock of crap unless I see that the executives at her office are doing it, too. But what it amounts to is two-fold. We won't be going on vacation as a family this year (although I am probably going to take a solo trip out of town for a few days over the summer, probably as a birthday gift to myself). We might not open up our pool this year. And last but not least...we'd probably be struggling to pay our bills...except that I offered a solution to the third issue.

I am going to give my folks another $500 a month to cover bills until my mom's work hours go back to what they were before the cuts started at least. My mom is stressing over those bills and she needs help...so I intend to give it to her in any way possible. Let's hope these cuts are temporary...

3 comments:

74WIXYgrad said...

Knowing how difficult the social security application process is, I want to say congratulations for qulalifying.

I also think that it's real good for you to pitch in during this trying time for your family.

Shellmo said...

Sorry to hear about your mom's job hours being cut but I'm sure she is grateful to have your help for the family!

Pat Jenkins said...

keep a chin up jeremy. we will be thinking of you!