We’re living hand to mouth now. it’s amazing how things can change in the space of a few days.

Two weeks ago, things were looking better, the bills were manageable, and all was good.

The extra bills for Renee’s sprain are starting to trickle in
Her unemployment ended
My paycheck is > 1 week late
What little savings we had left are now dwindling
We had to pay for shoes and a dress alteration for the wedding this weekend

We now have under $100 in the bank, a pile of bills, a wedding Saturday, the truck is low on gas and groceries need to be bought soon. I love it when life throws these little things at you.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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  1. jujubaba says:

    i hope things turn around for you. i know what its like to not know whats next. i have been there and i dont with that on anyone.

    if you need anything… ask.

  2. jujubaba says:

    honestly, i can wire you some money for gas if you want. you can pay me back whenever.

  3. alchemist says:

    I have some shit I can tap into, but honestly, this is getting old fast. Gotta wait on the client to pay the company so the company can pay me. Like, why the hell don’t we ahve credit or somethign to cover things? Where are the new clients the boss has been promising us?

    If I could find something else, man, I would. Hard enough to bill the hours I need to in order to *GET* my paycheck.

  4. jujubaba says:

    i know what you mean. it really does get old fast. you think that you are on top for a little bit and then you take 3 steps back. and then 2 more back. but then you get 3 forward and 2 more back. its like they think people dont need money so there is no rush on things.

  5. wander says:

    I’ve been there for a long time too. At least we get regular paychecks but everytime I seem to break even, something unexpected comes up. In April, I called my credit union to have them transfer funds for my loan payment. Guess what? they never did it. So I get my statement and thee is this extra $300 in there so I figure I just didn’t spend as much of the last paycheck as I usually do while I was in NC. Wrong! So around the 20th of May the loan goes into default and they make an automatic payment out of my account…right before I call in again to make a transfer for the May payment. So instead of $302 coming out, $604 comes out. Then when I got to an ATM three days later to get some gas money I see the balance is suddenly $231 instead of liek $600 like I expected. Needless to say, I was very happy I got my 38 mpg car fixed instead of the 10 mpg truck I was driving as a backup. I ate cereal all weekend and weve been cleaning out the stuff from the freezer for meals this week and carpooling to work. Just got the middle of the month check and I can’t get it into the bank fast enough. Really hoping I’ve not bounced any checks.


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