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16 January 2017 @ 01:50 am
Update on family situation  
I was told today that my mother called my grandmother to explain the situation - since they're going to need our new address, when we have one - and my grandmother got very angry and called my brother.

Sooo my brother came over today and said he was going to continue paying the bills. We're still going to save up as best we can to move into someplace cheaper - so we don't have to depend on my brother as much, so he can have more money for his child. But this does mean we are no longer teetering on the edge of homelessness.

I was ready to confront my brother and yell at him for what he was doing. I did tell him that if he plans to cut off us in the future (again), he needs to let us know ahead of time.

All my taxes are going toward saving up. I was hoping to use them to go to Squee Weekend, but alas, being poor strikes again.

I'm so relieved I'm lightheaded.

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timespirt on January 16th, 2017 06:56 am (UTC)
Glad it worked out hon. "HUGS"
popkin16popkin16 on January 16th, 2017 06:58 am (UTC)
Thanks bb *HUGS*

I feel like there's a financial crisis every other month or so at my house. It's so exhausting!
timespirt on January 16th, 2017 07:01 am (UTC)
Same here.
aka_niffer on January 16th, 2017 07:13 am (UTC)
Oh I am so relieved. Breathing room until the next crisis. I kinda forgot your brother is expecting a baby. That is scary and he is probably being pressured by the girlfriend. But I'm glad he's being honorable and keeping the commitments he made to you and your parents. I hate that all your money is going to survival. When you can't take a break, or indulge in the little things that make you happy, it is exhausting and debilitating on a level few can understand.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that things will improve for you, your parents, and yes, your brother too 🙂
popkin16: ♦ no ships like partnershipspopkin16 on January 16th, 2017 07:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, the baby makes things complicated. We get why he wanted to do what he did, but giving us no warning, no chance to save up...it was terrifying. But this way we get to keep what we have - for now - and he will get to put money toward the kid.

When you can't take a break, or indulge in the little things that make you happy, it is exhausting and debilitating on a level few can understand.
God, so true. But that's the life, I guess. It seems like every other month we are facing some sort of crisis - the car breaks down, we have two days to move, half our income is going to disappear...I'm getting tired of it. I am starting to feel bad that I keep posting about these crises.

Thanks for the finger crossing bb ♥
aka_niffer on January 16th, 2017 07:43 am (UTC)
Don't ever worry about venting here. You are a incredibly important part of our group and there is precious little we can do most of the time, except listen and encourage. this is also part of what I was talking about in myrant. Chosen Family.
popkin16: ☂ by your side i'll make itpopkin16 on January 16th, 2017 07:59 am (UTC)
Thank you, bb ♥
Selenic76: AtlantisLightselenic76 on January 16th, 2017 07:27 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear there's been some improvement on the situation! *hugs*

And don't give up on Squee yet, let's wait and see how things develop. If we stay at the same place, you'll always have our couch, and if we change location, the costs may go down in other ways :)
popkin16: ♦ very similar to the marmotpopkin16 on January 16th, 2017 08:08 am (UTC)
Me too! I can't tell you just how stressed I've been. I'm going to sleep SO WELL tonight *HUGS*

My main problem with Squee is getting down there. I know I can share a couch with someone and there's always plenty of food and drinks. But plane tickets are expensive, and I was really hoping I could buy the ticket now, when it was cheaper (since the trip is still so far away) and not have to COMPLETELY rely on others to get me there.
Selenic76: AtlantisLightselenic76 on January 16th, 2017 09:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's cheaper for me too if I can by them earlier. Guess we'll soon have to start asking the others what the situation is with the hotel :) I always start to feel impatient as soon as January rolls around :D
popkin16: rodney pensievepopkin16 on January 17th, 2017 02:59 am (UTC)
I am always ready to go back as soon as I board the plane to go home LOL. I miss you guys!
Selenic76: SGATeamPentapusselenic76 on January 17th, 2017 07:15 am (UTC)
And we miss you! *hugs*
blahblahwoofwoofblahblahwoofwoo on January 16th, 2017 08:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update - I was thinking about you today, wondering how it went! I'm glad things worked out as well as they could in a crappy situation, but I do wish things were a lot better for you. I've been in financial situations like this before and, yeah, I know how they can just grind you down. I hope Squee does get to happen for you! <3
popkin16: → trace you with my fingertipspopkin16 on January 17th, 2017 03:00 am (UTC)
Thank you, bb ♥ Financial crises happen a lot to my family, since we live paycheck to paycheck. We try to push through!

I hope I get to go to Squee again too :)
melagan: chibi kissmelagan on January 16th, 2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you have a little reprieve from that worry at least. (((Hugs)))
popkin16: ♦ no ships like partnershipspopkin16 on January 17th, 2017 03:01 am (UTC)
*HUGS* Thank you, bb. It is a HUUUGE relief omg.
I just like watching things explode.: oth bffs4evahtrillingstar on January 19th, 2017 04:56 pm (UTC)
*twirls you*

Oops, probably shouldn't be twirling you when you're already lightheaded.

*scatters McKay Butt Pillows™ on the floor*
popkin16: ♦ very similar to the marmotpopkin16 on January 19th, 2017 05:41 pm (UTC)
You know how to celebrate with a girl, damn XD I want to go to YOUR parties.

Thank you bb <3