It’s amazing how when you are poor you know exactly how much you have and how much is coming out of your bank account. This week we messed up, and I mean we messed up big. I have no idea how. I budgeted this week like I always do, we even had some extra money coming in, but somehow we currently have $30 less than the checks I have written, so if the checks go through we will have -$64 in our account. There is just no catching up. I really just can’t do this. I now have to spend the day at home figuring out how to find $30 or more so that we don’t overdraw our account. We didn’t spend any extraneous money on anything except some treats for C when he was at work and had a sugar crash. We didn’t even buy food, which I had budgeted for. The only thing that I can figure is that we spent more on gas than I had anticipated. I budgeted $250 for gas but we have spent over $400 (just going to and from work and school). It’s impossible to budget for gas because we could spend $100 a week or $400. It all depends on The route they give him at work and many times we don’t even know that until a few days before.
Life would be a lot easier if Cs boss supplied a work truck and company card to buy gas with. It’s really bullshit that not only does he have to buy a new car to have this job but also pay for most of his gas upfront. The really frustrating part about all of this is that his boss made him get a truck that gets under 20mpg but only reimburses him for 20mpg and we only get a reimbursement at the end of the month. I honestly don’t know how he is going to get to and from work next week, and I don’t know how I am getting my son to school. I’m freaking out just a little bit. A lot of bit? Today is going to be a rough day.