Post # 1
SO lost his job a few weeks ago. Four days a week since then (Friday-Monday for the last three weeks), he’s been out of town at a friend’s, scrapping metal and doing odd jobs to help us scrape by. It’s definitely not enough to cover all our bills. In the meantime he’s been looking for a job. Also, I have class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-7.
Well, a friend’s dad set him up to talk to a company about a job, and they’re talking like they might call him tomorrow. Great, but I miss him. I want him to come home. Plus how would we make one car work around both our schedules? It was no problem when he had night shift. This job would be about an hour away to the east; my school is about thirty minutes south by the interstate. Public transportation pretty much doesn’t exist around here. It’s a mess. He has a friend who would follow him so he can leave the car for me, then bring him back but what about all the other days?
I guess I just needed to vent. A huge part of it is I miss him and want to see him for longer than five minutes to drop the car off. And I’m stressed about money, and the logistics of how we’d make this work with one vehicle.
Post # 3
@ForeverBirds: Would his friend be willing to do this daily if he gets the job?
There is no harm in going for it and working things out in the mean time. That is great your SO has been doing little odd jobs to be able to get some income. I know it sucks not seeing him, but at least it shows he is a good provider and willing to do whatever it takes.
If this job is a pay increase, could you possibly budget in an additional car? Doesn’t have to be anything fancy just able to get from A to B.
If the car situation doesn’t work out, then it doesn’t work out and I am sure SO will find something closer just will take a little more time.
This is only temporary.
Post # 4
@ForeverBirds: That’s tough. Perhaps you can find people to carpool with.
Or perhaps he can find a very cheap room to rent an hour away and you can see eachother on weekends. rents in most parts of Alabama are very cheap in comparison and he may be able to send you enough to stay aflot, not ideal. Maybe he can find someone who’s renting a room in their home for under $400. With a full time job, he would be able to save alot.
Yes, you miss him, but you may have to live apart for a bit to be able to make it.
Post # 5
@searock: Thank you so much for the suggestions. He found out a few minutes ago and texted me he didn’t get the job after all. So that kind of sucks, especially since they talked like it was almost a sure thing. But I guess we’re no worse off than we were this morning.