My youngest is already wanting to move back. Unfortunately I’m my ex’s rent money and if my kid moves home she will actually have to get a job when I no longer have to give her a 1/3 of my take home. She also holds all the cards on the decision till my kid turns 14 (feb) at that point the courts will allow her to chose.
My heart hurts for my daughter and my inability to just go get her at the moment. :(
Lawyers make divorce hard and often much more painful.
Thanks to this being one of the few places on the web that is not intermingled with common friends its about the only place I have to really get it off my chest. Stop reading now if you like. I’ll understand.
This has been a very trying year.
Jan, Feb I thought I was on the top of the world and things had made a turn for the better. Thought we would actually be able to afford some family trips again. Now I’m just trying to survive after my wife decided to throw away the last 20 years of our history including almost 18 years of marriage. Goes and cheats on me tries to hide that and blame me and my reward is $700 of child support and not seeing my kid every day.
This is worse then the year when I died (got better). :(
I know it’s a day early but I couldn’t resist.
Coworker today: “Oh you sew? Will you fix this button/fallen hem/torn sleeve/patch these pants/make me _______?”
Me: “sure I charge $5-$25 for repairs and for commissions it’s materials plus a $10 hourly rate.”
Coworker: “wait you mean you charge for stuff, its not free?”
This mentality is why I don’t work on people’s cars anymore. Did a clutch job and found a broken part ($60). I’m saving this person over $300 in labor alone plus the parts markup most shops add so probably closer to $400?and They wanted me to pay for the part accusing me of breaking it.