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No Internet and Over Budget

January 19th, 2012 at 02:05 pm

The internet out here has been in and out. It's so aggravating sometimes I could just scream. It connects for a few seconds and then goes right back out again. When you rely on the internet to keep up with everything (as I'm sure everyone here knows) it gets to be super frustrating.

It's only the nineteenth of the month but I'm already over budget. My daughter called and asked to borrow $300.00 because a relative wrote her a bad check and caused her account to be overdrawn. She needed the loan to pay her car payment. Instead of driving 140 miles to come and pick up a check she asked if I was able to just pay the car payment online. (It took about 2 hours, I'm not kidding!!) When I finally got into the website she wasn't $300.00 behind but $575.00 behind instead. She only has about five more months until her car is paid off. I just paid the whole amount that was in arrears, I didn't want her to chance getting her car taken away. I looked at her payment history and she has never been late on her payment until July of last year when the certain "relative" started having financial issues. So obviously she is lending her car payment out and not getting the money back in time to pay the payment. I called and had a talk with her, she was upset about the mess she was in but told me that she had made a budget the night before and wouldn't lend out money that was earmarked for her own bills again. She is so kind hearted and I know she has a problem saying no but she will be REALLY upset if she were to lose her car. That puts me way over budget for the month but I will get the money back eventually, I didn't give her any time frame and she didn't ask to be loaned the additional $275.00. I just want her to be able to get herself straightened out and back on track like she usually is. She pays for all her schooling and works all of the time and rarely asks for anything.

I still have tons of food so I'm thinking I won't have to buy much on the 1st of February when I'm able to go to town, we'll see. The freezer is still over flowing, it doesn't take much to feed me and even though I've cut down buying produce I had to throw out a lemon and a couple of tomatoes. For awhile there I ate so much bread and cabbage trying not to let it go to waste I was afraid I might turn into one or the other!! It also feels like I've gained 10 pounds.

6 Responses to “No Internet and Over Budget”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That was really nice of you to do for your daughter.

  2. ccraw Says:

    She's a great daughter FrugalTexan. She asks for little but is always running around like a chicken with her head cut off doing things for others. She is very giving and like I said she seems to have a big problem saying no to others in need even it puts her in a bad spot. I tried to talk to her about it the other day but she is 24 years old so there is not much I can say. I wasn't even sure I should even mention seeing her payment history, I didn't want her to feel like I was snooping....but I guess I was. Oh well.

    She texted me back later "I love you Mommy". Geez! I'm wrapped around her little finger and she knows how to milk it for all it's worth! lol

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    I would have done the same, CCraw. Hopefully your dd has learned a valuable lesson about lending what you can't afford to lose. She sounds like a lovely young woman. The relative who is taking advantage of her should be ashamed.

  4. ladymiller Says:

    That was very nice of you to help your daughter. No doubt it was hard for her to ask for help in the first place. Hopefully things will get better for her and things will work out for the relative!

  5. -Jerry- Says:

    I can definitely say that I feel your frustrations with regard to the internet... we are now on our third ISP since we moved to a new apartment, and the service has been horrible. It leads to a lot of stress because I am trying to do research for school and other things, and my wife's work is related to the internet, so we really need insurance of reliability when it comes to web access.
    I am glad that you could help your daughter, and I hope that she gets things sorted out soon with the relative. That stinks that she's been taken advantage of financially.

  6. DeniseNTexas Says:

    I hope things get better soon! I know just what you're going through, though. Been there, done that, and doing it again now. Ahhh, kids. Smile
    You haven't posted in awhile. Hope you're doing well!

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