COVID decided to rear it’s ugly head into the world and destroy many things
During the first part of the year when it originally started affecting restaurants, I was working as a server in a family restaurant
The restaurant closed for a while, and they encouraged us to file for unemployment, the government added extra money to the unemployment and provided us with a good break on finances
We were excited for the extra money and seen an opportunity to buy a home, so between taxes and the extra money we prepped and got new cookware and other things in celebration
We put down a whopping 7k, in money orders.
It was a great start to the year, between getting a settlement for a car accident, decent tax return, the stimulus and unemployment we felt unstoppable
Finally being caught up on payments, new stuff, new house
By time June rolled around life was starting to crumble, I had to quit my job shortly after reopening, due to an assualt by a coworker in march and the pressure covid caused on management put unnecessary stress on other employees
Shortly after, we were hit with a massive leak we were never informed about under the house that costed us 350 through a private contractor, and he cut us a deal since we just bought the house
Then, my husbands rear axle went out twice on the truck, beforehand the transmission failed, with being tapped from a down payment and unexpected repairs on our new home we were in the dust
Currently, we are dealing with no money, both our vehicles down, with my brakes seizing we have been getting blindsided, to add to it all, our A/C ducts are failing, so now we have a 84 degree house to add to being tapped, nearly missing our first mortgage and two vehicles just about broke down.
Moral of the story, never skip on the inspection or warranty for your house and never assume things will just work out
Being tested from all angles
Not only has the virus caused issues with finances, but work aspects as well
I want you to know, you are not the only one struggling, our patience has been tested in every way, we have three children and they usually can’t go a day without an argument
Murphy’s law has indefinately put our family through the ringer.
What we are doing to move forward
With all the trials and issues life has put us through, we are choosing to continue to figure out how to get through it
My goal moving forward is to get past the depression this has caused this year alone
Every day has been a fight, sun up to sun down, patience being tested every single brutal step of the way
There is no glorious happy ending, it has to be worked for
You are not alone
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We must make it through this together, and lift each other up as moms
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