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Category: Pete 28s blog | Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:53 pm

Well as the days of the week go on so do the trials and tribulations. Last night my tv got cut off and I received no less than 6 phone calls about past due bills. Oh happy day. Why have I not given up hope yet? Then I thought about it there are many people worse off than me so who am I to complain? Who am I to sit on a computer and rant and rave about how horrible my life is I guess it does no good anyways.

I guess today I will be cleaning the house as I have nothing else to do. I have no tv no money and not a lot of food left so I guess I should find something to keep my mind off of things.

My situation has to change quickly as I dont know what to do anymore. People say keep your chin up and things will change. I hope that is the case as I am beyond depressed.

See you all tomorrow.

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kuntrygal wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:05 pm:

You hit the nail on the head in your first paragraph. There are people worse off than you and they don't complain.Does your wife work?
If not and she is able, she can also be looking for a job.

I know it's a difficult time, but if you would spend the time looking for a job, that you do complaining, you might actually find something. It might not be exactly what you are looking for, but at the moment, anything is better than nothing.

If this sounds like I don't care, I do. Ever heard of 'tough love'.

Maybe you need to talk with someone that could lead you to some job prospects, and help with your depression.

Good luck to you.


gardenmama wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:19 pm:

I agree with kuntrygal. It is time to get out there and just find work. If your wife can work in the day and you at night, then one parent would be home at all times to look after the kids. A change in attitude always helps and talking to someone to help you this this depression would be a good start. I hope you find something soon.


petunia wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:11 pm:

Pete, Here's something you could check out, but I'm not sure if Florida has this or not-But its an idea: 'T.A.F.A.P' = The Emergency Food Assistance Program. You might find it through your local community acton agency. If you have such a thing there in Florida, they might also be able to assist you with any bills like electric and gas. I know first hand how you feel. I was there for 1 1/2 yrs just a month ago before I landed my job. maybe some other ideas to check out would be places that have a fast turn over-fast food, apply for casier or register in walmart or gas stations. Hope this helps.

pete28 wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:14 pm:

Thank you for your responses. Yes I have heard of tough love and totally understand that. Just to comment on your statement as you were perhaps unaware I fill out at the minimum 15 applications per day online. I also go to the unemployment office once a day to see about new positions that may be opening up. I also visit new businesses every day and have stopped at every new construction site in the local and surrounding areas to try and find work. I am not concerned about what people think about me I was just simply looking for advice. I dont post half of the things that are happening to my family and I at the moment and I wont. At the moment my wife is in Connecticut visiting family so I have been using ALL MY TIME to locate work. Yes she is able to work. Posting on the blog is kind of a way for me to view things and understand them sort of a sounding board for me. Perhaps I should keep the posting to gardening and open a blog somewhere else.


glendann wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:54 pm:

Pete we have a Sonshine Center here in our small town that will help out on bills and food some churches will help too.I wonder about McDonalds are fast food places.McDonalds starts out at 8.00 an hour.Thats not all that bad when there is nothing coming in.I know you need someone to hear you out.Try the Amvets ,or any of the places that pickup for local thrift stores they need people lots of times to pick up the items at peoples homes .They have bobtail trucks and drivers and helpers.Call the area Lions Club maybe they know someone that needs help.If you have a lawn mower and weed eater try mowing yards or tiller to till up beds for flowers. .If you were near me you would be able to take care of my grass.Its a shame knowone in my area does this.
Just a few ideas I hope you find one soon.


gardenmama wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:25 pm:

There are a lot of places out there that can help you get by until you find work. When you have kids there are a lot of resources. Most towns/states have a food shelf of some kind. I know how it feels to use these places but when you are truly in need you have to do what it takes to keep the kids fed etc. Once you are back on your feed you can give back to these places.

When I was first married to my honey he had a horrible job finding work in the this country. He is from the UK. He didn't have his permanent green card. He has a master in CAD/CAM and couldn't find work in his area. But once our son came he finally found work. Just went to a place that advertised, went there and applied.

Go to Walmart,Fast food places anything. If you only have the job until you have something better then atleast you have something.

Good luck! and keep your chin up.


Joann wrote on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:52 pm:

Pete, I've been reading your blog every now and then and hesitated to comment because I didnt want it to seem like I was kicking a guy in the gut that was already down.

You may not realize this but your thoughts of doom and gloom will get you no where. Things could be alot could be homeless. Many middle class families are finding their selves homeless in these tough times. Your wife is on vacation.If money is tight or nill then a vacation tells me you and yours dont have your priorities straight. Paid tv is also not a priority. I dont have cable and I watch all the tv I care to watch. Concern yourself with Food Shelter and the basic essential utilities.

Change the way you look at things and things will probably change. Also try Temp Employment Services. Some of the bigger companies hire from there. Tell them you will do anything..They'll have you to work in a few days. Look on the bright side and count your blessings..things will change.


heathermt75 wrote on Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:17 am:

Well,public assistance has helped my sons and I out tremendously since my hubby and I are getting a divorce. When we first separated, I went to a fast food place to just get a job..well the hourly wage wouldn't have even paid for half of child care.So finally his parents decided to help me go to school so I will have a better chance at getting a better job and possibly work from home. I don't know how you feel about the medical field, but a lot of hospitals have a huge need for file clerks in medical records or other departments. That would at least get your foot in the door and a chance at a higher paying job. Just check with the human resources dept. I will be praying for you and your family.


cactusflower wrote on Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:49 pm:

Don't Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when your hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit!


glendann wrote on Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:55 am:

Amen ,Cactus Flower I have read that when I needed a lift so many times.

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