Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Reality Check

At the end of this month I will receive my very last paycheck from the Department of Defense. Not very far away, huh? Oh - also, at the end of this month Muffin will start Kindergarten. Two big milestones that I'm unprepared for.

I went to register Muffin at the local elementary school yesterday but since I'm house sitting I didn't have the "proof of residence" part of the registration package. I explained my situation to the secretary, she went and asked someone in a back office, then she came back and called the superintendent's secretary. They determined that my lack of a permanent address - even though I did have a place to stay - put me in the "homeless" category.

That's right. Muffin and I are technically considered homeless.

Our next step involves extended paperwork, a copy of my friend's deployment orders, and some stuff notarized at the bank. It's a mess. If I hadn't already told Jackass that Muffin was going to Kindergarten and that we would have to revise the visitation I would totally home school her. After all - it's not like I've got anything better to do!

I don't have a job and I don't have any leads either. Yesterday I spoke with two new headhunters and they are going to see what can be done. I also applied for a couple of jobs I found on the internet. I've been applying pretty regularly - but the news hasn't been good. Apparently, the RDU area has been hit fairly hard and the job market is pretty dismal. I might have to expand my search location...

But, I have to keep trying and I need to spend more time on it. So, I'll be late posting and late commenting in order to try and utilize the better part of my day fixing my homeless situation. Keep your fingers crossed!

11 comments:

Kris said...

Good luck on the job front; I know there are a lot of people looking right now.

Are you staying in the Hampton Roads area?

Tina said...

Good luck with everything..

Stacie's Madness said...

I hope you find something...

good luck to Muffin, my "baby" is starting kindergarten in two weeks!

Samsmama said...

You're homeless? I'm sorry, but I'm giggling quite hard at that. Does that qualify you for some sort of discount at the school? Donations? Anything? I'm sorry, I'll stop.

Samsmama said...

Wait, one more thing. Just think about the future, when somebody Muffin accepts some sort of award. Wether it be an Oscar, Nobel Peace Prize, doesn't matter, she can reflect on the days when she was homeless, and just look at her now! Awesome!

Wineplz said...

Gavin starts kindergarten, too! Sheesh...all these kids growing up on us.

BTW, don't even know if you're interested or if it's in your line of expertise or what...but parts of the company I work for are expanding in your general. Coincidentally the company's name starts with a letter that resides between U and W. Thankfully it's not the same as my troublesome Security Company that starts with the same letter...

Samantha Gianulis said...

Everything will be alright. Positive thoughts your way until it's all resolved =)

LceeL said...

Hang in there, kid. It will get better. You'll get a job. You not be homeless forever. Jeez ... I'm writing this and I've got that friggin' song from Annie running through my head - "The sun will come up, tomorrow ...." Where the hell did THAT come from?

travellinbaen said...

Does anyone really have a "permanent address?" And "extended" paperwork? Really? God I hate petty dictatorships. But I still admire your sense of humor on these things.

Babe in Babeland said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I believe you'll find something.

bsouth said...

I've got everything I possibly can crossed. Good luck.