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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
27th-Jan-2010 07:36 pm
Boondock/can't believe
There've been about a dozen points of absolute fail today, and they keep on coming.

Most recent?

I finally got Elayna to pick out her courses for Explo. Went to register her, because hey, today's payday and I have the money!

Guess what?

Deposit for residential* is $250 more than my paycheck.

I thought that for once I wasn't going to have to go beg my parents for money for something for Elayna. For once. But no. If I want to be assured of getting her into her chosen classes, I need to register her right quick, not in another two weeks.

So on top of everything else today (which also includes Stone Hearth getting our order wrong now; guys are on their way back), now I get to call my parents and beg for money, even though I have a job now and theoretically should not have to.

*headdesk* I understand that the universe seems to be opposed to me getting ahead ever. But lately, I can't even seem to break even, and it wearies me.

*She was a day student last year and the year before, with half the deposit; this year she'll be in the Senior program, which is at Yale, so she has to be residential.

EDIT: Sucked it up, called parents, put in deposit on their card. But there was no option to put in Elayna's class choices! Have e-mailed Explo and will hopefully get this resolved tomorrow.
28th-Jan-2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Well - you could just tell your parents the situation and that you'll pay them back as soon as you get your next paycheck?
28th-Jan-2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Yeah. I was just really looking forward to handling it all myself.
28th-Jan-2010 12:43 am (UTC)
Gah. Sympathies.

(Though--Explo? Awesome! My sister did that a number of years ago, and she loved it.)
28th-Jan-2010 12:46 am (UTC)
This'll be her third year. It's been a real life-changer for her...
28th-Jan-2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Yale! And she's your Rory! Must do!
28th-Jan-2010 01:18 am (UTC)
28th-Jan-2010 01:22 am (UTC)
how much are you missing for the deposit? can we run another "send elayna to the squids" fund via paypal?
28th-Jan-2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Give yourself a break. You've been back to work for what? 3 weeks or less?

It's going to take a bit to get ahead, esp. from a deficit. Eventually, things will work out, and you'll start to break even, and then pull ahead. But give it time.

It's not an overnight thing. Think, next year, you'll definitely be able to pay for Explo without any monetary support.
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28th-Jan-2010 02:03 am (UTC)
do you have to do it *this* week? Can you set aside as much as you can and try again w/ the next check?
28th-Jan-2010 02:10 am (UTC)
-hugehugehugs- You have my sympathy.

But, remember, it'll get better once you've had another paycheck or two under your belt.
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28th-Jan-2010 10:12 am (UTC)
..."but, seriously, how awesome are you that you'd found ways around this and still were able to raise money for your household/so your daughter could do cool things like Explo--a lot of other people can and do just give up. You don't. Ever. That counts for a lot."

Seconded. With everything on your plate last year, you managed to give her something truly special and character-forming, an experience that has shaped her and given her more confidence. Through creativity and sheer determination and love, you made it possible.

I hope that you are able to clear things up today regarding her choices. It would be nice for one thing to go smoothly, neh?
28th-Jan-2010 03:12 pm (UTC) - I hear you.
I understand that the universe seems to be opposed to me getting ahead ever. But lately, I can't even seem to break even, and it wearies me.

And I so know how it feels. But trust me, it does get better. But I'm betting you'll run into the same problem I have with it not getting better *quickly* enough. We just need to hang in there.
28th-Jan-2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Even when I've been fully employed, my parents have paid their grandchild's summer camp expenses as a matter of course. $250 is Not Terrible. I get not wanting to have to ask - but really, you're doing great.
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