Judah's portion of the rent was $600/month. (And he was supposed to be paying 1/4 of the utilities, but he hasn't been doing that.)
The small inheritance from my grandmother earlier this year cleared debt out of our monthly expenses to the tune of $600/month.
Guess how much we need to pay for Elayna's college, after scholarships and grants?
All the plans were based on our financial situation remaining stable. Judah had promised to go from 1/4 of rent and utilities to 1/3 when Elayna moved out, which would have made it manageable. Barely manageable. We were already looking at some lean times.
With a sudden $600/month hole in our budget, and no idea if Judah will pay while he's leaving his stuff here and no idea when he's going to clear it out - thus meaning that we have no idea when we'll be able to look for a roommate - things are dire and up in the air.
We need to be bringing in more money, so I need to get a job.
My health is too variable for me to have a regular day job. We had big problems at BARCC when I'd have to be out for a week or two due to respiratory infections, or the three weeks I needed each for pneumonia and norovirus. Plus my sleep schedule is weird, and I definitely do not have the spoons for anything full-time.
What I can absolutely do is part-time work from home. I am a badass copyeditor. I am a badass admin. I make things go! I am happy and non-bored doing data entry. I can promise 20 hours a week. I just can't promise that they'll be the same 20 hours, and I can't promise that they'll all be outside my house.
If you hear about anything that fits that description, please let me know.