Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Because My Blog is Where I Bitch

We are two for two, folks. Yesterday, two days after we took the plunge to buy a new car, The Husband got laid off. Yeah. This economy is about as crap-tastic as it gets. Our entire household has been laid off in a little over two months. I am kicking myself for agreeing to buy the car, but I can't change it now. It's not a manufacturer offering the "return your car if you get canned" so I'll save you the commenting effort recommending we return the car. We can't. What is even more ass-tastic is that my company is praying to the gods that we get wired our funding so we can make payroll this Friday.

Anyone who says the economy mess is just "hype" is seriously misinformed and delusional. Again, if you aren't already sick of hearing it, I have to give props to Obama. The Husband's layoff has the added bonus of leaving us dependent on COBRA coverage. Yeah. Don't have the numbers yet but generally, family coverage runs about $800-$1000 per month, and given insurance companies have rejected me twice for trivial things, it's very likely we can't go for individual coverage. Part of the Obama stimulus plan is for 9 months, the federal goverment will cover 65% of premiums. We will pay 35% - so likely somewhere around $300-$400 per month. Not ideal, but certainly doable. Provided I don't also end up unemployed again.

I gotta say, so far, 2009 has really sucked.

5 comments:

  1. Bitch away. You deserve to. I'm really sorry this is happening to your family. I hope you get paid on Friday, and Hubby gets new employment soon.

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  2. Rant bitch carry on.....who could blame you? I hate hate hate my Aunt in PA who tells me that this recession is television hype. She's never held a job. I want to strangle her as I look around and then see so many good people affected.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear about all of this. It's Friday...were you able to get paid? I hope so! And is the new car big enough to sleep in? I suppose if you have to dwindle your expenses to just a few, a large new car payment could become a good mortgage payment. I've seriously considered this rationale when debating a newer, bigger car. Don't judge. :) Keep your chin up!

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  4. You have a right to vent! This is going to hurt for a while. How is your husband doing?

    Did the wire come through?

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  5. I hope things are a little better...maybe the wire came through?

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