So funny. We have roughly 20$ to last us until John's 1st payday on Friday.
Through this whole shitty/learning/fucked up year, it has amazed me how everything we need shows up just when we need it. Up until this very last week when John's mom sent us 50$, that's 50$ we needed so badly I can't even tell you.
People have always told me that you get what you need. I consider us to be extremely lucky that that has held true for us this year. We've never gone without food, we've (mostly) been able stay current with our bills - the farthest behind we've ever been is right now, when we have an end in sight.
We've borrowed some money this year, I'm not going to lie, but not much - hardly any considering.
How did we get through? I get asked this a lot.
Unemployment helped a TON.
My part time job helped.
Second City tours helped.
The money from the game my dad invented helped a lot
Some freelance work that came John's way helped
And last but not least, John and I helped by cutting down on pretty much everything we have ever known. I remember the days when we were both working and I wondered how people made it on 100$ a week - spending money. How did people do that? Didn't they need to buy things?
100$ a week right now is a fortune. John and I can go days and days without ever spending one penny. We've gotten really good at it, thankfully.
And even though our broke days are almost behind us now, I think the value of money will never be behind us. We have plans of attack for our money now, we have priorities with our money now. 3 years ago it would have blown me away to know that 50$ would save my life at some point, I just would have never thought 50$ was that much.
Now it's a fortune! Maybe not a fortune...but I certianly know the value of 50$ in a way I never did before.
So 20$ for the next 4 days? Done. Hell, Monday is almost over and there ain't nothing I need.