posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 10:34 AM
Dreamseeker, I, too, am on Social Security. I had a part time job but that fell apart, due to the economy, I, too, have a disability, and I, too, live
on $700.00 dollars a mo.!!!!But... I am more fortunate than you are. My rent is $300.00 a mo. and I have a very small 3 room house, with a yard. It
doesnot have a washer/dryer connection, so I have to wash clothes on a wash board and hang them out on a line. I really hated it at 1st, but now
consider myself lucky to even have that. The water is very high here, due to the loss of industry in the town. there is a flat rate of $50.00 just
for 0 water and the electricity is also high. I don't have a cell ph. either and I don't have TV at all. By the time I pay all the utilities and car
Ins. and trying to pay off a bill of my Mom's, I have no money for anything else. I. am not on Food Stamps, so food is scarce here. My grand
children stayed with me this summer and and we had lots of oodles o' noodles, popcorn, french fries, cheap can foods and cereals, and did buy milk,
and the powered kind too. I have lost 50 lbs.. without trying in the last 6 mos.!!!! It was a good thing though, I was too fat anyway.
Now my car is broke down...for 5 days now and I can't get it fixed, so my grand children and I walk to the stores. All within 6 blocks. Hate it, the
kids did too at first. Just to let you know, you are not alone in this problem.