Today was one of those days in which it feels like the city is working against me and wanting me to leave. I'm very broke and not sure how I'm going to make it through the summer, because I've now had three unexpected things occur, and my savings only will help me get through the expected.
One of them is so stupid - my sunroof will not close. Last night, it rained inside my car. It will tonight, too, if it rains. It's only open about six inches, but it will not go any farther. It seems as though as soon as my car hit 100,000, little gnomes came out and started messing with it. The power steering issue is still bad, but I made an appointment for July 10 at a place recommended by the former (and missed) blogger Rachael. That, combined with the sunroof problem, could very well set me back several hundred dollars. And that's not even going into the additional issue that came up tonight, which could set me back several hundred dollars as well.
But, why should I worry? After all, I made $44 tonight. That, combined with the money I made Sunday ($21) and Saturday ($12), will almost be $100, or (almost) 1/6 of my rent.
I hate not being paid in the summers. It makes me so stressed out. I will never buy a house.
On the positive side, my boss at the restaurant has asked me to come in a couple times a week to do office work, which will be helpful to me; I'd actually been scouring craigslist a lot lately, looking for some small job I could take on this summer in between graduate school and a trip home to Michigan. Plus, I've applied for an educational loan from MECU, which hopefully I'll get, and 75% of my tuition cost is reimbursed in the fall, so I'm crossing my fingers that I can make it through. Those darn graduate school credits are expensive and one of my greatest sources of stress this summer.
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