Thursday, August 31, 2006
I was down in Chico with Becky and Heather
We had TONS OF FUN! And went to many of the craft stores in town.
My mom and my littlest brother and sister got a dog today and are loveing "louie" !
Anyways... tired... can't think or spell... must sleep to live!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
But how in the *$ do uneducated people manage to cut through all the red tape!
We are on food stamps and Medi-Cal... when Amie was born I called and asked what I needed to give them. MY NEW case worker told me I needed to get a birth certificate. So I gave her a birth certificate. I new I needed a SS# and went to the SS Office. They said I needed a birth certificate and another form of identification. But because she was born at home... we had nothing. So I needed a medi-cal #. I called my case worker. SHE NEVER ANSWERS THE PHONE! But 4 days later I get a medi-cal card in the mail. Then my husband gets laid off. She asks for proof of unemployment amount. I sent it to her. Then I get a letter in the mail stating I need to give her proof of termination (Doesn't unemployment count?!?) and 1 months worth of paycheck stubs. After doing all of this I thought I was in the clear. Then I get a letter saying that my food stamps are being canceled at the end of the month! UG! So I read that unemployment is paying us $1800 a month and it is $200 more than the allowed income for 4 people... Well we have 5... clearly she didn't add Amie. So I call... NO ANSWER and leave 3 messages over 2 days. I get a letter in the mail saying she needs a SS#. So I call up the SS office and ask when Amie's card is coming. THEY HAVEN'T EVEN PROCESSED THE APPLICATION! So last week I was told my application would be processed and I would have a SS Card within 7 - 10 business days. But in that time... my food stamps will be canceled! So I called my caseworker and LEFT ANOTHER MESSAGE! I kindly asked for help. I have no idea what to do. That was friday... On Monday night I got an EMAIL from the SS office saying they have lost my application... and could I come back to fill out another one?!?!
DID I MENTION THAT ALL THESE OFFICES ARE 30 MILES AWAY?!?!?!
So I called my caseworker again today (Tuesday) to ask for help and still have no responce.
I am a well educated woman with a car that works and a husband at home who can watch the kids while I deal with this. How do others who are less fortunate DO THIS?!?!
Saturday, August 26, 2006
These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists:
1) The "season" opened today.
2) There is no limit.
3) They taste just like chicken.
4) They don't like beer, pickups, country music, or Jesus.
5) They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for the death of Dale Earnhardt.
6) Their favorite movie is BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
We expect the problem in Iraq to be over by next Friday.