I’ve decided I’m going to go to the local DHS (department of human services) and see what sort of programs they may have available there.
I did already apply for food stamps online, but I couldn’t really find the other information I wanted on their website. Plus I need to go to the library later anyway and return the movies I have that were actually due yesterday. They have a 1 day grace period so I won’t have a fine.
I kind of wish I’d been able to find the other information I wanted to online because I really don’t want to actually have to go in. I feel okay today so far but lately unless it’s for work, it requires a huge effort just to get my ass out of the house that I usually don’t go anywhere. With the exception of work I’ve turned into a shut in, basically. Not that I went out much before, but still.
I honestly don’t know if I actually want to go there, though. I’m sure you need pay stubs to apply for the income based apartments or housing assistance, and I don’t even have enough change to scrounge together to print off my pay stubs at the library (since we don’t have a printer).
I think I might send former roommate’s mom a message on facebook (her mom lives literally like 2 blocks away from us) and ask her if she’ll be busy tonight and if it would be possible to use her computer to print off the pay stubs. Actually, I think I will.
My plan was to go to DHS today but honestly, since I already applied for food stamps online, and I don’t want to waste a trip there if I don’ t have pay stubs I might potentially need, I think I’ll just hold off on the trip there today. Might only make it to the library.
I have a few local low rent apartments contact information written down, I might actually have to work up the balls to call them today (I have super mega phone anxiety) and ask things like, are you income based (I’m pretty sure they are), will I need to actually physically meet with you and give you my pay stubs, how long is the waiting list right now because I may potentially need to be out of here by the end of August.
I’m really not looking forward to calling them, I’m really not. I even hate calling people I know, much less numbers where I don’t have any idea who is going to answer.
I’m trying to decide when I want to call. Should I call pretty soon after 10 and get it over with, or should I like wait until 1 or 2? But then if I waited I’d be dreading it all day.
I feel like 10 am is a decent time to start calling people, but what if they don’t answer?
Ugh. I just want to get this over with.
Honestly though, I think I might just go to DHS next week. This way, I can have maybe printed off some pay stubs at former roommate’s mom’s house, I’ll have them ready, I’ll have some information about the apartments I called, and can be thinking about other things to ask them.
I was just going to open this to kill some time before 10, because that’s when I was going to leave and go to DHS, but I honestly think it’s a better idea to maybe wait. Because what if DHS would need my pay stubs for something? Then I’d have wasted a whole trip over there, and I have to make a quarter of a tank of gas last me until next Friday, as in until the 8th of August.
Ugh. I’m going to go message former roommate’s mom on facebook and then after that I’ll probably make the first of 3 calls I’ll be making today.
EDIT: Well I can cancel all the plans I just talked about because I don’t still have the slip of paper that tells me how to log onto that work system to get my paystubs, so now I have to wait until I work tomorrow so I can ask the hr lady or whatever. So now it’s like, should I even bother calling the apartments? If they’re income based I’m sure they’ll need paystubs. I mean, I can still call to ask for information like how to be put on the list and stuff, but it’s kind of pissing me off. I was going to be so fucking productive today and now I can’t do any of the things I planned to do. I really don’t want to have to go in to work on my only day off this week to ask for this stuff. Well actually, I guess I don’t work on Saturday. I work 10 am-3:30 tomorrow, I think I might just ask either on my break or after I’m done with work.
Now I’m pissed off because I still have to go to the library and I really don’t want to waste the gas if that’s the only thing I can do, but I have to since my movies were due yesterday. I think I might wait until this evening to do that though, since the library is open until 8.