Title: Can I unload on you ladies?
So as a few of you probably remember DH and I quit our jobs and moved back home in December. Since then we've been on a terrible emotional roller coaster of applying/interviewing/not getting jobs. Finally this week DH landed a permanent FT job. Hurray! The problem? It only pays $11 an hour while he is training. Once her receives his license as a mortgage broker he will be bumped up to $12 and be able to receive performance bonuses and commission. That will take 60 days.
I also have been offered a temp job through August making $9.50 an hour. I calculate it will take about 2 gallons of gas to drive to that position, so my take home pay will be about $66. Oh, and we have no idea what to do with DD. (I was told today that I had the job and if I want it I will start on Monday.) Obviously traditional DC is out. FIL is retired but, to be blunt, too lazy and fat to take care of DD for more than a few hours. I have an aunt who does in home DC but I don't know if she can take DD or what she charges. I have another aunt who is raising her 3 yr old grandson who probably would take DD for at least a few weeks for little to no charge, but my derelict cousin who really should be in jail lives with her and that makes me really hesitant. I have another couple relatives that I could probably get to do one day a week, but I really don't want to drop her off at a different place every day.
Oh, and right now we literally have $30 until our next paycheck. We have no credit to speak of and are otherwise screwed. I seriously can't decide if the money that I could make at this job would be worth the childcare issues or if I should say no and just keep looking for work closer to home with a better payout? I seriously feel screwed no matter what we do.
Thanks for reading this and any advice/sympathy you can give.