So about two weeks ago I got given a car. Totally out of the blue. My brothers neighbors had just got an new ride and offered me their old Subaru. Sweet. It runs (both forward and backwards), and turns (both directions) and even stops when I need it to. Is registered and warranted and all I need to do is get another tire to replace a worn one and rear break pads and I’ve been told it should be fine for it’s next WOF. (Warrant of Fitness) WOOT!
I’ve recently moved into a Salvation Army men’s hostel and it’s not as bad as I first thought. It was becoming difficult to continue staying at my brothers, he loves me and wants to help, but living on his lounge floor in his small house with his wife and two boys was never a long term option. This place is ok as far as everyday living goes, the food is pretty good, it’s warm, and the others here seem pretty good guys. No internetness though, so blogging is difficult. Ahh.!
I’ve spoken to Housing New Zealand about my need for a house, and had my needs accessed by them. So far from what I’ve been told I stand a pretty fair chance of getting a house where I can have my daughter part time. Somewhere reasonable that fits into my current budget. Which isn’t that much at the moment. Nice.
I had my first joint councilling session with my wife on Thursday…didn’t go well. She’s wasn’t willing to compromise, not prepared to meet the required costs of our shared dept, and not happy with me having my daughter. She said in front of the councilor that she didn’t want me to have shared custody of my daughter as she didn’t believe I was competent as a father. I felt like she had slapped me. That she could think I’m a bad parent and not capable of looking after our daughter. Or at least that she’s pretending to be worried, I was the full time care giver for our daughter since she was born. I hope things work out, I can’t stand to even think of a life without my daughter.
So things have changed a little, my wife’s getting a loan to pay her share of the dept in a lump sum. And my living costs have been taken care of for a few weeks giving me a bit of space to sort out other bills. Top up my new car, and prepay cell, sort out a couple of small bills that needed attention. The lump sum when it goes through will mean I can relax a little and not stress about making payments on my small budget. Such a relief.
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