Well today I decided I would look into getting a job in the area. Not a web design job, engineering job or any of the things I actually went to school for, but something practical and something I could get a job with little experience. But first I had to a little bit of research in how much money I would need to make in order to make it worth my while to work. I need X amount of take home money in order to make it worth my while. I calculated the minimum hourly rate with out any thing other expenses coming out of the check. I hope to be able to get this minimum at the three jobs I applied for today.
I just hope they don't say I'm overqualified for the jobs, I can't get a job I'm "qualified" for on paper because I've not done the job for over 6 years. And web design is in limited supply here, so... hopefully with my self-employment being my last job they'll understand. I applied for a Teller job at Hancock Bank, a clerical job at medical facility here in town, I forget the exact name and a patient access representative at Singing River Hospital here in the system. So we'll see how things go.
There is room for Kathleen at the Eastlawn Child Development Center (where she goes to preschool) for her all day and there is room for Sammi with the 3 year olds. The cost for two of the girls there is $210/week.
Wish me luck!