Got into my safe this morning to go pick up some xmas scores. Now I know most people don't do this but my money (not gonna say how much but not a lot) is kept in a safe at the house. Now it's kept in an envelope with details of every time I take cash out, date and what it's for ect written on the outside of the envelope. Travis' money is done the same way. I do it this way so that little bit of money can be used for bills and the house payment. This is all the money I have in the world, people. I could no more survive on what easy child pays me even if I cut everything down to ultra bare minimum with Travis helping. (which he already does) My income from watching the boys is about a third of what is paid out each month. And I've already got most of the bills down as far as they'll go. That is why that stash of cash is so vitally important. And why I had to remove it from the bank into a safe before it was totally gone to get any help at all. I never move that envelope from the safe. I always lock the safe after I get into it. Same for Travis. We've kept it on the dining room table. (probably not brilliant but made it easier to get to in a hurry) The crime rate here is basically zilch. Plus I've got the dogs.......and anyone in the general area knows Molly's reputation for keeping burglars out, old or not. And frankly I'm home 90 percent of the time. House is locked due to M. This morning I go to the safe with my keys. It's unlocked. I find that odd. I reach in for my envelope but it's not there. I go through every single paper in there. Nope. (we keep ss cards, birth certificates ect in there) I erupt like a volcano. Which brings Travis running downstairs. I look to see if his envelope is gone too. Nope it's still there. I make him count his cash. All his cash is there. (our envelopes are in there on top of each other) He goes through every paper in there looking because I'm off on a tirade. He's trying to tell me to calm down, I'm over reacting. Uh, no I'm not. Our survival depends on that envelope full of cash!! So he asks if maybe I put it somewhere and forgot. Ok, folks, I have a cruddy memory. I concede that. But I swear to all that is holy I am not going to remove an envelope with 6 grand in it and put it somewhere and walk off! I'm forgetful, not a blathering idiot! Last time I got into the safe I was going shopping with easy child. I removed 100.00 just in case I needed it. I marked it on the envelope, locked the safe and headed out the door. I didn't wind up using the money that day because she paid me and I didn't need it. That was 3 days ago. I've not been near the safe since. I stay away from it unless forced to take money out. (avoid temptation) I called Nichole cuz she was going with me today to cancel. I have 30 bucks in my wallet. I can't buy squat for xmas. easy child had texted me over something else.......and I texted her back that the money was missing. She said she'd have sister in law ask Darrin if maybe he took it.......some childish whim thing. It's odd my money is gone, yet Travis' is still there. No way would Travis take it, he has more money than I do at the moment and has no need for it. Not that he'd take it anyway cuz he wouldn't. My monthly utility bills are due, plus car insurance. Next week is the house payment.......... I have got to find that money. If I don't, well.......let's just say I'm in major trouble. So please pray we find it. For the first time in my life I'm hoping Darrin did it. I will hug and kiss him if he did........I'm not even sure if I could manage to be mad at him if I could get the cash back.