wish youngest was 18 I would just split, yep be the crazy woman living in the van full of cats... it's nothing new, there is always a not this time pile of bills - it's all a giant juggling act that I somehow make work each month. This month it got a little tricky though after paid rent, gas shutoff & cable ... was wondering if I had anything left to sell that would satisfy electric company and in walks the firstborn... fast food bag with- large shake and bag from GameStop in his hands. I remark that I could use for him to try to get me more rent then usual this month and he screamed at me to cut costs. I remarked "first thing to go will be cable & internet" and his response was "before I cut his internet I need to quit smoking and stop buying cat food." (I roll my own cigarettes by hand and get a pet food grant thru rescue group) besides these cats more then pay for themselves in therapy and giving me a reason to get up everyday, they are about the only thing gives me any joy with any consistency. Oh and "both girls need to get jobs!" Excuse me but youngest is still in school and can't get a work permit when she can't pass half her classes. Also both girls are each paying 3 times the amount of rent he is. He thinks because their money comes from their disability checks and his comes from work so his money counts as more??? really? AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!! He doesn't understand it's not about whether I smoke or have cats or what the girls pay; nor is it about how much they want for his student loans... it comes down to does he really think in this day and age he can expect a roof over his head with cable & internet & to eat meat everyday on $200 a month? If it wasn't for him my budget would work he eats as much as me and both girls. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR sorry just needed to vent or was going to explode... he's wrong so wrong!