YASoNBU. It's hit us hard and it just seems to be going on and bloody on. No car, no properly working laptop/computer, DH working ridiculous hours earning half what he used to (thank god he's found work though). . . it just feels that things will never be different. On the plus side, we're happier than we've been in a while, DD isn't missing out on anything and we've always managed to pay the mortgage. Just got to find a way of clearing a bit of credit card debt and saving. I think that's what freaks me the most: any time we've had any savings, it's been used for emergencies but we have put by now and that really worries me. But, yes: recession fucking depression!!!
yanbu. Income has gone down and prices / bills continue to rise. There's a growing list of things I need to repair in the house but I no longer have enough money to stretch that far, unless me and the dc's give up every last fun thing we do (which isn't many these days).
I swear I will have a tantrum in the supermarket the next time I see food has gone up again. Yes, I know it's not the fault of the recession that food prices are all going up and weather is also to blame but it's a perfect storm of crapness.
That just it Sage it's going on and on. It's worse than the 1990's recession and there looks to be no end. Me and DH and working harder and harder and money is getting shorter and shorter. And yes, I thank god I am back in work, but the work is more stressful and the pay miles poorer. I feel back to 1990 tbh
meglet it is a perfect storm of crapness. I do think the awful summer of 2012 and freezing winter we have just had really makes things a lot worse. DH and I continually argue about money and how hard our work is and it feels like a massive unrelenting circle