This is going to be a very financially difficult few months, or at least financially difficult until the end of February. I don't know how I'm going to manage it. I suspect meals will be extremely limited, but it shall be temporary. With my last paycheck from last semester, I bought enough train tickets to take me to school through February; I paid some bills; I still need to pay February's car insurance. This, too, shall pass, but as far as I'm concerned it won't pass quickly enough.
Yesterday afternoon I saw an online job posting, redirected myself to the company's Web site (the company describes itself as a service that provides home tutoring by certified teachers in all major subject areas and electives for students who are out of school due to illness or injury, long or short term suspension, or awaiting placement), and applied for a job as a homebound tutor (teacher?). Yesterday afternoon the director of the company contacted me, asking that I call her to schedule an interview; I went in this afternoon, and by late afternoon I had lined up a gig for tomorrow afternoon. I'll be tutoring only for two hours - an hour of English, and an hour of Global History. I'm a bit nervous, but looking forward to it. The pay is decent; as long as the company lobbies jobs at me I'll take as many as I can manage; I'd like 10-12 hours a week, which will bring my work total up to 30-32 hours a week. Between that and my four classes I plan on exhausting myself, but it's only until the end of May, at which point I shall be completely jobless; I have visions of working at the local grocery mart for the summer.
Now all I have to do is worry about gas money.