Woo-hoo! I did it. I emptied out my bank account and my paypal account, sold our HP printer (we have a still working, older version in storage that I’ll get out for the kids to use for homework), and killed the piggy bank. Just before closing I took in the money to the after school program and got the kids enrolled for next week! I think the fellow was appalled when I counted out $9 in dimes and nickels but I just laughed and told him “No worries, we haven’t even begun to dig into the pennies!”
Next week’s payday will still be for the fewer hours and have to cover rent but 3 weeks from today I’ll have money to put into savings!