I wrote this on Tuesday when we had just came from the YMCA. I brought in an application for both financial assistance and first time membership a few hours earlier….
I turned in the papers upon getting there which included a long letter about the course of our financial situation over the past 2 years along with some official papers too. After this I was given 2 week passes for each of the four of us and told I’d get a response in the next two weeks about membership and what we qualify for.
We happily took the passes, it was just me and Hazel, and I brought her to the kids area. I then went and did a 30 minute workout on the elliptical machine which was hard but I didn’t push it too much so it was doable. Normally I would like to work out in the pool where there isn’t a tv everywhere I look but I wanted to make sure I stayed accessible if Hazel had a hard time.
On my way back to the locker room to change I saw Hazel in the window, she was getting some special attention (teacher was drawing a face on a blown up glove) so I figured I’d see what was up and take her with me to go get changed. She had been having fun but got ‘gently hit’ by a boy looking at her shirt…pretty inconsolable she’d been pulled aside for some love and time away from the other kids. She was fine by the time I got there and definitely happy to see me so we left there, got dressed in the locker room, and went to check out at the front desk.
I had a note on my two week pass that said to stop by membership, so we did that and I was informed that the woman there had expedited the processing of our application and we were approved for a very good discount!
I will be completing the membership information as soon as I have even that much in my account and then we will be set!
In addition to letting me know in person, they sent me an email and let me know, I just responded asking if the discount applies for swim lessons for the girls too as that would be a HUGE help.
Now I will go see if I can come up with some good things to write about for articles to raise money for this membership!!