But Mike and Bridgett aren't sure where they're going to move. They have made the rounds of local social service agencies, but so far have not been able to find anyone who can help.
"I sold my living room furniture [Monday] night just to get enough money for a hotel room," Mike said. "We're trying to come up with a plan, but we keep hitting walls."
Mike said they can probably scrape up enough money for two more days at a hotel. He said his landlord has agreed to return the couple's security deposit, giving them a little more money to start over.
"After that runs out, I don't know what we'll do," he said.
Mike said his landlord is trying to help but has no vacancies. He said the house next door, owned by a nearby church, is vacant, but he hasn't been able to get in touch with church officials to ask if he could rent the home.
Mike and Bridgett are trying to get in touch with the American Red Cross to see if it can put the family up temporarily. In the meantime, he is trying to pack the family's belongings and figure out where to put them.
Mike said he has been in tight spots before and always found a way out. He's hoping something will turn up again.
"It just hit us all after Christmas," he said. "I can't get my head around it."
Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.