Sunday, February 6, 2011

Priorities: (PTR is NOT Important!!@@@@@!!!!)

I just received a personal administrative message about a site where my upgrade expired; the special ptp at this site is only available to upgraded members which is fine.

What is NOT fine with me was the tone of this personal administrative message.

And furthermore, at this point in my life I could really give a you-know-what less about changing out ads for any site, for any reason, even if I lose accounts over it.  PTR IS NOT IMPORTANT!!

1) I am unemployed. The unemployment ran out in April 2010 and I have not been eligible for ANY of the extensions since that point.

2) I have no money coming in other than the tiny bit I earn online or by trying to sell nearly everything I own on Craigs List or by selling stuff to local antique/secondhand stores.

The money from PTR/surveys/offer sites/craigs list/ebay/antique dealers/secondhand stores/etc goes for 'unimportant' 'luxury' items like food, toilet paper, cat food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, gas for my truck, cell phone bill, landline bill, dish network bill (still have 7 months left on that 2 year contract), heating bill.  I have nearly 200 active listings on Craigs List.

3) Currently I have less than 0 money as my checking account is around $2.00 overdrawn

4) My computer monitor died a month ago, it will cost at least $75.00 to fix or $150.00 to replace.  Currently I am using an old small monitor from another computer

5) I had to replace the glass door on the woodstove last month--this was not optional, it had three cracks and a hole in it; that repair was $90.00

6) I am two years behind on property taxes, thats $1200.00+ that I do not have

7) I am nearly 5 months behind on space rent, that is another $1850.00 that I do not have. In another month I will get a 30 day eviction notice unless I can pay at least one month space rent or get some sort of help paying it.

8) Because I was supposed to start a job nearly a month ago that was an hour commute each way, I let the firewood run out and turned on the furnace. How I am going to pay the electricity bill is beyond me but I can't let the water pipes freeze either.  The place that helped me with wood last year now says it will be WEEKS before they even send out an application.

9) The clothes dryer died a few months ago. So I have to hang everything to dry.  That really adds to the ambiance around here

4) The alternator on my truck went south for the winter 2 days ago.

Today I get to walk to WalMart to pick up my prescription for blood thinners (Warfarin). It is nearly 3 miles each way from my house to WalMart and the high temperature today is supposed to be 55 degrees with a 30% chance of rain, and wind at 9 MPH. Does that sound like fun to you???????

Monday I get to walk to Lazer Quik to get an application for rental assistance printed out. They are 1 1/2 miles each way. But its cheaper to go there than to buy ink for my printer even if I had the money.

Changing out ads for any site is so low on my priority list that I think it fell off the priority list completely. And I bet if the person who wrote that admin message was in the same boat I am she wouldn't give a rats ass about PTR either!!


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Offers assistance and referrals to individuals experiencing emergency situations. When available, funds provided to help primarily with rent and utilities.
Phone 541-617-7291 (Bend)
541-548-2380, ext. 300 (Redmond)
Energy Assistance
Financial assistance for paying utility bills during the winter months.
Phone 541-504-2155
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Anonymous said...

Get assistance from Eviction Prevention Programs.
While the program is funded with federal government dollars, it is run by local organizations. You can contact your county community action organization, local branch of the Salvation Army, or a local government agency. Here is a resource that provides a listing of some of the
assistance programs and contacts by state, city, and county.
Housing Outreach also provides eviction prevention, rental assistance, and case management for people on our shelter waiting lists.
475 NW Glisan Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel: 503.823.4930
Fax: 503.823.4940
Salvation Army in my area will pay one months rent/house payment, one months heating bill, and one month electrical bill. Try contacting your local salvation army for some help. You can always donate (payback) back to them later, any cash help they give you now for bills.
located at : 755 NE 2nd Street, Bend Oregon
The local United Way in my area, is also known to help out with rent cash assistance. Try contacting your local office.
1130 NW Harriman St # A
Bend, OR 97701-1977
(541) 389-6507

Anonymous said...

This aid program helps households with paying their heating bills. It is funded by the US Department of Health & Human Services. The government provides roughly $12 million in federal grant funds per year to assist lower income Oregonians with paying their energy bills.
Oregon HEAT / Energy Efficiency and Consumer Competency Program (E2C2)
The Oregon HEAT provides lower income households in Oregon with energy conservation education and also the hardware necessary to lower energy use through its Energy Smart program. This project takes a holistic approach to satisfying household needs by lowering energy bills to make them more affordable. Energy Smart will also help to identify the best ways to encourage and promote energy conservation education.
Oregon Energy Assistance Program (OEAP)
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Rental Housing Assistance Programs
Oregon Telephone Assistance Program
This program will provide anywhere from $10-$30 per month to Oregon families to help them pay their phone bills. Aid is available both for cell phones and standard land lines.

Anonymous said...

Rent Help
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Find local help with housing, heating, and utility bill assistance.
Links to emergency food and housing, rental assistance, and utility bill assistance.
Rent, energy , food and other help
neighborimpact (
Bend Emergency Services)
Electric and heating bills help
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Anonymous said...

From what I read your either located in Portland or Bend. If your not, use each lead as a search term to find your local area organization. Of the same that I sent. I hope some are new to you and of use. Good Luck! No need to display the help and job leads on your blog.

Anonymous said...

Prescription assistance Web site

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Find a Free or Discounted Drug Program

Patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine

Three search results for Warfarin.

Anonymous said...

Free / Low-Cost Health Clinic Finder

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they can help you get your car fixed. They do state that they provide such help.

In Pre-TANF, DHS can help pay for childcare and transportation while clients look for work. DHS can also help pay for items needed to start a job. Examples include uniforms, special tools and car repairs.

The TANF program is administered by the Children, Adults and Families (CAF) Division of the Department of Human Services (DHS). All services are provided through local DHS offices.

Anonymous said...

Left off the link.

Electric and heating bills help
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Anonymous said...

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Providing quality dog & cat food for the animals of anyone in honest need.

910 NE MLK Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 939-7555

Free vet care for pets.

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We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charity Organization that provides emergency financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companion when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

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