Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Updates: Mostly Good News

The electric bill has been dealt with due to assistance from two online friends ($60.00) and a local charity (Neighbor Impact, who pledged $171.00). I am very grateful to Dani (danni) at Central Oregon Electric Cooperative who refused to give up on trying to help me with the electric bill; she extended my due date not only once but twice, and then she called Neighbor Impact and told them what was going on as well.

Other monies have been received from online friends, $5.00 was used for a packet of 6 day bus passes (the bus is my only form of transportation other than my bicycle). $3.30 from a PTR site was used for human food, as was $5.11 from another site. My most recent payout from Clix Sense (as well as $15.88 from Paid Viewpoint) also went for food. Food seems to be the most common expense for me, but at least I am not starving to death ROFLMBO--if you saw me you would know why that is funny, as my late father would I have said, I could live off the fat of the land for quite a while--I weigh about 280 pounds but am losing weight fairly fast due to literally bicycling my arse off!!

Thanks to a good friend in Rockturd (Rockford), Illinois my cats have both food and litter that will last for a month or more (they are very happy cats). They also got free food from the local Pet Express (available the first Saturday of every month) and from a local food bank (The Giving Plate).

I returned the computer (laptop) to Aaron's Lease to Own because I couldn't justify $130.00 a month when I am unemployed and have no money coming in. I am using computers at the county library and the employment office nearly every day, but I am looking for a cheap--or free--used laptop or tablet that I can use for my online jobs. The employment office computers use Internet Explorer and are quite slow, and the library computers are only available for an hour at time (unless extended, and you never know if you will get an extension because it's based on how many people need to use a computer at the same time you are using one.)

My mother bought me a microwave so that makes it easier to cook, and will be really handy once I start working.

While I am still thisclose to being evicted from my home, I have possibly landed a job doing housekeeping at the local Doubletree by Hilton. I also have a few online jobs in the works and may have a line on a part-time job as a freight team associate at the local Home Depot.

I am still looking for a roommate but so far they have been too young, trying to scam me, or really wanted to live in Redmond not Bend.

After nearly two months I am still slowly recovering from the great pill inhalation episode of July 27, 2013. So far, two rounds of prednisone (pill form), an inhaled form of prednisone, a round of antibiotics, and daily use of a inhaler (albuterol) has still not completely cleared up the raspiness and roughness in my lungs. I'm a slow healer, but this is ridiculous.

I also finally realized that if I do have to sell my house, I will have a decent amount of money left over after the sale (even after paying the back taxes and back space rent off from the proceeds).

My mother kept insisting that I would have no money left and would have to live in the homeless shelter (as well as take my cats to the Humane Society shelter).

My mother is 1) crazy as a loon and 2) loves to stress me out particularly because I don't openly show (EVER) that I am freaking out. Yes I did cry for two nights (about 2 hours total) about all this, but it was partially PMS (oh joy), a disagreement with a friend who thought I was selling my house because of the hassle of upkeep not because of financial pressure, and an argument with my mother!

In fact I try not to freak out because all it does is use up energy that could be used--maybe--to solve the problem. After a freakout is over nothing has been solved and all the energy spent on the freakout is just plain wasted. This attitude drives my mother stark raving mad crazy (one of the side benefits for me, since she loves to drive ME stark raving mad crazy on a regular basis)

I've also decided that if I do have to leave my house on September 30, 2013, that I will sell most of my furniture and other belongings to get enough money to stay in a cheap motel until the house sells. The main reason for this plan is that the homeless shelter does not allow pets, and I will live on the street (FUR REALS, to quote Luna the Fashion Cat) before I give up my furbabies!

So all in all, I am calmer, I have made plans, and things seem to be looking up (although I could still use some money for the space rent)

Prayers are still more than welcome, I know that they have worked before (thank you, Lynda! and the Wings Retreat Group as well!!)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Needing Financial Help in the Worst Way

Things have totally fallen apart since my last post....and now I need $104.00 for the electric bill (by September 10, 2013), I am losing my computer today or tomorrow (it is going back to Aaron's (Lease to Own) unless I can pull some rabbit out of some hat and come up with $135.00 to make the monthly payment on it, and I am 8-9 months behind on space rent -- my mobile home park manager will work with me if I can come up with 3 months of space rent (approximately $1200.00) by the end of September.

I have contacted 2 of 3 charities here in town for help with the electric bill, one can't help me because they helped me in June, the other one doesn't have any funding for anything other than food boxes, and the third one took the summer off (they were supposed to be back yesterday, but didn't answer their phone yesterday morning or afternoon).

My ex-roommate gave notice on June 9, she had actually moved out at that time but much of her belongings remained in my house, and I discovered after she was arrested on July 7 that she had totally trashed the room including clothes, bird seed, bird feathers, and bird poop all over the floor. There are also holes in the wall and a lot of other damage to the room. Cleaning the room and house has been problematic because I have been ill after choking on a pill on July 27 that went into my lungs.

I have lost 3 jobs this summer, 2 online jobs where the work just ran out, and one offline job where I didn't pass the second week of training (due to the great pill inhalation episode, I had to leave training often because I was coughing my head off and disturbing the other trainees). The offline jobs were not covered by unemployment benefits, and I made too little from the two weeks of training to be eligible for unemployment.

PayPal or Alert Pay (Payza) or Serve donations in any amount would be gratefully accepted. The email address for all of those accounts is suellen.roley@gmail.com

Suggestions on how to come up with the cash I need (other than selling my body, LOL) would also be welcomed. Please understand that I have no money right now so any suggestions involving membership fees will not work for me.