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Please Help Me

If any of you saw my last post, you'll know I am truly at the end of my rope.

* Just this side of 50

* Unemployed and Overweight

* Unhealthy (high blood pressure and depression. Gee, I wonder why?)

* In the fifth year of not having my divorce and settlement taken care of

* More than a month behind on my rent

* Charging my food and utilities

* Almost unable to pay minimums on credit cards so services will stop soon

* Selling my possessions one by one

* The mother of two sons who don't think a mother in need of help is a priority

* A woman who's last hope for shelter seems to have fallen through.

* Without a last shred of pride or hope

I'm begging for help in paying my rent or bills until I can find another solution, or a job, or get public assistance.

Or, if someone has a spare room to take in a woman and her kitties. I am more than willing to mother anyone who wants one. I cook. Really. Hot meals. I'll contribute to the budget whenever I can. I'll apply for assistance wherever I end up. Look for work, too.

I really hate having to resort to begging, but being desperate wipes away all final barriers. And look at the beautiful button evilmaniclaugh made for me. It's pretty. Click on the pretty kitty.







Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you can't or choose not to help, at least send some good thoughts my way. I'm sorry to impose. **sighs**

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wackinessensues
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, I raelly wish I didn't know what you were going through. We've been $500 overdrawn for 3 weeks, and that's *with* getting paid every Friday. we won't be out of the red till next Friday, and of course that will be gone before it hits the bank because we haven't paid any utilities in more than a month.

I just don't understand how anyone could think this country is doing okay, because pretty much everyone I know is *starving*, and that's not us being meodramatic, people are actually going without food.

*sends you hugs and kisses*
spikes_heart
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
Our most prosperous country, indeed. People are suffering. And when it's not the government screwing us over, it's the people we know.

Thanks for the hugs and kisses. I'm starving for that, as well.
buffyx
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Sigh. As someone who has been evicted several times, and am now living on my own at age seventeen while still trying to stay in high school, while my mother was recently homeless and living in her car for a long time (not anymore, thank god), I unfortunately can say I empathize with your situation. If I had any money at all, I would give it to you.

The government isn't helping, but I won't get all political on your journal.

Is it okay for me to link to your post from my journal? I want to help in any way I can.
spikes_heart
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetness. It's public, and I'm beyond desperate right now. Link away. And smooches to you. Hopefully your sitch will improve, as well. **hugs you**
magista
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
Sweetheart, I'm too far away to do you any good, but at the end of the month I'll send you $25 and today I'll post a heads-up to your situation. Maybe someone who reads my journal lives closer and can do something more for you.

Good thoughts and prayers with you always.
spikes_heart
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
I am truly floored by the kindness of people. It helps beyond the telling of it. Sometimes even more than the money.

Thank you for whatever you do. **huggles you tightly**
beadattitude
Jan. 19th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
::big hugs:: I'm not sure where in Vermont you are, but have you tried any of the social services? United Way, Salvation Army? A church? They might be able to help. And I'd definately check with any sort of Women's Services type thing. There's got to be some pro bono agency that can help you get the settlement you need.

The thing that is saving my family right now is that my dad left me some money. It kills me to see other families not taking care of each other. So I guess we make our own extended families.

You've probably already checked these out - it looks like Vermont might have some services that can help with utilities and such, and housing. http://vermont.gov/living-vermont/hup.html

spikes_heart
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links - tomorrow promises to be a busy phone call day. **sighs**

I've been making my own family for years, so I get what you're saying. **smooches**
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speakr2customrs
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm 51, overweight, and went through a messy and painful divorce myself; luckily it was over 20 years ago and I then met the wonderful woman to whom I am still happily married. I choose to help.

My small donation is on its way. You should receive it soon; in the meantime here is a hug.
speakr2customrs
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I've just realised that the payment will show my real name. Please do not divulge this to anyone else. Ever.
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ladycat713
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Wish I could help but I'm trapped with my mother in a town where there's no jobs myself. I hope there's alot of little bits that add up to a lot for you.

And itsabigrock is right about the state of the country. It makes me wish I knew how to hack into the funds for the presidential ignaural party week. (if anyone federal is watching , I don't have that kind of talent . If I did I'd have a job . Now wouldn't I ,so no FBI visits)
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
Good ass coverage, there. Especially with what's happened online. Sheesh - you would think someone had better things to do than snoop into LJ's.

Thanks for your kind thoughts, and hope things get better for us both, and soon.
nandibble
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
This summer, I was rescued in similar dire circumstances, having been out of work 14 months and threatened with foreclosure on my house. It's a privilege to have an opportunity to respond with a bit of help for your bad situation. A paypal donation has been made and soon should be available to you. Keep us all apprised of how you're doing, please. With help, I got through my bad time, and I'm more than 10 years older than you. It can happen. Don't lose heart!
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words and thoughts, Nan. Being out of work certainly does more than make you broke and unable to pay bills. It undermines your very soul.

I'll be around as long as I have electricity and a place to plug my computer in. **smooches you**
fishsanwitt
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sending good thoughts, my dear, because I'm unemployed at the moment.
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
All the thoughts are good, pet. Sending mine back to you! Hopefully things will get better for us both this year.
cy_girl
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
I'm a friend of Buffx's. Paypal's being difficult so can you email your address to me at s_tache@yahoo.com. I'd like to help.
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
**huggles you** for everything.
txvoodoo
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
Look for something from Webvoodoo Productions.

HUGS.

I've been in your shoes. IT CAN GET BETTER.
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Out! Out of my shoes, I say. Nobody should wear my shoes. They're five years old and falling apart, and now I can actually get a new pair.

**smooches** hon, and thanks for everything.
caille
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
A little something from me is also on the way via pay-pal. It's a very little something, because I am in circumstances not too dissimilar from those described by other people here.

Which makes me wonder...when are we going to form our army? What's it going to take to get the haves and the have-mores (hello, inauguration celebrants) to do the right thing?

I am at the end of my patience with these people, ya know?
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I understand your ire. The division between the haves and have nots is getting wider by the moment. It's time to rise up against the bloody Republicans!!!!

Thanks for everything, hon. I'm honored and grateful.
karinalee
Jan. 19th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
If Nan is a friend of yours and share our love for Spike, then you're a friend of mine.

From one whose family has been on the receiving end of angels, I am happy to help.

Hang in there!

Karen H.
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Heh! I didn't choose the name of spikes_heart because I was indifferent to the boy! Thank you, sweetie. I am most grateful.
nessaelerrina
Jan. 19th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, sweetie. I've been exactly where you are now. I ended up homeless, alone, and broken-hearted, but eventually found hope again through the kindness of others. I know how hard it is to be strong right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you hon. I don't own a credit card, so I can't do the paypal thing, but if you email me your address I can send you something. nessaelerrina3791@hotmail.com

Don't give up hope hon. You are stronger than this!
cindershadow
Jan. 19th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
Paypal gave me trouble, too. If you can email me your address (to cindershadow at aol.com), I'll send on what I can. We've all been there at some point, so when we aren't, the least we can do is pass on our good luck. (I found you because of Nan Dibble, so she's the one to thank!)
cindershadow
Jan. 19th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
I finally got Paypal to behave, so no need to send me your address. Good luck to you!
annabuffy
Jan. 19th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry that things are so bad for you right now. I have enjoyed many of your fics and send you my good thoughts and prayers. I don't have much cash to spare myself, but I'd send you $25 (know it's not much, but could buy some food with it). I live in NYC, tell me where to send it to.
spikes_heart
Jan. 20th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much love. Could you please send me your email address, so I can email you the information? My email is spikes_heart @ yahoo.com

**hugs you tightly**
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