I do not like doing this. I do NOT like doing this. However, I really don't have a choice right now. Even though I know that times like these are becoming fewer and futher between, it's still hella scary.
I need help keeping a roof over mine and kiddo's head through the end of this month. When I had Steve with me in Utah, his presence (and the few pennies he reluctantly made for the house) made it so my medicaid was cancelled. That extra $150 was too much four a household of four...living on my disability income. Whatevs, it's done. But when that happened, the payments the state was making to Social Security for my medicare premiums stopped. I was shorted about $220 this month, to compensate for my part B premium. At the time I thought I was fine in only paying two weeks of my rent...see below as to why.
Cleotis has managed to land a job and we are in ongoing negotiations with regards to his responsibilities to us, but his persistent refusal to deal with his child support issues from his first marriage has made it so that, while he claimed to have gone to court to get that amount lowered, he didn't give the court paperwork that he walked out with to his job, so they could respond when the garnishment came. So his promise to pay half my rent here (while I cover all of Steven's needs out of my cash) has fallen through this month. (Why do you need $800 a month for kids that are grown, graduated and out of the house anyway???)
Next month I will simply pay the entire month myself, like I had been doing. It's very stressful to have to worry about this, and I know some of you know. Whatever he sends me, he sends me and I will manage. I can't deal with this living situation insecurity.
I really do not need $300, though that would help me buy stock in pizza rolls so His Excellency doesn't kill me. This site wouldn't let me ask for less for some reason.
If a small group of people could possibly donate $5 or $10, I know that this goal could be reached quickly. This site has ongoing funding, which helps because I only have until Friday morning here. The staff is VERY kind, but this is a business, and they can't give me more than two days without paying here. I do not have the funds to even begin to put our things in storage and go to the shelter, and even if I wanted to do that (which I'd prefer over doing this), this shelter does not allow the residents to stay in the building during the day, like the first one we were in, and I can't do that to Steven. School is out and it gets hot here.
I should have gone ahead and applied what I left to rent. I'd have been fine. Steve told me to splurge for Mother's Day. This is why don't buy much for myself now. I hate being in this situation and having to ask people who I know have just as many problems as I do. But if you can spare it, it would help me. Any amount that can get me to those last two days of the month, would help greatly.