My name is Carmela Lipsmeyer. Last year I lost my best friend and husband Michael in October, at the age of 46. He was my high school sweet heart. We were together for 32 years, and were blessed with 3 children. Sadly he passed on a family trip while abaloni diving. Though tragic, he passed doing what he loved with those he loved most. Life has been undoubtedly hard enough with losing a loved one, however the journey has become even more despairing as our home is going up for auction in a week! Which is why I'm reaching out to ask if anyone could help our family keep our house! It's just a little 2 bedroom one bath bungalow but its got all our heart and soul in it. All our memories from the last 24 years of our lives together, and there are 5 family members, 4 cats and one dog who call this cozy place home. Im hoping to raise $10,000 which will help to save my home, However any donation, large or small is greatly appreciated! We give a heartfelt thanks!!! Micheal and i shared a love for gardening and most of the plants and trees you see in these picture we actually anversery and valentine gifts for one another. he also worked very hard building the fence and arbor with the kids. (micheal was a wonderful husband and father, he was a simple man who simply enjoyed being with his family and pets. he didnt leave the house much because everything he needed was always right outside his door, being around nature) here is our dog merlin, dont le t him fool you he is a pretty fierce gaurd dog when he wants to be, he's a super loyal pup, who doesnt stray very far from his yard because he cant be to far from his pack of cats. here is our dog merlin, dont le t him fool you he is a pretty fierce gaurd dog when he wants to be, he's a super loyal pup, who doesnt stray very far from his yard because he cant be to far from his pack of cats.