Got my pay or vacate letter today.
Will be receiving my full eviction letter on the 15th if I can’t pay.
All my bills are late and I need $522.48 just to get my rent covered for August.
I’ve already cried three times this morning.
I hate having to do this. I hate it more than anything in the world. I already did it once and the fact that I’m still in this place just…
I’m not out of the woods yet. Please reblog this, even if you can’t donate, to help me get the word out. If I can make it until October, the strain will drop, but until then…
Had a home visit from some Catholics, due to the trying-to-get-out-of-the-hole-I’m-in thing. The older man kept staring at my books, which made it a bit hard for me. I honestly expected him and the other woman to walk out because it’s very clear I’m not christian.
But they didn’t. There was a quick question about if I’m part of a church, but that was it. They gave me something like $300 in gift cards — gas, groceries, petco — and a bag of base household essentials. They said they’d talk to their group about getting me through the next two months with my rent, and that they would come by again. They complimented my intelligence and my capacity for resourcefulness. I cried quite a bit.
Love people. First and foremost, despite differences of opinion and personal creed, love people. That is an affirmation I am constantly coming back to, and I’m grateful for that. I made it through August, thanks to all of you and your generosity and kindness. I’ve sent thank-yous to everyone, and I will continue to genuinely thank everyone going forward.
Two more months to go…
Got another card from relatives. I need to sit down and write some thank-you letters. September might be a little easier to achieve, but due to the new dispatchers at work I only had two routes last week. Granted, it came out to be about 26 pieces… I need to look at my print-outs and see if I can estimate what the next check is going to be.
No luck on the job hunting front. I’ve had something like three interviews, and all three of them have been rejections.
I’ve used both the gas cards and the one petco card from the Catholics; still have the two QFC cards, and I’m going to check tomorrow if there’s any way I can use them to buy a money order for myself. Probably not, but it’s worth trying. That would be another $45 dollars or so.
As of right now, I’ll need to raise $331.40 before the 31st if I don’t want to be late. After the 6th it’ll be $406.40 because of the $75 fee, as well as the cost of getting money orders so that’ll raise the number up a bit more.