Update: Barb arrived about four days ago with about $40 in her pocket and a wheezy cat but both thankfully intact. Two days later, as we were unpacking her car, we'd ran into my landlord who then feigned shock and awe that I would violate the terms of my lease by moving her in without his permission. Plain point of fact, I warned him of this back on June 1st and he never mentioned any clause in my lease that would forbid me from moving in a girlfriend.
Bottom line, after treating her shabbily, he then announced he was breaking my lease and writing up a new one to justify raising my rent by $50 a month. My unemployment went down that same day because of a so-called child support arrearage. So, while we're actively job-hunting, nothing's broken for us yet and we're hardly out of the woods. If you're a fan of Pottersville and if you haven't given already, Barb and I could sure use the help until we can both get back on her feet.
I haven't been posting much lately, I know, because I've been busy getting my house in order for my fiancee's arrival. She's doing all the last minute checks and Houston Control is ready to clear her for takeoff.
But a quick check of my finances shows that her AAA membership hasn't been reinstated when we'd hoped because they've yet to deposit the check I'd sent them last week, according to my online bank statement (meaning she won't be covered during her 1355 mile trip). When they finally take out that $97, it'll leave me with insufficient funds to even pay my rent much less pay for food or any of my utilities and that's with my next unemployment check.
I know times are tough all over but my finances are so straitened right now that even the smallest donations would make a life-or-death difference. Give whatever you can but only what you can. I'm busting my ass looking for a job but with no car and at my age and employers arrogantly upping eligibility and qualifications because of the tanking job market, it hasn't been easy to say the least.
And I wouldn't be asking for your help if it didn't involve hunger, shutting off of utilities and eviction in a matter of days. So any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Even a total of $50 may make a difference. My fiancee will be broke when she arrives and will be completely dependent on me for everything until she, too, can get back on her feet. So please chip in but only if you can.