I am writing in desperation at one o’clock in the morning, so my wife doesn’t know I did this. It’s not like I’m sleeping anyway. My wife has severe PTSD from prolonged physical and sexual abuse when she was very young, and cannot be left alone. As a result I had to quit working and find something to do from home. I am working, and make what I can, but it is not much. We get by, but there hasn’t been any extra money in years. Christmas is always rough, as are birthdays. We have four kids.
The trailer we live in sits on an acre of land that we own, I inherited it from my dad. However, it is about 30 years old and the pipes are all starting to leak. Most of the water walls in the house have slow leaks inside the walls that I have not been able to afford to fix. As a result we have multiple soft spots in the floor. The worst one is around the base of the only toilet in the home that works. The floor is literally falling out around the toilet, and I have it propped up against the wall on one side using 2 by 6’s to hold it upright. I don’t know how much longer that will last though.
The floor of our house is falling out from underneath us, and I don’t have the money to buy the materials to fix it. I do, however, have the knowledge. I was a carpenter in my younger days and really just need money for materials. The thing is, that it has gone on for so long now that it will cost a couple thousand dollars to redo floors, some of which are under load bearing walls. All total there are four major areas in our trailer where the floor is falling out, and one minor one under a window.
To make matters worse, our van has a major oil leak that is most likely a cracked block. The van is paid for, another inheritance from my dad. But it is old too, and with no extra money we just put two quarts of oil in it every time we have to go to town. Working from home means we only leave the house once a week – on payday. We pay bills online, make a trip in to town for cleaning supplies, groceries, and oil. And then we come home and stay at the house for another week.
What I need is help. Anything that anyone can do will be greatly appreciated. I need to get the floors fixed before they open up to bare ground, and I need to either fix my van or replace it. It’s gonna cost a lot, so I probably need help from a bunch of folks.
My Paypal.me link is https://paypal.me/wflem7670
Thanks for reading.