I am in a financial position that I never thought I’d be in. Im not sure how to ask ~ I just know I need help so I’ll just say what’s up
I am a single woman ~ turned 48 this past July ~ I live alone with my dog, Luna && my kitty, Pussy Willow Rose ~ in a small run down RV in an RV park central Texas ~~
For the last two + years , I have been working through Instacart (personal shopper/delivery) ~ I LOVE MY JOB !!
My job, obviously, requires a vehicle.
I NEED A CAR ~~ I would be beyond appreciative if someone could help me get another car ~ ASAP
Since January, I have bought two different cars && both of them were nightmares.
First one, was only $1000, the main rear seal leaked copious amounts of oil && then when attempting to transfer the title, I was informed, it hadn’t been inspected since 2016 && had also been reported stolen ~~
I was forced to turn the car over to the authorities ~ with no monetary compensation back to me. Had it for 60 days.
I went without a vehicle for three weeks. Using ALL my savings, I found another one for $1200 ~ within a week I knew there was issues because it overheated frequently and quickly. I did all the maintenance, monitored coolant, chgd thermostat, etc. Then, while driving a couple weeks ago, the water pump went out, ran super hot in less than 2 mins, seized up the engine, && died. Had it for 4 months.
While in possession of the 2cd car, in early May 2021 ~ I suffered a trimallear fracture to my right ankle. I broke all 3 bones that support the ankle ~ just by walking. Freak accident that resulted in horrible pain && emergency surgery. I now have plates/ pins to hold it all together.
I was unable to work for 8 weeks dt being non-weight bearing/couldn’t walk or drive.
Feels like I can’t win for losing ~
Because I am an independent contractor (self employed) w Instacart, I do not qualify for any unemployment benefits.
((While federal funding was in place, I would have qualified, even as self employed. && I’d be okay right now ~ funding stopped 2 weeks prior to me applying))
I have exhausted all my resources ~~
I am completely tapped out && have no where else to turn than to ask somebody to please help me !! Between the two car purchases && then being unexpectedly out of work ~ I’m beyond desperate
I need the funds to buy a vehicle !!!
I live very simple, my monthly bills are only $800 but ALL of them are due !! This RV park will evict me && I will have no where to go if I can’t get bk to work !!
If I had a car, I would be bk to work ASAP && make the money I need to lives && survive !
Being stranded && feeling hopeless is taking its toll on me ~~
please, if you’re reading this, have the means && are capable of helping me ~ I would forever be in your gratitude && I will definitely pay it forward when I am able !!
I would like a better vehicle than what $1000 has bought me ~ a $2000 one would run/last longer ~~ but honestly, I’m not going to be picky !!!
Please ~~ I need $1000 -$2000 ~ I feel I can handle everything else once I have a vehicle so I can get back to work ~
Thank you for hearing me out ~~