Never in a million years would I imagine there would be a time that I would ask for help. Well that time has come as I desperately need help now. A little bit of back story. I was a divorced empty nester enjoying my life in Orlando, Florida. Not well off but I was able to provide for my needs as a Uber/Lyft driver.
Having spent a long time in the corporate world becoming self employed seemed to be the answer for my quest for freedom and independence. All was going well until my adult son and daughter divorced their respective spouses and had to move back home with kids in tow to boot.
Suddenly I was responsible for 6 people on one salary. My daughter’s ex moved back to his home country and did not provide child support and their home was foreclosed on. She was always a stay at home mom so you can see where this is going. My son worked for a contractor but the company lost their city contract and here we are.
Now for the heart of the matter, my car’s engine gave out. It also needs a mass air flow sensor and four new tires. This is my (our) only source of income at the moment and I need to get back on the road. This is not asking for a handout but for a helping hand. I have given the kids a time frame for leaving but right now I need to focus on getting back on track and finding a way to pay the rent, food, etc. One can only stretch a dollar so far and right now it is stretching to Timbuktu. I am asking for $3000 to help cover the cost of a rebuilt engine with the labor and the sensor.
If nothing else this post is very cathartic in the sense I am able to release some of my anxiety and frustration at this sudden downturn of events. Thank you all for listening and as it has been noted, “tough times never last but tough people do.” I sincerely hope that is the end result in my case.