I need $5000 to repair my home for my three children and I.
I recently started the process of buying a home after years of struggle and bouncing around with my kids. I want them to have stability and grow up with no worries of where were going next.
The house is $20,000 and I thought, “Wow, what a steal!” Or so I thought, unfortunately I can’t even get the gas turned on to be able to use my stove or heaters until I have a plumber come out to fix the busted water pipes, have the city come inspect it, then have the gas company come fix the broken gas line.
We have been in this house since last winter which was the hardest winter of my life. I had just had my daughter, there was no heat except for a fireplace in the living room. So I did what any struggling cold mother would do for her kids. I pulled my bed into the living room and stayed up to make sure the fire was going to keep my little ones warm and to make sure I didn’t accidentally light the entire house on fire.
Im trying to save as much money as I can for repairs but with three kids it’s very difficult. And it seems like every time I fix one thing then another more expensive thing needs fixed. I’ve already put everything I can into this place and it’s still just falling apart.
The bathroom is ridiculous, there’s tin covering the walls as sheetrock, holes in the ceiling and to top it off we can only shower because the piping is messed up. I don’t know if you have ever given a one year old a shower instead of a bath but it is very difficult.
I had finally saved up enough money to get the shower fixed for baths, and my truck broke down so I had to put all my money into that. Once again, pushing the much needed repairs to the back burner.
It’s the beginning of summer now and my window unit ac has officially given out and I just feel like everything around me is falling apart when all I’ve been doing is trying my hardest to give my kids the best life they can have.
Any amount of money would be greatly appreciated and put to much needed use. Thank you for taking the time to read this.