Back in June of this year I needed a place to live, and my friend of 15 years needed someone to watch her kids while she was at work. My parents lost the family restaurant and the houses on the property when the owner sold the property out from under us with no notice, so I had to do what I had to do.
I moved out here and have been helping her ever since take care of her kids, even on days when she is not working, I am still helping. I started working at home for a call center for the holidays, and so far it has been going great until now. Since the holidays are over, they are cutting over 200 people in the next 2 weeks. I have given 2 of my paychecks up to her, 1 to get her son out to his dad due to personal reasons, and another to pay the electric bill so there was heat in the house for the cold winter and so I could continue working at this job.
I recently found a chance to move and get a job in another city about 3 hours from here. I found a place (it’s an efficiency apartment) for $450 a month. That includes all the utilities. Deposit is $425. He is willing to work with me on the deposit, as long as I can come up with the first months rent. He is currently holding it for me for the next 2 weeks with the $150 I have already sent to him (via paypal, with him emailing me a scanned copy of the receipt), and I am sending him another $300 Thursday when I get my check in, with another scanned copy of the receipt, and my fiancee picking up the paper copies when he goes Friday to talk to the guy and his wife about what stuff we will need.
My fiance is doing what he can as well but just found out that he won’t be going back to work anytime soon because of the weather. So he’s starting to sell the stuff he has off to get up some money as well.
Within the next week I am going to try and donate plasma, which I’m hoping that this cold I have will be gone by then so I can, and I am also trying to sell hats I am making to make a few extra $.
I am hoping some how I can get at least 2 months rent up for it, and at least $200 for the deposit or so, that way we have a little cushion in case the job that I am going for doesn’t pan out, it gives me time to find another one.
I need to get out asap because as is my friend is trying everything in her power to try and get me to stay here so she doesn’t have to pay anyone to watch her kids, and since I’m so damn nice and help her out with stuff, she knows she can get $ out of me if she uses the words “But it’s for the kids”. If I stay, she’s going to keep on, and her and I will never get forward in life :(
Any little thing will help, even $10, and hey, drop me your address in the notes and I’ll send you something I make too :)