What do I have to lose. 63 years old on oxygen. Married to my wonderful wife Shirley of 5 years. I am on disability since 2011. My wife works full time. She came here from Scotland in 2014. We rent out home. Renting is ok I guess, if you can find something that is nice and in a nice neighborhood. Unfortunately its hard to have both. Our home has high windows except for in the front living room. Being on oxygen 24/7 and my age, if there was a fire, I would struggle escaping out of here. Anyways my wife works so hard and a new home would will only be in our dreams. To have a nice home in the country. To have a garage attached to come inside so I wouldn’t have to breath the cold air in the winters. I’ve never smoked or done drugs my entire life, but I have damaged lungs. We have sold so many things we’ve owned to have what we have now. (mobility scooter , Portable breathing equipment etc.).
I lost my dad when I was 9 months old. My mother was under mental care since I was 2 or 3 years old. I was raised by my grandparents who had nothing. I lost them when I was 10 and 16. I was living on my own when I was 16 working at Sears at 2 am to 5 am and going to school. Later I took a job at the City of Dowagiac Mi working in the Water treatment Plant. When I was 17 my mother got her independence to be on her own. We got a place together that lasted 3 months. She wanted me to quit school and help her first time boyfriend with loading and unloading his truck. I was involved in sports in school, so I moved into a sleeping room back in Dowagiac and continue going to school. I ended up quitting school my senior year so that I could work full time. Later in 1975 my mom was killed in an auto accident in Valdosta Georgia. My mom was a passenger in the car that was not insured even though the young man that hit them was at blame. I got a cash settlement of 3500.00 after attorneys fees. Plus the cost of having her brought back up here and buried. I took a GED test and enrolled into SMC college. Working on a Associates degree and wrestling, I soon found out all the grants for school and housing had to be paid back and I could not continue school. The reason was, my mother never worked and paid into Social Security ever. Grandparents never adopted me, was appointed Guardians only. I have no siblings and been on my own my whole life.
Yes, the grammar, punctuation and spelling is terrible, but I hope it only partially tells the kind of person I am. I am not sure who all reads this or if its just some sort of a scam or marketing. I have nothing to lose but to reach out.