If we were having coffee, we would, once again be indoors and bundled up against the cold and wet. I believe it snowed earlier today but didn’t stick. Tomorrow has a similar forecast. Come on in and get comfy. This isn’t one of the easier posts to write.
I love #WeekendCoffeeShare. I love reading them and writing them. However, this week has been rather strange as things come to a head here. I haven’t written too much about it, at least not here. My daughter and family are going through a particularly difficult financial time. Her husband was working for someone who had been contracted by a major company. So they paid the contractor and he was supposed to pay Chris. It worked okay until he stopped paying him last October. He seems to be having his own financial problems so he has stopped paying, making $50 to $100 payments once in a great while. So this means my daughter’s family is beyond broke. I have helped as much as I can but my regular readers will remember that I have no income right now and am living on the tiny bit of savings I have left which will pay rent for another couple of months then will be gone. So I can’t help them financially. This month, it looks like they won’t make rent. Oregon has a 72 hour eviction time frame. So if they can’t pay the rent by the end of the grace period on the 5th, the eviction process will begin. That means that because they have no place to put it, they will also lose all of their furniture, clothes, all their possessions. It’s tough enough for adults to go through this but there is also an almost 7 year old, a 3 year old and a 2 week old baby. I can almost not function trying to think about what will happen next week.
In the midst of this darkness, I have been reminded that people care. I posted a link to my daughter’s crowd sourcing page on Facebook and people have been sharing it and donating. In fact several of you have donated. It warms my heart to know that you care and that you are trying to help. Thank you to each one of you. It has not gone unnoticed. I’ll keep sharing the link on Facebook in hopes that others will see it and respond by donating and/or sharing on their feed. [I can’t post the link here because this is a free wordpress blog so they will delete it as it violates terms for free blogs.]
It has been a rather quiet week for me. I’ve not been feeling well so I have been mostly in bed. Anderson has come over for school but we do our work then he cuddles up in my bedroom to watch TV (they couldn’t pay the internet bill so they don’t have TV right now). He stays for the rest of the day while I either nap next to him or come to the living room to do some blogging. I haven’t left the house except to go tutor last Thursday. I’m just so exhausted. I know part of it is the stress but I am also physically exhausted from not being well. On Saturday I slept all day…all day. I didn’t actually wake up until almost 7 last night. Today was a little bit better, having slept in only until 11. But now I am feeling like I need to nap or at least rest a bit.
This week I will continue to try to help them figure out how to get the rent money. I am not sure when the crowd sourcing campaign is over but I believe they don’t get any of the money until it is over. Right now they are at half of what they have asked for. Crossing fingers more comes in this week. I will also try to keep up with the blogging. It has brought smiles to my face when I have been able to post and do some reading. Those that I haven’t visited, I will get to you. I might only give a LIKE but I will read your blog (some of you don’t have a LIKE options so that makes it difficult to let you know I’ve been there!).
Not a lot of reading has happened here, at least not besides any blog reading. I did stream a movie last night that I enjoyed. It is called “Papa” and is about Ernest Hemingway in Cuba. I think it was Netflix but could have been Amazon. Sometimes they are all the same to me.
Let me know what you are up to. Any shows or movies to recommend? Books? How’s your weather?
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