It never rains but it pours is a saying here in the USA.
First one of my online jobs has been on hold since May 17, 2013.
Second, my roommate gave 30 days notice on June 9, 2013 which coincidentally was also the same day my last online job went on hold–with no warning at all. I cannot rent the rooms (bathroom/bedroom) out until my old roommate moves completely out, and she is going to drag this out to the 9th of July even though she is living with someone else and has been for nearly a month now.
This means no money. No money means no bills get paid.
I managed to renew the domain for this blog with a loan from a friend. Food stamps and Oregon Health Plan (Standard) take care of food and medical needs. I got help paying the electric bill as well from a local charity.
All this brings me to the point of this post, which is 1) no charities offer any kind of help or assistance with ISP/cable/telephone bills and 2) due to a mistake regarding my debit card (my ISP said it was invalid which it was not, and there was money in the account) I now owe them over $309.00 and must pay in full by July 9 2013 (or face disconnection, a $20.00 reconnection fee, and a $5.00 late fee).
If I cannot come up with that $309.00 in the next 8 days, I will have no internet access at home (am looking into wi-fi in this town since I do have a laptop).
I have already paid my ISP $300.00 ($144.00 + $170.00) since this mess started. This money came from my last few paychecks from the remaining online job.
I have an excellent shot at a full time brick-and-mortar (outside of the home) job that would pay $10.00 per hour for 3 weeks of training and then $12.50 per hour full time plus benefits, but that job probably won’t start until the end of July, which does nothing to pay my bills right now. Also, one of the online jobs MAY come back to life in July, but even if it came back to life tomorrow, the earliest I would get paid is next Friday…..3 days after the shutoff date for my internet connection.
I have written my mother a letter asking for her help, but I am fairly sure her answer will be no because she feels she is broke. IMO, she doesn’t have a clue what broke is….broke is 85 cents in your checking account, $0.00 in your savings account, and 50 cents in your PayPal account. Oh yes, lets not forget the $8.00 in Serve and the 13 cents in Alert Pay. Rolling in dough I am …… NOT!
A donation to the cause of keeping Suellen online would be gratefully accepted. If I do receive any donations, I intend to pay donors back as soon as I can.