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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
I have to register on the website right? I lost my job in August and am without health insurance and on unemployment. I own my own house but probably won't be able to keep it much longer as I am in debt due to utility and medical bills. (I heat with oil). I care for my elderly parents in my home. My father has dementia and is on oxygen 24/7. My mother has spinal stenosis and many other ailments and can only get out of bed for a few hours a day.

I keep an internet connection to track jobs and submit resumes. I get food at the Food Bank and my clothing at the free church shop. I am a single female and also have Lyme Disease which has deteriorated my knees. That's my violin story. I've got a 10 yr old cocker spaniel named Katey who keeps us all going because she is happy everyday no matter what.
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Actually my parents both need Glucerna diabetic drink if anyone can figure out how to get some of that cheap please let me know. The stuff is like $10 for a six pack!
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I anyone has any writing, proofreading or editing projects I can do that for $$ via e-mail if anyone wants. I kick butt and can give references.
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I can help you with working remotely. Pls email me at makelittleoneshappy@gmail.com
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
Hello, I'm a stay at home mom of three (they're very little children, so it makes way more sense for me to be here with them at this time...saves us way more money by having home cooked meals, only one vehicle, daycare expense, etc.) Just thought I would emphasize that before someone tells me to "get a job" haha, Also my husband is in the telecommunications business so our cable and internet are a courtesy job perk. Anyways, the reason for our need :)

First, I would pay the $95 left for the month for our rent. We shorted the landlord, but pulled off a MAGICAL Christmas with a mix of new and used gifts for the children :)

Second, my 6 year old washer decided to stop working Christmas Eve Eve...my wonderful husband has it all taken apart downstairs and thinks he narrowed it down to the water pump and belt, which will make the total parts $75. If this fails, I would use the rest of the money and find us a decent used washer (I would be so sad, as I really love this washer we bought new...I feel like we have a bond haha).

If you have children, you know how VERY important this appliance is in the household. But having that streak of survival in me, we've been making do.

Lastly, if there is any left over...I will spend it on groceries!! Can't have enough :)

I appreciate being consider, what a beautiful thing to do :)) "Win" or lose, I promise with all my heart to pass this act of gratitude on one day when we find ourselves in a better financial situation. Thank you so very much, Bless you!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3473233

I know you've already chosen, but I like to retract mine...after reading so many other plights. Situations I couldn't even comprehend.

Bless you, and ALL the others out there who aren't only struggling financially, but spiritually and physically.

I hope 2013 brings peace in your hearts hf
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I spoke with someone else about you on PM. You were my next choice. Did you get their message?
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
Gosh so many things have happened to me and to the family over the past year. But I have never asked anyone for anything. I have had 2 heart attacks in the past year, my last one was on August 25th of this year, and it happened to be on his birthday. Nothing at all like giving your son a heart attack for a gift.

So this Christmas I asked for a special gift the same one as last year. It was pointless, I know because I posted it last year on 2 hands and didn't even get a reply. So I posted it again this year and once again no reply. It's sad that so many folks will give from their wallet but not from their hearts. All I asked for was for someone to spend time with like a mom figure, and someone that my kids could call Grandma is that to much to ask for? I guess it was since no one could fulfill the wish. Oh well I guess I will go motherless for the rest of my life and my kids grand parentless.

This year has been the worst year ever for us. Sure we finally got the property paid off, and I was so excited about that, then my heart attack came. The stress my neighbors put me under is just way to much so I stay inside almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I don't get stressed. In November my husband was robbed at gunpoint while he was paying bills. We lost the bill money, and almost lost him. The police as usual did nothing. So we were up the creek without a paddle for 2 weeks, then finally we got payed for a roof he did and we got to pay the bills. And now once again its that time of the year where we hardly ever get roofs to do.

Then 2 weeks ago my mother in law in Mexico had a heart attack, so now we are having to pay her hospital bills, then we got the worst news possible while she was in the hospital they found out that she has cancer and its terminal.

But neither hubby or I ever plan on going to Mexico to be with his mom. It will be to hard on us, and with me being sick, and my daughter being sick, we can't go. His mom refuses to leave and to come here even though she is an American, she wants to die and be buried next to her husband in Mexico, so its a hard time for us.

And all I still want is a mom, that I can sit down with and get a big hug from when life gets me down like it has lately. Is that to much to ask for?
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
Hello, I'm a stay at home mom of three (they're very little children, so it makes way more sense for me to be here with them at this time...saves us way more money by having home cooked meals, only one vehicle, daycare expense, etc.) Just thought I would emphasize that before someone tells me to "get a job" haha, Also my husband is in the telecommunications business so our cable and internet are a courtesy job perk. Anyways, the reason for our need :)

First, I would pay the $95 left for the month for our rent. We shorted the landlord, but pulled off a MAGICAL Christmas with a mix of new and used gifts for the children :)

Second, my 6 year old washer decided to stop working Christmas Eve Eve...my wonderful husband has it all taken apart downstairs and thinks he narrowed it down to the water pump and belt, which will make the total parts $75. If this fails, I would use the rest of the money and find us a decent used washer (I would be so sad, as I really love this washer we bought new...I feel like we have a bond haha).

If you have children, you know how VERY important this appliance is in the household. But having that streak of survival in me, we've been making do.

Lastly, if there is any left over...I will spend it on groceries!! Can't have enough :)

I appreciate being consider, what a beautiful thing to do :)) "Win" or lose, I promise with all my heart to pass this act of gratitude on one day when we find ourselves in a better financial situation. Thank you so very much, Bless you!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3473233

I know you've already chosen, but I like to retract mine...after reading so many other plights. Situations I couldn't even comprehend.

Bless you, and ALL the others out there who aren't only struggling financially, but spiritually and physically.

I hope 2013 brings peace in your hearts hf
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
Hello, I'm a stay at home mom of three (they're very little children, so it makes way more sense for me to be here with them at this time...saves us way more money by having home cooked meals, only one vehicle, daycare expense, etc.) Just thought I would emphasize that before someone tells me to "get a job" haha, Also my husband is in the telecommunications business so our cable and internet are a courtesy job perk. Anyways, the reason for our need :)

First, I would pay the $95 left for the month for our rent. We shorted the landlord, but pulled off a MAGICAL Christmas with a mix of new and used gifts for the children :)

Second, my 6 year old washer decided to stop working Christmas Eve Eve...my wonderful husband has it all taken apart downstairs and thinks he narrowed it down to the water pump and belt, which will make the total parts $75. If this fails, I would use the rest of the money and find us a decent used washer (I would be so sad, as I really love this washer we bought new...I feel like we have a bond haha).

If you have children, you know how VERY important this appliance is in the household. But having that streak of survival in me, we've been making do.

Lastly, if there is any left over...I will spend it on groceries!! Can't have enough :)

I appreciate being consider, what a beautiful thing to do :)) "Win" or lose, I promise with all my heart to pass this act of gratitude on one day when
Initially, there are discrepancies in any case.we find ourselves in a better financial situation. Thank you so very much, Bless you!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3473233

I know you've already chosen, but I like to retract mine...after reading so
many other plights. Situations I couldn't even comprehend.



Bless you, and ALL the others out there who aren't only struggling financially, but spiritually and physically.

I hope 2013 brings peace in your hearts hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3473233


I would still like to help if you need it o yo can choose another person.
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
I have to register on the website right? I lost my job in August and am without health insurance and on unemployment. I own my own house but probably won't be able to keep it much longer as I am in debt due to utility and medical bills. (I heat with oil). I care for my elderly parents in my home. My father has dementia and is on oxygen 24/7. My mother has spinal stenosis and many other ailments and can only get out of bed for a few hours a day.

I keep an internet connection to track jobs and submit resumes. I get food at the Food Bank and my clothing at the free church shop. I am a single female and also have Lyme Disease which has deteriorated my knees. That's my violin story. I've got a 10 yr old cocker spaniel named Katey who keeps us all going because she is happy everyday no matter what.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30698070


Actually my parents both need Glucerna diabetic drink if anyone can figure out how to get some of that cheap please let me know. The stuff is like $10 for a six pack!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30698070


I anyone has any writing, proofreading or editing projects I can do that for $$ via e-mail if anyone wants. I kick butt and can give references.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30698070


I can help you with working remotely. Pls email me at makelittleoneshappy@gmail.com
 Quoting: MartianPrincess


Okay I will do that!
btw my father actually has Alzheimers and Congestive heart failure, mom said I wasn't clear on that. I spend much time taking care of them here.
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Gosh so many things have happened to me and to the family over the past year. But I have never asked anyone for anything. I have had 2 heart attacks in the past year, my last one was on August 25th of this year, and it happened to be on his birthday. Nothing at all like giving your son a heart attack for a gift.

So this Christmas I asked for a special gift the same one as last year. It was pointless, I know because I posted it last year on 2 hands and didn't even get a reply. So I posted it again this year and once again no reply. It's sad that so many folks will give from their wallet but not from their hearts. All I asked for was for someone to spend time with like a mom figure, and someone that my kids could call Grandma is that to much to ask for? I guess it was since no one could fulfill the wish. Oh well I guess I will go motherless for the rest of my life and my kids grand parentless.

This year has been the worst year ever for us. Sure we finally got the property paid off, and I was so excited about that, then my heart attack came. The stress my neighbors put me under is just way to much so I stay inside almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I don't get stressed. In November my husband was robbed at gunpoint while he was paying bills. We lost the bill money, and almost lost him. The police as usual did nothing. So we were up the creek without a paddle for 2 weeks, then finally we got payed for a roof he did and we got to pay the bills. And now once again its that time of the year where we hardly ever get roofs to do.

Then 2 weeks ago my mother in law in Mexico had a heart attack, so now we are having to pay her hospital bills, then we got the worst news possible while she was in the hospital they found out that she has cancer and its terminal.

But neither hubby or I ever plan on going to Mexico to be with his mom. It will be to hard on us, and with me being sick, and my daughter being sick, we can't go. His mom refuses to leave and to come here even though she is an American, she wants to die and be buried next to her husband in Mexico, so its a hard time for us.

And all I still want is a mom, that I can sit down with and get a big hug from when life gets me down like it has lately. Is that to much to ask for?
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I'm not sure I'm even older than you but I am a mom and I'd gladly be your "mom" when you need someone to talk to. You can reach me at makelittleoneshappy at gmail dot com. Hang in there!
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If anyone has been trying to reach me on Facebook, it is not under the email I use on here. My Facebook is facebook.com/desireeholloway. The old one got hacked and good old Zuckerberg wanted a copy of my driver's license to unlock the account. I don't think so! Anyway - just thought i'd mention since I noticed some notifications of messages and friend requests on that old account...
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Just send me some tomatoes and I will be ok.
"White privilege" is the liberal religion's version of Original Sin: you are born guilty, and you carry that burden of guilt all your life, and the only way to escape eternal damnation is for white people confess their sin, to bow, kneel and believe the dogma of the Church of Liberalism, genuflect at its altars, honor its saints, fill the collection plate, and never, ever doubt.

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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
Thank you so much for giving us a second chance.

I am a single mother of a disabled son. He is diagnosed with autism, szitzophrenia, fetal alcohol syndrome, retinal degeneration, and seizure disorder. He requires 24/7 care and support with all of his functional needs. I have provided this level of care for him his entire life. He is a beautiful child who will always be a child emotionally. He has the most giving and loving way about him.

I lost my job when he turned 18 because I exausted all avenues for help to stay with him while I was at work. The only other alternative is to give up and place him in a mental hospital, which I would rather die than to do.

Since I lost my job, finances are tight. We get very little help from social services and disability. We live in Colorado and our home is not very energy efficient. We dont use our gas in the summer, but in the winter the bill is almost $200 a month. We get help from social services for some of the cost ($100 mo), but the balance is very difficult to come by with such a tight budget ($740 mo).

There is more, so much more that I can say that we need. He requires a special vehicle to ride in so I have to have a larger vehicle available for his doctor appointments. The gas is so costly! My washer, water heater, stove, and dishwasher went out over the summer during an electrical storm while we were in the hospital overnight. The insurance refuses to help. Through others generosity I have been able to replace the washer and stove, but my water heater leaks constantly and my dishwasher wont even turn on.

As he requires assistance all through the day and night, and I am the only person providing that care, it is very difficult to sleep most of the time because I have to get up every hour and check on him. His occupational therapist had suggested that he can be monitored at night with a camera that would let me know if he is moving around. The cost of the camera system is around $500, but oh I cant imagine how it would feel to sleep through the night again sfter doing this for almost 20 years.

I know that our story is insignificant to most people. We are but two people in a vast country of people in need, and I know if I would just be a little more selfish and give him to the state, I would be just fine financially. I am well educated with 3 degrees and a mirade of employment choices if I could work again. But, I just cant. I look at my son and I remember what we came through and what we both have sacraficed to be who and where we are today.

I have high hopes for my son. Someday I hope to help him qualify for a group home environment. With his developmental disability and his mental health disability he currently doesnt qualify for either placement because of his wandering and inappropriate hugging issues. I know that I couldnt have done all of this for nothing. I know my son will grow and mature someday, and I hope to be able to keep us together until that time comes.

Even if we dont qualify for the help being offered, I hope that I have shed some light on the difficulties of parents with disabled children, especially the primary custodians. Can you imagine a life where there is no freedom. I dont get to choose when to shower, when to eat, when to sleep, when to go to the store, or even when to go to the bathroom. There is no sitting down in front of the TV for me. I dont date, no one can visit in my home and not be continually hugged by my son. I struggle to keep pets safe, I dont get holidays, vacations, or even sick leave. When I am sick I have to drag myself because there is no one else to help. I have done this for almost 20 years. You could drown in a pool of tears I have cried because of our situation. I want so desperately to live my life, but how can a parent turn their back on their own child when he cant take care of himself?

After they turn 18 the choice for the parent is to place them in care, or find another way. It is so incredibly sad home many young people are just tossed into the system because their parent could no longer care for them and have any type of a life. I was the lucky parent because I had some savings in place when our house of cards fell, but there are so many more out there that have no other choice but to give up the child they have dedicated decades of their lives to.

Thank you for considering us as a potential candidate for your generosity.

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Have you been helped yet? If not, I would like to help. Please PM me.
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OMG thank you, thank you, thank you... from the bottom of my heart. OMG... I am in tears trying to find you. Sadly I cant PM or respond to any mail because I have a free account. Please email me at nurbloc at yahoo.com if you can.
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
I've decided to give gifts to the top 4 entries now..

I've sent you all PM's and upgraded your accounts for free for a year.

Please get back with me to claim your Gifts!
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Nice.

clappa
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Thank you so much for giving us a second chance.

I am a single mother of a disabled son. He is diagnosed with autism, szitzophrenia, fetal alcohol syndrome, retinal degeneration, and seizure disorder. He requires 24/7 care and support with all of his functional needs. I have provided this level of care for him his entire life. He is a beautiful child who will always be a child emotionally. He has the most giving and loving way about him.

I lost my job when he turned 18 because I exausted all avenues for help to stay with him while I was at work. The only other alternative is to give up and place him in a mental hospital, which I would rather die than to do.

Since I lost my job, finances are tight. We get very little help from social services and disability. We live in Colorado and our home is not very energy efficient. We dont use our gas in the summer, but in the winter the bill is almost $200 a month. We get help from social services for some of the cost ($100 mo), but the balance is very difficult to come by with such a tight budget ($740 mo).

There is more, so much more that I can say that we need. He requires a special vehicle to ride in so I have to have a larger vehicle available for his doctor appointments. The gas is so costly! My washer, water heater, stove, and dishwasher went out over the summer during an electrical storm while we were in the hospital overnight. The insurance refuses to help. Through others generosity I have been able to replace the washer and stove, but my water heater leaks constantly and my dishwasher wont even turn on.

As he requires assistance all through the day and night, and I am the only person providing that care, it is very difficult to sleep most of the time because I have to get up every hour and check on him. His occupational therapist had suggested that he can be monitored at night with a camera that would let me know if he is moving around. The cost of the camera system is around $500, but oh I cant imagine how it would feel to sleep through the night again sfter doing this for almost 20 years.

I know that our story is insignificant to most people. We are but two people in a vast country of people in need, and I know if I would just be a little more selfish and give him to the state, I would be just fine financially. I am well educated with 3 degrees and a mirade of employment choices if I could work again. But, I just cant. I look at my son and I remember what we came through and what we both have sacraficed to be who and where we are today.

I have high hopes for my son. Someday I hope to help him qualify for a group home environment. With his developmental disability and his mental health disability he currently doesnt qualify for either placement because of his wandering and inappropriate hugging issues. I know that I couldnt have done all of this for nothing. I know my son will grow and mature someday, and I hope to be able to keep us together until that time comes.

Even if we dont qualify for the help being offered, I hope that I have shed some light on the difficulties of parents with disabled children, especially the primary custodians. Can you imagine a life where there is no freedom. I dont get to choose when to shower, when to eat, when to sleep, when to go to the store, or even when to go to the bathroom. There is no sitting down in front of the TV for me. I dont date, no one can visit in my home and not be continually hugged by my son. I struggle to keep pets safe, I dont get holidays, vacations, or even sick leave. When I am sick I have to drag myself because there is no one else to help. I have done this for almost 20 years. You could drown in a pool of tears I have cried because of our situation. I want so desperately to live my life, but how can a parent turn their back on their own child when he cant take care of himself?

After they turn 18 the choice for the parent is to place them in care, or find another way. It is so incredibly sad home many young people are just tossed into the system because their parent could no longer care for them and have any type of a life. I was the lucky parent because I had some savings in place when our house of cards fell, but there are so many more out there that have no other choice but to give up the child they have dedicated decades of their lives to.

Thank you for considering us as a potential candidate for your generosity.

verycold
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Have you been helped yet? If not, I would like to help. Please PM me.
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OMG thank you, thank you, thank you... from the bottom of my heart. OMG... I am in tears trying to find you. Sadly I cant PM or respond to any mail because I have a free account. Please email me at nurbloc at yahoo.com if you can.
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Emailing you right now.
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
Gosh so many things have happened to me and to the family over the past year. But I have never asked anyone for anything. I have had 2 heart attacks in the past year, my last one was on August 25th of this year, and it happened to be on his birthday. Nothing at all like giving your son a heart attack for a gift.

So this Christmas I asked for a special gift the same one as last year. It was pointless, I know because I posted it last year on 2 hands and didn't even get a reply. So I posted it again this year and once again no reply. It's sad that so many folks will give from their wallet but not from their hearts. All I asked for was for someone to spend time with like a mom figure, and someone that my kids could call Grandma is that to much to ask for? I guess it was since no one could fulfill the wish. Oh well I guess I will go motherless for the rest of my life and my kids grand parentless.

This year has been the worst year ever for us. Sure we finally got the property paid off, and I was so excited about that, then my heart attack came. The stress my neighbors put me under is just way to much so I stay inside almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I don't get stressed. In November my husband was robbed at gunpoint while he was paying bills. We lost the bill money, and almost lost him. The police as usual did nothing. So we were up the creek without a paddle for 2 weeks, then finally we got payed for a roof he did and we got to pay the bills. And now once again its that time of the year where we hardly ever get roofs to do.

Then 2 weeks ago my mother in law in Mexico had a heart attack, so now we are having to pay her hospital bills, then we got the worst news possible while she was in the hospital they found out that she has cancer and its terminal.

But neither hubby or I ever plan on going to Mexico to be with his mom. It will be to hard on us, and with me being sick, and my daughter being sick, we can't go. His mom refuses to leave and to come here even though she is an American, she wants to die and be buried next to her husband in Mexico, so its a hard time for us.

And all I still want is a mom, that I can sit down with and get a big hug from when life gets me down like it has lately. Is that to much to ask for?
 Quoting: pmb1


I'm not sure I'm even older than you but I am a mom and I'd gladly be your "mom" when you need someone to talk to. You can reach me at makelittleoneshappy at gmail dot com. Hang in there!
 Quoting: MartianPrincess


Thanks a bunch. I just get so tired of posting it over and over again at 2 hands and people go past it, and help those that need stuff that costs money. I help people out yearly through 2 hands, and at least expected 1 reply but never a single one. I cried myself to sleep last Christmas, this Christmas, I just blew through it, and tried not to think about it.
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Re: Let's do 3 more $333.33 Christmas gifts-please tell me your story or nominate others as I have not kept track of everyone
I've decided to give gifts to the top 4 entries now..

I've sent you all PM's and upgraded your accounts for free for a year.

Please get back with me to claim your Gifts!
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Nice.

clappa
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Thank you so much for giving us a second chance.

I am a single mother of a disabled son. He is diagnosed with autism, szitzophrenia, fetal alcohol syndrome, retinal degeneration, and seizure disorder. He requires 24/7 care and support with all of his functional needs. I have provided this level of care for him his entire life. He is a beautiful child who will always be a child emotionally. He has the most giving and loving way about him.

I lost my job when he turned 18 because I exausted all avenues for help to stay with him while I was at work. The only other alternative is to give up and place him in a mental hospital, which I would rather die than to do.

Since I lost my job, finances are tight. We get very little help from social services and disability. We live in Colorado and our home is not very energy efficient. We dont use our gas in the summer, but in the winter the bill is almost $200 a month. We get help from social services for some of the cost ($100 mo), but the balance is very difficult to come by with such a tight budget ($740 mo).

There is more, so much more that I can say that we need. He requires a special vehicle to ride in so I have to have a larger vehicle available for his doctor appointments. The gas is so costly! My washer, water heater, stove, and dishwasher went out over the summer during an electrical storm while we were in the hospital overnight. The insurance refuses to help. Through others generosity I have been able to replace the washer and stove, but my water heater leaks constantly and my dishwasher wont even turn on.

As he requires assistance all through the day and night, and I am the only person providing that care, it is very difficult to sleep most of the time because I have to get up every hour and check on him. His occupational therapist had suggested that he can be monitored at night with a camera that would let me know if he is moving around. The cost of the camera system is around $500, but oh I cant imagine how it would feel to sleep through the night again sfter doing this for almost 20 years.

I know that our story is insignificant to most people. We are but two people in a vast country of people in need, and I know if I would just be a little more selfish and give him to the state, I would be just fine financially. I am well educated with 3 degrees and a mirade of employment choices if I could work again. But, I just cant. I look at my son and I remember what we came through and what we both have sacraficed to be who and where we are today.

I have high hopes for my son. Someday I hope to help him qualify for a group home environment. With his developmental disability and his mental health disability he currently doesnt qualify for either placement because of his wandering and inappropriate hugging issues. I know that I couldnt have done all of this for nothing. I know my son will grow and mature someday, and I hope to be able to keep us together until that time comes.

Even if we dont qualify for the help being offered, I hope that I have shed some light on the difficulties of parents with disabled children, especially the primary custodians. Can you imagine a life where there is no freedom. I dont get to choose when to shower, when to eat, when to sleep, when to go to the store, or even when to go to the bathroom. There is no sitting down in front of the TV for me. I dont date, no one can visit in my home and not be continually hugged by my son. I struggle to keep pets safe, I dont get holidays, vacations, or even sick leave. When I am sick I have to drag myself because there is no one else to help. I have done this for almost 20 years. You could drown in a pool of tears I have cried because of our situation. I want so desperately to live my life, but how can a parent turn their back on their own child when he cant take care of himself?

After they turn 18 the choice for the parent is to place them in care, or find another way. It is so incredibly sad home many young people are just tossed into the system because their parent could no longer care for them and have any type of a life. I was the lucky parent because I had some savings in place when our house of cards fell, but there are so many more out there that have no other choice but to give up the child they have dedicated decades of their lives to.

Thank you for considering us as a potential candidate for your generosity.

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OMG thank you, thank you, thank you... from the bottom of my heart. OMG... I am in tears trying to find you. Sadly I cant PM or respond to any mail because I have a free account. Please email me at nurbloc at yahoo.com if you can.
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Emailing you right now.
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Gosh so many things have happened to me and to the family over the past year. But I have never asked anyone for anything. I have had 2 heart attacks in the past year, my last one was on August 25th of this year, and it happened to be on his birthday. Nothing at all like giving your son a heart attack for a gift.

So this Christmas I asked for a special gift the same one as last year. It was pointless, I know because I posted it last year on 2 hands and didn't even get a reply. So I posted it again this year and once again no reply. It's sad that so many folks will give from their wallet but not from their hearts. All I asked for was for someone to spend time with like a mom figure, and someone that my kids could call Grandma is that to much to ask for? I guess it was since no one could fulfill the wish. Oh well I guess I will go motherless for the rest of my life and my kids grand parentless.

This year has been the worst year ever for us. Sure we finally got the property paid off, and I was so excited about that, then my heart attack came. The stress my neighbors put me under is just way to much so I stay inside almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I don't get stressed. In November my husband was robbed at gunpoint while he was paying bills. We lost the bill money, and almost lost him. The police as usual did nothing. So we were up the creek without a paddle for 2 weeks, then finally we got payed for a roof he did and we got to pay the bills. And now once again its that time of the year where we hardly ever get roofs to do.

Then 2 weeks ago my mother in law in Mexico had a heart attack, so now we are having to pay her hospital bills, then we got the worst news possible while she was in the hospital they found out that she has cancer and its terminal.

But neither hubby or I ever plan on going to Mexico to be with his mom. It will be to hard on us, and with me being sick, and my daughter being sick, we can't go. His mom refuses to leave and to come here even though she is an American, she wants to die and be buried next to her husband in Mexico, so its a hard time for us.

And all I still want is a mom, that I can sit down with and get a big hug from when life gets me down like it has lately. Is that to much to ask for?
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I'm not sure I'm even older than you but I am a mom and I'd gladly be your "mom" when you need someone to talk to. You can reach me at makelittleoneshappy at gmail dot com. Hang in there!
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Thanks a bunch. I just get so tired of posting it over and over again at 2 hands and people go past it, and help those that need stuff that costs money. I help people out yearly through 2 hands, and at least expected 1 reply but never a single one. I cried myself to sleep last Christmas, this Christmas, I just blew through it, and tried not to think about it.
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You're not alone. I knw what it feels like to feel unappreciated... I've always done a lot of charity at a local level but never this way, so I can say I was truly inspired by the giving spirit of these GLP gentlemen to do what I can for others outside my immediate area. I think you've done a lot for your family and your husband's family and you guys still have each other. Your focus should be with your family and taking care of your health and not stressing over your mother in law. I know Mexico's got some gov't sponsored health care plans and universal health care plans. Has anyone looked into that to help alleviate your financial commitment to her medical bills?
Occam's Razor, morans!
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I am so trying not to cry, but I am losing the battle. It has been very rough for us. This generosity has me floored. Thank you is not enough for what this means to me.
My old 1983 Buick needs a bit of work. It has been neglected because of our financial difficulties. My emergency brake cable that fell off a few months ago, now will be replaced. I will get a couple of snow tires for the rear end of that old Buick, to get me through the winter.
Thank you, my friends, for nominating me, and for caring so much about me, a person who you do not know IN PERSON, but only through the internet.
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Ok, here is my story. I've been sitting for an hour trying to decide if I should post this but here it goes.

I use to own a small business but my father got sick, had a stroke and then we also found out he has cancer. He was living in another state than me.
I closed my business and took a little money I saved to by a raggedy fixer-upper near my father.

I just got married in June, and my spouse and I live in the house I bought for next to nothing.

Problem is we don't have the money to fix the house. We don't have heat and we use a large plastic tarp to try and keep some of the cold air out. Our bathroom doesn't have a sink or a real floor. Also we do not have a kitchen. And to make matters worse, part of the roof started blowing off due to hurricane Sandy.

I just got some really old kerosene heaters from a neighbor because our electric bill is so high from running some space heaters to keep warm. Just got the shut off notice.

Even though all of that is really dim, the real problem we are having right now is that our house tax bill is due by monday (the end of the year). We don't won't to loose the little piece of house we have.
We are young and we are trying to do the right thing, but the cold is really taking a toll on us.

If you think we are worthy Brief than we would truly truly appreciate your help.hf
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FYI most states split the property taxes in half. First half not delinquent till April or May, second half in the fall. Did you pay cash for the house, can't get home loans on crappy fixer uppers, at least not around here.

I feel for you, cold time of the year. Another trick to stay warm is put a tent up INSIDE of your house. Not ideal but will keep you a bit warmer. Water pipes tend not to freeze until low teens or single digit weather, I know that from personal experience. I hope the info helps you.
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Yes, I bought the house cash. It was a foreclosure. Not sure about split taxes as this is my first house. We got a letter saying that if we didn't pay then the matter would be forwarded to another place. Not sure where the other place is but I know that has to be bad....Putting a ten in the house is not really ideal, the house has 2 floors. We finished one room (the one we sleep in) and we put up insulation, but there are so many cracks and holes where the cold air can still get it.
And you're right before we can get a home loan it at least has to be functioning better. Then we could probably get one to finish it. Right now half of every paycheck goes into fixing on this house. But old man winter has no mercy.

We put an old electric stove in the basement just in case the temps really get down where we have to worry about pipes freezing. But again the electric bills are getting out of control.

Thanks so much for the support hf
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Hello, I'm a stay at home mom of three (they're very little children, so it makes way more sense for me to be here with them at this time...saves us way more money by having home cooked meals, only one vehicle, daycare expense, etc.) Just thought I would emphasize that before someone tells me to "get a job" haha, Also my husband is in the telecommunications business so our cable and internet are a courtesy job perk. Anyways, the reason for our need :)

First, I would pay the $95 left for the month for our rent. We shorted the landlord, but pulled off a MAGICAL Christmas with a mix of new and used gifts for the children :)

Second, my 6 year old washer decided to stop working Christmas Eve Eve...my wonderful husband has it all taken apart downstairs and thinks he narrowed it down to the water pump and belt, which will make the total parts $75. If this fails, I would use the rest of the money and find us a decent used washer (I would be so sad, as I really love this washer we bought new...I feel like we have a bond haha).

If you have children, you know how VERY important this appliance is in the household. But having that streak of survival in me, we've been making do.

Lastly, if there is any left over...I will spend it on groceries!! Can't have enough :)

I appreciate being consider, what a beautiful thing to do :)) "Win" or lose, I promise with all my heart to pass this act of gratitude on one day when we find ourselves in a better financial situation. Thank you so very much, Bless you!
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I know you've already chosen, but I like to retract mine...after reading so many other plights. Situations I couldn't even comprehend.

Bless you, and ALL the others out there who aren't only struggling financially, but spiritually and physically.

I hope 2013 brings peace in your hearts hf
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I spoke with someone else about you on PM. You were my next choice. Did you get their message?
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No I did not, even though I've been here 5 years or so, I still like the AC tag. My email though is amerigirl_20@hotmail.com ...but I do not want money. Please give to others that have children with ailments. My 3 are very healthy, warm, and safe..and I really couldn't ask for more than that :)
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I wanted to thank those who nominated me! I have felt so welcomed and cared for by this generous community and it is very unexpected from a conspiracy forum, LOL! Trinity, Brief & Fire Watch - you are exceptional individuals to give without asking. You will be blessed for your kindness!
I spent a few years as a writer and the talent lingers a bit. I wrote this earlier today from my heart and posted it in Trinity's voting thread. Just thought I would share here for those who are in need.

Holding your loved one tight against your chest, smelling their hair. Watching the sun shine reflect off a stream as the sound rolls off the rocks below. The power of ocean waves as they crash against the shoreline, kissing your face with a mist of salty spray. A soft, warm pet curled up next to you, completely trusting and full of love. Autumn leaves changing into spectacular hues of gold, red, brown. The silence of a winter night as snowflakes big as silver dollars grace the landscape in a blanket of marshmallow white. The artistry, unmatched by man, as spring begins to bloom spreading across the earth a natural canvass of gripping beauty in colors no human could create all dripped delicately on the gentle petals of flowers and blades of grass. And we...WE...lowly humans are able to partake of this beauty, this joy. These mysteries and wonders are what life is made of sitting at the top of the roller coaster. This is the time to breathe deep, look around, stand fast and prepare for what's next.hf
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Beautiful... thanks for sharing. hf
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I'm in a difficult situation,but I won't ask for anything.
I see that there are many people who need more.

Glad to see some people being helped here.


GLP rulez ! hf
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I am so trying not to cry, but I am losing the battle. It has been very rough for us. This generosity has me floored. Thank you is not enough for what this means to me.
My old 1983 Buick needs a bit of work. It has been neglected because of our financial difficulties. My emergency brake cable that fell off a few months ago, now will be replaced. I will get a couple of snow tires for the rear end of that old Buick, to get me through the winter.
Thank you, my friends, for nominating me, and for caring so much about me, a person who you do not know IN PERSON, but only through the internet.
God Bless each and every one of you !!!hfhfhf
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There was enough I knew about you Tiger1, to know you and to nominate you. You are most deserving, and I hope this eases your struggle at least some.hf DF
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Hello, I'm a stay at home mom of three (they're very little children, so it makes way more sense for me to be here with them at this time...saves us way more money by having home cooked meals, only one vehicle, daycare expense, etc.) Just thought I would emphasize that before someone tells me to "get a job" haha, Also my husband is in the telecommunications business so our cable and internet are a courtesy job perk. Anyways, the reason for our need :)

First, I would pay the $95 left for the month for our rent. We shorted the landlord, but pulled off a MAGICAL Christmas with a mix of new and used gifts for the children :)

Second, my 6 year old washer decided to stop working Christmas Eve Eve...my wonderful husband has it all taken apart downstairs and thinks he narrowed it down to the water pump and belt, which will make the total parts $75. If this fails, I would use the rest of the money and find us a decent used washer (I would be so sad, as I really love this washer we bought new...I feel like we have a bond haha).

If you have children, you know how VERY important this appliance is in the household. But having that streak of survival in me, we've been making do.

Lastly, if there is any left over...I will spend it on groceries!! Can't have enough :)

I appreciate being consider, what a beautiful thing to do :)) "Win" or lose, I promise with all my heart to pass this act of gratitude on one day when we find ourselves in a better financial situation. Thank you so very much, Bless you!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3473233

I know you've already chosen, but I like to retract mine...after reading so many other plights. Situations I couldn't even comprehend.

Bless you, and ALL the others out there who aren't only struggling financially, but spiritually and physically.

I hope 2013 brings peace in your hearts hf
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I spoke with someone else about you on PM. You were my next choice. Did you get their message?
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No I did not, even though I've been here 5 years or so, I still like the AC tag. My email though is amerigirl_20@hotmail.com ...but I do not want money. Please give to others that have children with ailments. My 3 are very healthy, warm, and safe..and I really couldn't ask for more than that :)
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Thank you for responding. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013!
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I wanted to thank those who nominated me! I have felt so welcomed and cared for by this generous community and it is very unexpected from a conspiracy forum, LOL! Trinity, Brief & Fire Watch - you are exceptional individuals to give without asking. You will be blessed for your kindness!
I spent a few years as a writer and the talent lingers a bit. I wrote this earlier today from my heart and posted it in Trinity's voting thread. Just thought I would share here for those who are in need.

Holding your loved one tight against your chest, smelling their hair. Watching the sun shine reflect off a stream as the sound rolls off the rocks below. The power of ocean waves as they crash against the shoreline, kissing your face with a mist of salty spray. A soft, warm pet curled up next to you, completely trusting and full of love. Autumn leaves changing into spectacular hues of gold, red, brown. The silence of a winter night as snowflakes big as silver dollars grace the landscape in a blanket of marshmallow white. The artistry, unmatched by man, as spring begins to bloom spreading across the earth a natural canvass of gripping beauty in colors no human could create all dripped delicately on the gentle petals of flowers and blades of grass. And we...WE...lowly humans are able to partake of this beauty, this joy. These mysteries and wonders are what life is made of sitting at the top of the roller coaster. This is the time to breathe deep, look around, stand fast and prepare for what's next.hf
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Beautiful... thanks for sharing. hf
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I posted this here: Thread: Brief's match to Trinity' christmas presents (Page 3)

But I wanted to share my appreciation to everyone who has done so much to help those in need. Thank you to all of you!

Pocket change doesn't mean brief is not an asshole, which he most certainly is
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Yeah but he's our asshole so shut the fuck up!!!
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Yes... love him or hate him, he's our Brief. I happen to love him. He has some very dry wit which I adore and although many find him crass and uncouth, he's just "Brief and to the Point" and I wouldn't want him any other way. I loves you, Brief. You make me waste more coffee with some of your one liners than any person I've ever met on these forums and this isn't the first time you've been generous. I remember a certain GLP'er that crushed his leg and a few other things falling off a roof a few years back and you were there to help. RT. RememberThis was his name. I miss him :(

I'm so moved by the generosity and amazing humanity I have had the privilege to witness over these past few days. Never have I been part of an online community that cares SO much for those of us who make and call this our online home. Sure, there have been trolls and we love them too, but over all...Wow... just Wow, people.

I wish I had the words to tell you all how proud of you I am, how touched I am, and how grateful I am to have the opportunity to get to know you all. I look forward to many years here with all of you and one day, when my life is a bit improved, I'll try to offer more than just comforting words and anecdotal stories.

You all are beautiful. Simply beautiful :) Seeing this selfless giving has been the best Christmas present I've had in years. Thank you - from the bottom of my little pea-pickin' heart!

Oh my... I have tears of joy and I need another box of Kleenex. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of us and may this new year bring us all closer together so that we can get about the work of fixing our broken planet. :)

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Ok, here is my story. I've been sitting for an hour trying to decide if I should post this but here it goes.

I use to own a small business but my father got sick, had a stroke and then we also found out he has cancer. He was living in another state than me.
I closed my business and took a little money I saved to by a raggedy fixer-upper near my father.

I just got married in June, and my spouse and I live in the house I bought for next to nothing.

Problem is we don't have the money to fix the house. We don't have heat and we use a large plastic tarp to try and keep some of the cold air out. Our bathroom doesn't have a sink or a real floor. Also we do not have a kitchen. And to make matters worse, part of the roof started blowing off due to hurricane Sandy.

I just got some really old kerosene heaters from a neighbor because our electric bill is so high from running some space heaters to keep warm. Just got the shut off notice.

Even though all of that is really dim, the real problem we are having right now is that our house tax bill is due by monday (the end of the year). We don't won't to loose the little piece of house we have.
We are young and we are trying to do the right thing, but the cold is really taking a toll on us.

If you think we are worthy Brief than we would truly truly appreciate your help.hf
Quoting: Love&Peace2012


FYI most states split the property taxes in half. First half not delinquent till April or May, second half in the fall. Did you pay cash for the house, can't get home loans on crappy fixer uppers, at least not around here.

I feel for you, cold time of the year. Another trick to stay warm is put a tent up INSIDE of your house. Not ideal but will keep you a bit warmer. Water pipes tend not to freeze until low teens or single digit weather, I know that from personal experience. I hope the info helps you.
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Yes, I bought the house cash. It was a foreclosure. Not sure about split taxes as this is my first house. We got a letter saying that if we didn't pay then the matter would be forwarded to another place. Not sure where the other place is but I know that has to be bad....Putting a ten in the house is not really ideal, the house has 2 floors. We finished one room (the one we sleep in) and we put up insulation, but there are so many cracks and holes where the cold air can still get it.
And you're right before we can get a home loan it at least has to be functioning better. Then we could probably get one to finish it. Right now half of every paycheck goes into fixing on this house. But old man winter has no mercy.

We put an old electric stove in the basement just in case the temps really get down where we have to worry about pipes freezing. But again the electric bills are getting out of control.

Thanks so much for the support hf
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My middle daughter and her husband also bought a tax sale repo. If there is a Habitat For Humanity resale shop in your area, check them out. They got some of the materials to fix their house from there, real cheap. Also, I hate to admit it, but we also alley picked some really nice furniture and building materials from the local alleys. The stuff looks like new. My son-in-law is still out of work, and things are tight, but we all managed to get the stuff together to fix their home, for very little or nothing. As long as what you can find for cheap or free will work for now, you can always change to something better later.

I would like to nominate you and your family for a little GLP Holiday Help. We know how rough it is. My mother will be 90 next month, and is on oxygen and has congestive heart failure.
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Gosh so many things have happened to me and to the family over the past year. But I have never asked anyone for anything. I have had 2 heart attacks in the past year, my last one was on August 25th of this year, and it happened to be on his birthday. Nothing at all like giving your son a heart attack for a gift.

So this Christmas I asked for a special gift the same one as last year. It was pointless, I know because I posted it last year on 2 hands and didn't even get a reply. So I posted it again this year and once again no reply. It's sad that so many folks will give from their wallet but not from their hearts. All I asked for was for someone to spend time with like a mom figure, and someone that my kids could call Grandma is that to much to ask for? I guess it was since no one could fulfill the wish. Oh well I guess I will go motherless for the rest of my life and my kids grand parentless.

This year has been the worst year ever for us. Sure we finally got the property paid off, and I was so excited about that, then my heart attack came. The stress my neighbors put me under is just way to much so I stay inside almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I don't get stressed. In November my husband was robbed at gunpoint while he was paying bills. We lost the bill money, and almost lost him. The police as usual did nothing. So we were up the creek without a paddle for 2 weeks, then finally we got payed for a roof he did and we got to pay the bills. And now once again its that time of the year where we hardly ever get roofs to do.

Then 2 weeks ago my mother in law in Mexico had a heart attack, so now we are having to pay her hospital bills, then we got the worst news possible while she was in the hospital they found out that she has cancer and its terminal.

But neither hubby or I ever plan on going to Mexico to be with his mom. It will be to hard on us, and with me being sick, and my daughter being sick, we can't go. His mom refuses to leave and to come here even though she is an American, she wants to die and be buried next to her husband in Mexico, so its a hard time for us.

And all I still want is a mom, that I can sit down with and get a big hug from when life gets me down like it has lately. Is that to much to ask for?
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I am so trying not to cry, but I am losing the battle. It has been very rough for us. This generosity has me floored. Thank you is not enough for what this means to me.
My old 1983 Buick needs a bit of work. It has been neglected because of our financial difficulties. My emergency brake cable that fell off a few months ago, now will be replaced. I will get a couple of snow tires for the rear end of that old Buick, to get me through the winter.
Thank you, my friends, for nominating me, and for caring so much about me, a person who you do not know IN PERSON, but only through the internet.
God Bless each and every one of you !!!hfhfhf
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There was enough I knew about you Tiger1, to know you and to nominate you. You are most deserving, and I hope this eases your struggle at least some.hf DF
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Gosh so many things have happened to me and to the family over the past year. But I have never asked anyone for anything. I have had 2 heart attacks in the past year, my last one was on August 25th of this year, and it happened to be on his birthday. Nothing at all like giving your son a heart attack for a gift.

So this Christmas I asked for a special gift the same one as last year. It was pointless, I know because I posted it last year on 2 hands and didn't even get a reply. So I posted it again this year and once again no reply. It's sad that so many folks will give from their wallet but not from their hearts. All I asked for was for someone to spend time with like a mom figure, and someone that my kids could call Grandma is that to much to ask for? I guess it was since no one could fulfill the wish. Oh well I guess I will go motherless for the rest of my life and my kids grand parentless.

This year has been the worst year ever for us. Sure we finally got the property paid off, and I was so excited about that, then my heart attack came. The stress my neighbors put me under is just way to much so I stay inside almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week just so I don't get stressed. In November my husband was robbed at gunpoint while he was paying bills. We lost the bill money, and almost lost him. The police as usual did nothing. So we were up the creek without a paddle for 2 weeks, then finally we got payed for a roof he did and we got to pay the bills. And now once again its that time of the year where we hardly ever get roofs to do.

Then 2 weeks ago my mother in law in Mexico had a heart attack, so now we are having to pay her hospital bills, then we got the worst news possible while she was in the hospital they found out that she has cancer and its terminal.

But neither hubby or I ever plan on going to Mexico to be with his mom. It will be to hard on us, and with me being sick, and my daughter being sick, we can't go. His mom refuses to leave and to come here even though she is an American, she wants to die and be buried next to her husband in Mexico, so its a hard time for us.

And all I still want is a mom, that I can sit down with and get a big hug from when life gets me down like it has lately. Is that to much to ask for?
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What state are you in? I would love to fill in as a mom friend and grandma.
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I am an experienced mom and grandma, and would love to add you all to my family !!! Are you in Indiana ???
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I am so trying not to cry, but I am losing the battle. It has been very rough for us. This generosity has me floored. Thank you is not enough for what this means to me.
My old 1983 Buick needs a bit of work. It has been neglected because of our financial difficulties. My emergency brake cable that fell off a few months ago, now will be replaced. I will get a couple of snow tires for the rear end of that old Buick, to get me through the winter.
Thank you, my friends, for nominating me, and for caring so much about me, a person who you do not know IN PERSON, but only through the internet.
God Bless each and every one of you !!!hfhfhf
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You're a gem tiger. Always so kind to everyone. hf
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