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July 15th 2018
Hi, Here’s where it stands. I have to check out of the motel by midday Arizona time if I don’t pay the bill for a longer stay. With nowhere to go. Bank accounts and PayPal are very low. I’m also running behind in saving for a new apartment. There are other expenses but these are the ones weighing on us. If anyone is reading and can help, can you send me a donation to carry on? Here’s how you can help: If you haven’t joined The Paracast+ and The Tech Night Owl LIVE+, please ...Continue Reading
July 14th 2018
Hi, I’ll be brief. I have to pay the motel tomorrow to stay here any longer. I’m very short of cash due to that expensive move last week. Bank accounts are low, and PayPal is at zero. If anyone is reading and can help, can you send me a donation to carry on? Here’s how you can help: If you haven’t joined The Paracast+ and The Tech Night Owl LIVE+, please subscribe and help support my shows. Or you can send a donation to help me survive and get past this nightmare. If you c ...Continue Reading
July 12th 2018
Hi, We’re in the motel until Sunday when we have to pay to extend our stay. Bills are coming due. Auto insurance, and I’m still using a temporary registration. This time I got a 30-day “General Use Permit” that is similar to the one you receive when you get a new or used car. I have to go to both Lyft and Uber for the annual inspection, and one hopes they will accept it as they did when I first got the car. Then I can resume driving for them. I have been checking out affordable homes. O ...Continue Reading
July 9th 2018
A painful move! Hi, Friday was a nightmare in many ways! The rental office at the old apartment deliberately removed the thermostat from the apartment. There was no air conditioning, and the temperature hit 98 degrees as the movers began their work. The maintenance manager, who was supposed to let us in, had arrived 15 minutes late, and was extremely rude as we waited for him to open the door. Meanwhile, the clock was ticking for the moving crew. I finally located the community mana ...Continue Reading
July 9th 2018
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July 6th 2018
Hi, The movers are at it removing our stuff from the apartment. But it’s taking longer because the rental office removed the thermostat. So it’s impossible to run the air conditioner. It’s already 102 outside and everyone is sweating. The bill will be higher and I’m still hundreds of dollars short Tomorrow I have to pay the motel again to stay here any longer. That’s quite enough pressure for now, and I won’t bore you with the details. Here’s how you can help: If you haven’t joined ...Continue Reading
July 6th 2018
Hi, I went to bed last night half hoping I wouldn’t wake up. The movers are arriving today to move my stuff from the apartment to a storage facility. But I am running hundreds of dollars short, and they will need to be paid as soon as they pack the truck. Tomorrow I have to pay the motel again to stay here any longer. After today, I will continue the search for a new home. That’s quite enough pressure for now, and I won’t bore you with the details. Here’s how you can help: If you ...Continue Reading
July 5th 2018
Hi, At a time when I should be enjoying my life, all I have is stress. I have hours to pay the motel to extend my stay. I have to pay a deposit today so the mover shows up tomorrow to remove my stuff from the old apartment and store it. I have to renew my car registration today to resume driving for Lyft and Uber. As I said, stress. The deadlines are killers and I need help really fast! In the meantime, Barbara is trying to recover from her recent surgery. I don’t want her to go wi ...Continue Reading
July 4th 2018
Hi, I’ve paid for the motel through Thursday. If I don’t cover the new reservation by then, we will no longer have a place to stay. I also need to renew the car registration by Thursday, when the temporary sticker expires, so I can drive legally and work again for Lyft and Uber. The loss of income is hurting bad. On Friday, our furniture has to be moved from the old apartment. I found a mover who was able to squeeze us into his schedule. The furniture will be put into storage until we find ...Continue Reading
July 2nd 2018
Hi, In June, I wrote that the rental office expected me to remove my stuff by July 6th. A few days ago, I was informed the date was July 9th, because the constable gave us an extra weekend before we had to leave, and that’s the date I used in Sunday’s message. After I wrote the community manager about setting a date to remove my stuff, the date appeared to have changed again. The deadline is now July 8th, but I cannot schedule a pickup on the weekend; the latest I can schedule is July 6th. M ...Continue Reading