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02 September 2012 @ 11:11 pm


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Cassie
30 July 2018 @ 10:08 pm

While I'd like to make this eloquent and thoughtful, I got a lot of facts that I need to get out there. Please bear with me.

From August 2016 until June 2017, I was unemployed as I waited to see if my SSI case would be approved. During this time, I relied on what little savings I had and my credit card to get me through. In spring 2017, my lawyer informed me that he didn't believe my case was strong enough and dropped me. Well, earlier this month (July 2018) I received notice that the state had granted my SSI case a hearing set for October. This has thrown my whole life into a tornado.

My current part-time, terrible, rotten retail job is becoming harder for me to handle due to my health and compromising my financial security. When our fiscal year started for 2018 it brought lots of unexpected changes. These changes negatively affected me to where I only average 5-10 hours a week (there are some weeks where they don't schedule me at all). This is extremely hard to live on when you only make $8.50 an hour, have bills to pay, and roughly almost $4,000 in credit card debt. I show up to work and don't complain. I am mature, responsible, and get my job done. But they're screwing me over left and right due to unrealistic pressure from corporate. 

I cannot work a fulltime job. My mental and physical health can't handle it; this is why I sought out SSI in the first place. There's no guarantee I'll win my case, because I was forced back into the workplace out of dire need, but I am going to try. If approved, I probably won't see any financial help until 2019. This leaves me in a bind when factoring in my current job situation and debt.   

I don't drive, can't afford it, so my mom transports me. Our van needs all 4 tires replaced soon, that'll cost around $400-500. We got a tax payment on our house due soon that'll be $250. And one of our cats is really sick, so we're making an unplanned vet trip this weekend for him; which I'll more than likely have to put on the credit card because I won't have the money to cover it.

Any and all help is greatly welcomed. I have a GFM goal set at $300 because that seemed like a decent and realistic number. You can donate on GFM or through my PayPal; it's c6290 at hotmail dot com. Any money I get will go into the bank to help with bills for mom and me. My mom's on disability due to a degenerative back condition, so we don't have a lot of money coming in between us.

Like I said, anything big or small will help. Thanks a bunch, and God bless.   

 

 
 
digitalwave
12 May 2018 @ 10:24 pm, reposted by cassie_faith
This is definitely worth a shot. Links to the petition and feedback page for the CW are in the notes for the video. We need original programming and not just more 90's reboots that no one asked for in the first place.



Please feel free to share this post. :)

ETA:

Just got this note back from the CW, pretty cool, huh? 🙂

Hi, Thank you for reaching out to us about your concern for Wayward Sisters. You are not alone and all of your voices are being heard. I will escalate your message to the appropriate team here. Thank you so much for your support we hope you continue to support our content.

Kind Regards,
Sally
CW Support Team

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Hey, Mickey
31 March 2018 @ 06:38 pm, reposted by cassie_faith
Things are pretty bad over here, folks. We've lost our auto insurance because we couldn't pay the bill...wait. I need to back up. Let's start with--

Beginning of the week, we find out that Matthew does have Spinal Stenosis. It's affecting the ankle he broke last year, making it hurt pretty much 24/7. Now we have an appt to meet with his doctor on Monday, to discuss a referral to a pain management specialist. He's started physical therapy, and he's been told for now, no lifting anything over 35lbs (and they'd prefer no lifting, period); no standing for more than a few minutes, and no walking a lot. In short, he's to stay off it, and he can't work until he's cleared.

Megan's working, and really likes her job, but. They're getting ready to expand, bringing in more products. Meanwhile, they're short techs and the techs they do have don't know what they're doing (according to her), and lines keep shutting down. So they've been sending all the temps home... she's worked one day in the past week. We don't know about tonight, yet. Her paycheck for next week will be probably about $125, which is about one third what it should be/needs to be.

Yesterday, while running errands, we had a tire blow out. Fortunately we weren't going very fast, we didn't lose control of the car and no one was injured. (Except the tire.) We had to call for roadside assistance because our jack was too rusted to get it to work, and our doughnut spare was flat. *sigh* When I called the number on my insurance card, we were told we didn't have the roadside thing... so out of pocket for that, plus fixing the tire. We need new tires, etc. etc.

So, the GFM. *sigh*

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated and welcomed, even if it's just signal-boosting. Hopefully, Matthew will be able to return to working in the next few months, and things will settle. *fingers crossed*

Here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/help-with-auto-expenses

x-posted to mickeym and my Dreamwidth account
 
 
digitalwave
21 November 2017 @ 10:37 pm, reposted by cassie_faith
I have a favor to ask. If you could try and point people toward my ebay stuff I'd really appreciate it. I've gotten a lot more items posted and plan to do more tonight. I really need to. Right now we're overdrawn by $31.00 at the bank. I've got about $80 in paypal I was saving back for groceries but I'll need to use it instead to get us back from being overdrawn.

My store address is:

http://stores.ebay.com/Barbaras-Essentials

Here's a gallery with some, not counting all the Bath & Body stuff, of what I have posted for sale:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tTfojGBsQ5nbCqTC6iU3GDcLfqGOo1k5

If you see anything you'd like, but don't like using eBay, just let me know, we can figure out what postage will be then add it on. I can do checks but would prefer PayPal if possible. My PayPal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com, without the spaces.

We were doing okay and then we had a debit come through from Wells Fargo today that they hadn't told us was coming. They charged us $275.00 for 'fees' to redo our loan that our rep neglected to tell me about. He apologized to me today when I called but it can't be reversed. I didn't really fight him on it much because I don't want to do anything to jeopardize our starting in the Home Preservation program. It means too much and I know it's going to be a big help.

I'm taking some books to Half Price books to try and sell in just a bit to, hopefully, make a little cash. If I do I'll put that toward groceries and Thanksgiving. We'd hoped to drive up to see our friend with cancer, Mike, in Columbus, on Friday. It'll just depend on how much I'm lucky enough to sell between now and then.

It's just frustrating. It seems like the hill is always steeper, no matter what I try. I just have to keep plugging along at it, though. I know that things will improve, it's just getting through this last rough patch.

Any help with getting things sold would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, guys!

*hugs*

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digitalwave
17 November 2017 @ 09:54 pm, reposted by cassie_faith
Hi Guys! We've had more unexpected medical bills to pay this month making everything very tight money-wise for us again. Especially with Thanksgiving coming up next week and our not getting paid again until the 30th.

In order to be proactive, I've posted jewelry, Bath & Body products and even a nice collection of books and iPhone 6, 6s & 7 Phone Cases to my online store the last few days! I've even got some never worn clothing items I got with Christmas and birthday money posted. There'll be a lot more to come. You can find everything here:

http://stores.ebay.com/Barbaras-Essentials

If you see anything you'd like, but don't like using eBay, just let me know, we can figure out what postage will be then add it on. I can do checks but would prefer PayPal if possible. My PayPal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com, without the spaces. Also, could help me spread the word about my having stuff up for sale. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

*hugs*
 
 
Cassie
17 October 2017 @ 06:12 pm
Sharing this for a friend! Help how you can.
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Originally posted by digitalwave at I need a huge favor, please...
Guys, I need to ask a huge favor, if you can't, it's completely fine and I understand. I hate to even ask.

We got another huge bill from Norton's Hospital about two weeks ago for one of Lee's last two infusions for his low iron levels. I was able to work with Norton's and got part of it put one our payment plan and paid off the rest. It was hard but I made it work.

Then we got another $450 bill for the second infusion therapy from the hospital on Friday. It didn't come until after they'd closed at 4pm. I wasn't able to call them about it until Monday, yesterday. I'd hoped to add it to our payment plan, too.

They told me if they added it, because our total is over $5000, that it'd make our monthly payments almost double what they are now. There's no way that we can afford that so I had to go ahead and pay the newest bill. That ate up pretty much everything we had to live on until the end of the month when Lee's paid again.

What makes it bad, and awful timing, is that Lee's leaving for Bloomington Wednesday morning for his three day conference trip for Statewide, he won't be home until Friday. He'll have some meals provided while he's there but not all, especially his dinners.

I'm going to take stuff to Half Price books and Clothes Mentor to sell today, plus I've got a bunch of stuff posted tonight to eBay, it's why I'm still up instead of sleeping like I should be. I just don't know if what I can make will be fast enough, or pay enough, for what we need.

If they do sell, though, it'll be a huge help. What I was hoping is that you'd help me spread the word about my having stuff up for sale. If you wouldn't mind doing it, here's the link:

http://stores.ebay.com/Barbaras-Essentials

If you see anything you'd like, but don't like using eBay, just let me know, we can figure out what postage will be then add it on. I can do checks but would prefer PayPal if possible. My PayPal addy is bstaton@iglou.com. If you don't have a PayPal account I can just invoice you for whatever you want to buy and then you can use either your debit or credit card to pay for it. I've done that for a couple of people and it works great.

I'm going to go try and grab a little sleep, I promise I'll check in later. Thanks, guys, as always, for listening! :)

*hugs*

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Cassie
28 August 2017 @ 06:20 pm
 This post is public, so all can see. My mini friends cut is done. No hard feelings, of course. If you’d like to be added back, please let me know.

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Cassie
26 July 2017 @ 09:31 pm
Originally posted by digitalwave at Need a little help please, guys...
Still been a rough few weeks. Still dealing with health and financial issues plus a close friend, of more than thirty years, has just been diagnosed with Stage Four stomach cancer.

His tumor is rare and particularly nasty. Even with chemo it doesn't look good but he's a fighter. Heck, he had his first round of chemo yesterday and today he and his band, the Bowlers, are playing at the Ohio State Fair. As Danya put it, he may have to sit his 'Rocking Ass down for it but he'll be there". Mike is their lead guitarist.

Mike and Danya are two of the nicest people on this planet! Danya is a Vet, Mike is an incredible artist/musician. Each year at WonderFest he designs a Plaque to honor the show based on Lee's designs for the show that year. They are always beautiful and true works of art. As soon as I can I'm going to be taking pictures of any of the previous year's Plaques we still have to post to eBay so I can send anything we can make off them along via Mike's paypal account.

Before he got sick, Mike was feeding and caring for several feral cat colony's in Columbus. Besides their own menagerie of fur balls they've rescued and love at home. You wouldn't believe the cat runs, the cat sun room he's designed for them, they're amazing. Both of them truly live lives of service to others, be they human or tend to purr. A GoFundme has been set up to help them with the massive medical bills they're facing right now. Please, if you can, take a look, definitely share the link if you wouldn't mind:

Mike & Danya's Rocking Support Group:
https://www.gofundme.com/mike-danyas-rocking-support-rock?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_title&utm_campaign=donation_receiptv5

As for me, still fighting to get over this latest flareup of my lupus. Plus, I'm still trying to sell whatever I can to help us pay bills and make ends meet. I'm getting stuff posted to Ebay to sell now that my vision has settled down a little from my flare. If you guys wouldn't mind sharing what I've posted I'd really appreciate it. Here's the link:

http://stores.ebay.com/Barbaras-Essentials

If you see anything you'd like, but would rather pay for it here, let me know and I can tell you what it'd be with postage. My Paypal is bstaton@iglou.com. If you do buy something, if you wouldn't mind, send payment for it via friends and family. That way they don't take out all the fees.

Any help passing this along would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to keep adding stuff to sell as I can get pictures taken. If you guys wouldn't mind sharing what I've posted I'd really appreciate it. Here's the link:

http://stores.ebay.com/Barbaras-Essentials

If you see anything you'd like, but would rather pay for it here, let me know and I can tell you what it'd be with postage. My Paypal is bstaton@iglou.com. If you do buy something, if you wouldn't mind, send payment for it via friends and family. That way they don't take out all the fees.

Thanks!