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05 January 2019 @ 08:49 pm
It's that time again, folks. Before I officially start posting for this new year, I'd like to do a little cleanup.

Anyone added in 2017 or before are safe. Anyone I added in 2018 is fair game.

If you want to keep the mutual, please leave a comment here. If I cut you and you didn't get a chance to comment, please feel free to do so at the time of discovery.

Of course no hard feelings! I just ocassionally do these when my f-list is becomeing too much for me to keep up with.

I'll be doing the cut either tomorrow (Sunday) night or Monday. So, don't worry about needing to leave a comment immediately.

May the odds be in your favor! :p
The claim for Lee's hospital stay is finally working its way through Anthem. The grand total, not including doc visits, is $54,990.98! The, hopefully, good news is that, because it was what they call a Life or Death stay, we MAY not have any co-pay for the hospital part of the bill, we should know soon.

That doesn't cover the cost of all the docs he saw, we'll have to pay the co-pays for them. That cost is at $549.23, and climbing. That's on top of the $1874.28 we owe for the two IV Iron infusions he had just before his hospital stay. Plus, there's still the $500 GLA wants to even set up a payment plan for the older $6100 we already owed Nortons. Once that $500 is paid, I'll owe them $156 a month for three years to get that paid off.

I'll still need $420 to get my tablet back from the pawn shop. I used the money I got from them to pay the $300 co-pay for the Upper and Lower GI studies that landed Lee in the hospital. I could only pay the $70 interest payment this month. I'm hoping I can save enough to redeem it before my forfeiture date, which is 11/26/18.

That means that I, realistically, need to raise at least $3343.51 to get back my tablet, pay for the infusions, the doc visits from Lee's time in the hospital and the $500 down payment GLA wants. I'm going to be selling my jewelry stock, my comics, whatever I need to, to get there.

Hope that you guys can forgive me doing lots of for sale lists for the foreseeable future. In addition, I've just done something I never thought I'd do, I've added PayPal Donate buttons on both my LJ and DW profile pages. On top of what I can make selling stuff, anything else I can raise would be a huge help.

I'm happy to work for any donations. I can do editing, Photoshop photo clean up, etc. I can even do product photography to help you sell your own stuff. If you would like to help, but don't want to use something like a donate button, my PayPal addy is bstaton @ iglou.com, without the spaces. Payments sent to Friends and Family would do the same thing.

You don't know how much I hate to even ask, but these are pretty scary times for us right now.


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07 October 2018 @ 10:06 pm, reposted by cassie_faith
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Current Location: Home...
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Kiddos playing noisily in their room
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.   


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. :)


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,
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
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:


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


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!


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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:


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.

17 October 2017 @ 06:12 pm
Sharing this for a friend! Help how you can.

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:


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! :)


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