Very close friends of mine are having some major difficulties at the moment. He finally found a job after five months of unemployment and recently lost that job as well. Luckily while times were good, he over paid his mortgage because the plan had been to refinance. But, he is underwater and refinancing is going to be difficult at best, especially since he is not working full time.
They are moving in with friends who have extra space after renting his house furnished. We are crossing our fingers that the renters will take care of his stuff. He and his wife are going through major adjustments. She home schooled her kids, but now she had to get a job and the kids start a public school for the first time in their lives in a few weeks. They both are working part time as that is all they can find for the moment.
They have completely run out savings and the mortgage payments that they paid ahead have now run out. The rent that they are collecting will not pay the mortgage in full, it helps, but it is not everything that they need. They are just in major meltdown at the moment and the strains are showing in their marriage. The house is rented for six months and the friends agreed to let them stay for the duration of that time, but that will be gone in a blink of an eye, and then they will be right back to where they started unless he finds another job that pays as well as his first one.
So, if anyone has any extra money I have added a pay pal account to help raise some money for some really good people who are just in a bad way at the moment and need some help. I have done all that I can, but thought that this may be one more way for me to help them out. I am sure that they will be mortified to know that I did this, but hey, these are unusual circumstances and I am a big believer in pay it forward. At different times in my life I had to get help. It can happen to almost anyone. Even small amounts will add up over time. I am going to repost this from time to time.
I want to say thanks in advance to anyone that can help out some very decent people who just found themselves in a bad situation that is no fault of their own.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek