Words alone can not express …

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what I am feeling at this moment. Yes, believe it or not, I am speechless!

With that said I just want to say THANK YOU for everything, I mean everything.

I do has some figuring to do and updates to make, and I hope you don’t think I am remiss, but I do so just want to reflect on this collective blessing for a little while. 🙂

God Bless you All!

Mortgage Deadline Looming!!! This is a BIGGY! Donations NEEDED!

Now includes update 🙂 Thank you.

Since June 1, 2013, we have been able to make two partial payments towards June mortgage payment for a total $ 215.00. $ 256.87 is still due and we have about half of that set aside.

On June 14, 2013, we received a letter from the people who hold our mortgage making a demand for the balance of $256.87 ( in full) for June no later than June 30, 2013. That’s this Sunday.

!!!!! UPDATE!!!!!! Thanks to an anonymous donor’s most generous contribution ( JUNE’S PAYMENT IS PAID IN FULL )

July’s payment of $431.87 is due no later then the 16th of next month.

SO, we still NEED some help in this area and it has to be the focus.

This is all outlined on our needs page.

https://allbuthomeless.wordpress.com/immediate-needs/

Like I said, first and foremost, we are trying to keep a roof over our heads and in all other area of our situation, there has been a vast improvement.

We feel that if we can get this particular need met, everything else will ultimately come together as it has been doing for weeks now. Slow but sure. 🙂 Thank you Lord!

PLEASE NOTE : Donations VIA Pay Pal are preferable ( in this case) as the people who hold the mortgage have a paypal account and I can transfer directly to them in REAL TIME so there is virtually no waiting involved .

The email address associated with our pay pal account is : allbuthomeless@gmail.com

If you have questions, please ask. If you need documentation concerning mortgage, OR are in a position to pay the entire amount directly to the mortgage holder. That too , can be arranged.
Please just email me for details.

Thank you all so very very much.

We are on our way and though we can’t give up just yet , we are in a much better place because of the generosity and kind support found here. YOU GUYS ( and GIRLS 😉 ) are AWESOME!

GOD BLESS YOU!

Please note that these people have been really good to us but their patience is obviously wearing thin.

The Path

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I trust the path
and know that
the moment is perfect.
I walk the path
knowing that help
will find me
exactly when I need it.
I celebrate asking
for help because
I know I was not
born to do it alone ~ Unknown

Image Credit : Your Beautiful Life

We have reached the 25% mark! :) Donations Appreciated!

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I am so pleased to announce yet another milestone in our fundraising effort . With yesterdays paypal donation from Louella for $50 we have reached ( actually exceded) the 25% mark. Anotherwords, we have raised $760.00 of the $3,000.00 goal and are slowly moving out of the our crisis situation which is amazing itself .

THIS has all made a HUGE difference in our situation. And it would not have been possible had it not been for those who responded to our needs in such heartfelt and generous ways.

Obviously we still have a ways to go AND still have some real doozies still on our plate.

A break down of what the needs are presently can be seen here.

Won’t you help us reach our goals?

Realistically, another $2, 200.00 is still needed and would allow us to get on with our lives.

It doesn’t matter what amount you send. it all adds up! Truly!

If you’d like to donate, please click here.

Thank you ALL so VERY VERY much.

God Bless

~ C

Change

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The thing about not having alot of money is it is so much easier to keep track of. Such was the case yesterday.

On the way home yesterday afternoon, I made three stops ( the gas station, Key Training Thrift store, and Save-a-lot) At Save-a-lot I spent exactly $8.05. The manager checked me out And then I put my change and receipt in my change purse as I always do. I found the receipt in my change purse.

Once home, I do what I always do and tried to account for my purchases.

I freaked when things just didn’t add up.

So as casually as I could muster, I asked my husband IF by chance he never gave me the $10 intended for gas.

Well, you know how that goes.

‘Yes of course I did, why?’

Well I had to be truthful and while he remained even-tempered, I could feel the angst building.

Not to mention feeling my own angst.

There was a count, and recount, figures were scribbled on the back of an envelope. Pockets were checked and rechecked. The car was checked. Did you check the floorboard?

After counting the silver in my change purse, I surmised there was at least, $10 dollars missing.

“Think” Did you stop anywhere else?” Nooooooo, I didn’t!

“Are you sure?”

Yes of course I am sure!

When he was absolutely sure he couldn’t get me to crack he simply said “Let it Go! ” and then he settled into an uncomfortable silence as if he had caught me in a fib or something.

There was a time when I was earning my own keep where I would just NOT mention a purchase to avoid the third degree. He used to call this lieing through omission.

But this wasn’t the case. Not the case at all and I couldn’t let it go as it really bothered me.

I decided to call Save-a-lot NEVER really expecting a manager to admit to a money mistake.

But I had to try. In that instant, it was more about being right, to let him know that I knew without actually slinging accusations. I know, my bad!

Amazingly enough. He did!

‘Yes maaa’aaaaam I did have an overage. But are you sure it wasn’t $12?’

I smiled, realizing in that instant that it was.

Save-alot is one one of those stores that offers a 40% savings on most of their items but you have to bag your own groceries. And you have to buy the bags. A surplus of stock boxes are usually kept up front for customers to pack their groceries in . But when I checked out I realized at the last moment that there were not any. So after I had all but checked out, I purchased two brown paper grocery bags. The manager had trouble adding the bags to my total.

But to keep the line moving he did some quick figuring and I handed him a 20.00 bill and one nickel meaning he owed me $12.00 in change.

With the last minute distraction, I got the receipt but not the change. :/

These things happen. What doesn’t happen often ( at least to me) is to have a store employee fess up to a mistake. let alone a store manager.

It would have been so easy for him to just pocket that $12.00.

But he didn’t and for that I am so GRATEFUL.

I was praising God before I even got off the phone.

The manager seemed pleased that I appreciated his integrity.

Such a little thing. BUT HUGE for me these days.

🙂