Life is Sometimes Messy …


I am not sure where to begin. This last week has been really hard ( you might say downright depressing ) with Sarra’s untimely death and all. Didn’t get half as much done as we had hoped to on the home front with our DIY projects , emotionally I am drained as is the pocketbook and it appears even the fundraising has suffered ( just to add a little more frustration ) to the mix.

We did manage one dump run with the help of a friend ( which put a dent in our garbage problem and stirred up a bunch of fruit flies ) with a $50.00 dump fee price tag. And were FINALLY able to negotiate a reduction in our old garbage bill which puts us back in good graces and enables us to resume our services this coming Friday so we paid them $125.00 dollars which was an unexpected but necessary expense. So bottom line, and the at the risk of putting it bluntly, we are tapped out again and only half way through the garbage project.

There is SO much left to do! Sometimes I wonder how many people truly understand how important and how genuine these needs are.

All we want is our life back!

We began this fundraiser ( 3 months ago ) with a $3000.00 goal. We have raised $59 % of that. All went to the intended purpose.

So as of today, Sunday, July 28, 2013, WE STILL have a $57 balance due for July’s mortgage payment and the house still NEEDS a lot of work ( combined represents the $ 1,235.00 we still hope to raise in this fundraising effort ) Nothing has changed BUT the slow progress and date on the calendar.

We can’t give up! We can’t walk away. AND WE STILL NEED your HELP!

Life goes on indeed, inspite of these things we have no control of. All we can do is keep trying.

So please, if you are able HELP us OUT with this. All donations GREAT and SMALL are GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you ALL SO MUCH and have a BLESSED Sunday!

~ C

Insert Raised Eye Brows Here


Nope, not a diva when it comes to the fru fru of ladydom .

I am a more natural sort. Pride myself on it in fact. One reason is that I was blessed with great skin, expressive eyes and a nice smile — thankfully. The rest is icing on the cake, which is nice, it’s just not my thing and really never has been. Still, I am a woman, and as a woman, I do like to look nice because if you don’t look nice, you can’t feel good about yourself.

I have assets that I have always liked to accentuate and maintain with GREAT care. ( hands, nails, teeth ) to name a few. Most of which can be handled with proper homecare. The teeth were dealt with during my days of plenty. Now just lots of brushing and flossing. 🙂

In recent years, I’ve had to add something else to that list. To rid myself of that stubborn facial hair and for that I need a professional. She gasps!

As a younger woman, tweezers did the trick. These days, not so much. My eye sight, has faded and in the new age of energy efficient household lighting, I have long preferred the natural outdoors light and a rear view mirror to exact these womanly tasks. Now with the sight problem, even that is almost impossible!

Seriously, has anyone ever tried to pluck with a pair of readers perched on their nose?

I need the glasses to see but they get in the way of the task at hand. This is a problem I tell you and because it is such a problem, I began frequenting my local salon a few years ago to get waxed occasionally at a cost of about $15.00. And even that I put off as long as possible. not because of the expense, but because of the time it took out of my day, which was usually my only day off. Not to mention the pain. involved. Still I found it neccesary.

Not only neccesary, but a new found obsession for me, it would seem. There is nothing I hate worse but to happen upon a mirror only to realize that i’ve been walking around with wild hairs for a week. It’s happening more and more frequently these days. Worse yet, knowing there’s not a darned thing I can do about it. Waxing is just not in the budget.

Apparently, this is REALLY bothering me more than I know because I had a very VIVID dream about this very thing the other night. Except in the dream, instead of finding wild hairs, I found perfectly groomed brows, though groomed much too thin for my facial features. Still it was a nice surpise as odd as it might seem.

Any dream interpreters out there? I’d love to know the meaning of this!

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First Post and a Welcome Message

Never underestimate your ability to make

Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better, even if you never know it – Greg Louganis

Hello and welcome to All But Homeless. This blog was created only yesterday ( April 17, 2013) as part of a personal fund-raisng effort to help us recover from financial devastation.

You might call it, an experiment in crowd-funding.

I chose the name of the blog ( as well as the tagline) because I needed it to be simple, yet descriptive. Anotherwords, I didn’t want any confusion as to what this blog is about as it is not my intent to mislead anyone in any way. I chose the theme because it was cheery. Don’t you think?

With that said, I realize that this being my first post and all, I am not giving you much information to work with. But that is going to change in the coming weeks, as this blog evolves into something that will give visitors a clear picture of what our situation truly is.

In the meanwhile, our situation is further explained in our pages section.

Yes, fellow bloggers, we are in dire need of help here.

Thanks for stopping in. I hope you come back again, and continue to come, often. 🙂