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  •  I wish I could help--but (17+ / 0-)

    my husband hasn't been able to get a job, and we're facing foreclosure and have filed for bankruptcy. I ma grateful we have Tricare for medical needs or I couldn't afford some necessary meds. If we had extra funds, I'd contribute, but we had to borrow  $40 to feed the cats and afford milk and cereal until the first of the month the 500 bucks for court filing feeds is a huge chunk of our income.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 11:59:49 AM PDT

    •  Can we help, hon? (13+ / 0-)

      Seriously.  

      We lost our home 2.5 years ago after 2 years of fighting, and with it, nearly everything else.  It's a long haul digging out, and I wouldn't wish this experience on anyone.  Not having money for food, etc., seriously sucks (been there, too), and you shouldn't have to face these kinds of hurdles just to survive.  So when I say, "Can we help," I mean it.  

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      by Aji on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 12:10:04 PM PDT

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      •  There really isn't a way around it. (5+ / 0-)

        Between his pension and my social security, we have around $2K a month.  We own the car outright thank Goddess.  Bills and food eat up a lot of it, and we are getting rid of some of those. But the problem is the mortgage amounts to more than half that amount.  

        We're in this mess because my MiL, who meant well, n talked my father into moving up here after he had his thrid accident in 2 years (he was 67) and was losing his license.  I should have told him to go into assisted living and not looked back. My hsuband was in nursing school clinicalz and would have graduated in  May 2009, and would easily have gotten a job. But I felt obligated, so Dad came up here, and since lived with MiL, that wasn't gonna work. He bought the house with myhsuband as co-signer.  Every dime he left went into it. We gambled and lost on the quick sale of his house for enough to pay off the mrotgage--but the financial crisis and the housing mess happened, and we got screwed.

        The only thing I care about is keeping my six cats when we finally have to leave--and where we will go isn't something I can figure out.

        I know people would help but this is a longterm problem and tyhere's no simple one-time solution.

        Our big fills are cable and the computer, and the occasional 5 buck movie on Senior Day.  

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 02:59:18 PM PDT

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    •  {{{{{irishwitch}}}}} (15+ / 0-)

      I wish you weren't in this predicament.
      Please don't worry about not being to extend yourself for others. And I second Aji's inquiry below. So many of us have BTDT. And many of those who haven't know how close it can be.

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      by peregrine kate on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 12:17:42 PM PDT

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    •  Oh dear,,,and in Ga. too !!! (8+ / 0-)

      Babe, we are still digging out after the theft of our home and be ever so sure it was a grand theft.   I know how you feel.  The problems with a foreclosure......there is nowhere hardly to turn when disaster hits again and it does.. People/creditors  start piling on.  Good for you doing the bankruptcy.   We didn't do it but banruptcy in itself makes you feel like you have an overlord....or it did me back when we first got the grown kids whern they were small.  It is like a gigantic pie fight with actual hits materially but smile because you DO have friends here.

      Aji was right....Losing homes, cars, borrowing from payday, and all that is just futile spitting in the wind but slowly and I do mean slowly, it does get better but the heartache is still there knowing you got hit so hard.  Hit by people who have 5 or 6 homes and want yours too.

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      by Vetwife on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 01:51:08 PM PDT

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      •  We've never done a payday loan, thank Goddess. (6+ / 0-)

        My real fear is we will be stuck in this hellhole GA forever.  As to how we got here, read my reply to Aji.  Bad judgment and bad circumstances led us here.  Had I not done my duty to my Dad, myhsuband would have his snursing degree and we'd be in MA or ME, and lcing decently.  But I did the Right Thing, and Dad never appreciated it, just gave me the same grief he always did.  SO for 18 months of being a good daughter, which required my hsuband to drop out of college to help care for Dad (I have back issues, and couldn't lift him when he had a Parkinson's and ALzheimer's fall),  this is my reward.  I feel like Dad is laughing at our predicament--he never liked my hsuband because Ben stood up for me when he was rude to me.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 03:03:41 PM PDT

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        •  When you run to Florida away from Ga (4+ / 0-)

          especially being a native of Ga.   that is about all one should know about Ga.  Of course people run from Fl to Ga or Tennessee.   All said and done....not much difference except the weather and more northerns in Florida.

          Sorry about the whole event dear. Pay day loans are illegal in Ga but the title loans are everywhere .. Ugh !

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          by Vetwife on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 03:10:52 PM PDT

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          •  I spent 6 years in FL (5+ / 0-)

            I hate the place, really.  I lived in Pensacola and Jacksonville, and the only good thing that came out of it was meeting my husband--and teaching ENglish at Eglin. I am a New Englander.   I'd settle for MD or furtjer north, th9ugh my preference is  further up the NE coast,AFB. Born in Connecticult,  lived in NYC (Brooklyn), Syracuse NY, Baltimore MD, ME (Bath and Brunswick and Yarmouth),  D.C. and Northern VA besides FL and spent 5 years as a kid in Miami, plus the 6 mentioned above. I really do much better in a colder climate (the heat makes me sick and gives me nasty headaches) where snow kills off the things I am allergic to, and where the people don't regard being WIccan as a burnable offense.

            Life surrently sucks.  My ral worry is where we'll live and how we'll keep the cats,wwho are part of the family.

            The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

            by irishwitch on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 03:33:58 PM PDT

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            •  I have to have the sun and warmth (4+ / 0-)

              because I tend to get that thing called SADD.  The rain, the cold, and stuff like that but Hawaii doesn't sound bad.

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              by Vetwife on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 03:37:18 PM PDT

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              •  I think I have the winter version of SAD. (4+ / 0-)

                Bright sunlight hurts.  I can only tan if I start in February with 5 minutes at a time. I am allergic to everything green that grows on the Eastern Seaboard and the Pacific Rim, and live on antihistamines even in winter (mold).  Do the south, where something is always blooming, isn't good for me. I thrive in the cold, and I LIKE gray days (though I still have to wear sunglasses here for the glare--I've had cataract surgery).

                I also don't fit in well in the south. I am Wiccan, a feminist, childless by choice (kids are fine if I control the situation, as when I was teaching or doing children's storyhours, but I never really wanted my own), a wild-eyed liberal.  Living in an area where much of the social life is organized around a church--smd where even support groups for caregivers are churchy--I am simply not in a place that feels good to me.  I don't have a problem with Christianity per se--but geez, some of the Christians down here are obnoxious (and I say that as having spent 15 of my nigh-25 years of marriage as a Navy WIfe).

                I've had a friend with standard SAD, and she was miserable up North.

                The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

                by irishwitch on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 04:24:58 PM PDT

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                •  Well..something is going on with me (4+ / 0-)

                  and I don't know where I should be as I am allergic to everything that blooms as well.  
                  I know Georgia and it seems foreign to me and I was born and raised there.   Florida has much more diverity yet depending on where you are is how red it is and you were in the panhandle ..with exception of Miami.
                  I stay sick in the winter (whatever blooms down here gets me in the fall and winter) it used to not be that way.
                  Our daughter missed 20 days of school last year at the doctor's over the same kind of allergies but ah ha...I am allergic to most antihistimines so I am really up the creek.
                  it gets cold in Ga but I just cannot take the majority of people there.   Same thing the last couple of years....Since 2004 sick all winter ....so I just don't know.   I do very well in the summer.  

                  I feel for ya with the Wicca and in the state of Ga.  People really believe in the Suffer a witch not to live in the south for sure..don't know about the north. (except maybe Mass.) lol.

                  My stepdaughter is a Wicca and her husband is mixed racially and living in Ga.  Don't have a clue how they make it there.. Better she says than in S.C.

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                  by Vetwife on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 06:21:32 PM PDT

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                  •  I think your definition of "cold" and mine (1+ / 0-)
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                    are very different.  I usually get along with a light jacket, and I've never actually worn a real winter coat---I hardly ever get to wear my unlined suede jacket, even. Cold to me is Maine with 10 degrees early in the morning. I do pretty well in that--but I can manage D.C. or Baltimore fairly well, and they seldom get that cold.

                    My MiL who is a decent soul still forbade us to pray when we lived with her--anywhere at any time because she believed we worship demons.  She's gotten much more religious since her cancer last year--used to NOT go to chuyrch and now she's a devout churchgoer.  

                    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

                    by irishwitch on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:25:51 PM PDT

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