My name is Ricky and I am in a desperate situation. I am in my 50’s and a computer programmer.
I have been doing websites and other computer work to help with keeping a roof over my head. At my age it is increasingly harder to find a full-time job.? I am told that I am too old even though I have been in the computer field before the internet existed.
I worked at power supply company for 18 years to get laid off when they merged in 1999 with another power company and did not need my abilities anymore.? So I started my own little computer repair and website company to attempt to keep money coming in.? That did work for a while in the beginning until the stock market crash and all the other stuff that has happened.
I lost my home to foreclosure 5 years ago and have been being helped by different family members and friends to keep a roof over my head and keep my couple of pets with me.
The friend that has let me stay with them is about to lose the building that I have been staying at as a caretaker.
I am going through all of the stuff that I have been able to keep since losing my house, but now I must sell what I can to hopefully accumulate enough money to move again and keep my pets.? If I can’t find a new place that will accept my pets, they will have to be put down.? They are too old for any shelters, I have called many, they are all full and struggling as bad as I think most of us are.? Puppies and kittens they might take.? Older cats, no, they all have way too many now.
Because I have been only able to find odd jobs and some website work, I have not built up enough of a month income to survive.? I am not giving up, and I do not want to as for government money.? I just need to save up enough to be able to move.
For me and my pets we are down to the wire.? We have till July 31 to vacate the building.
I am not the begging type actually just the opposite.? That is probable why I am in this situation.?My website work is slowly increasing, but a lot of the time those are one time updates and such not recurring monthly events.? So predicting my minimum monthly income is very difficult.
But I have survived till this point.
If you can spare a dollar or more you can use PayPal to send me the dollar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will post updates to let anyone who might care how I am doing.? I hope to pull through with my pets (family as I call them.)
I hope we ALL can get through this nightmare that we are living.
Remember the movie ‘Pass It Forward‘ this is truly the times when this could help a lot of people.