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Today’s poll is a BIG ONE… So look them all over carefully!
There are a couple guys in today’s poll that I would not mind… But I think I am going to choose #4.
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Well, sort of…
It seems that I caught a NASTY bug from something or SOMEONE I ate… It is STILL messing with my stomach after over a week of fever, SEVERE stomach cramps, and a lot of other disgusting details that I will spare you guys. Lets just say it involved a LOT of trips to the bathroom and even a trip to the doctor.
I would not wish this virus on ANYONE! Like I said, I am still suffering from it’s effects, but am feeling better and I am actually SICK of laying in bed all day.
I would of course like to THANK all of you who sent me well wishes via comment and e-mail! It really did make me feel better.
I am planning on resuming normal blog posting effective immediately, but we will have to take it on a day-by-day basis until I am once again feeling 100%. Thank you guys for understanding.
Now on with the post!
Sorry everyone for no posts this week.
I seem to have contracted a stomach virus which I am still feeling the effects of. I have literally been in bed all week since Monday fighting a fever of 103 degrees. Good news, the fever broke but I am still fighting to stay out of bed for longer than a few minutes.
I promise to try and post in the next couple of days. Please bear with me. I haven’t forgotten about you.
Happy Sunday Everyone!
I hope your weekend has been GREAT!
It’s a BIG one! (post, that is)
Sorry for the “short” post today. I have not been feeling the greatest this week.
Well I honestly don’t know these guys, but I think they are/were called Kingsland Road and they were on the TV show xFactor (in the UK).
I do know that they have great ASSES! Decisions, decisions… I hate decisions… I think I will go with ass #3.
So tell me, Who Would YOU Do?Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
I wanted to first post a great big THANK YOU to all those who have donated and another great big THANK YOU to all of you for putting up with my repeated requests for help. I know the constant begging is annoying, really I do. I probably hate asking about as much as you guys hate seeing it. I am just really desperate at the moment and don’t know where else to turn.
The second thing I wanted to tell you is that, thanks to a friend, I was made aware of my math error on my post where I outlined the expenses I face. Apparently I somehow added the price of the rental truck twice. I have since updated that post. ¬†So now the amount that I need has actually DECREASED by $1000! And thanks to your donations I am just over 10% of the way to my goal. If anyone is interested in donating you can do so by going here: http://www.gofundme.com/dte9bw
Because I am grateful for all your help, I decided today’s post should be about friends. My best friend (aside from my roommate) is my dog Phoenix, so today I am posting cute guys with dogs and, as requested, CATS.
I hope you enjoy!
Sorry for interrupting your weekend posts, but as promised, I am going to answer some of your questions with regards to my move.
As you know, I hate my neighborhood. The first question that I get is “Why don’t you just move to another neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area?” That is a great question, and it would probably be my FIRST option of things to do to improve my living situation. However, if you don’t live in the Bay Area, you may not believe what I am about to tell you. The cost of rent for a 2 bedroom apartment ANYWHERE in the Bay Area has become WAY too expensive for me pay. I moved into my current apartment about 4 years ago. The rent for my tiny 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment was $1300.00 per month. And thanks to Rent Control, over those 4 years my rent has only gone up to $1469.00 per month. Today, the EXACT same apartment type in my building is going for $2195.00 per month.
This is NOT unique to my building and/or neighborhood. In fact, I live in one of the LOWEST rent areas in the Bay Area. If you go to Craigslist.org and search for a 2 bedroom apartment in San Francisco you will see that the AVERAGE rent price is OVER $4000 per month. If you look in the East Bay, where I live now, rents range from $1495 for an apartment in a BAD neighborhood/without public transportation options (remember I have no car) to well over $2200 per month for a slightly better neighborhood near public transit.
I know some of you will probably not believe the price of rent out here, but as I mentioned, you can research it for yourself. My sister has a BEAUTIFUL LARGE 3 Bedroom HOME with over 60 acres of land and her mortgage is almost HALF of what I am paying for RENT, granted she lives in the middle of Nowhere, USA. I am sure MOST of you are paying much less than I am and getting a LOT more for your money.
Which leads me to the second question: “Why do you want to move to Chicago?” There are several reasons for this… First for the same price I am paying now for rent here in California, I can get a MUCH nicer apartment in a MUCH, MUCH nicer neighborhood in Chicago. As some of you might already know, I used to live in Chicago so I have many friends there. It is also only a 4 hour car ride to visit my Sister instead of an expensive 4 hour flight. There are other reasons as well… My roommate has a Sister and a niece and nephew (both of whom he has never met) who live in Northern Indiana and he would like to be closer to them.
The third and probably biggest question I get is: “Why do you need so much money?” That is also a great question. Let me outline it for you:
If you add all that up, it comes to approximately $8899.00. ¬†My roommate and I will be able to cover the first months rent as we would be paying rent whether we were in California or Chicago, so that leaves $7399.00.
Because we, like a lot of people, live check to check, saving over $7000 is next to impossible for us. ¬†It certainly isn’t possible for us to save this by the end of our current lease which is May 31st.
So THIS is why I ask for your help! ¬†We are DESPERATE! ¬†Heck, I would even consider it if someone was willing to LOAN me the $7000 with the stipulation that I could probably only pay them back at a rate of $100.00 per month or so, but I doubt anyone is willing to do that.
So, once again, I ask, beg, plead for your help. ¬†You can make donations at:¬†http://www.gofundme.com/dte9bw. ¬†Or if you would rather send a check or money order, just send me an e-mail to: email@example.com¬†and I will provide you with my mailing address. ¬†You can also e-mail me with ANY more questions, as I am really not trying to hide anything and want to be as transparent as possible.
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who has already donated. ¬†It means a LOT to me that you care enough to help someone you have never met. ¬†You guys and gals are AWESOME!
PS: If your looking for the Self Portrait Saturday, just click the Older Post link below.