I’m having a rent party.
I am, I’m sorry to say, returning to the well once more, hoping there is a little left. Thank you so much to those who’ve already participated in this—I still have to write thank you notes, but this is my first time back at wifi since (stress, illness, etc.) Thus, also my first time back at work, sigh. Anyway, my manager, far from being happy that I was able to pay one full month and offer part of another month, working on the rest, is refusing to accept partial payment (bad sign, that) and wants it all NOW. I think he is under a lot of pressure from the owner, because he changed on a dime—no more mr. nice, understanding guy.
So, I’d like to ask your help again, to reblog, contribute if you can (Paypal link), (email nanette.hb gmail) Or send good thoughts, positive vibes and/or love and affection. And chocolate :) It’s been a rough couple of years, but, as the saying goes, it’ll get better. I know this.
Thank you for whatever you can do.
Well, okay, there is no actual party, but the rent need is very real. I hate having to do this, but my options are pretty limited right now. Let me explain.
I’ve not been all that well or productive for a while, but these past few weeks have been pretty miserable (I think partly because the (poorer) area I just moved to… the air is really bad, and I have lung issues) and I’ve been unable to work (lost a few regular clients, too, sigh) and, thus, am once again teetering on the edge of disaster. I’m getting up there (60, in a couple of years! ack!) so my bouncing back time is a little slower. I’ve made some adjustments (and finally got healthcare, card came two days ago, so yay Obamacare!) and things are getting better… but too late.
My apartment manager has been amazingly understanding, especially since I am such a new tenant, but he has to answer to the owner and can’t wait any longer for payment.
So, I need help, if you can. Any little bit will go a long way, and my appreciation would be boundless. I have a Paypal account (clicking link should take you right to it) if you are able to contribute. Good thoughts, best wishes and “there, there” pats are also welcome and appreciated.
I won’t offer to pay anyone back—these days I’m just barely keeping up, and never ahead, so that would be a pointless promise. What I can do is offer my services in exchange. For the most part my world consists of writing, editing, reading, researching… and the like.
I’d be happy to help with any of that, or with being a sounding board for ideas, plots, article topics, etc… or, especially, for being a knowledgeable eye for those unfamiliar with writing, or writing about, “diverse” characters, whether that is to do with color or gender. I am Black, cis het, but been involved, in ways large and small, with social justice and other matters for decades and while I can’t be an authority or speak for anyone else’s intersections, I can at least flag potentially problem areas.
I do other stuff, too… just ask.
If you can help — with a donation, reblogging this, or sending good thoughts, thank you.
Y’all, I’ve known Nanette for years and years and years. We have travelled some major journeys together, and I have never felt more supported, respected or loved as when Nanette showed up in comments when some flyby blogwar was happening. PLEASE support her in ANY way you can—I struggle daily with money issues too, and I know the stress it puts on the body. This is NOT a stress that Nanette should have to bear, especially when she has been SO instrumental in removing the stress from my life, and SO many others!
REBLOG, DONATE, SEND GOOD THOUGHTS!!!!
reblogging for the afternoon crowd!