I put this entry under "Batterie de Cuisine: because I'm asking for money, which is, to say the least of it, something that helps me cook.
The PayPal button to your left will lead you to a screen where you can give me any amount from a dollar upwards, and put it on your charge or debit card or your own PayPal account. (If you don't have one, you'll have to open one, but it's very easy and free and they won't bother you with spam.)
I haven't been writing for a while because the economic forecast around here is pretty bleak, and the cupboard is bare.
I am really fortunate in that I have a steady income, but it's a fixed income and not large to begin with.
That's why I'm in graduate school, learning to be a social worker.
Loans pay for school and the income pays my mortgage and some of my bills, but since my work hours are taken up by a non-paying internship, I'm running shorter and shorter all the time.
This isn't going to be forever. I might have a nasty surprise coming to me, but people in the Human Services world tell me that social work does produce a steady income, if not a large one. Between one thing and another, Tracy and I will be all right. But right now, things are tough and i could use any help you'd like to give me.
$5 will pay for salt for my sidewalk (without which the city of Kingston is going to hand me a hell of a ticket.)
$5 is enough money to pay for gas so I can go to see Tracy, 40 miles away, and come home. It's enough for two round trips to and from my internship, which is only 20 miles away.
$10 is enough for me to bring Tracy home for the weekend. It's enough for me to buy meat (okay, mostly eggs) for 5 days worth of meals.
$20 will buy me 60 minutes of cellphone coverage, so I can talk to Tracy on the phone even if I can't see her.
$75 would keep me on broadband.
Anything more than that would be a dream. A very welcome one.
Of course, if you having a writing job for which you'd like to pay me, that would be even more welcome...like most people, I'd rather work than beg.
Thanks for reading this entry and all the rest of my blog. Your continued presence here (even you lurkers) has given me some of the happiest moments of 2007.