As many of you know, we’re going to have to move soon. We’ve got a mere 33 days to get enough money to move and figure out a place to live. We still don’t have things settled. That’s why I’m swinging between zombie mode (spacing out so I don’t worry) and panic mode. I’ve never had to make a move like this and it’s really scaring me.
Eric’s mom is leaving in a little over a week. At that time we will lose the microwave, TV, washer, dryer, vacuum, end tables, some of the dishes and a bunch of other stuff as well as one vehicle. The weeks between her leaving and us leaving are going to suck, and I don’t even know how we’re going to get through that. I’m trying to imagine no TV, microwave and no doing laundry, and I want to cry. Some people might think that’s stupid, but it’s pretty damn upsetting to me.
On top of that, we still haven’t figured out where we’re going to live. We know we need to be between northern Austin and Killeen TX, but not actually in Killeen or Austin. We’re hoping to find a place, but so far, all of the listings we can find in our price range are all rent to own, and that’s not an option for us. We have seen hardly any plain rental places, and the ones we saw were either far too expensive or far too small. I’m praying we can find somewhere in time, but when our only way to look is on the internet, it’s insanely hard.
We’re also really tight on money. I don’t know if we’re going to have enough in time. I’ve got the fundraiser up, but with only 11% raised, we’re miles away from where we need to be. I also have an Amazon Wish List up in case anyone just wants to outright buy some of the things we need and send them to us. I want to believe that we’ll get it all in time, but it’s tough. We have one person who has been beyond amazing with multiple donations, and 8 other people have given what they could, but we’re still so far away that I’m quite thoroughly freaked out over it.
Somehow we need to come up with all that money and a place to live in that area of TX in less than 33 days. When I think about it too much I either start crying or completely shut down. I’ve never been really scared about a move before. Even when I gave up nearly everything to come to GA, I wasn’t this scared. Of course, I had a place to go and people to go to then. This time, we’re all flying blind. I feel totally out of control, but I’m trying to keep it together and praying that somehow the Universe will make it all work out with time to spare.
I will say, if any of you out there reading this live in that Austin/Killeen area and you could help us find a place, that would be amazing. Someone who’s actually there could maybe get local papers or find listings for rentals that fit our needs. Having a place sorted out soon would take a lot of the stress off. We still need a lot of money, but knowing we have a place to live would mean a lot.
Aside from that, all I can ask is that each of you show some holiday spirit and donate even $5 to the fundraiser, and share it with others. If everybody gave just $5 we’d start getting a lot closer to the goal. More would be fantastic, but I’m sure that 99% of you reading this can afford $5. We’re not going to have a Christmas this year, so it would be your gift to us, and it would help make this less stressful and safer for all of us.
In the meantime I’m trying to focus enough to work on the two books I have in progress, as well as promoting my other books and our Zazzle shop, and trying to get the contents of my craft shop sold off. It’s my goal to sell the entire contents of the Bonanza shop, and make 5000 book sales and 5000 Zazzle sales before the end of 2015. I hope that I can make that happen, and I actually want to well surpass those goals. Right now though, we have to get the details of this move sorted.