Friday, July 26, 2013

Thank you :)

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the wonderful people who have sent me support, both monetary and in thoughts and prayers. It means a lot. We still need about 600 more on the roof/kitchen/back porch in supplies … I don’t know if anyone can help us here, but if so, it’d be GREATLY appreciated… Because the roof was leaking so badly, it ruined our kitchen floor, to the point where there are areas that are in danger of falling through. We have a few sheets of plywood covering the really bad parts but it didn’t do any good to fix it all when there were still leaky spots. The first thing we’re trying to do is to get the mold on the back porch under control—we hope. That stuff is a pain to deal with because by the time you see it, it means that there’s a lot behind the walls that you can’t see, and those will have to be torn out completely and rebuilt. We can do it; we just need the funding. As humbling as it is, I am going to post pictures of our kitchen ceiling, just so you can see what I’m talking about and that honestly, I’m not joking about any of it. That’s the ceiling that completely fell in. Yeah, it’s not pretty.

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For those who have asked, yes, we’ve tried to apply for help from some of the places around here that will do that kind of thing. The problem we’ve run into is that they all have a backlog of people they’re already helping, well into next summer, and, well, we can’t wait that long. I did sign up to help with some of them, though, because I figure that it’s the least I can do, even if we cannot wait for help ourselves. It seems like all the agencies around here are stretched to their limits already, and it’s sad but it just goes to show that Indiana on a whole is NOT okay.

In any case, I hate to ask, but I must… if anyone has the inclination to help us still, please see my last post (below this one) for the donation links, and again, THANK YOU SO MUCH to those who have helped us and who continue to inspire me. I love you all, and I am trying to get myself back into the frame of mind to write again. I refuse to leave Valerie and Evan hanging if I can help it, but your kindness has gone a long way toward easing my mind. I think that the real reason I posted anything at all was simply because I was scared and still am. I can literally feel the edges of depression creeping up on me, and it’s a struggle to fend them off every day. I think that anyone would start to feel hopeless and lost after a time, too, and it sucks. It really does. But your thoughts and prayers have helped me already. I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart!

posted by Sueric at 6:29 pm  


  1. Sue, I’m unemployed as well but I donated what I could. I truly have you in my thoughts and would love to help anyway I can. Remember: you are loved. ~Laura (a.k.a. smallflower)

    Comment by smallflower — July 26, 2013 @ 7:29 pm


    Idk if this will help but they helped my cousins down in Florida get a new if you would prefer a new home or just renovation but its worth a try even while you work orepairs yourself now. This is a more longterm solution. I pray you apply and are excepted. And I wish I were in a position to help more. If I can I will.

    Love, Makeeba (a reader since purity 4)

    Comment by oblivion-bringr — July 27, 2013 @ 3:26 am

  3. Sorry for some of the confused wording.
    *get a new home*

    *work on repairs*

    Comment by oblivion-bringr — July 27, 2013 @ 3:28 am

  4. Sue, sent a little more $ your way
    I understand about not writing when your world feels like it’s coming apart at the seems… I have a story I can’t finish because I was at the “romantic” part and I’ve been going through a martial crisis myself, so that’s the last think I could think about. We’re finally getting on the right track again, so I hope I can finish it soon, but RL takes precedence. I’m sorry I couldn’t give the whole amount you needed, but I hope it helps.

    Comment by CandyEars — July 29, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

  5. oblivion-bringr: We already checked into HfH and we don’t qualify… and their list in this area is hugely long, too. I did volunteer to help with a few projects, though, just because I have nothing better to do, but thanks for the suggestion.

    CandyEars: Thank you 🙂 It’s just such a hurtful thing, you know? Feeling like the one thing that could keep me sane also makes me feel guilty, too. But the depression is the thing that scares me most. I’ve been there and done that and I’d rather not ever do it again. It’s terrible, you know? I am trying to sit down every day and write a little bit. Some days go better than others. It doesn’t help that my hateful sister-in-law has been trying to start more trouble, too, and honestly, we just need to get the stuff done so she won’t have a thing to say about anything. We didn’t do a thing to her, and this is just how she is. Some days it’s just not worth getting out of bed, I swear. People like you all, though, remind me that there are still good folks out there. Sometimes you just have to swallow your pride and reach out, right? :/

    Comment by Sueric — July 30, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

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