we all really dont get the bills paid, do we??
ok. got that covered for this two weeks. stressful..it'l all be over in july-- we ca be on a normal rent schedule and not be paying our rent and deposit all at once!!
we have a $900 rent payment due today... but we don't have $900... that is my update...help
i guess the page stays active until you reach your goal... thank you susan for the donation!! here is our official update:
while scott is making decent money, our housing payments of $900 every two weeks has been all we have. so that means that we don't have money coming in to pay bills, fuel the work truck, or buy nails etc. i am currently looking for part time evening work so we don't leave our 6 kids home alone. i also still babysit one child during the day and have advertised for dog sitting and helping to organize and get rid of extra stuff for people who just don't know where to start. when we can buy them, we are going to invest in a fleet of "reel mowers" and advertise as zero emissions mowing in our neighborhood. i'm going to make some baby girl dresses for sale monogramed: "fruit of the womb".hopefully we can squeeze through this time and then once our deposit is payed off, we will be on a normal pay and rent schedule!!
~bitterness and hatred mostly hurts the one being bitter and hating~and> it's a waste of time.
it seems like we are getting by. we have a payment due tomorrow of $900 and we have it covered. we have managed to get together nice furniture for very little money. we still need a few things, but all in all i am very happy with our life! thanks everyone for your thoughts and contributions. when i figure out how to end my fund raiser i will close this out. of course you are welcome to contribute until then-- we will buy the last few things in furniture we need with it :) we hope you all have a wonderful life and get through the rough spots with a little help from your friends like we have!!
it's been such an amazing turn around-- we were in a very bad situation in texas. we come back to colorado and it's like we never left. it's so amazing to really feel like you're "meant to be somewhere".i'm sure there are alot of facets to "meant to be" including personal responsibility. i'm just so gratefull to have friends and to be able to live and learn. enjoy life!! especially if you have children!!
we are safe and warm-- al the children are in school--thank you so much for all the support!
work is slowing due to snow-- hopefully it will not last long!! if you live in our area (loveland/ fort collins) and have small jobs to fill out our work weeks, please let us know!! tree care- carpentry- sewing- child care- house cleaning-odd jobs... let us know!!
wow-- i figured out how to write a wanted add on craigslist that didn't get flagged and we have been given so many things-- all we need now is twin mattresses for the kids!!! have a great day!!
most of the children are enrolled in school-- just waiting on the high school in manor to send the transcripts...ugggg... it's wonderful to be home!!
excited to get into our house today!! we will be sleeping on the floor... but-hey- it's home!!
Update posted!please continue to keep us in your thoughts-- thank you everyone for contributing-- at this point i hope anyone who has an extra little bit- even $5-and a desire to help someone they don't know finds our page--or-- i start making money right away. i have one babysitting job for a friend and i will try to get one more. we are not out of the woods yet, but we are moving forward anyway!!!!
here is the payment schedule our land lord has offered us. it is our children's best interest if we move in now because it makes their schooling happen right away. we have about $450 of the first payment. yes, scott is working so i will keep updating for each payment what we need.
Here is a proposal for payment on the house:
April 18th $600.00 for ½ of April
May 3rd $900.00 - $600 for ½ of May and $300 deposit
May 18th $900.00 - $600 for ½ of May and $300 deposit
June 3 $900.00 - $600 for ½ of June and $300 deposit
June 18th $900.00 - $600 for ½ of June and $300 deposit
Thereafter it would be $1200 and the lease would run from the 3rd day of the month to the third day of the month.
once we have settled in, i can start babysitting. we will need 6 twin mattresses and a king or queen, a washer and dryer, dining room table and chairs, and couches. we have everything else we need :)
number crunching--sharpens the mind...but the costs versus the funds available are often more than we were thinking lol!!! here is the challenge: to not be discouraged by the giant numbers and believe that we have come all this way in loving care-- surely we will continue in the same way.
wow-- things are miraculous right now-- we met with our former landlord and he likes and trusts us so much that he gave us the keys to the house and said to just be current on the rent and $1200 deposit by june 3rd. simply amazing-- so we still need the money-- if you will share our story-- thank you so much for all the comments and likes--and following our progress..
good morning!!! my children were hoping for snow and colorado has delivered.. they are so happy!! thank you so much everyone for liking,commenting and donating!!enjoy your day where ever you are! i will update after i speak to my former landlord. i'm so amazed at the timing...
blessings glory and honor!! lol!! we made it to colorado!! so glad to see our family and friends!!! we are at our friends house until we get our own place. the most exciting thing: our former house is up for rent again and my former landlord just offered it to us... so if we can pull the deposite and first month together, we will have our perfect place back!!
when i say perfect-- i mean it-- there was enough room there for the children and the dogs to play outside and we can have a garden, it is right next to the elementary school-- it is not too big and not too small... and we may be able to purchase it sometime down the road. plus, our neighbors there are awesome!!!
hello all!! so we will travel to colorado tomorrow. thanks to shawn and devan richadrson, we have a place to stay for a little while. we will do all we can to be low impact but with 6 children that's probably impossible!!! very generous people!!! we still need to save money for a house. any donations received at this point will go towards a deposit and first months rent. scott has been able to retain his job--very grateful for that!! colorado-- we'll see you soon!!
thank you so much laurie--i have a special place in my heart for you-- you took river and i in when we needed it the most-- my rent-a-family!! i love that time in my life with you!
hey-- still figuring out the last details of getting our stuff moved. i was up til 2:30 am packing... but i think i am pretty well downsized and organized ~lol!
y'all are awesomely kind-- thank you for all the encouragement :)
k. we are setting up to ship our stuff tomorrow morning. thanks to the offline donors!! scott is flying in on friday... we are saving almost $500 having our stuff hauled by daniel. we found him on craigslist and our situations just happen to line up!! thank you to daniel....and so the all night packing adventure continues...coffee??? oooooo yaaaaaaa
thank you gabriel!! miss you all!!
things are starting to come together for us. we found a mover that is willing to move our stuff for around $500. that just leave renting a suburban, scott flying out and fuel to transport the fam. we can stay with a friend in loveland until we get enough money for a house. keep sharing and keep commenting!! you help me keep my chin up
i think the links are fixed now. thank you for sharing everyone!
hey-- just so you all know-- i appreciate all the love and i know that none of us are well off. i accept this and i thank you for just being aware of our struggle.
hello. my name is cheyenne.we were members of the Twelve Tribes Communities for years. we gave everything- our time,our will, our hard earned money,etc. to build the life there. we held nothing back. after giving birth to five children and 14 years of loyalty, we were excommunicated. I was pregnant with our sixth ch
ild and we were sent away with $200 and an old mini-van that had 165,000 miles on it. they were going to sell it to the junk yard, but graced us with it instead. miraculously it made the trip from missouri to california,where i have relatives and the winters are tollerable for living in a van. we lived in that van for 6 months. luckily, many friends let us stay in their homes and garages .my husband,scott, worked for friends pruning trees. his small income allowed us the opportunity to stay in hotel rooms much of the time. otherwise all 7 of us would sleep in the van.
on christmas eve we couldn't afford a hotel room. we had no friends available to stay with. we asked around at churches-- but no one helped us. it pored rain on our little van all night long.
eventually scott got a steady income and we found a little house in the sierra foothills. sadly, after only 3 months, my husband was laid off. we had no prospects for work and had a hefty rent to pay. we decided to hightail it to colorado, where his parents reside.
i spent the last month of my pregnancy and the first 6 weeks of my newborn baby's life there in his parent"s small three bedroom home. they do not have much money- only enough for themselves to get by on. it was a tremendous strain on them to house all of us.
thankfully we found a rental home just in time for the new school year. we lived right behind the elementary school.it was a good place.
winter in colorado can be hard on laborers. work slows due to weather and so does income. we had to borrow $1,000 that winter to pay our rent etc. we still owe $200 on that loan from a friend.( btw i owe $1000 to my aunt, but we have little faith we'll ever be able to pay that back.)
an opportunity came up for us to purchase a house in texas. it was an owner-carry type purchase and seemed promising. the property is a place the twelve tribes recently left from.
the story was that the twelve tribes had abandoned it and the business they ran here. the family that invited us had left the community by staying here when the community left.they were supposed to move with the community back to the more established clans up north.
at first it seemed like a wonderful place and that we could help each other heal from our time in the community. i began planting edible container gardens and using the junk laying around for useful things. the property is wooded and has many edibles and medicinals so i was very fascinated by the flora and fauna of texas.
as time went on, we realized that their children had some ownership issues. it seems like a logical problem coming from the place we come from-- not calling anything your own-- never even having any spending money in the community. but these children were very bossy about the land and felt that since their parents were buying it, then they were entitled to possess it all, bossing and bullying anyone that they felt threatened by.
we had decided to peaceably move on for their sake-- so that they could continue their life here. that meant that my husband would have to go back to colorado and work for at least two months to get enough money to move us.(the wages in texas are 1/2 what we made in colorado.) we figured we would just wait til the school year ended. that would be roughly 2.5 months.
as soon as my husband left, things had become very strained between our families. there are grave misunderstandings that have been taken way too far. we don't feel safe here any longer.
the job my husband has right now in Colorado is ideal.he makes a sustainable wage. i have a babysitting job waiting for me there as well.(3 of my children are still under school age.)
i was willing to be here without my husband for these two and a half months, until all that has happened since he left . we feel very threatened and imprisoned and i would really like for my children to feel safe.
my husband feels that we should no longer have to face these things alone and is willing to loose his job to come back to texas to protect us. but if he does that, then he will be sealing our fate to be neighbors with these people for a long time.
we simply lack the funds to get us from texas to colorado and then the money for a house won't be saved up until june. i feel very unsafe here and really just want to move on and never look back.
my dear friend suggested me posting this and so i have just to bury my pride. i'm setting my goal for $5,000 because that would be a very generous amount to move us and get into a house right away. we just need a little boost-- anything helps--even if we don't get the $5,000 goal.
we accept total responsibility for our lives and our life's decisions. it is our responsibility that we ended up in a cult. we count our time as a bitter blessing as it helped us grow from the wreck of a life we used to have to the strong parents we are now.
we went through hell in the twelve tribes community being shunned and excommunicated and we really need a break from the trauma. we have always been generous with everything we have and giving to a fault-- i will write a book someday of all my life adventures and trials. keep an eye out. thanks for looking.