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Moving Expenses

$357 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 34 months
Jonathan Fesmire  ORANGE, CA
It's moving time!

I'm a single father of a terrific special-needs child. I work freelance, and though I work hard, we've been struggling financially. Now, we have the opportunity to get into a low-cost housing situation that will help me get on my feet!

However, I'm struggling (yes, that word again!) to get enough money to pay for moving expenses, the deposit, and to get Internet set up at the new place. That last is very important, since I work online and need to have that going to stay afloat.

Now, I'm planning on going back to school to get my teaching credential in special education in the fall, which would allow me to have a good, steady job I'll feel proud of, and to work the same hours that my son is in school. I just need some help over this hump! I've been applying to many dozens of freelance jobs and nothing new has come through. I do have a steady job that I enjoy for a good writing company, but right now we're between projects. Hopefully more work will come through soon so all the writers on that project can get back to work!

Now, I will have enough for the first month's rent, so that's all rigtht. Any money I get from this campaign will be applied toward these things:

1. The $500 deposit.
2. Renting a truck.
3. Getting Internet set up.
4. Buying some pots, pans, and plates, as I need all those.
5. Getting appropriate locks for the doors and windows to keep my son safe, as he's had a history of wandering. His safety and well-being are more important to me than anything.

I have a variety of possible rewards, which you are about to read! Some are tied in with my successful Kickstarter project from last year, Bodacious Creed: A Steampunk Zombie Western. Didn't support Creed for the rewards? You can get certain ones by helping with the move!
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Update 8
Posted by Jonathan Fesmire
33 months ago
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That would be helpful! How can I contact you, Grene?
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Update 7
Posted by Jonathan Fesmire
33 months ago
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Hey everyone! I wanted to share another update. We're doing great in the new house, and the neighborhood is lovely. I've been writing articles for my job and picking up the pace on that the more settled-in I feel.

The GoFundMe page is still open, though. One of the goals was to pay the deposit, which I haven't been able to do yet, and any contributions will go toward filling that obligation.

All the funds we did get helped tremendously to pay for the first month's rent, gas, Internet installation, and various household good. Thanks again to all of you who went out of your way to help us!
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Update 6
Posted by Jonathan Fesmire
33 months ago
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We're moved in! Everyone who donated helped a ton, including those who sent money off GoFundMe.

I still need to pay the deposit soon, and to get a new used car. When I started this, I didn't expect my car to break down beyond repair.

Rewards are still available, and I'm still accepting donations! I'll be working hard to pay for as much as possible, but my son and I are still in a tough spot.
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Update 5
Posted by Jonathan Fesmire
33 months ago
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We're doing our final moving trip tomorrow! My brother-in-law's helping (thanks Mike!) and I'll be buying us pizza at the new place. I'm working hard on both the moving and on my job, but yes, any extra help would be so appreciated, since it's going to be tough. I need to get a new used car (my car's engine is in its death throes, which started Wednesday), and still need to pay the deposit. I'm going to be working like crazy to pay for it myself, but any little bit would give me more time to spend with my son, and/or to start to get ahead.

Thanks again to everyone who already helped!

Remember, there are rewards here worth more than the donations I'm asking for!
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Grene Gardene
33 months ago

I am downsizing, and would be happy to give you some kitchen items if still needed!

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$357 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 34 months
Created June 5, 2014
Jonathan Fesmire  
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$20
Charley Haas
34 months ago
$25
Anonymous
34 months ago
$150
Anonymous
34 months ago
$150
Anonymous
34 months ago
$12
Jenna Melancon
34 months ago

Hope this helps.

Grene Gardene
33 months ago

I am downsizing, and would be happy to give you some kitchen items if still needed!

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