Help me secure a safe place.
Many of you know me from the Allergy groups with which I am involved. Due to job reasons, I am trying to keep my health issues as private as possible.
I have a Mast Cell disorder which makes life even more complicated. This means my body goes into anaphylaxis for reasons that seem illogical and crazy.
Certain things are guaranteed to trigger my reactions like foods, molds, scents, thunderstorms, sounds, and stress...did I mention stress?
I am also unable to attend a gym as working out next to someone wearing perfume will land me in the ER. Walking for exercise outdoors will also land me in the ER.
For my health (mental and physical), I need a place where I can get the air quality pure enough to recover from exposures and trips outside the home. Hopefully one with enough space for a treadmill.
Being housebound is not fun or enjoyable and that kind of loneliness will eventually take my life. My current residence (and almost all rental properties) renders me sick enough daily with poor air quality that leaving the house often takes more energy than I have. The few times I do leave, I spend the next 3 days bedridden trying to recover. This also affects my ability to work, so I need to make this change to prevent future homelessness as well.
I need to move by November as my landlord is booting everyone so they can improve the property and charge double the rent. Current house or even duplex rentals are the same as mortgage payments, without the ability to remodel or do much to increase the air quality.
I'm seriously scared for my health to attempt to rent again. It doesn't help that the amount of acceptable home options are snapped up in minutes.
I am running into issues with coming up with a down payment + closing costs + minimum savings to "ensure" to a lender that I can pay my mortgage and so on.
I currently make decent money, but with medical bills, it has been impossible to save the sums I need. I need about twice what I've managed to save so far.
So I need help.
If you can help out, I promise I'll pay it forward when I can.
You can also buy things to help at:
or my Etsy site as I'll be listing some vintage items there soon.
or Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! I really appreciate it.
House is looking pretty good. Needs the normal paint and polish.. but one of the bathrooms suddenly (last 30 days) seems to have gotten a mold problem. Contractor says it's an easy fix, but still $$.
I'm also having to replace the stove which leaks too much gas when you use it.
We're getting closer to a major allergy/health problem season for me, so I am finding I'm less able to do things and I may have to hire some help to move me. *sigh*
YAY!! Thanks everyone for all their help.
But the work isn't done yet. I still need a few more funds to make it safe... including minor repairs to seal the home, replacing the stove (leaking gas which I react to), buying a refrigerator, repairing the vent and cleaning it out, and steam cleaning the two rooms with carpets to remove all trace of cats (cat allergy).
Thanks everyone for your continued support!
Yesterday, in my apt, I spent about 8 hours awake. Roughly 2-3 hour intervals of awake between sleeping crashes.
I'm still not sure what was in the air, but it was something. This is a symptom that I get from airborne allergens and nothing is less conducive to a great workday than only being able to stay awake for a few short hours.
But I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
That light, though, cost me $$ and I could really use your help now more than ever.