I had planned to stay in my current apartment until I could get a senior place, but I just received notice that my rent will go up $100 in August (on top of $55 last year), and there just isn't that much money in my budget, especially here in Texas where the a/c in the summer can run $200 even in this small place. There is no sense in trying to convince myself that I can afford this apartment any longer, and it's just not seemly for a woman my age to be fighting the cat over the tuna.
I need to move, which I also can't afford. I've decided that if I'm going to go through the hassle of packing, it would be better to make the big move now back to Pennsylvania where I have family/friends (including a son). But moving costs a lot more than I have saved -- with new rents, deposits and moving costs, I estimate I'll need at least $3000.
So, I'm asking for help to get me and the cat to Pennsylvania. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have to be out of this apartment by 7/31, and without your help, the cat and I will be living in my Saturn.
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