Most of you who know me are aware of how stubborn I am. So you all will understand how uncomfortable I feel when it comes to asking for help. Creating this page was a little out of character for me- I'm still not certain if I will share it with my friends and family but on the off chance that I do, know that this is a huge step for me in an attempt to bring some change into my life.
Currently, Crystal and I rely on a 50cc Genuine Buddy Scooter to get around town. It is the only vehicle that we have and it is as impractical as it sounds. With two adult women and 7 pets in our household, it is time for a car.
Almost everyone knows about the scooter spill that I had last year. Some guy cut me off in the rain, I ended up eating pavement to avoid ramming the back of his car, taking a trip to the ER (I walked away with bruised thighs, scraped knees and raw elbows- thank goodness!), and finding out later that neither of us were at fault- according to the police report. Meaning that I was stuck with the repair bill for my nonfunctioning scooter, which I wasn't even able to pay. My amazing girlfriend has helped me out financially with "Maude" time and time again just so that I would have transportation to and from work. Even before the accident, Maude never seemed to be a reliable mode of transportation with the unpredictable Florida weather and her unfortunate habit of breaking down. Now I am realizing after a little over a year that she doesn't have much life left in her (for me anyway) and that I need to find an alternative relatively soon.
Ideally, any money given through this page would be used as a down payment for a Ford Fiesta. I am not opposed to buying a used car but with the discount that I could potentially receive through Ford, it only makes sense to put money into a reliable vehicle for me, Crystal and the "kids." If the right used car comes along I would absolutely take the offer over taking on the responsibility of a monthly car payment.
I understand that with money being tight for a lot of you, as it is for me, this is a huge favor to ask. If you are able to help with a lead/connections to a reliable used car or you can help me save up for a used car/down payment for a new car, I would be incredibly grateful. If there is any way that I could repay you, whether it be in the form of my time (something along the lines of petsitting/work/rides/being your forever D.D. for nights out, etc.) or monetary repayment, please let me know. I am not the type of person to accept something like this without trying to pay it back or pay it forward. If you are able to help me out make sure I know who you are so that I can thank you properly!
With my monthly income and my bills, there is no way for me to afford this on my own before the scooter is kaput. A car would mean that I wouldn't have to worry about whether or not I'm going to break down on my way to or from work/weekly roller derby off skates and boot camp. It would also give Crystal the opportunity to learn to drive, offer us a reliable way to get our animals to and from the vet, and promise an easier day to day schedule. Any assistance, from $5 to $20 to $100 would not go un-thanked!
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