Good morning. As many of you may know I had Covid Pneumonia in early December. I was very blessed that I never had to be hospitalized, and that I am recovering, slowly but surely. My mother says the exhaustion may take months to overcome, and she is not wrong, it is brutal. There are many days I still can't get out of bed.
As you also know we are moving home to Illinois at the end of next week to be closer to our families. This was planned long before I got sick.
What you may not have known is that Lacey was quarantined with me the entire time I was sick. While we are fortunate that Amazon still pays some of her wages, they do not not pay all of her wages. Amazon does not pay her shift differential while she is on quarantine which is an additional $44.50 per week. Also because she was on quarantine with me, Lacey was unable to work any of the peak overtime we were counting on to bring in an additional $300-500/week for the two and a half weeks I was on quarantine to assist with moving expenses.
Throughout this we have been the only people in our house to continue to pay the living expenses in our house: rent, electricity, etc. Because I only get paid once per month, and disability salary is not a whole heck of a lot, my entire salary has gone to that every month.
The reason I'm explaining all this is because we are short on funds to get set up for the house in Illinois and short on funds for the move to Illinois by about $1000. I am setting up a GoFundMe, and asking for your help my friends. I know that we are all struggling, and I am incredibly sorry that I have to ask, but Lacey and I have run out of options, and I don't know what else to do or who else to turn to.
We would be incredibly grateful if you can spare anything at all, I have to turn in the rent application by tomorrow, and we have to be on the road to Illinois by January 15. I will be leaving this up until then. If you wouldn't mind sharing it among people you know who can help, and want to help people in situations like ours we would be truly thankful.
I hope y'all understand I didn't take this lightly, I've barely slept the last three nights trying to find a way out here, but I can't, and if you know our situation, you know that we need out now. Thank you for your time, I hope you'll take into consideration everything I've said.