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Help Move David Gerrold's Family To Vermont

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First of all, here's a gift. It's a link to download a free ebook, my way of saying thanks just for reading this.

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If you're still reading, here's the story. I was hoping to avoid having to run any kind of gofundme. But ... here we are.

As many of you know, we're planning to move to Vermont as soon as we can. It's about the right schools for the kids, the right environment for Sean and Alyce's health and work, and the right place for me to (eventually) retire. We have been working hard to get this house in shape, get all of our paperwork in order, and find a place that suits our specific needs.

Fortunately, we have a great tax preparer, a great real estate agent, a great contractor, and a great loan officer, all of whom know what they're doing, so we're feeling confident.

So far, so good. We're making progress. Everything is moving ahead. But there are so many many details, it feels like the death of a thousand papercuts. There's tax records and loan records and credit card records and bank statements and paperwork on the solar panels and more paperwork on three different remodels and paperwork for the next set of repairs and remodels and ... yeah.

And then, we got hit with this, that, and the other thing. Don't ask. We don't want to put our plans on hold. If we do, we find ourselves all the way back to square one. (Okay, if you're going to ask, some of it is paperwork, some of it is red tape, some of it is because this is a day that ends in Y, and some of it is beyond the understanding of any rational human being and we have to hire a warlock.)

So we need to ask for a little help.

Right now, I'm the sole support of my family. I'm doing my best, but there's a WGAW strike, so there are options that are on hold and if the past is any guide, will probably evaporate when the strike ends. Alyce has a toddler and a baby to take care of, so going back to work is out of the question for her. For various reasons, Sean has to rethink his career options, so he's concentrating on being the best dad he can, and that's fine with me too. Being a dad is good for him and good for the kids.

So right now, it's all on me. I've got some resources, just not enough. So, I'm asking for a little help. Anything you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. It will get us where we need to be.

And as a further thank you for reading this far, here's another link to download another free ebook.

This is SEVEN STORIES THAT SHOULD BE MOVIES, stories that are ready to be adapted.

Thanks for reading this far. Thanks for considering it. Anything you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.

David Gerrold


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David Gerrold
Los Angeles, CA

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