This is by far my least favorite thing to do. To have to ask for help hurts my heart a bit. It makes me feel like I have failed in some way. But, with my recent stay in the hospital for congestive heart failure, I haven't really been able to work for the last two and a half months, so I have had essentially no income coming in for that time. Robyn has worked tirelessly to try and make some money with her art, and we have managed to scrape by this long, but now I know that we need to do a little more than that if we're going to get back on the road so we can perform at Renaissance Faires around the country. This is the way we truly make our living, and the way I can start to get back some of the strength and stamina that I used to have before this incident with my heart.
We have had some bad luck recently, not just with my hospital stay, but with an auto accident that totalled our vehicle, and a show that defrauded us and every other entertainer at the event.
Fortunately, I have some wonderful friends that have helped me with things like a vehicle (which I need to start giving them money for) and a personal loan last year (which I need to continue to pay back). But the accident and the ensuing issues with it, and losing money on the show, and then my cardiac issues have knocked us down a few notches.
So here I am again, asking my friends and fans to help me get back up. I apoogize for even asking, and I wouldn't unless I were truly desperate.
We need to cover the rent, the bills, and have enough left over to get back on the road to continue to make a living. 2500 to 3000 ought to get us there. For all of you that have read this far, thanks for listening to me pour out my problems. And again, I'm sorry I even have to ask.