We lost our house

(Photo is a few years old)
We've lost our house and hobby farm of 17 years in Wisconsin.
My wife was the primary breadwinner while I had a small photography business. She had breast cancer and the chemo affected her enough that she could no longer continue in her job as an IT consultant. For the last 3 years, we've tried to get by on a much lower income, while I tried to get back into a "real" job, but it didn't work, and we simply couldn't handle the mortgage payments any longer. 

We didn't ask for money, during that time because it would only be a stop-gap. We'd still lack sufficient income, and after all this is fundamentally a problem of our own making. Now we have lost the house to a very nice couple who flip houses, and are willing to give us time.

This means that we need to not only move, but also find something much cheaper with a lower cost of living, and we  are looking to move south. Meanwhile, we are, to be blunt, broke.

We are asking for financial help to aid us in finding a property to rent or buy that would enable us to keep our 5 dogs and some of our chickens. Perhaps in Kentucky, Tennessee, etc. The logistics are the important thing, not the location.

Meanwhile I could really use some help getting a job. I have over 20 years in IT myself, but that experience is getting stale now. That and perhaps the fact that I'm in my late 50's seems to be preventing me from getting anything that would substantially contribute to our income. 

I feel unworthy to ask for help given all the other causes here that happened thru circumstances that were beyond control. Neither of us can see any other way out of this though. The target amount is arbitrary, and the reality is we'll take what ever help we can get and be eternally grateful for it.

Thank you
Mike and Lauri Stromberg


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Mike Stromberg 
Somers, WI
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