It appears life is always full of little surprises. Fortunately, throughout my 74 years I have been able to cope with all of those surprises one way or another until the one that faces me now.
We have been living in a 3 bedroom house in Fort Lauderdale Florida for the past 15 years with my spouse, 2 dogs, and 1 cat quite comfortably. About 6 months ago we discovered a wood support beam in the living room was about to collapse. When our landlord had a construction company come and evaluate the situation they reported that termites had destroyed the beam, several of the rafters and a large percentage of the studs in the walls. The landlord had a company come and replace the support beam but he could not have the other work done until he arranged the funds to pay for it. He is now ready to proceed.
In short, we have to move and the house needs to be completely redone. The cost of living here in Fort Lauderdale has increased so high that we know we must leave this area. We are planning to move to the Jacksonville/St. Augustine vicinity where the prices are much more inline with what we can afford. The problem is the moving costs coupled with the costs of getting into another rental property in that area on what we have to spend. We need $8000 in order to move. We just do not have the money to make the move but there is no other choice.
We would be forever grateful for any donations you could make to help us make the move and relocate to North Florida where the living expenses and rents are within our ability to live on our retirement income comfortably. Thank you so much for your help and support.