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I thought my own income situation was bad, but yours beats mine for certain. I am glad that you finally got your food stamps straightened out, so that at least you can eat.
My daughter lives in a neighborhood where the water is furnished by a private company. The owners changed hands and her water bill went down to a normal level again.
Hope things get better for you real soon.
You have a really good way of responding to things that you "don't" have. If you are like me, your meds could run $500+ a month, and that added to your SSI, as it is added to my SSB, can be seen as an increase in income.
Still you are definitely not a whiner or complainer, to find all the good points in your situation.
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We rent the lot our trailer is on. I am going to ask for a new meter tomorrow. I think it is broken. But the trailerpark manages our water and they add $3 each month for managing it. They send a simple bill listing water and sewer charges and their administrative fee as well as taxes.
Rosie, I haven't personally been outed but a friend has been and so has everyone else who has gotten any more than food for a few days from the local groups. It seems that they all like to brag about how wonderful they are.
I am not a Christian myelf, but my mama was. there are at least two kinds of christians, those who seek to do good and end up doing well, and those who seek to do good. A church helped me one time when my youngest child was a baby. She is 39 now. But this church and its pastor was special. There was a poor family went to his church one time, and the congregation made fun of how they were dressed. torn and tattered over alls on the boys and the dad, and well used dresses on the girls and the mother. This was at a time here in this area, that it was still considered a sin for women to wear a man's clothes, slacks.
One Sunday the preacher, a young man, came to church and he was dressed like the man in this little family, tattered and torn overalls. and the whole sermon was about do unto others as you would have them do unto you. After that sermon, I no longer felt shame about the things this church did to help me and my kids.
It is really hard to accept charity even in the best of ways that it is given.
I have a commanche brother who lives in Florida, and his business is slowing down because of the economy and the threat of the bail out and what it can do to the country. It will pick back up. It always does. but until it does, even he, a general contractor, must do without some of the things he is so proud to give to his family.
Sometimes it just seems there is many kinds of pain all around us, and not enough to go around when things are needed so badly.
There is a Baptist association here that gives food to the poor. but they talk to you like you are a dog, or something else beneath thier feet, before they let you have it.