Some of you have inquired so I wanted to give you an update on where our family is in terms of making the rent on Jani’s and Bodhi’s apartments.
First, I want to say I am shocked. I knew my readers were generous but I really didn’t think even our most ardent supporters would be able to come through like they did. In less than 12 hours, we had enough to complete the rent on Jani’s apartment (along with my CSUN monthly paycheck). I never doubted that you wanted to help. I just honestly didn’t think you would be able to do it because of how bad it is everywhere. Everyone is struggling. I know you may not be able to come through forever but I am extremely grateful to have gotten as far as we have.
However, the rent on Bodhi’s apartment remains unpaid. I have about half of it ($700). I wrote in a comment yesterday that we were only $400 short because I thought we were. Then I checked the bank and saw that my check for the cell phones, which had bounced earlier, had gone through again. This is why we are now about $700 short. The three day “Pay or Quit” notice hasn’t come yet but I expect it today. Which means if we don’t pay by the weekend we will owe another $100. If we don’t pay by the time we get sued for eviction, it will increase by $500 in legal fees, taking the rent to two grand.
I really don’t have any expectations. If you can help, thank you. If you can’t, I understand. No explanations necessary. We are sort of beyond the point of explanations now.
Internet remains unpaid, but I am far less worried about that than making the rent on Bodhi’s apartment. We can live without the internet for awhile. All that would happen is that my blogs would go away for a few months until I can get a draft of my book accepted by the publisher for publication and get my next part of my advance. Annoying, but hardly the end of the world. Least we have the cell phones for another month.
My best wishes to you all,