So someone said to me that you can never meet a good person off the Internet. I want to prove them wrong. Reblog if you’ve met someone from the Internet and they’ve turned out to be one of the best people to ever exist.
Er, my husband? As well as scores of lovely other people, many of whom have become dear friends.
Bestest wife ever, among others.
Fiance and many, many friends
*points at my shark*
QUEER DISABLED OKLAHOMA CITY COUPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
Two weeks ago, I was pretty confident that we were settling in here in Oklahoma - I was even getting paid enough that we were going to be able to cover everything and not starve! It was very exciting.
A week ago I was illegally fired from my job due to my disability. While I am obviously filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, that still means that my April 1st paycheck will only have a couple of shifts on it, and then we won’t be getting anything more.
I am beyond angry and beyond upset by this turn of events. Both my wife and I are putting in applications all over the northern Oklahoma City area, but there’s only so much we can do, and we have yet to hear back from anyone yet. Birdie is in the process of applying for disability, but her interview isn’t until the 4th, and they still have to process it afterwards. It is looking more and more like come April, we won’t have any money. Not for rent, not for utilities, not for food - at least not until halfway through the month at the earliest. And that means that we’ll be risking losing our power, our internet, and possibly (worst case scenario) our apartment.
I am not accustomed to asking for help, and I had to ask some friends on twitter for help earlier this month due to just “first paycheck” issues, and now I need to ask again. I don’t like it. I have too much pride to be comfortable with it.
But I have a wife and four animals who depend on me, and by gods I am not going to refuse to ask for help that we need just because of my stupid pride.
MY PAYPAL ADDRESS IS THATLOVINGRAINBOW@GMAIL.COM
If you guys can spare anything, anything at all, please - shoot us a couple of dollars. I can’t afford to buy or make you anything, but I’m going to keep a list of everyone who donates, so just leave your tumblr url or whatever you’d like to be called in the comments, and you will get a permanent place on the “THESE PEOPLE HELPED ME AND I WILL NEVER EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE ENOUGH” page that I’m going to make on my blog. Hell, if you have a ship for a fandom I’m in, I’ll try to write you a little drabble.
My bank account currently has about $300 in it after paying this month’s bills, and our rent is $600, due by April 3rd. Our bills will be about $250, due by around the 15th or 16th. And we still have to eat.
If there’s anything you can do - from getting us some money via paypal to helping us find job openings that will be willing to make reasonable accommodations for our disabilities, please consider getting in touch with me. And if you can’t do anything else, please consider reblogging this. Thank you.