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  •  and with another $65, that gets me to (8+ / 0-)

    $1,122.83, and I'm good. I'll be able to call Extra Space Storage on Tuesday and pay my bill. I'll see if my son can rustle up a few of his friends, I'll take a bus or a train down to NYC, and move my things out of there.

    Please keep your fingers crossed for me that I get the cash assistance from Monroe County. It's a republican, Maggie Brooks, who's the county exec and she's not a very nice person. They have a reputation for denying applicants the first time around (after a 45-day wait period!), then making you appeal before you get approved. It's apparently a stalling tactic.

    Thanks to all of you for your swift response, big hearts, and tremendous generosity.

    You make the world a better place.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    "The most American thing you can do is to stand up for the dignity of someone else."

    by marabout40 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:58:11 PM PST

    •  Just got another $54.12! Thank you! (6+ / 0-)

      "The most American thing you can do is to stand up for the dignity of someone else."

      by marabout40 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:00:50 PM PST

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    •  I hope the county doesn't stall you. (6+ / 0-)

      That's a very cruel tactic to use on someone as motivated as you are to get a job and get your life back together.

      You are asking for a helping hand so you can get back up on your feet, not a permanent hand out. If whoever makes those decisions can't see that about you, they are a fool!

      What kind of ship does not float?.......... Bipartisanship. ~ Mr. SeeMore

      by 4Freedom on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:07:24 PM PST

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      •  oh sweetie you're so kind. I'm sure (5+ / 0-)

        everyone who walks through their doors is deserving. Nothing special about me. Maggie brooks has made a mess of social services. There's so much mismanagement. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing. I told you what they did to me with the food stamps and how they cut off Roodie's assistance - and she's got two young kids! Ugh! I'm hopeful there won't be any more delays, but won't be surprised if I get a denial letter.

        "The most American thing you can do is to stand up for the dignity of someone else."

        by marabout40 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:13:43 PM PST

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