Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We were late posting today because our electricity was cut off and we had to hike two miles carrying our computers to a McDonalds wifi hot spot where we can connect to the internet. Our motorcycle is out of gas and we have no money to buy gas.
We are poor. We survive on my fixed social security and the donations we get from this website. With the exception of our motorcycle and computers, everything we have came from second-hand stores and dumpsters. With very few exceptions, we get all of our food from dumpsters. We chose to live this way as a matter of principle and ask no one for pity.
I hate begging. When I ask for donations to keep the lights on, I mean exactly what I say.
The power company increased our rates by 33% a few months ago and plans further increases. To keep our power bill below our monthly rent, we have to forego heating or cooling our place.
Despite hundreds of visitors to our site everyday, we have received donations from only 4 people for a total of $45 this month. Yet, despite the lack of support, we hiked here in the heat to deliver our posts.
We are not trying to get rich here and we know times are tough for everyone, but we simply cannot go on like this.
We need your help.
We are not asking for much.
If everyone donated $5 or $10 per month, we would be okay.
I get my monthly check tomorrow, so we’ll get the lights turned back on and the motorcycle running.