Today (Friday 11-02-2018) has been a bit of a challenge I must say. I woke up to find that my power was shut off during the night! I was so disappointed. I had tried to apply for assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) but I was denied. They said it was because I hadn’t made enough payments within a six month period! Well that’s only because of being unemployed and divorced and trying to adjust to a single income and no income!
I called Consumers Energy to see if they could offer any help but without me having any income there wasn’t much they could do. They gave me the number of some agencies I could try calling. So I called Salvation Army and I was denied there because DHHS denied me. They’re both state funded agencies. I didn’t have any luck finding help. I didn’t know what to do!
I decided to leave the house for awhile and go to my happy place. While out, my iPad and phone could be charged in the car. I didn’t do much walking at the lake but I did some reading. I also prayed and did some thinking.
When I got home, I set up a GoFundMe campaign in an attempt to get some help. I hate asking for money but I feel desperate to be honest. I’ll be keeping track of donations so I can pay back eventually. I’m leaving the link here as well. GoFundMe
I also decided to apply to be a Shipt shopper. I’ll complete the interview process later when there’s daylight as it involves video. I’m also going to apply to do DoorDash which is restaurant delivery. I will admit that I’m a rather shy person so I’m nervous about both of these. But say a prayer and send happy thoughts that I may land one or both of these to start bringing in some money.
To end this post, I’ll leave a couple photos from my happy place at Grand Haven City Beach.
Wherever you are in this world, I wish you peace, love and happiness.
❤ Dottie May