It Get's Better
– Due to the recent tragic events of late in the LGBTQ community, we at Cocktails and Cream Puffs felt compelled and obligated to share our thoughts and spread awareness in order to prevent future suicides by gay youth.
Please visit Dan Savage’s youtube brainchild the “It Get’s Better Project” http://www.youtube.com/itgetsbetterproject
The Trevor Project 24/7 Crisis Hotline for LGBTQ youth and teens
Hey everyone. Not much going on lately, except I am SO ready to get rid of my house and move to a far away country.
As you may know, I encountered an unexpected major expense to the money pit that I call home. My furnace finally went kaput on a day when it was in the low teens. As owner of this home for almost 20 years, this was to be somewhat expected. I had hoped that I could wait until the spring to replace the furnace and air conditioner for both financial and logistic reasons. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case for me. Not only did I have to incur the burden of an almost $6,000.00 HVAC bill, I also had a gas leak and a carbon monoxide leak due to the crapped out furnace to deal with.
As a single guy who lives alone, I had to take off of work to wait for Nicor (our natural gas provider) to check out the gas leak and carbon monoxide problem, as well as find a suitable HVAC installer. Waiting around all day long in a cold house for repair men and installers to show up over a course of almost a week gets really annoying, to say the least.
So while I was waiting around, spinning my wheels, I decided to work on ways to raise some money to pay for this expense. Most of you know that I also DJ on the side, which does help tremendously, but with the dilapidated laptop that I have, my gigs are somewhat unreliable. As such, the income from that source suffers. My goal was to purchase a Macbook Pro this month as a replacement and then start working more DJ gigs to generate more income. Unfortunately, the fund for the Macbook Pro had to be used for the furnace.
So I’m turning to all of my blog readers and podcast listeners for support to help me get back on track. Ive set up a fund for a Macbook Pro on my website. If anyone can contribute, even a small amount, I would be ever so grateful.
Sorry to sound like a whiny, begging ho’, but I’m kind of in a jam.
Peace and Love,