I'm not exactly sure how to begin this journal. I don't really write them often enough to feel like there's a certain way I should start, or any real convention as to the way it's constructed; usually I just put up a journal when I feel like I have enough updates to throw out there.
Today is no exception, except that I write with a bit more urgency than prior.
As some of you know, the last few weeks have been for me, and my husband both, a bit of hell. Combined issues with my mother, my husband's co-workers being a bunch of jackasses and overall entirely unfair towards him, the stress of large projects and midterms, and trying just to get by through all of this without imploding.
Friday, my husband was in an accident while on the job- a Courier for a popular delivery company. He's fine, luckily, but his employers, being the geniuses that they are, have decided to fault him for the accident, despite that it was not his fault, and even the insurance agrees, as well as a witness, all agree it was not his fault. This, in addition to a few clusterfucks that have been going on for a couple months- thanks to his lacklustre co-workers and his couldn't-care-less boss' training methods, my husband is now out of a job. Our only source of income is gone. Our health insurance, which I personally need just to get by, thanks to having rather Severe asthma which costs me approximately $100 every 1-2 months, is gone. Without it, that number will jump up to $280 every 1-2 months at best, but possibly more. The income that was allowing me to get through school, barely, with financial aid, is gone.
Yes, he has already filed for unemployment, we are waiting to hear back. I have more or less been forced to cancel the spring semester I was going to attend for being unable to pay for supplies, and parking, and gas to actually attend. Already he is frantically looking for a new job and has already submitted several applications. In time, I will likely be doing the same, though not likely until after the semester I am currently in is over. In 45 days, if he doesn't have a new job, we will likely tap into our 401k, which will give us a few months to get by, if barely. Needless to say, Christmas isn't happening for us.
Beyond this, I do not know what to do. Our entire life plan was based around this job that he was just forced out of. It was going to pay for everything- school, our cars, and eventually, an apartment so we don't have to live with my mother; a point that some of you know I was eager to get on with. We did eventually plan to move out of state, but now, I have no idea when, or if, that will ever even happen. Naturally, being the control freak that I am, I am very scared, and paranoid over what might happen, or that this is happening at all.
Needless to say we have cut out almost every single unnecessary expense that we can afford, leaving ourselves basically, with JUST WoW. Luckily, furc is free, so Ill still be around, especially since most of you furc players, as wacky and amazing as you guys often are, are currently our only form of income, and I need you now more than ever.
SO I am leaving this here as... Something. A silent plea for help, if you will. As of this moment, I am accepting any and all art commissions of every kind, any size, erotic or pornographic, busts, waist ups, flat colors, RPR graphics/ frames/headers, you name it, we'll negotiate it. Likewise, I no longer have a limit on how many commissions I will take at a time, as this is effectively becoming my job for the next several months, probably. I am even open to dream commissions, and am looking into selling a few of the dreams I already have pre-made but never use. Please let me know if you would like to see them. I'm also open to making custom dream patches for those who need it. Please message me.
Please pass this message on to your family and friends, or anyone whom you think might need art, or even just, anyone who might be able to help, as I would appreciate it very much. Thank you for taking the time to read this far, if you have.
Listening to: Nothing
Playing: WoW and Furc