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In the Dark with kids   in reply to SysBot   on

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Well its been almost a month since they turned off our Electric (4-26)... sometimes I think I am getting used to it and then sometimes it feels harder and harder each day to deal with. I am crying daily about it. I feel like a bad mother.. and I wish life was different for my children. Its hard to know they are living in the dark and there is nothing I can do about it and there is no help anywhere. I have been to the local Social Services, local charities, even wrote a letter to the attorney general of the state of NY, and there is just no help. Electric shouldn't be a luxury, but I have been told it is.

 If anyone can help, even a little bit, even a dollar from each person who reads this.. I would greatly appreicate it.. and prayers.. please prayer for us.. thank and Gob Bless

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Still in the Dark.. Tomorrow will be a week.  There are just no places to get help with electric. I guess its not considered a necessity but a luxury.. It seems to be a luxury to have clean clothes, to wash with hot water, to keep food cold and to be able to have a hot meal. I have a daughter who has to go to school still until the end of June.

I am very very thankful to the ppl of the store below me who are allowing me to use a extension cord to keep my food cold and use the microwave. I just don't know how long they will allow this.. and without any help.. it could be months before I can get my electric on.

I have struggled for years now but have always managed to keep up with my bills. I don't have cable tv or even a phone home or cell..just can't afford those things....., my online access actually comes from a friends wireless, so I don't pay for that... We live with very little luxury things... just the basics and  I still got behind.. If anyone can help.. even the smallest amount will be greatly appreciated.. I have added a "Chip In" to my profile ..it can be clicked and the donation would go into my paypal.. please help if you can.

 I don't drive, I take the local bus to the store or anywhere else and right now my computer access is down to about minutes a day. So there is no way right now to do any work from home on the computer. Though that is a very good idea and I will certainly look into it when I electric again.

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Well, We are still in the dark.. The Electric was turned off on Monday.. and there is no help in site :(

I am very grateful for the business below me, who are allowing me to run a extension cord up to run my frig and microwave.. and I sign online for a few mins. just to do something to keep me sane.

I went out and bought flashlights, my children and I pay card games and board games using the flashlights as our only light source. And I read by mine.. need to do something...

 I pray every night for help.. and I know he is listening.. just not answering me yet.. or the answer that I want any way...

I added a chip in to my profile.. if anyone can help...

Thanx for listening and helping if you can.

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In the Dark with kids   in reply to ChloesMommy   on

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Tori, you need to contact your local Dept of Social Services, They can help you, also WIC ( women, infant and children), Planned Parenthood and in some places there is a place called Crissis pregancy centers. Check your yellow pages.. there are organizations that will help you and your baby. First stop stressing that isn't good for either one of you. Its not easy becoming a parent at any age, but I am sure its not easy at 17. But, what is done is done and now its time to take care of you and the baby and find the help you need. Good luck to all 3 of you.

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Day 3 of no Electric... and no help anywhere in sight...

Good news is the store below me is letting me use a extension cord to run my refrig. and microwave to keep food cold and be able to cook.. that is a big help.

Sucks washing our bodies with cold water, more so when there is snow on the ground.. and washing clothes by hand in cold water.. makes my hands hurt... but not much I can do about that....

I guess we take one day at a time..at least I have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies...

Still in the Dark though...

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Well, its been 2 days without electric. I had to go to the store today to buy food that doesn't have to be refrigerated or cooked..Its very hard.. I am sure this will now cut way into my food budget but what else can I do.

My daughter didn't go to school today, she couldn't shower and had no clean clothes. I am not sure she will be going tomorrow.. We washed clothes by hand, I hope they dry and dry without that musty smell clothes get sometimes when they haven't dried quickly or properly..

 I have tried for help, and there just isn't any help out there for electric bills, if you don't heat with it or if it doesn't run your furance.  My heat being included in my rent is a good thing but a bad thing in a way too, I guess..

 Still in the dark....

 

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Hello out there and ty for listening..

I am a single mother of 2 children, I am disabled and on SSI, getting almost 700.00 a month. My rent is 550.00. I have gotten behind on my electric bill and now it has been shut off. I have gone to the local Social Services office and they said they can not help because, my heat is included in my rent and they wont help with electric unless it runs the furance and mine does not. I know its my fault. Its very hard to stretch less then 150.00 a month for everything that needs to be bought. And I have neglected the electric bill for things like TP, soap,etc.. I don't have a phone or cable tv, or internet.. Sometimes I can use a friends or the library.. Its a very hard life... but I don't complain...

 My daughter has to go to school in the morning without a shower, there is nothing I can do about that. We also wash our clothes by hand as the washer doesn't work.. and now we have no hot water and no way to dry them... So no clean clothes.... I don't drive.. I can't.. so I take the public bus to the closest town which is 30 mins away. I wash our clothes by hand at home because I can't bring laundry on the bus.  The food in my frig will go bad, and there is no way to cook.....

I don't have any close friends or relatives that I can ask to borrow money from.. I just don't know what to do. If I use all of the 0.00 I have left from my SSI after I pay the rent in May... it will still take months to pay off the back electric bill.

I just don't know where to turn. If anyone has any suggestions on places that will help me pay my electric bill, or anyone who can help me.... please let me know.. Its horriable living with no electric and being in the dark..

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