Spreading the word:
Vera Nazarian (norilana) of Norilana Books is facing foreclosure due to a series of truly unfortunate events (a fraudulent lawsuit, mother's illness, father's death, and sub-prime mortgage fallout).
Vera is an amazing member of our little SF community, hard working, dedicated, and supportive—a true inspiration. So if you can help out, please visit the helpvera fundraiser and charity auction LJ community. Thus far, enough has been raised through helpvera to cover Vera's back mortgage and late fees, but her house still needs costly sewer system repairs and her and her mother's health are in bad straits.
Donation sent. Wasn't a lot, but I sent what I could. If I get more money in through my PayPal account, I'll send more. Every penny of my dayjob check goes to rent until we get things caught up.
Oh yeah, remind me to send you my new street address if it's not in your inbox by Friday. We got evicted and had to move on-the-fly (looong story). Heh. At least I don't have to worry about catching a stray bullet from weekly S.W.A.T. raids where I now live. :)
New address? Evicted?? Gah! What happened? I hope you and yours are doing okay! Yikes!
Thanks for donating to the cause! I wish I could've given more too, but my days of having copious amounts of disposable income—or anything in the way of disposable income, really—came to an end a while ago.
We're doing alright. We found someone willing to rent us a 4-bedroom house. It's a fixer-upper, but that's okay. At least I have my own room once again. Trying to write and podcast in the living room (as well as sleep there) was getting nerve-wrecking.
The manager at the apartments we were at didn't appear to like us much. Sis lost her job and we got behind on rent, etc., because of it. Instead of working with us, the manager just went and filed an eviction notice on us. But that's okay, considering their maintenance would never come and fix anything.