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For: Tessa Dick
Crestline, CA
Organizer: Tessa Dick
Keep my home  #YouCaringGives (Tessa Dick)
$2,871
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 78 donors
57% Complete

The Story

My mortgage lender is so dishonest that my only hope of keeping my home is to refinance or get a reverse mortgage. Meanwhile, I must keep paying legal bills of $165 a month. Tat means that my home has ot pass inspection. 

I've given up on ever getting the repairs done to my shower or my kitchen cupboards. Things are so slow right now that I can't even pay my monthly bills. Still, I have some hope that my new book will make some money, if I ever manage to get it finished. I'm busy selling yard sale stuff and homemade jam to make a few bucks.

So far, I have a new bathroom floor and sink. The shower is still a mess, and they told me not to use it because that will cause further water damage to the walls behind it. I live simply, with no car and no luxuries. I just want to fix up this house well enough to get a reverse mortgage, now that I'm over 62 (I'm 63). It's the only way that I can truly get in my financial feet and pay my own bills. I didn't inherit anything from my husband because we were divorced. My son helps when he can, but there isn't much left in his father's estate. He's a good, hard-working man. Please help me get the home repairs finished, so I can keep my home.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 16, 2017

Posted on August 16, 2017

You've all helped me to get this far, and I'm extremely grateful. Please help me keep the lights on while I get my new book published. I won't see any royalties from it for at least a month, but I do have hopes that it will help me pay the bills while I get other projects going. 

Posted on August 13, 2017

Posted on August 13, 2017

The past two weeks have been okay. I got paid $12 for my homemade jam, $36 for my books on Amazon, and $25 for my activities on Swagbucks. I also finished my book Conversations with Philip K. Dick, so it will be available on Amazon within a week, if all goes well. 
Thank you all for helping. I still need help, but things are improving. 

Posted on August 10, 2017

Posted on August 10, 2017

Please help me reach my goal. It really is the absolute minimum that I need. The house is in need of repairs, and even with friends helping at a very low cost, I must at least buy the materials that they need. I can't refinance into a reverse mortgage or any other mortgage without repairing the water damage to the bathroom and the kitchen. The inspector/appraiser already told me that. I don't have a car, so I would be on the street without this little mountain cabin. I don't eat out, I don't go to the movies, and I don't shop for clothing, shoes or other essentials anywhere but thrift shops and garage sales. Oh, of course I do buy some groceries at a regular market, but I don't spend much. I really need your help. Thank you so much! 

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