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Thank You

September 26, 2009

Thank you to everyone who left a comment, donated to my site, sent an email or called me on the phone. I can’t tell you how much your support means to me.

The situation with my ex is no different but I did force him to empty his wallet and give the contents to me. I am now $43 richer. That money was used immediately to buy groceries for my kids lunches. He still doesn’t get it, in fact he can’t believe I took his last dollar, because I am usually such a pushover, but I stood my ground, even if I was shaking the whole time, and I feel stronger for it.

I am working with legal aid to get the situation resolved or at least altered. I will keep you posted.

My email was flooded with wonderful suggestions, and only two of them were MLM scams. Those people have been banned from my site for eternity and if they attempt to visit my site the flying monkeys will descend on them and tear their limbs off. They were warned.

I have not yet looked at all of the suggestions but there are two that I wanted to tell you about since there were so many people who asked that if I did learn anything if I would share it with them. Misery really does love company and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one in this sinking ship.

Here are the two that I have checked out and that have actually earned me a little bit of money in the last few days. Not gobs of money but something and that is a start.

The first one is called Likaholix. Likaholix is a social networking site much like Twitter or Facebook with a little twist. You load in your likes and they give you recommendations for other things to like. By following the recommendations you meet other people with similar likes. It’s a bit more complicated than that since it was created by two former Google gurus. In addition to the networking aspect of the site they also have contests, loads of contests with prizes such as $200 in cash, $200 in gift certificates, and smaller cash prizes. In addition to the cash prizes they will also donate 20 lbs of carbon offset (whatever that means) in the name of the winner. The best part of this is that if you sign up friends you get $3 for each person you sign up. Pretty cool huh? You can sign up here and help me earn $3.

The other site worth mentioning is IM Report Card. I love this one because it is a service where people like you and me rate services, products, people and business opportunities. I have seen a lot of scams and the only way I knew if they were scams is by Googleing them. Often the business opportunities that are scams have seeded the internet with good reviews knowing that people are going to try to check them out. IM Report Card has thousands of reviews of everything under the sun. If you are considering any kind of internet business service check here first. What’s even better than the service that IM Report Card provides is that the person who reviews the product or service earns points. You get tons more points for being the first person to review the product or service. The points can be exchanged for cash paid out through PayPal. I spent ten minutes on the site when I signed up and earned $2. That’s $12/hour and I was still trying to figure it out. You can sign up here at IM Report Card.

These are just two of the suggestions of the many that were sent to me. As I investigate more I will tell you about them.

Again, I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers. Several days ago I was talking to a friend. We were discussing the Biggest Loser and the woman who is on this season who lost her whole family in a car accident. I told my friend if anything happened to my kids I’d probably just end it all. I just don’t have the desire to go on if anything happened to them. My friend said that she doubted I would do that since I had already survived the death of a child. My response, having buried my child and being divorced twice, and knowing how people react to those kinds of things was that I didn’t think there would be anyone to catch me when I fell and that I wouldn’t have any reason to go on. She said she thought I might be surprised to find out who would catch me. Granted I was OTR, pissed at my ex and scared to death of how I was going to pay my bills, feeling pretty much on my own. It’s nice to know that all of you were here to catch me. I can’t thank you enough.

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  • Reply redkathy September 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I am so happy that you found some options PDQ. I will continue to pray for you. Us reds have to stand together [big grin] This era of your life will make for great stories for your grand kids!

  • Reply Pricilla September 26, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I am glad you are in a better place. If goat poop were money you know I would load you up.

    It is late.

    It was the best I could do.

  • Reply Grandy September 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    We are here for you, hun. And you are a far stronger woman than I am. I will have to look into these two things (without drinking wine) and if I sign, will do so under you for sure. HUGS!!!

  • Reply Jane Doe September 27, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I'm happy to hear you found some options for making money. I might look into those myself as my child support isn't always reliable. Thanks for sharing what you found. I'll keep praying that you get what is due to you and your children for child support.

    Our child support system sucks and the fact that you even have to deal with this is awful and completely unacceptable. Not to sound all feminist or anything but if women were the ones to pay child support a majority of the time, crap like this would NEVER happen. Men would be darn sure to get what was due them.

    Anyway, good luck to you. I'm glad you're in a better place now.

  • Reply MegaMan The Madman September 27, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Can't give you any advice on making money or recouping child support..

    Staying positive and just plain old laughter can get you through some pretty tough times..

    I wish you the best..have always enjoyed reading your blog…

  • Reply I Wonder Wye September 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    You hang in there! I will be thinking better times for you…I liked your 'tip jar' comment on Nanny goat's site so thought I would swing by – sounds like you should go for it! It could be a cool surprise. We run a mustang sanctuary so are a nonprofit always stressed about making ends meet — I have been divorced, and i am living with a rare cancer, so I do know about stress. Feel free to borrow my motto when life sucks: this too shall pass……..I'll be checking back…..

  • Reply Melissa September 28, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I read your previous post. If you have high speed internet go to West at Home, they are legit and my husband did very well with them, when we needed extra money fast. Also try ChaCha go their site, and click on how to be a guide. I am not sure if they are hiring for guides, but if you pass the test, they may contact you for expiditor or transcriber roles. They pay with a debit card, or transfer to your bank account. Check them out, and good luck.

  • Reply moooooog35 September 28, 2009 at 6:20 am

    No thanks, necessary.

    Just remember us when you're rich and get to invite someone with you to the Playboy Mansion.

    On a completely unrelated note: you look great today!

  • Reply Stacie September 28, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Seeing as there were other people that were asking instead of having you email me I will just tell you here. I worked for West doing customer service. Google West At Home. There is no fee. There is is another customer service one which personally I think pays better they are legit and you have to send in a 25 for a background check. I can't think of the name.

    I work on Chacha doing voice transciption and expiditing. For that go to http://www.chacha.com if you do sign up please tell them a49erfangirl@aol.com

    Again there is no fee for that. I like it because it pays you when you want it to.

    I also have a link for you of legitimate links for Customer Service I will have to find this and come back and share it with you.

  • Reply Jen September 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

    RedKathy, yes, we must stick together, thanks for having my back. This time will certainly make a good cautionary tale for my grandkids, which I am not having any for at least 10 years.

    Pricilla, You can keep the goat poop but I appreciate the sentiment. Thanks.

    Grandy, sign up here, http://likaholix.com/signup?token=redheadranting I've already made $12 on the Likaholix and I've had a blast on the site.

    Jane Doe, I appreciate your prayers and do go check those two links out, I have another one which I had forgotten about until I got a bunch of emails from paypal yesterday, only $15 total but a nice surprise when I wasn't expecting anything. When I find the link I'll post it.
    Most men pay their child support, most dads are really good dads, it's just the few rotten apples that spoil it for everyone, and I am a magnet for them. Thanks for the prayers those mean the most.

    MegaMan, staying positive and laughing go hand in hand. The bill collectors are a little thrown off too when I laugh at them, I mean with them. I'm glad you like reading my stuff.

    I wonder wye, NGIP is one of my favorite places to visit and I 'm so glad you stopped by. I will be saying a prayer for you. Take care.

    Melissa, thank you for the tips I will look into them.

    Moooog, if I ever get invited to the playboy mansion I will definitely bring you along. Were you lurking in my window again?

    Stacie, thanks, I will try those and I'll keep an eye out for your email, they sound promising. Thanks.

  • Reply Anne September 29, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I wish I could offer you some advice on making money. I don't have any suggestions. I am sending positive thoughts your way and if I find anything I will certainly let you know.

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