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.