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• • • A New Home for Uncle Lomax and Us! • • •    

Posted by Manbird - Feb 10, 2014 - 2:21pm


Dear Friendos,

Great News! We found a beautiful home thanks to certain people who helped us talk to the rental manager and the 70 plus people who donated cash. The property manager was so kind, she disregarded many factors that would normally disqualify us like horrific credit, etc. In fact, when she found out we were a little "different", fold she told uss she wanted to be a 'blessing in out lives'. She has a child who is disabled and extended such warm empathy we were almost speechless. Which is normal for us autistic people... but you know what I mean.

Th new house is in Auburn - a good 3 hour drive. It'll be an expensive move and we have just enough money to cover the move-in costs with a bit left over. We have to buy renters insurance. We need to buy a used a used washer and dryer. We have no furniture except a couple desks, a small dinette set and 2 old, old beds. We have no living room furniture at all. I'm sure there are other costs that I haven't even thought of yet and other things we'll need to make the house a home.

I know most of you are sick to death of seeing me post this (on facebook). I completely understand. I really do. We've been called all kinds of names - from beggars to scammers to thieves, I've had my integrity and motivations challenged by members of my own (extended) family. But I have to keep trying until we obtain at least the bare basics of the stuff it takes to make a home. I'm humbled and overjoyed at the generosity of the people who have helped us with donations and service and encouragement. I'm also embarrassed and disgusted with myself to have found myself in such a predicament even though I know there are others much worse off than us.

So... if anyone feel scompelled to help - again or for the first time - I guarantee your compassion will be payed forward... and then some.

Warm Regards,

Rob and Mag and the girls.

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miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)

Posted: Feb 27, 2014 - 9:01am

You say tomato, I say "Hi Charlie!"
JrzyTmata Avatar

Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 9:28am

So, how's it going? did you move in? did Uncle Lomax get his own room?

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)

Posted: Feb 14, 2014 - 8:30am

It all goes to the same place. Have Faith.
ditty Avatar

Location: centex

Posted: Feb 13, 2014 - 8:48am

yay!  I finally had some cash to spare and sent it your way.  Have fun shopping (or not)!
We're all riders on this train
ScottN Avatar

Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary

Posted: Feb 12, 2014 - 7:51pm

I am fifth from the left {#Arrowd}.  Congrats!!!! {#Bananajumprope}.

This is just so cool.  I have confidence that you will find the rest of the "stuff" to make your house a home.  Yours is a heart-warming story MB—-lots of us are "different".
buzz Avatar

Location: up the boohai

Posted: Feb 12, 2014 - 5:44am

What Day Is This?
helenofjoy Avatar

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 3:56pm

I'm so happy for you I cry tears!  I knew you could do it of course and the rest will not just be hard work - it will be fun work!  Stay in the kelp and the Universe will provide - as you have seen with  your own heart.  The moving in part is the best!  Shop at thrift stores and consignment shops for wonderful surprise bargains for your living room - "stuff" with true meaning will present itself to you at every turn.  I'm so happy for all of you!  {#Good-vibes}

Red_Dragon Avatar

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 10:31am

I'm so very happy for your big head is why!

kurtster Avatar

Location: drifting

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 9:35am

Great news.

Congrats for a new beginning.
i need a bogle for my glotch.
lily34 Avatar

Location: GTFO

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 6:17am

congrats! i hope you and mags and the birds will be ery, very happy.
Endeavor to Perservere
sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:16am

Whoa!  Nice place and a great yard! May you and yours live a serene and secure life there!{#Cheers}

meower Avatar

Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:14am

YaY!  congrats!

BlueHeronDruid Avatar

Location: planting flowers

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 11:24pm

Rob, yours and Mag's success make my heart swell with gratitude. I know you feel the love!
Go Giants!
Leslie Avatar

Location: Antioch, CA

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 9:45pm

Living with passion
Alexandra Avatar

Location: PNW

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 9:15pm

Gorgeous place. I knew it would come.
I'm sure there's some decent furniture to be had at thrift stores in the area...and sometimes there are great deals on Craigs List, too - people who just want to be rid of stuff so they can leave town, etc.
She knew it was time to exceed herself.
MsJudi Avatar

Location: Houston, TX

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 8:34pm

Offal Makes Me Strong! Strong! Strong! W
Manbird Avatar

Location: Oroville, Ca

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 7:04pm

Yes please scott, we have a ton of various questions about that area.

I haven’t seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves
bokey Avatar

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 6:58pm

  Told ya it would work out,dinnit eye?(hold the jelly on that eye)

glassbuteo Avatar

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 6:12pm

awesome news Rob and Maggie!
I eat pints
ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell

Posted: Feb 10, 2014 - 5:52pm

You're going to be 20 miles from my sister-in-law. Want me to friend you up with her? She works in Oakland but anyway I'll bet she can help find some stuff. She knows people.
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