If the volume of what you send me is any indication, we must be swelling in numbers. I would imagine that you answer the majority yourself, but I still get many. This tells me that we are gaining in numbers and popularity. Excellent! It no longer angers me when I hear the weekly rumors of "the end of the NSM". Now it just makes me laugh.
On a personal note Sir- I am doing all that I can just to stay afloat here financially. There is a 50/50 shot that I can make DC. Things have been wretched Jeff. Since Angela left, I have been treading water just to pay the bills. I've lost 20 pounds and am now down to washing my clothes in the bathtub and using coffee filters for toilet paper. Yeah- its that bad.
I am not bitching or being a pussy- I just wanted you to know that if I don't get to DC, it will break my heart, but it will be completely unintentional. I would walk if I could Sir. Luckily my landlord is a great guy and is letting me slide on the rent. However, the computer payments, electricity, phone, internet and child support people are not as understanding.
I was out of work for nearly 3 weeks. It was a real bitch finding a job because of my record. I guess spending 8 years in prison did not count for anything.... I thought I had paid for what I did. I am even 4 months behind on my dues, and it shames me.
So I will do all that I can Jeff, but it isn't looking good. The NSM is my second family, and I would hate to let you all down. But shit, if I am broke, I'm broke. I have two months to get enough together for a bus ticket to Nationals. If I work my ass off and if the people I owe money to are patient, I can make it. If I am not there Commander, please do not take it personally or see it as me being gutless.
SS Probate Herring
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