Please read these!
So, I'm Homeless...Heh... I am not joking.
I was just waking up yesterday morning, sitting at my computer... and the power flickered, then flickered again.
Anna and I got a really bad feeling that something was very wrong. I got up to check outside and the sky was grey and had an odd tint to it... A tint I'm familiar with, being a resident of Alabama. I sent my daughter to the back of the house with Anna and they got in the closet. I opened the door to look out, closed it and took a few steps back to hurry to the closet as well when a tree suddenly came through my roof and hit me.
I can't begin to describe this right now. Maybe I'll try later. But right now, I'm exhausted, sore, and I've barely had a moment's rest since this happened.
The short story is: My home was just destroyed by straight-line winds. Two tree tops were thrown through my roof.
That odd tint in the sky... in Alabama we know that color. It means tornado weather.
I have lived here for 28 years (my whole life) and this was the first time
From Bad to Worse...So a few days ago I at least had the hope that we had a roommate since my bro lost his house at the same time and maybe we'd get to move in together somewhere and with both of us we'd be able to even afford some place decent. Now that hope is gone. A really awesome opportunity came up for him (and don't get me wrong, I'm very happy for his sake) and destroyed the opportunity for us.
Not sure what's going to happen now. We'll probably have to move further away to find a place to live, if we can find one any time soon at all.
I'm really not sure what to do and my emotional turmoil is boiling over.
I'm suffering from PTSD (which is reasonable considering I had PTSD before this incident and a new big trauma just... doesn't help with that) which is now resulting in visual flashbacks.
I'm not in a good place or in a good way at all.
Still staying at my sister's house for now, but that can only go on so long since there's not really a spare room involved, just a 50 square foot apartment
The short version,though,is that my brother, his mate and his little girl are now homeless after their home was destroyed by some very strong winds and some very big trees.
They're safe, they're staying with me, they're taken care of... but they're homeless... I'm doing all I can, but my brother's offering sketches to anyone who wants to throw a few dollars in his hat to help resituate his family. Their home is so badly damaged, it can't be repaired, so they're looking to have to move, and find a new home somewhere... and it's going to be hard :C So if you have a few extra bucks, consider donating them to him--you'll get a nifty sketch, our eternal gratitude, and the knowledge you helped out a family in need!
As for what I owe people, I'm working on it still. I just only have so much "can do" these days... but I have some amazing stuff that you guys will love when I get it all done <3