I am relatively new to this forum but I have come to regard you all as family. I am in a bind and could use your prayers.
I have been unemployed for almost two years and haven't had any luck finding a new job. I was fine until yesterday. I calculated that my last unemployment check would hit just in time to make my house payment for this month and that would give me a full month to create and sell some artwork to make next month's payment. I figured that I could float by this way for a couple of months or so while I continued to look for a job. In fact, I have a job lined up but it won't start for at least three months. I recieved a letter yesterday from the CA Unemployment Department stating that I have no more checks coming. This of course means that I'm short $900 for my house payment next week. I have sent emails to a couple of collectors offering to do some really nice artwork for them for $600/month for the next three months. I hope to get three collectors to accept this deal. It will allow them to purchase over $2000 worth of scrimshaw at a discount and without having to spend it all at once. It will also exactly replace the $1800 I was getting for unemployment and allow me to save my family's home ( I have been behind for the last couple of months but I'm now within $500 of getting caught up). Please pray that some collectors step forward and accept this deal. I will continue to work on scrimshaw and look for work, but if I can get this set up it will give me some peace of mind until the other job becomes available.