Thursday 15 February 2007

Blegging for Help

I could use some help. I have been off work for over a year and a half with an injury, I had surgery this October and things are progressing well. I should be able to return to work sometime after May 14th when I see the surgeon next The most I can currently lift is 5lbs at work and no work at shoulder height or above. I make some extra money doing website for non-for profits or or It helps out a lot especially with a 5 month old baby. My 7 year old laptop is dieing and we have no money to replace it. An author I know posted this 'HELP! Catholic blogger needs new laptop' 2 weeks ago and I posted this response 'Thank You' my computer is the only way to earn income currently. I have published Catholic book reviews in the National Catholic Register and St. Anthony's Messenger, and other book reviews for my local paper and the university paper. I desperately need a new computer and need your help to make it happen. As someone with dyslexia I never dreamed of writing let alone getting paid for it, and now with the possibility of not having the tools to do it, I can not imagine not writing. With the dyslexia the computer helps so much with the writing and editing process.

I have had an opportunity to buy a new computer for about 1/2 of what it is worth. But I have to make a commitment by Monday. Please be help. I need to come up with the money ASAP. I am blegging to your help. I have decided to go with a desktop, I no longer need the portability I once did with a laptop, and you get so much more computing power from a desktop than a laptop. Also a desktop when a component fails you can replace the component, not the whole thing. So if you can please drop a few coins in the internet tip jar, my paypal donate button is on the sidebar.

"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it."
- Leo Rosten

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