So before I get into details of the situation I’m going to be upfront here. I’ve only got a few days to come up with $130 to pay the bill for this site or it’s going offline. I’m not even kidding. If it wasn’t for a couple of recent donations the site would be going offline much sooner. The site part I’ll explain below, and I’ll give you an executive summary of the help that I need. I’ll post a bit more about that in my blog here on the site though.
The site situation
My bank kept rejecting the attempts by Paypal to take the instant payment for the server from my checking account and charging me a fee for the rejected transactions. Now when the original transaction was submitted there was plenty of money in my account to cover it. Thanks to the fees there is not. Now how this has become a much bigger issue:
Digital Ocean is demanding both the rest of this month’s payment AND 100% of next month’s expected bill by the 21st. That’s where the $130 comes from. $40 is the rest of this month’s bill, $90 is the part I have to prepay on next month’s. If you want the board to stay online some donations are desperately needed to make that happen.
Why I personally need help
The regulars in the chat will know most of what is in this post (more in some areas actually), but here’s the short version.
Due to a testicular issue that you really do not want me going into I was hospitalized in Fort Smith and current I am still hospitalized in Little Rock. Right now I basically have two options for continuing treatment. I can either remain in the hospital for several more weeks (and probably go crazy and kill someone due to the stress) or I have the option of continuing on IV antibiotics at home given by home health. Unfortunately, to continue treatments at home there is some extra equipment that is required that I have to pay a co-pay on (actually a deposit, but they call it a co-pay so I have to pay it instead of my insurance…)
I need $420 to pay that. I really want to be back at home, as I’ve been here for quite awhile now and it is officially driving me nuts. I’m at the point that the smallest annoyances are causing me to snap at people. I’m literally becoming a mental case here. It would also make things much easier on my wife to have me back at home as the situation is very stressful on her because she can’t come up and see me due to not being able to afford the gas.
If you want to help with either situation, please use the information on the Donations Info page linked at the top of every page. Anything I get will go towards the server first and then towards being able to pay for the stuff that’s needed so I can go home. Any and all help is really appreciated.
Also, related, but remember that money pool on PayPal a few months ago? If you donated and never got set to the ad-free group, please let me know what address you donated from and I will get it fixed. The automated system that should have taken care of it did not do the work. I only recently became aware of the issue.