Mike’s relocation expenses


Mike is British, a navy veteran, and is now a legal permanent resident in New England. He is a retired naval aviator (a qualified top gun by specialization) and retired from the Royal Navy as a lieutenant in 1972 before relocating to southern Africa, where he spent 42 years. 15 years ago he met me, his present wife (who hails from North Carolina) on the Internet. When he retired from his High School Administration job in 2005 he used his retirement money to purchaseus a small farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape and started a woodworking business with me as well as writing for the Internet. I was forced to return to the USA in 2012 when my passport was about to expire – Mike stayed behind in order to sell the farm. Because of the financial climate he eventually only managed to sell it at a great loss two years later. In 2014 Mike relocated to New Hampshire where I was then living with his daughter and three grandchildren. He was granted permanent residence in March of 2015 and has been trying unsuccessfully to get employment ever since then. Despite officially not being supposed to discriminate about age etc., it is quite obvious that many companies and organizations do so.

All of Mike’s available savings have gone into paying for immigration expenses, airfares and medical expenses (he has had double spine surgery and is diagnosed as being a 50% disabled British veteran) and he will not be eligible for any Social Security benefits or Medicare for at least another 2½ years. Mike desperately needs funding for a vehicle as he is stuck at home all day, and for re-equipping a small woodworking workshop in order to make a little income from a home industry. We are currently renting a small house and find it extremely difficult to make ends meet.

We set up a gofundme page, with not even 1cent of help. We still need help if anyone reading this happens to have a few extra $s sitting around that they need to put to good use, simply drop an email to me and I will get the proper info to you. I do not put this kind of info out to the general population. We will also be most grateful to anyone who is willing to help us out in this situation. We understand a lot of people are somewhat in the same boat, but perhaps someone can and will help us.


Wow What a Day This has Been.

Today started just like any other. This being Saturday, I decided that I wanted to simply relax a bit before starting the day of cleaning my house. Since I work during the week, like most everyone else, I try to use the weekends to maintain a healthy and clean home. This morning was not one of those morning.

I got up around 8:00 AM, usual, had my cuppa tea and then had my coffee. I put the pork chops into the crock pot for tonight’s dinner. Around about 9:40-10:00 AM, I started to feel really dizzy and sick to my stomach. After about an hour and a half give or take a spell, I started to get really sick and throwing up. So come a little after noon, I decided to lie down and take a nap. Needless to say, I did fall asleep and slept until just before 2:00 PM. I was feeling better.  When I went to lay down, my 2 cats followed and they never both get on the bed together. Missy is always bullying Bella. Bella always sleeps on the bed during the day and she is always on me when I go to bed at night. Missy on the other hand, usually will not jump onto the bed when Bella is there, unless she can bully Bella into getting down. Bella slept at my feet while Missy slept on me at my chest.

During my sleep, I had the most disconcerting dream. This dream was so real. I was on my way to where, I do not know, I was in a bathroom, locked the door, but there was a gap under it, sort of like a doggie door and a woman and a small child started to come into the room through this undercrack, when they saw me, the woman said something and they went back to the other side. After I came out of the bathroom, we all got into a car and drove off. After a short drive they parked the car, we all got out and got into another car, before getting into the second car, I threw something on the seat of the first car, it landed face down on the back seat, I do not remember what it was but I did not want to carry it around, but wanted it for later, it had been a gift from one of the friends I was with. I did not know we were going to change cars, so after I went to get into the second car, that is when I woke up. Both cats still in the same spot.

OK, now that I have this all down, I am going to look up in my dream book all the components of this dream to try and make some sort of sense from it.