Man Buys Home For 16 Dollars
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Professional bull rider Luke Collins meets Sophia Danko, an art student at Wake Forest University, after she attends a PBR event. On the way home from their first date, they spot a car crash in the woods and help rescue an elderly man from the vehicle, along with a box full of letters.
Back in the present day, Ira is moved to a nursing home where Sophia continues to visit. Luke continues bull riding as Sophia and he fall in love. He attends an art exhibit with her, which he finds uninteresting, and they realize how different their two worlds are; Luke says he does not feel their relationship will work.
Going to the auction, Luke buys the first piece of art, a simple painting by Daniel "Portrait of Ruth". He and Sophia reconcile with a kiss after he tells her he will not ride anymore because what he really wants is to be with her for the rest of his life. The auctioneer then reveals Ira's clause in the auction rules was: whoever buys Daniel's portrait will receive the entire collection, worth almost $200 million, as it is the piece of art that meant the most to him.
They bought a smaller home in Lake Nona, a planned community about 25 miles south of their current home. The house has almost no yard. The weekly fee to maintain the small strip of grass out front is $15, which sounds great after years of paying several hundred dollars a month on pool and yard maintenance. The home still has four bedrooms, so the kids and ultimately grandkids can visit.
TR (RICH GUY): Uh oh is right. She kept texting me all day, dropping hints like "Know what day today is?" and "Does St. Bartholomew's Church ring a bell?" Went right past me. Whoosh. I went out to a bar that night with some friends. Came home loaded. She hasn't spoken to me since.
The thing is, $40 is real money for working families, as people all over the country told us. That money buys things like school lunches, the gas needed to get to work or visit ailing relatives, and co-pays for doctor visits and essential prescription medicines.
The $40 dollar paycheck for my family helps pay for gasoline to put into the cars.We live from paycheck to paycheck. And with the price of gas being so high it helps a lot. I feel that the politicans that don't want to continue with the extra $40 dollars need to put themselves in our shoes. Sure, if I was a millonaire I wouldn't worry about gas prices or $40 dollars, but I'm not. And with the gas prices so high, so are other items. Every dollar helps. So please consider allowing the $40 dollars to remain.To you it might not add up to much but to my family it helps a lot.
Currently I am working two jobs in addition to being a full time student. I work as a server at the Cheesecake Factory and as a peer mentor for the federal program known as TRiO Student Support Services. Forty dollars means quite a few different things for me; food, rent, various bills, and my ability to be able to support non-profit organizations that rely on donations. This last year even making less than 25,000.00 a year I donated monthly to Greenpeace, and made one time donations to PAWS, Casa, and the African Community Center. There is no way that I could have made these donations without an extra forty dollars a month.
Forty dollars is a tank of gas, a nicer Sunday family meal instead of hot dogs, the ability to leave lights on instead of turning them off earlier in the evening. Forty dollars is being able to go to the movies, or having a night out at an inexpensive restaurant, it's also paying co-pays for my meds that I need to live on. Forty dollars is money for our heating oil, money put away in savings for a birthday present for a family member. Forty dollars buys lunch food to bring from home, forty dollars pays the cable bill, and the difference between healthy food and unhealthy food on our shopping list. Forty dollars is vacation savings, part of a car payment, a mortgage payment, or a phone bill. Need I go on with more examples of how $40 is used and needed?
More than you can imagine. I'm struggling now to pay my expenses. I don't get to attend the theater to view a play; the movies; go out to dinner at a nice restaurant where I can be waited on, go on vacation outside of the Washington, DC Metro Area. I don't get to do anything but work; come home and pay bills. I don't have outside household bills like credit card expenses. What I have is high rent in a low income residence; I have utility bills and basic cable. I have a car that requires gas but I only use that for errands and going to church; other wise it remains parked because the gas prices are too high. It takes money to ride the every price increase of Metro although they do not provide quality service; but what else can we do; we are over a barrell. I live alone and yet I still live paycheck to paycheck. Taking $40 from me is like taking $40,000 or more. But you won't feel the pinch because you don't understand.
I have a Master's degree and I'm grossly under-unemployed here in Fort Myers, FL. Forty dollars is what it takes to fill my "economy" car so I can still hunt for work. Forty dollars is one trip to the grocery store, for necessities like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and healthy ingredients for one meal for two. Forty Dollars isn't much when there's a steady income that pays a living wage BUT it means everything to a grandma like me who would like to buy and mail a gift for her grandchild but I can't because any gift requiring postage is a luxury gift.
Wow, $40 is a lot. My husband and I both work full time and that amount that congress is overlooking goes a long way. Gas some weeks is a budget buster. We have continually lost money over the last few years whether with pay cuts and/or hours at work. We lost our home and filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy, 2 of our grown sons are at home, blessed to be working full time, but still struggling. So, you ask me about $40, it is a lot of money whether in gas and/or groceries. We have lost enough!
As a freelance editor working from my home office, $40 covers my office expenses, such as paper for my printer, equipment maintenance, and online professional subscriptions. I live on the edge of being unable to afford high-speed internet, which is crucial to my business.
$40.00 dollars is 1/4 of my electric bill, one weeks gas to get to work, 1/4 of my weekly food budget for my wife, my son and I. Just look at the cost of all things and you can see our pay is too low to just live and only paying our bills to live in our homes and not buy anything to have fun or even buy a house just barely supporting our family.
The picture I attached is of my son William who is now 3 years old. He is the reason why I can't afford to lose anything from my pay check. He is the reason I work so hard and still struggle. He is the reason I try to make sure he has his medicine, clothing to wear, food to eat since he is unable to eat all the food I may like because of a terrible problem with his acid reflux. In addition to my son, I take care of my 73 year old grandmother that has so much medicine that she has to take to survive. I am grateful to have a job, but I am in a one bedroom in not such a great area, but it could be worse. I thank God everyday for what I have and not what I dont or wanting to be like anyone else. My family is what keeps me going and losing $40 extra dollars from my pay check is something that I can not afford at all. If they would like to visit my home, please feel free, just so they can see the difference in what Congress makes in a day is about what I make in probably 3-4 months. Please help us, I cannot afford to lose anymore money than necessary. I work everyday, I do not have a car, i take my grandmother to the doctors 2-4 times out the month and everything I try to do for my family is not free.
$40 a paycheck means I can help my family more. My dad is on disability with COPD, Congestive heart failure, Coronary Artery Disease and Cancer and still going.. My mother stopped working to take care of him full time and a lot of my money goes to them. I budget with them in mind. I don't have a family of my own, I am 30 years old and live upstairs from my parents because sometimes my mom needs the help. They live off my dad's Social Security and Disability check. They don't even make 2000 a month together but their happiness means everything to me. I work in a non-profit now and every few years my job is in jeopardy due to budget cuts and program cuts. I don't have much now but $40 is food for me and my parents, gas for our cars and just a few dollars to give my dad because he always told me "a man feels more like a man with a few dollars in his pocket."
$40.00 dollars a paycheck goes a long way in our home. We have three children the oldest is 18 a boy and a senior in high school getting ready for college, the second is 14 a girl that enjoys going to school activities, our youngest is Leo he just turned 9 yesterday and we thank God everday we have him. You see he has cystic fiberosis and most of the time he does real well. That little amount of money helps my family in so many ways. Buying my oldest some gas for the car, paying for snacks for my daughter at school activities, and providing medicine and maybe a toy for my Leo. None of us know how long we have in this world but some of us know it is not long and any comfort I can provide for my family means something. It means everything.
Sadly, I am unemployed for the first time in my life. I am a 59 year old highly educated professional woman. When I did have the paycheck with extra 40 dollars, it was significant. I have given my life as a Public Servant, thus in the 50 grand salary wise. Right now I seek employment 24/7, but now I perform this skill with depression, sadness, anxiety, extreme fear of my unemployment expiring in 2 weeks. I am deeply spiritual, but for the first time in my life, I want to give up. I beg the President to help us, I truly beg him to get this extension passed.
We are a one income family. My husband leaves for work at 6:00am and gets home at 10:00pm. I stay at home with our 7 year old son who has Autism, Anxiety with Intermittant Explosive Behavior Disorder, ADHD, and a heart defect. We are doing the best we can, but are always falling short on our mortgage. Our vehicles are 10 years old, but we can't afford to buy new. Since we bought our house nearly 6 years ago, the price of gas, & oil has risen drastically. Financially we are stretched so thin, and the stress is horrible. I am responsible for paying our bills, and I have been cardio-converted 2 times in the last 60 days because I'm constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul, but never paying Paul back, and I'm always worried about money. We can't afford to lose $40.00 a week. That's my grocery budget for my son's special food needs. That's my gas money for my son's weekly therapy appointments. The $40.00 helps us help our son. Really, we can't take much more. Please, please help it get better. We are hard workers, just trying to get by, but it seems as though we are always pushing against the tide, and it's only getting worse. 781b155fdc