I feel like a child.. "Is it summer yet? Anywhere near?" Brrrrr...
My boss was ill and didn't need me to work until later so I decided to take this opportunity to try and get some clean blankets before nightfall. My one attempt to do so in the past 3 weeks was thwarted when the shed started to flood covering the clean blankets in mud.
Right after noon all the computers and cell phones in the entire region went down. Trying to do any work became an exercise in frustration. The credit card machine at Lawrence Bros. pharmacy wouldn't work. The gas pumps wouldn't accept a credit card. The internet and phones wouldn't work. It was total system failure and it really established how dependent we have become on computers, satellites and electronics.
However, the delay gave me the opportunity to wash my blankets. Clean bedding is always such a treat and I so miss having a bedroom, cleanliness, a normal lifestyle.
By early evening a high wind started up.. a fierce and very cold wind. I was simply mortified that I would be stuck in a shed in high winds, freezing cold with no phone or internet. Not a delightful evening to face.
But the winds died down as quickly as they arrived, and the internet and phoned re-started again at 8.30 pm. I have it rough, I have it rougher than any human being should have. But there are millions of human beings without a phone, without blankets, without food and they are living right outside your door.
Have you seen them lately?
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There has to be someone related to Robert &Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that our money would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen. ~Lord Halifax George