Last night KidThree got word from a friend--unhappy people across the causeway are trying to find out where we live, and KidThree has received two death threats via myspace.
We just have to move, that's all there is to it. It's been so difficult the past two years, dealing with all the threats going back and forth and encouraging KidThree to testify anyway, and trying to keep her afloat and safe while maintaining my own sanity. I even went to our local police at one point to let them know about the threats; they responded very nicely, putting extra patrols past our home. For the first year or so, we hardly let anyone know where we lived--it took months before we even let KidThree's bio-mother know--but the last six months or so we've relaxed and let half a dozen people come by.
All I can think of right now is asking Oprah if she would fund a move for us. I don't have the money to move AGAIN. I may have to put Monterey back on the list of options--KidThree could handle the uneven terrain if we could talk Victim's Comp out of funding for a power chair.
***Victim's Comp will only fund one move because of threats, and that only to the tune of a maximum of $2,000. We already used that one-time benefit with the second of our two moves in the months just following the shooting.
But then a power chair means another vehicle, and I don't have the money for one of those, either. Shit, shit, shit. I HATE how it always comes down to money.
I was hoping we wouldn't have to move. We have friends here. I've been in town here almost twenty years and feel comfortable and happy here. It's flat, there is good local transportation, the grocery stores are wonderful, KidThree is comfortable in her school. There's a major university here and a law school here and a support network here, albeit not a big one, as we keep to ourselves a lot.
But I've got to get KidThree out of here. We're too close to where she came from, too easy a drive for those whose anger flashes murderous, too vulnerable a target to those whose four wheels are faster and more powerful than KidThree's.
Does anyone know Oprah?