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kleinbl00  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 6, 2020

We got our PPP. We got our EIDL. I'm getting my unemployment stimulus boost and surprise! we overpaid the tax man by $13k so we're likely to survive this thing.

I have rejected 282 resumes in order to hire a half-irish, half-Taiwanese, all-queer activist named Saoirse.

I have a working washing machine in a closet with no extraneous holes.

Turns out bike shops are considered an essential part of the transportation infrastructure of Washington State so the kid upgraded from a tiny bike to a little bike and has been ripping around without training wheels. Best part is she upgraded to a used one so I'm like $100 out of pocket.

Yoga is f'n murder, I was afraid to go running and my shoulders hurt from not using a push mower for two weeks. This time of year? never let it go two weeks.

thenewgreen  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is there a way to get more than $10k from the SBA for the EIDL loan? Not complaining, 10k is 10k, just wondering as I am CERTAIN you've done your research. Congrats on the successes. Onward!

kleinbl00  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

EIDL grant is $1k per employee as calculated by the SBA. We have seven employees; they decided we meant "five" because fuck you, that's why.

EIDL loan is a whole 'nuther critter.

There are also random-ass grants out there, but my experience is that they are subject to a great deal more scrutiny. The EIDL and PPP money are pallets of cash in the Arabian desert.

OftenBen  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That picture always nauseates me.

kleinbl00  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I got picked up from the airport by a vet once. Had one leg. I generally talk to my Lyft drivers if they're talkative; it's been a marvelously illuminating view into the lives of others.

This guy lost his leg in Iraq because of course he did. That didn't really haunt him, though. We ended up talking about the night that he and his squad guarded a pallet of hundos.

They all knew they could take some. They all didn't. And he's driving Lyft, and fifteen years later the life decision he still replayed was "what do you do with a gun and a pallet full of hundos?"

OftenBen  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can't imagine that feeling.

kleinbl00  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  
ButterflyEffect  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The SBA has been so overwhelmed by demand that it is now allowing only agricultural interests to submit applications, as it works through an enormous backlog. Key Republican senators had been pushing hard for farmers and agriculture companies to be able to tap the program, and they are now being prioritized over other prospective borrowers.

How do we make sure we don't lose Iowa how do we make sure we don't lose Iowa how do we make sure we don't lose Iowa also how do we hurt blue states how do we hurt blue states how do we hurt blue state.