|This is a throwaway account. My main is a fairly high karma HN account that's been here for years. I've met some of you in real life.|
I recently took a lower paying (but much lower stress) job to allow me more time to bootstrap my own startup. This made our budget tighter, but between my income and my wife's, all the necessities were at least covered.
Fast forwarding to now, my wife just lost her job, making my leaner budget entirely unworkable. I have no idea how I'm going to cover the bills that we have, much less have any money left over for Christmas for my family.
I've done work for some of you for free (and for fun) in the past, but if anybody has need for any help, please feel free to contact me at the email address in my profile (Yes, it's in the 'about' section,) and I would appreciate consideration before you farm the work out to Elance or oDesk or what have you (though I am also bidding on work there.)
I'm not looking for charity, and won't accept any payment that isn't commensurate with the work performed, but I'm happy to do anything that anyone needs with the understanding that I will be performing tasks on nights and weekends.