"Four feet? You don't have a basement. What you have is a taller than normal crawlspace with cement rat proofing.
Jack up the house? Mega bucks.
Dig down? Mega bucks plus soil engineering. And you can expect to at least…"
"I would ask contractors in the area what their advice would be. One thing to take into consideration is the water table. You don't want to dig down only to find your basement always flooding because of a high water table. To…"
"It has taken me years to overcome my Frozen in fear complex. My abuser was a family member who sexually assaulted me as a young child then verbally and emotionally abused me growing up and she still does so to this day. The day that my…"
"Where is the outrage toward who did this to you? I am glad to hear you have friends standing behind you, but what that girl did was serious and I hope there is some sort of redress for this. I remember the case at my alma mater, Rutgers, of the…"
"You so very much need to hear the opposite messages.
You are worthy. You are strong. You are self-aware (based on your self-revelation here). You are smart (based on your school focus).
You are so worthwhile.
I hope you can find…"