Friday, November 30, 2007

Slight delay on my internet

...but it was for a good cause. 'Cause I was up at the mountain home for Thanksgiving, and stayed the whole weekend! *grin*
I quit Home Depot. Too much stress, and I need the time to spend with family.
I'm home this weekend, resting up. It's raining. wtf? Then again, if I'd gone to the mountain this weekend, there's a very good chance that I'd *really* get snowed in, and that would not be good for my job. Lots of fun, perhaps, but detrimental to survival in the real world. Rats. ;-)
Cable install is rescheduled for this Sunday, so more and better updates then. TTFN.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I'm moved in!

Granted, there's not a lot of stuff, but I'm in my new apartment. The cable guy comes out next Saturday to hook up the cable/internet/phone service.
The cats are adjusting nicely, and I've got most of the kitchen stuff put away. I just ran out for some groceries, and stopped to snag some wi-fi on the way back. Dinner with friends, then to bed early because I have to be at work at 6:30 a.m. Yeah, the skidmark of dawn....bleah. Guess that's the price I pay for having today off!
Anyway, more updates later. Gotta run!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Homeless no more

I will be moving into my new apartment this coming weekend! Yay!
My work schedule's a bit screwy this week, but I actually have Saturday off!?@?1!! No complaint from me, as that will let me rent a u-haul trailer and do the move in one day.
If you want my new address, contact me privately.
Off to work!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Quick update before work

Ok, so last night I came down to Abq to look at a couple of places. The apartment next to my friend Roslee's is small, but not impossibly so. It does have a nice backyard (can you say yurt?), and I got a good feel from the owners. The one drawback is that it won't be ready till next weekend. Still, it looks good, and I'm filling out the application. The other place I looked at is not in a good neighborhood, which is a shame. It's also crowded onto the lot with another house/unit, and looks rather shabby. Pass on that one, I think. I'm glad I waited till this morning to go see it, because I'm not sure I'd have been comfortable looking at night. Another red flag against that one.
I crashed on a friend's couch last night, so am still in Abq for a bit. I have to be at work in SF in just under 3 hours, though, so will head out soon.
The friends that I stayed with last night suggested that I see if one of our other friends could board the cats while I borrow their couch till the apartment's ready. I may see if the other friend could just put me up, too, but I am shy about asking. Plus, I have to work HD today (2-11 p.m.), tomorrow (9-6) and Monday (6-11 p.m.), so I might as well stay in SF for those days. I am tired of being in the truck, but I think I want to wait and get the kitties into a permanent place instead of confusing them with more temporary places.
The cats have really been troupers, I gotta say. They are getting better at letting me put them back into the crate when I have to, and are really hanging in there. I will be glad to get them stabilized again, as I think their tummies are a bit upset from all the strangeness.
Time to head out. More news as I have it!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

An update

Once again, I get a reminder that I am blessed with friends.
This afternoon, one of the gals from the front office at work, who I've gotten to be friends with, came by and offered to spring for a hotel room for me for tonight and tomorrow night. I was so stunned that I almost cried. So here I am, in the EconoLodge, which allows the cats to be inside with me, too. I was fully prepared to be in the truck for these nights, and even did laundry last night so I could be cleaner. I even washed the cat bed, since they are getting a bit aromatic, too.
Friday, I'll be going to Abq to look at an apartment, have dinner with a girlfriend, and go to the ASFS meeting. Hopefully, this apartment will work out for me. I'm still worried about having enough money to get started, since I've got to send a truck payment (overnite, on Friday) to keep from losing it, too. The check I sent hasn't gotten there yet! But if it's meant to be, it'll be, and I've got to let go of the worry. The universe will figure out how to make things happen; my job is to attract what I want to have happen.
So, things are improving slightly. I'm hoping for a big improvement soon!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Giving myself a treat

After 3 nights in the truck, I decided that I deserved a night in a motel. I am now clean, warm and comfortable, at least for one night. It's 8:30, and I'm in for the night. The kitties are fed and watered, and have the run of the truck for the night. They should be warm enough, and have my blankets and pillows to burrow into. I'm at this little place called the Thunderbird Inn. Talk about an old school motor lodge! This place was here when this was Route 66! Classic adobe style architecture, whitewashed, with pictures painted on portions of the walls. The room is cozy, and the front desk fellow was very courteous.
I have a line on a couple of places to live, but as I said earlier, it'll probably be later this week till I can get into one. I don't work HD again till Thursday, so that gives me time to look around some more.
My horoscope keeps saying that there's good stuff on the way. My friends are pulling for me. I am confident that good things will be happening soon. For tonight, the little pleasures are enough.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Just thinking

Saturday morning, it's just about 9:00. I've been sitting in the cafe with my tea and a croissant, doing my online stuff before I go to work. I have to be there at 11, so there's a bit of time yet. Still need to go check the mailbox, too.
I'm tired and a bit fuzzy, mentally. Have to admit that it's hard to sleep well in the truck. The cats did settle down eventually, thank goodness. I'm considering getting a motel room for a night, maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow night. I just hate to spend the money when I am so close to having enough for an apartment. Then again, if forty bucks makes that big a difference, then I'm better off waiting till this week's payday. I get paid from both jobs this week, and even though the HD check will be very small, it will help.
I think the most frustrating thing is to be so close to being perfectly fine, and just not quite getting there. I don't really need a handout or subsidy, just a bit of time to get things together. I've been through tough times before, and I'll get out again.
So I'm doing a lot of thinking about what I need to do, what I can do, and what I want to do. I do have options, although some of them are not to my liking. There are too many variables to wrap my mind around, sometimes. Plus, I'm torn between my usual need to be active and in control, and the realization that there are things I cannot control. Yeah, I know, what else is new?
Anyway, that's my state of mind right now. I'm trying to stay positive and calm, without lapsing into lethargy. Catch ya later!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A new adventure called homelessness...

Yeah, as of today, I have no place to live. I'm hoping to come up with something soon, but till then, the cats and I will be in the truck, I guess.
I have my stuff safely tucked into a storage unit, and can get free wi-fi at local cafes, so will still be online when I can.
Game plan at this point is to take what money I have, and try to find a place in Albuquerque. I just can't manage anything in Santa Fe right now. The commute from Abq to SF is inconvenient, but not impossible, and there is public transport to make it more affordable. Maybe the job I'm supposed to have is in Abq, anyway? I will look, even though I enjoy my job at the herb factory. Home Depot might transfer, so that's another possibility. I will ask when I go in to work tonight.

I gotta say, the outpouring of supportive messages I've been getting yesterday and today is really helping. I'm still red-eyed from crying in frustration and loneliness, but not as often now. Thank you all. I will post progress reports as I can. The cell phone is working, I just can't answer while I'm at work. Email is always good.