hello and goodbye
I never did post a hello in this thread so I figure this is as good a time to say
both hello and goodbye.
Another one bites the dust.
I've had a lot of fun with this forum and the kindly folks in and of it.
I have become a victim of the Las Vegas 12% unemployment rate.
In four days I am losing my home, my wife and all my babies (5 dogs, 4 cats).
I'm sixty one years old, I've been unemployed for two years with only one interview and it has just become too much for my wife to bear.
We've used every form of 'stave it off' monies we could, including our retirement resources, etc.
She's been carrying the load for too long and now friends have offered to her a chance to get her affairs in order. She will be able to save money, take the babies to the vet, etc. Things she has not been able to do for some time.
We really hit the bottom and there is no fault in her decision.
I will be moving into my car, an old Lincoln.
Quite roomy actually.
I'm trying to remember when I used to think of no job and no money as 'freedom'.
I've begun ridding myself of everything that doesn't fit in the car.
Remember the Carlin routine about "stuff"?
I sure have/had a lot of stuff.
Being homeless in Vegas sucks.
Homeless anywhere sucks but in Vegas everyone just figures you're a degenerate gambler who lost everything.
I don't gamble.
And it's about to get very, very hot.
What's annoying is that as soon as I told friends that everything had fallen apart, I was offered a job where I used to live, a thousand miles away, in the Northwest.
So I'm selling guitars, old pcs, anything to get enough gas money to take a 26 year old car a thousand miles through the desert and over the mountains.
If it breaks down, I'll just have to pick up what I can carry and start walking.
If this turns out to be the end of the Mayan calendar for me, well, I had a really good time here on this planet.
If things go well, I'll be back, maybe on some Library PC, to say hello again.