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And on it goes

Saturday, January 23, 2016      18 comments

Trying to gather all the necessary documentation for my transitional housing application. Geeze, I wish I'd known at the time that all those "you're on the waiting list" letters would be needed for documentation! And some time this coming week I... Read more

And still more

Saturday, January 16, 2016      20 comments

The craziness continues. My old landlord is down to one one-bedroom apartment and wants $1,700 a month for it. Yeah, THAT'S gonna happen. I'm not even going to bother talking to them. Transitional housing is terminating at the end of the... Read more

Good grief...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016      19 comments

As the protagonist on the TV show Fringe once said, "Isn't there a point where it just can't get any weirder?" I am so tired and beaten down, I can barely move. Next week I'm going to go crawling to my old complex and beg them to take me... Read more

Post-holiday update

Monday, December 28, 2015      18 comments

I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas. Mine was -- well, you know. I had so hoped to have a new home by now. Tomorrow I'm driving to Sacramento again to talk to two more apartment buildings. I'm beginning to wonder if ANYBODY is going to... Read more

Not ideal, but...

Friday, December 11, 2015      22 comments

Okay, a couple of possible options. I could be placed in "transitional housing" if nothing shakes loose in a few weeks. Basically, I'd have a room in a shared house. Not ideal, but I'd be out of the shelter, and I'd have my computer, TV and acce... Read more

So now I'm untouchable

Wednesday, December 09, 2015      23 comments

It turns out that I have an eviction on my record, even though I left before the Sheriff could lock me out. So now NOBODY wants to rent to me, even though I tell them I will gladly pay an extra large deposit. I am not exaggerating, there are peo... Read more

Still stuck

Monday, November 23, 2015      16 comments

I'm still at the shelter, still looking for a home. Saturday morning we were hauled out of bed literally at dawn and told that we all had 24 hours to drug test and that if we didn't, we'd be marked as a failed test and suspended (read: sleep in... Read more

HUGE dilemma

Friday, November 06, 2015      25 comments

Affordable housing here in Sonoma County practically doesn't exist. The cheapest I've been able to find is a $1,100 one-bedroom in a questionable neighborhood in Santa Rosa. However, I've lived in this county for 17 years and know it well. ... Read more

Slow learner

Sunday, November 01, 2015      18 comments

I've learned that I have to limit my ex to just one call per week. He was hospitalized for a leg injury earlier this week (he's home now). Well, when I call to check on him, he tells me how he's relaxing in his recliner, watching TV and enjoying... Read more

Why not the library?

Saturday, October 31, 2015      11 comments

Well, I can't use my own computer because right now it's packed away with my furniture. I have no place to put it in the shelter. And at least here in Sonoma County, the computers at the library are EXTREMELY limited in what you can and can't do... Read more

Tired and befuddled.

Saturday, October 31, 2015      21 comments

I can't even compose a coherent blog post right now. Besides, I'm on a computer that charges $20 per hour to use, so I can't stay on much longer.... Read more

Does it ever end?

Friday, October 23, 2015      26 comments

Still searching for a home. I feel like an ungrateful clod for this, but I HATE living in the shelter. At my age I should be able to choose my mealtimes, NOT have neighbors constantly poking in my business, and I absolutely should not have a bed... Read more

However it may appear...

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      25 comments

I have NOT died. It's just extremely difficult for me to get computer access here in the shelter. I'm trying hard to find a new home and hope to be back full-time before Christmas.... Read more

Lost at sea

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      33 comments

I lost my apartment on Sunday. Nobody was able to help me get the amount of money they demanded, so I left on Sunday so I wouldn't have an eviction on my record. My friend Sacha got me a motel room for Sunday and Monday, and today the shelter ha... Read more

More developments

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      28 comments

Tomorrow my social worker is coming over, and she said her office is paying for some groceries for me. On Thursday I'm meeting with a case worker for the organization that may help me with my rent, getting Meals On Wheels and other services. And... Read more


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