Friday, April 16, 2010

A very short update...

...just to let everyone know I am not headed for the streets. At least not yet.

I have a place to stay for the near future, and will be able to continue the search for work -- probably not writing work, though I would certainly accept any writing gig that came attached to regular paychecks! -- without the extra weight I feared would be placed on me by the need to search for shelter.

I have mixed feelings about the place I'm going, mainly because there will be some tension involved. I will be staying with a relative with whom I have never had a conflict-free relationship. But enough of that; it is a roof, a chance to eat, and a little security in what has recently been a most insecure existence.

My ultimate goal is still to get the hell out of California, to Texas by choice, but otherwise to Florida, Washington or some other state that has no state income tax. When I do finally have work, I will need to save every penny I can, and this state ravenously devours money.

I may even have 'net access again soon, which would be a blessing in several ways. Writing on a library computer sucks. It's as simple as that.

Anyway, no need to worry about me, as I know many of you did. I have had marvelous support from a few people who have gone way beyond the limits of simple friendship (if there is such a thing) to help me survive and keep the wires in my brain soldered to their proper contact points. I can't express my gratitude to them strongly enough.

Prayers are still welcome, as are any and all suggestions containing job leads, courses of future action, etc.

More later....

9 comments:

Breath-e said...

thanks for checking in.

Justfly said...

I still like keeping up with you. I still care about you.
Keep us posted friend.

aka mag said...

My thoughts and prayers are headed your way every day. Wish there were more I could do to help.

Class factotum said...

Oh good. I've been worried about you. It sounds like you have a plan. Maybe you can get a novel out of the tension with the relative? That's my plan for greatness or at least a future writing project.

I am praying for you, Mr S.

Dorrie said...

I keep checking to see if you updated. I hope you find a solution soon. Good luck! {hugs}

Ptolemy said...

Thanks, Scribs, for letting us know... I'll sleep better -- I hope you are!

wildstorm said...

Glad you wrote something. Lots of prayers said. I've been a bit worried too.

Kelly said...

Hey Scribb... just stopping in to say hello and send you some prayers.

Anonymous said...

Just checking in from Vancouver to find out what address will be on the other end of my plane ticket ;) Call or email when you can,xoxoxxo