...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.
21 hours ago