So no more living in a hotel for me. :) I have a friend who has a 32 yr old niece (Jodi) who is mentally disabled and is probably mentally at the 13 yr old level. She has a 17 month old little girl (Katherine) and he is a truck driver who does the long hauls. Well he had to fire his former caregiver (drugs) and he asked me if I wanted to take over. I can still work a full time job, she's very independent and takes care of her baby. He would just feel more comfortable with someone being there in the evenings. Free room and board and I get a free gym membership! Everything fell into place as he made the offer the day I found out there were no more unemployment extensions. He lives within walking distance of the school I want to go and that I had spent time researching as far as IT programs (how serendipitous is that!) , Target (my favorite store), Boston Market (do you know how rare those are?!) and bunch of other places I can apply or shop at. So, I've been here a week now and it's working out pretty good. Whenever I say something positive like that, I tend to jinx it so, on the negative note (to be fair) they have a dog named Billy who is a mess! lol I adore him but he's a big dog and he tracks mud in and he eats people food, off your plate if you're not careful! So when Chris is here (a day here a day there) Billy eats well. When Chris isn't here, he eats dog food or nothing at all and he knows better than to be in the kitchen while I'm cooking or begging if we're eating!
Oh and I'm not looking for a full time job, because I signed up for school to go full time. :) Hoping to get an AA (to start with) in IT and yes, it's at the school within walking distance. So I'm looking for something part time until classes start in August and then just work part time until I'm done with my first year. So fingers crossed I'll hear confirmation from my school this week that I'm in.
So yeah, as usual even when it seems it's not, life is Wonderful. ;) peace
p.s. This is Sir, he rules the backyard! I think there are 6 tortoises but he's the biggest. ;)