Monday, August 25, 2014

"health update"

Having to take imitrex daily for the severe headaches.  Been very weak, very tired.  Bummer because if I want a decent qol I have to work part time.  However unless I took cash work, The Department of Education is going to garnish my wages regarding the student loans.

I read for over an hour today, stories on the internet horror stories about heaps of folks who are suicidal because the student loans have destroyed their lives.

If My disability check were "as high as!" 750, then the doe would b garnishing me!  Incredible how many disincentives there are to better one's situation.

The girl downstairs is chain smoking and turns out I have a lot of legal rights (as I do re her barking dog also) but thse battles will take a lot of time and most ly energy that I do not have.

Sadly, the doc will not increase my pain meds and they aren't giving me near enough to obliterate most of the pain.

"Today"

I just went over to a hotel where there are 2 british men who purchased the same 1902 Toledo Town Car that was used to drive from Flagstaff Arizona to Grand Canyon in 1902 (or1903!)

Got a bunch of cool pics.  These 2 men are taking the original Toledo and then another car a 1907 (also got a bunch of pics) and leaving tomorrow in those cars for the Grand Canyon!

It's synchronistic because I had just googled about life before the auto and that same day there was tv show that re created the race that 2 men embarked on  in 1904 to see which of them could be the first to drive from Manhattan to L.A. and this was before paved roads!

America is truly in it's infancy regarding technology when you consider how long man has been on the planet.

I really enjoy history now but I hated it back in public school.

"Utne REader Sept.Oct 1994 version"

Article is entitled:

"Finding the soul of your city"

(at the time I was residing in Lafayette Indiana and wrote out the answers to the article's questionnaire)

What feels like the center of the neighborhood in West Lafayette?

-the benches right outside of Garcia's restaurant

Lafayette?

-downtown Main and 6th street

Melbourne, Australia?

Swanston and Bourke (lots of street artists)

-What are West Lafayette boundaries?

Columbia bridge

Harrison bridge

w.l. Klondike school

and highway 52

Where can u find water in West Lafayette? Wabash River

is it still or flowing?

-unsure, sometimes flowing

Melbourne?

the Yarra River, flowing

What and when are Lafayette's festivals?

-The taste of Tippecanoe

-The strawberry festival
-the Melbourne Cultural Arts Festival
-the Fringe Arts Festival



Looking back at the period of 7/12/2001 to 10/13/2001

Hard to believe I didn't write for more then 2 months.  Somehow I escaped bi polar Andrea and got a housesit job for 6 weeks on Radnor road in Baltimore.  They had 2 cats that I was severely allergic to.  On of the cats vomits daily.

I felt really scared because my untreated undiagnosed Lyme disease was knocking me out like a drug. I'd do 10 minutes of housework and then fall asleep.

After the housesit job I managed to find 2 large rooms for rent in a "castle" mansion in Roland Park.  The house had originally been custom built for the founder of the Maryland Institute of Art and a charm it was.

The owners had me live in the old slave quarters which I found a great deal of irony in.  The very first night the female l/l complained that I had disrupted her sleep by "flushing the toilet"  I had no money for food at all and was in one of my many periods of near starvation (but NONE of my many wealthy acquaintances and friends were aware of this)  I borrowed a pbj sandwich from my room mate and ate 2 of the l/l cookies that had been left out after they threw a party. Ellen the l/l said that "if you can steal 2 cookies god knows what else you are capable of stealing"  I had a few used washcloths in the bathroom (ellen quickly brought this to my attention even though she doesn't even reside in that part of the house)  I was unable to gather the deposit money ,so I was evicted in early November.