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December 14, 2012 at 1:20 am #605909
…..and that “lie” is, as some of you know, that I have actually been living in Pioneer Square (mips) for the last several months, in a Transitional Housing Program.
During that time, I was getting help with applying for permanent, Subsidized Housing, and other benefits.
I was awarded Social Security Disability, and was able to start looking into affordable Market Rate Housing, as the waitlist for Subsidized are so long (typical minimum is three years.)
Anyway, I signed a lease on a very reasonably priced apartment, in Highland Park today, so I’m officially back in West Seattle!
I’m still paid up through the end of the month in Transitional, so am not going to be rushed out the door there. That’ll give me a chance to get some basic essentials (which is looking good already, thanks to friends that have already replied to an e-mail I sent out!)
Anyway, I know many of you have been wondering what was going on in my life now, and this is it!
I would like to thank everyone that has helped me out throughout all of this, and also to thank everyone that has helped out Nickelsville, and continues to do so, even long after I left!
MikeDecember 14, 2012 at 3:25 am #779641
Welcome home Mike. Email me with list of what you need. I have a few houses full of stuff you can use to make your house a home. :-)December 14, 2012 at 3:51 am #779642December 14, 2012 at 4:02 am #779643December 14, 2012 at 4:22 am #779644December 14, 2012 at 5:12 am #779645
Glad you will be MIWS again. I was amazed by your knowledge of Ferry Trivia recently. Just let your community know of a need and we’ll kick in unless it is an upgrade to Arbor point with 270 degree views…December 14, 2012 at 5:29 am #779646December 14, 2012 at 6:06 am #779647
I might wait a few days to post a wish list, because the offers have been pouring in already! (And it’s a small apartment, not enough counter space for 30 toasters!)
Jo, thank you. But I had a lot of help too. ;-)
MikeDecember 14, 2012 at 6:52 am #779648December 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm #779649
i don’t know how to tell you this dude
but none of succeed without a little help from someone.December 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm #779650December 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm #779651
Way to go Mike! We are excited to have one of our F-cuber back in West Seattle!December 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm #779652
Mike — SO glad to hear it! I have been following your journey via the Blog with you. I too would be happy to help you set up your household if you need…. an idea I had was maybe a couple people could each pick a room of your new home. I could stock your bathroom, I’m in the process of purging extras and have found a shower curtain, towels etc…. Would even be happy to buy soap, shampoo, toothpaste, TP etc….. Please let me/us know and Merry Christmas!December 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm #779653December 14, 2012 at 11:38 pm #779654
Thanks again, everyone!
jissy, a shower curtain is needed, and would be much appreciated!
Also, the towels and such. TP is “on the list”, but I checked and there is a partial roll on the holder! ;-)
I just recently bought some shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, to replace what is running low in my current situation. But, liquid hand soap is on the list with the TP!
MikeDecember 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm #779655December 15, 2012 at 12:19 am #779656
Mike — I will be happy to get all that stuff together and anything else I think a bathroom might need. Can you give me an idea of when you would like it? I’ll just set out to do a bathroom-like care package, how ’bout that!December 15, 2012 at 12:37 am #779657
Jissy, I don’t have an exact date pinned down yet.
I’m guessing it could be about anytime in the next few days.
Sorry to be so vague, but I’m waiting on seeing when getting a couch and microwave can be acquired, so I’ll have a place to sleep, until I get a bed (used to be able to sleep on the floor easily enough!) and the microwave for cooking stuff, until I can get some pots and pans. I have some very basics of other stuff (plastic plates, plastic bowls to heat soup, etc)
The other thing, is once those are in place, (or on their way) is co-ordinating a ride for myself and my rather few, but a bit cumbersome, belongings I’ve had with me in transitional.
I’ll try to keep you posted as best as possible!
MikeDecember 15, 2012 at 12:40 am #779658
Living the secrete agent life have we Bond or do you prefer James Bond…lmao…..wtg miswDecember 15, 2012 at 1:09 am #779659
And it doesn’t matter how you address me, I just want this….
MikeDecember 15, 2012 at 1:47 am #779660December 15, 2012 at 1:47 am #779661
Sorry Mike, I don’t think JoB has one of those tucked into her garage for you to pick up.December 15, 2012 at 3:38 am #779662
if JoB had one of those tucked in her garage she wouldn’t be giving it away :)
miws.. call me..
i have access to the truck tomorrow.December 15, 2012 at 4:30 am #779663
We have gazillions of pans, dishes, etc. JoB can come by and select what you want :-) Seriously, the stuff is in good shape and it would be wonderful to get it out of my tangled hair.December 15, 2012 at 5:13 am #779664
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