Well, my days in the hotel are over. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to feel like a real human being again, even if it was just a few days.
I slept a great deal and that felt good. I must have really needed to sleep for 12 hours straight two of the three nights. I don't remember doing that unless I was sick since I was a little girl.
We just had a big rainstorm that cooled it off a bit. Which is a good thing because it was really hot and humid today. I got myself all sweaty. But luckily I have a full tank of gas so I could go to the gym and take a shower. I keep my world very small so I don't use a great deal of gas unless I have to. The gym is pretty far away from where I spend my time. But, thanks to some very nice people who have left donations for me, I have been able to fill up my gas tank and pay all my bills this week. I still have some leftover as well. So I moved that into my savings account. Well not a real savings account, but a second checking account. I have to have a certain amount in my savings or they will take a monthly fee. As meager as it is, I am glad that I have been able to add to it lately. So thanks to the people who have opened their hearts to me.
My church gave me a gift card to a grocery store today. I figure if I spend $6 per day I can stretch it for the whole month. That isn't really easy to do when you can't cook or have no refrigation, but at least I won't have to worry so much. I have normally run out of money for food about three days before I get paid again. The food banks are no help to me since the food they give you requires cooking. But I have gotten some cereal from them and then I only need to get a small container of milk. Sometimes I just eat the cereal dry. It is not so bad. I have grown very fond of cheerios. I never really ate them before.
One of the places that I go to for the free wifi has figured out that I am homeless and one of the ladies gave me a salad the other day. She said it was a mistake. I don't think it was. So that was really nice of her. It was really good too. It had steak in it, that was quite a treat for me. They don't seem to mind when I fill up my water bottles. So I am thankful for that. They don't have any openings, but the manager told me if something comes up he will give me the job. They have gotten used to me I guess, I go there everyday. I try and buy something there every payday so I don't feel so bad about using their resources, but it isn't always possible, as they are out of my price range. Almost $10 for a salad. I can eat for two or three days on ten dollars.
I am looking forward to the holiday tomorrow. The fourth is my favorite holiday. I just love fireworks.
I hope yours is safe.
Have a good night.