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12 May 2011 @ 11:53 am
The week to two-week placement I'm currently in has turned into a potentially long-term month-to-month opportunity, and I accepted the offer this morning from the program manager at Pioneer Housing. It's a low-cost transitional housing program that offers free addiction counseling services--one on one, group--as well as job placement assistance. It's better located than the other recovery/housing program I've been waitlisted for, and the program manager, a nice woman, seems moved and motivated to help me personally.

It's a fixed rent (rather than percentage of income/benefits) and I have enough set aside to cover the next few months--and it's people reading this that I'm indebted to for that. Thank you.

So today has started with good news, the coy Seattle weather has turned balmy again, and I'll soon be taking my daily walk across town to check in with my current case manager.

My mind is a bit blank today; if it were put in terms of weather, it'd be like one of those days when the sky is a solid pearly grey-white, overcast but not dark. I don't have a lot of thoughts to type down. It's just one more day in days taken one at a time.

Current read: Paul Theroux's Kingdom by the Sea, my fourth or fifth re-read. He traveled around the coast of England about thirty years ago. Reading about his day-to-day trek from village to village doesn't instill a deep desire to dedicatedly follow in his footsteps. I'd like to see maybe one village out of every five or ten he visited though. I'd like to live in a quiet coastal village, I think. With a big garden. That's the daydream vista.

The daydream has a cat or two, and it reminds me that pets are allowed in this new housing unit. But I can't see far enough ahead to feel comfortable making a commitment to a cat....

I should not try to think so concretely when the mind-skies are so wispy. Maybe I will have cake and coffee now.

Doctor Science: kitten heartmecurtin on May 12th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you! And so glad fandom could help.
"Smokin' hot.": kitten dandelion crooked_halo8without_me on May 12th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, this.
AynAtonal: happy dogs love cakeaynatonal on May 12th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Very good news! So glad that your housing situation has resolved so happily.
The Girl that Blocked her own Shotquatre_k on May 12th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Herself_nycherself_nyc on May 12th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear that you've got some middle-term stability working.
laurashapiro on May 12th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)

Malmalnpudl on May 12th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
That is very good to hear.
darluludarlulu on May 12th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
That is really good news. :)

dovildovil on May 12th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic news! I yay for you!
kassrachel on May 12th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hooray for longer-term housing! That is fabulous. I celebrate you. I raise my satisfyingly crunchy rice cake in your direction.
All the letters I can write: Elmer Kittywendelah1 on May 12th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
This is such good news. I am happy and relieved. Maybe it's too soon to think about a cat but isn't it nice that it's an option?
Dafnadafnagreer on May 13th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Kest: kitties!kestrelsan on May 13th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you've found a good place, and I'm sending furry kitten thoughts to you. *hugs*
ruthless1ruthless1 on May 13th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Anna - that just made my day! I am so glad to hear this great news. If you do ever read our replies I hope that you can look back on today and remember that it was a very good day.
Resident Know-It-Allbailunrui on May 13th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
I am so relieved that your housing turned into a long-term solution!
Cyannesilver_cyanne on May 13th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so very happy for you!!
for you I'd bleed myself dry: keep fightingboniblithe on May 16th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
I drift in and out of LJ too these days, but just wanted to drop a comment and say that I'm so glad to hear from you. You've been in my thoughts here and there and my heart leaped when I saw you posting. Have read back and caught up and just wanted to say I'm thinking of you. xox
witlingwitling on May 17th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
So good to see this. We send love.