I could be a socialist...
It occurred to me that I could be in this exact same situation in any city of the world. I could put a map of the world on the wall and toss a dart onto the map and head for the city closest to where the dart lands. That's the silver lining in my situation, I could relocate to any place on the planet without worrying that my standard of living might take a tumble.
Once as I was walking down the beach at Santa Monica, I saw 4 beautiful palm trees spaced in a square. I thought to myself, "Hell, if I were homeless this is EXACTLY where I'd settle down." That can't be the absolute BEST place on the planet so I could travel around looking for a better place.
I could go to places that would annoy others...just to be a bitch. Or I could choose places based on the sheer beauty of them, like southern Utah or anywhere in Scotland or Ireland. Wherever I choose, I could have more fun just wandering around on my way to where I decide to go. For example, before I exit Florida, I'd love to be able to check out Key West. If any of you has an idea for a final destination or a great place to visit, I'd love to hear them.
I'd love to get one of those backpacks that carries a tent, among other things a camper might be able to use. Of course, I might need to get a gun although I'd prefer a English mastiff.
Other ideas I've come up with include moving to Chimp Eden and working with the rescued chimpanzees, joining a nunnery, going to Ethiopia and caring for starving children and/or heading to New Orleans to help the pit bulls and parolees. I don't have hair extensions, hot pants or a parole officer, but maybe my passion for animals will be enough.
So, this week I've applied for SSI/Disability, one of those phones the state gives you if you meet certain criteria and I took all the cash I had to Amscot and got myself a cash card with a MasterCard logo. They gave me a temporary card to use until the permanent card comes in the mail. The phone should show up any day now and the MasterCard should come in 7 to10 business days. Lord knows how long the SSI will take. So, I'll certainly be here long enough to get the phone and card, after that, who knows? I seem to have plenty of time to think about it!