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Friday, January 11, 2013

I could be a socialist...

...if I had to. I could move to one of those oil-rich Scandinavian countries and live off of their cash. If the economy there took a Grecian nose-dive, I wouldn't even bitch because I'd be so grateful for the help that I do get.

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!

7 Comments:

Blogger Tundra Woman said...

Are you receiving SSD currently? (As opposed to SSI.) I do believe you're gonna need to hang in the area where you are for awhile, because in the next few months you're gonna get pelted with mail from the SSA with appointments for THEIR MDs as the SSA goes about collecting all your previous records. If all goes well (let's HOPE!) it's about 6 mo. But your first check won't come until the seventh month-they hold back a month. I know they're over-loaded with applications right now as counties strive to get as many of their people applying for Public Assistance (which is State/County financed) shifted to the SSA (SSD/SSI) so the cost is shifted to the Federal Government. Also they will see if your benefits are more collecting on your ex-spouse's contributions or your's and give you the higher amount. No, you won't receive benefits retroactive from date of application, just from the six month date of your application, ie, there's a six month Waiting Period, first check the seventh month. At the earliest.
So you have plenty of time to sit tight and ponder your next move. In my younger itchy-feet years I could pack everything I owned in the trunk and back seat of my car. I really enjoyed that freedom to travel, to have the opportunity to quit a job when I was working for some over-bearing slime bag and hit the road.
In the meanwhile, Pool halls, beware! ;)
TW



January 11, 2013  
Blogger Meg Kelso said...

Oh snap! It never occurred to me that'd take so long. I was figuring that I could do that from anywhere. If I could count on consistency in my game, I would just look out for the youngin's who underestimate women and see if I could just hang here without spending the money I have saved (not that it's too much, I'm just afraid to spend a dime because I have so few of them!). But I better think of something soon, my last winning wad-o-cash paid for a room for a week and tomorrow is check out day. I have no plan from there...yet...but I'll figure something out!

January 11, 2013  
Blogger lusiana shamal said...

Hiiiii.... I know this is irrelevant to your post.. but I am currently going through a divorce.. very similar to yours.. how do you feel now?

January 11, 2013  
Blogger q1605 said...

Yeah Duvall street. Down a the gulf end. People just live on the street and love it.

January 11, 2013  
Blogger Meg Kelso said...

Where is Duvall St? Sounds like fun!

Lusiana,

As far as the flu goes, I'm feeling better. The divorce? I'm over it but I'll never forgive the jack ass for being so dishonest. If he ever decides to tell me what really happened, it would be over once and for all but he's too cowardly to be honest when it's tough. He doesn't want me to think badly of him.

I hope you're doing well, it gets better, I promise!

January 11, 2013  
Blogger q1605 said...

Duvall street bi-sects key west. It runs from the Atlantic side to the gulf of mexico. Which is maybe two miles. Its a free for all.
Down at the Gulf end there is the best Cuban restaurant I have ever eaten at. Just excellent chow.

January 11, 2013  
Blogger Meg Kelso said...

Cool, I thought that was what you meant but I wasn't sure. I'd love a really good Cuban sandwich! I'd really be annoyed if I had to leave Florida without getting to Key West.

January 12, 2013  

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