I was going to attend an event in downtown Houston, this morning, but the threat of T-Storms, concerns about my late rent and thinking about next steps led me to stay home (I did get the haircut, though!).
This month is one of celebration:
Two years in Houston, one year working for Walmart (with a promotion to FT and a raise!) and something else I am unable to announce just yet, that led me, last month, to spend all of $8 for a special lanyard that I was going to debut at the right time (the "something else").
This is as good a time as any. :-D
The lanyard is a daily, positive, reminder of one of the best things in my life, my creativity, and as a conversation starter and way to spread the word about my blogs, when someone is curious enough to ask about its message (I clip my work badge to it, as well, when at work).
I will be able to pay my rent, though late, on the 11th (pay day), and am grateful for donations and encouragement that have come my way, as well as for those friends who have shared my next step on their social media platforms.
While I live in an apartment that is $620 a month ($20 cat fees, $20 trash bucket fee and water bill not included), I have concluded that a move to cheaper digs is a wise move on my part.
When I can do this is not an easy question to answer.
I would have to give 2 months notice, of course, and have enough funds to move.
While I don't yet have the resources to make such a move I thought it a smart thing to begin looking at what is available, preferably near my work and plenty of bus routes, and between $380 to $520 a month, keeping and updating a list of such places and info I gather about them.
I can at least pay places a visit, starting later this week...something I was unable to do when I first moved here from California 2 years ago this month.