Sunday, March 29, 2009

Just a quick toot.


I only have a few minutes of online access.

Just to let ya'll know that I'm getting settled into my new digs. I have food for a coupla weeks and all I need, really, is furniture. I have a rickety chair and an air mattress and that's it. Other than that, I'm warm and well-fed so I'm already luckier than some. However, if someone sees free furniture from in or near Hudson (under the Metrowest section) being offered on Worcester or Boston Craigslist, kindly forward me the ad so I'll see it next time I log on?

Internet access through the local library will be sporadic, at best, since town budget cuts shorten their hours more and more every year. So that's why I have no access to speak of.

My budget until the end of June, when I'll have to come up with half of the last month's rent (instead of the full $600) will be strained, so getting 'net access, phone service and luxuries such as cable/satellite will remain a wistful dream. So, without the "distraction" of the internet and television, I've been spending all w/e proofing American Zen from start to finish and ironing out even more bugs.

I cannot fucking believe a lit agent hasn't grabbed it, yet.

Anyway, this will be it for a while. I just thought a new post will be more visible than burying this in the comment section of an old thread. I'll be posting pictures of my place next time I come on. It ain't much but it's mine. Sort of. My landlord's a bend-over-backwards kinda guy and he and the realtor really worked hard to get me in there. We all had something at stake and were looking out for ourselves but somehow we all helped eachother out and everyone's happy. He took my $600 deposit last Friday with an air of great relief.

So I'll see ya'll later.

9 Comments:

At March 29, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Anonymous Tengrain said...

JP -

Thanks for the update. I'm rooting for you!

Regards,

Tengrain

 
At March 29, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

Good to hear that you've at least got a place to land!

You are one of many Americans who are facing housing hassles. For the next few years, anticipate being nimble. Think of how many houses are being vacated because of foreclosures. They're going to need to be occupied by renters, if the owners are forced out.

You might go back to the college student pattern of living in a "share house" or becoming part of a "odd couple." (I'm guessing you'd be Oscar.) Be mentally ready for change, and try to work into better situations like your life was a car trying to get into a faster-moving lane of traffic.

Think also of how many people are going to be parting with their excess furniture, third cars, etc. I hope you can come up with enough scratch to snaffle some bargains that fill your needs.

You've been knocked back, but you're not alone in that. Millions of Americans are getting slammed. I hope that those Americans will pull together; help each other out. You're a proud guy and you seem resistant to getting a hand. But don't be ashamed to take one when it's offered. If you feel bad about that when it happens, resolve to lend your hand when yur life is steadier.

Good luck! And don't forget what Ty Cobb said about "luck."

 
At March 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Blogger Pryme said...

Good to read that you're still around. Can't wait to get your take on the GOP's "budget press conference" this past Friday.

 
At March 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad you got the good place, hope everything keeps working out.
barb

 
At March 30, 2009 at 7:04 PM, Blogger Morse said...

Hang in there, JP. I think working on your manuscript is the best course now, for many reasons.

 
At March 30, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

"My landlord's a bend-over-backwards kinda guy and he and the realtor really worked hard to get me in there."

Well, that's some good news! I am glad to hear it hasn't all been a nightmare.

For 20 years all my furniture was 'off-the-street'. I had a chest of drawers that I found in the alley between apartment buildings. The real legs had broken off, but the front legs were solid. I just sheet-rock screwed it to the wall!

Also glad to hear your are working on American Zen. I read a piece a few months ago that discussed how no one publishes male fiction writers and that classic authors we love today would never get published in today's 'free-market' world. There were exhortations to get more out there of exactly your book.

 
At March 30, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Glad you're safe. As Bukko says, keep nudging into the better lane. We are watching out for you.

 
At March 31, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jp,

Good to hear some positive words from you. You're right to be thankful, you're in better shape than many others.
GL

 
At March 31, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is going to be the making of you.
And it's spring, too, always a hopeful time.

 

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