March 25th, 2006

My life, such as it is.

I came extremely close to getting evicted.

The red-bordered, 72-hour-notice form is still sitting on my desk. Fortunately a very dear, longtime friend in California bailed me out. Even so, I ended up having to sell my electric guitar, my Bose radio, my entire DVD collection (Buffy, L Word, Xena, X-Files, and even my beloved Babylon 5), most of my CDs, and a ton of books. I had to let go of a beautiful and very expensive Persian rug for a fraction of what I paid for it. Then I got lucky and grabbed a temp job printing T-shirts for $8.50/hr on the swing shift (at a place called Latitudes in NW Portland). It wasn't too bad, except for standing 8 hours a night and getting tendonitis in my shoulder from doing the same motion 25,000 times per shift.

So anyway, I have been somewhat preoccupied with staying non-homeless and haven't been able to post or say hi to friends on my f-list as I'd like; and I've let my social obligations lapse with a number of friends both at LJ and elsewhere. So this is the weekend I start getting caught up.

Things are definitely on the upswing now, as I just got a smallish check from my uncle's estate - enough to cover April's rent {breathes huge sigh of relief} and keep me from getting my lights and phone shut off. More good news, I've had a couple of job interviews, including one last Friday that went very well. It's a perfect position for me, doing general office work in a company that markets defibrillators - good hours, low-key office environment, decent pay, lotsa good things. The boss seemed to like me at the interview, so I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed that he'll phone back to tell me I've got the job. Meanwhile, I'm not slacking off on the job search - I'll be bugging the temp agencies, updating my Monster profile, and watching the job postings on Craigslist. Craigslist seems like the best single resource - it's where I found out about this job, and I've had a couple of other near-misses thru them.

So, wish me luck on the defibrillator gig.