Morning with the Homeless

A few of the homeless trying to wake up with coffee and figure out what to do with their day.. The homeless in Brunswick, Georgia never have to starve.. There are a bunch of organizations that will give out free meals . Might not be the best meal but usually it’s eatable. 

 I didn’t get to the Manna House today for lunch but I heard the soup and chickrn salad they served was good. I was busy so i had crackers with peanut butter & a sprite in my car.

Resumes

https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-sunshine-conkey-77815635

I am one of those people who hates filling in tons of applications and never hearing back from anyone. On the rare chance I get an interview, I always get asked about the fact that I move alot.

So I think I came up with a way to fix part of the problem. Course I have had a few ex-coworkers tell me to just stay with the national park system because moving around is considered normal.

One of my old room-mates is trying to get me to work with her in Custer State Park. Hmm, I did like South Dakota before. I just need to find a way to get enough gas money to drive there. Then I could relax for a few months until the season was over.

Tomorrow morning I will go back to the temp agency “staff zone” and see what they have for day labor. If I can work for them for about 4 days then I would have enough to leave.

UPDATE: a few hours after posting this blog, ( after I had applied to 1 company in several different states) I got a call from a woman in the company in AZ asking if I had time for a phone interview tomorrow.  Still never understand why people call you on the phone to set up a phone interview for another day…why not just do the interview when they call the first time.

Oh well, I can wait I guess.

Manna House

This is a place that serves lunch everyday to the homeless and any low-income people in the downtown area of Brunswick.  I have driven by the place many times but today was the first time I ever ate lunch there. It might not look like much but its more then what I usually eat for lunch. We got a turkey & ham sandwich to take with us when we left. Course we got the traditional Southern drink..sweet tea.

The blonde lady is a volunteer named Robin, she has worked the lunch crowd for the last year. She came to Georgia from Northern Kentucky. The 2 guys I see often at “The Well”, which is just a short walk away from the Manna House.

I found other Manna House’s around the state of Georgia. Not sure if the others only serve lunch. Usually the homeless crowd that I know here go to the Salvation Army for dinner at 5:30. I have not eaten there.

Right now, I am parked near the Goodwill thrift store. I need to organize the back of my car and donate some of my clothes to them. The clutter is driving me insane.

Never Enough

It’s called the daily grind, so many demands. 

Only time I see money is when it exchanges hands

See I’m working to pay bills with little left
Robbing Peter to pay Paul, such a funny concept

See these things we buy, they can’t go with you
“Wouldn’t that look good in the house?” is how they get you

So when you’ve filled all the rooms with this must have stuff 
You feel blessed and privileged but it’s never enough

I need one more thing and then I’ll be set
Cause it’s about the now, who cares about debt

Post pictures online for friends affirmations
Likes roll in, just a cyber sensation

Some people might say that I’ve lost it all
Living in my car so cramped and small 

I might be at my low, but I feel so high
A simple life that money can’t buy.

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Live your Life for You

Once we get out of high school, most of us are 18 years old and technically an adult…even though some people don’t act like it. By that age you should have been taught that every single one of your actions have consequences.  If you don’t like the consequences then don’t do the actions. But don’t do the actions and then turn around and whine about whatever negative result happens because of your actions. 

Sometimes you have to repeat an action a few dozen times to get the desired result. But if you know what you want, then make sure that every action is something that will move you toward your desired goal. If you give up after 2 or 3 attempts then that must mean the goal wasn’t very important in the first place. So in reality it wasn’t a goal but just a flimsy fantasy.

I had gotten a message from my aunt today, that set me off to post a few memes on facebook.

 Now I had seen them before and absolutely love both. Course my aunt doesn’t agree with my life choices and I don’t agree with hers. My aunt is 69 years old, old enough to live anyway she wants but I ain’t getting roped in to pay for her lifestyle. At 69 she can pay for her own shop-a-holic habits., and if her need to shop means the electric bill is paid late or she still has no money to move…well she needs to deal with those consequences on her own. See being an adult gives us the ability to live our own life but it doesn’t mean that you can have a temper tantrum because someone else won’t fix your mistake.

Oh yes, at the moment my life is unconventional but that’s my choice. Nobody has to agree with my choices right now because nobody else is living my life or paying for me to live it my way. I guess I have always done or thought things a bit different then most people I knew. But hey, being different works for me. Besides I think most of society is a bit crazy. 

Another One Bites The Dust

  1. For Memorial Day weekend,  I went Kingsland to spend time with my aunt. Came back up to Brunswick on Monday to do laundry at “The Well”. 
  1. Seeing as Monday was a holiday,  going to work was optional and I did not sign up to work. Sometime around lunch time, I not an email telling me that my assignment for the temp job in the warehouse had ended. Which means I am unemployed again. So I had to start looking online for a new job. I lost track of how many different $stores I applied to… Dollar General, Dollar Tree, & Family Dollar. Seeing as home is wherever I park my car I applied to stores all over the state. Then yesterday I applied to a bunch of different Walmart stores. Figured that if I got a job at any Walmart then I could save time getting to work & save gas money seeing as I sleep in their parking lot so much.

    Today at “The Well” a nice lady named Miss Mary came in for a..women’s group..just to see how the women at the day shelter were doing and to see what resources we needed. She gave me a couple of ideas and I will be checking them out. Miss Mary has this group meeting every Wednesday but it’s the first one I attended.

    Below is my picture from today. Taken beside a  nearby church that serves breakfast a few times a week. Not sure what the flowers are called.

    Monday and Money

    I stayed in the Walmart parking lot last night..parked next to this small RV. The driver is Mark. He came here from Savannah.  He was nice enough to make ne coffee before I had to leave for work. 

    Mark came back to Walmart last night and cooked me dinner. It was funny-strange eating a hot meal while sitting in the Walmart parking lot. He also told me that the wifi is better at Lowe’s..so that’s where I am sitting to type this.

    Another lady, Donna, sent me a text to ask if I could budget $690/month for rent..which would include utilities. She assumed that just because I bring home about $250-$280 every week that it was do-able.  Hmm, I had to tell her that my car insurance is $115(unless I pay it late then $10extra), my phone cost $55 a month, and gas is about $40+ a week…depending on how much I drive around or sit with car running just to charge my phone.

    115+55+160==$330 plus $690 for that rent would be $1,020. So any month that I only bring home $250 each week would mean I would be $20 short. No Thanks, I will continue sleeping in my car for free and try to save money. Seeing as I am short (5’3.5″) I can sleep just fine in the back of my car. Laundry at “the well” is free, and after I join the gym for $10 or $15 a month, I can shower there before work.