-the job search is going well, generating a lot of interest.
-my new job, which I've had since January 1 (& which I took climb back up into my career, ends 6/26
I CAN GET FROM HERE TO THERE, but it has to be done with no diversions. Here's a recap of events of the past couple of weeks which might give a glimpse of the ugly results that can be fomented by unexpected diversations:
-leaving a wallet in a taxi cab (no one to blame but
myself on this one) can lead to spending 7 days without a dollar on the streets: with no shelter and no bed;
-having another mobile phone stolen a couple of days later (which spending the night out of doors) can make it very difficult to hear back from what had become a burgeoning onslaught of interest in your employment based on the steady resumes
you'd distributed in the weeks before.
-having no hard copy of your bank card makes it
impossible for you to make rental room reservations or purchase anything when the only bank in town associated with your checking account is actually more of a peet's cafe than an actual bank.
-having no drivers' license makes it nearly
impossible to stay at any hotel in the city, and having no credit card when you have no driver's license makes it hard to purchase nearly anything in the city.
-attempting to fix any of the above with a paypal
account can be done with some positive results,
especially if you don't mind waiting longer than
it takes your bank to expedite you a new debit
card (which, in this case, was nearly two weeks,
and purportedly done first by ups and then by
fedex, but, in reality by regular snail mail (even
though the bank showed the card slowly arriving
at your mail box with dates and times it passes
through various locations in a handy-dandy
graphic on your online bank log-in, which you
might be able to follow if you even had a phone
or a laptop.
I want to say that these are just some of way too many examples, the best of which I'll save the for the biography that I'll never bring myself to write (because why would I want to relive it even more, anyway? and why'd anyone else want to live it at all?)
But now that I have a phone, a debit card and soon hopefully a new copy of my driver's license in my hand, I'm happy to say thatI'm still gathering much steam with calls, texts, and emails coming in regarding some very exciting jobs (I even read somewhere today that there is more of a need for Executive Assistants in San Francisco than in any other city in the nation, presently - by a long shot). So I'm focusing on the the job job job. After that, I'll focus on my next residence. And then, perhaps, it'll be on living. Something I remember pretty well, and if I'm not mistaken, for which I had quite a penchant (and even a wonderfully set of related skills to help me along that path).
This new transition needs to happen in a matter of a few short weeks. And it will. I just need to keep my confidence, and therefore my motivation, and am even doing another humble vague request for just a bit more help, if you will, so that I can remain in my beloved city, start anew, and hopefully live long enough to give back something, anything, back to the world, to those of you and to anyone else who doesn't mind, because of the fact that I'm still here, and likely wouldn't be had you all not made this doable.
Very much love from my beautiful part of the world to yours,
Del Ray Cross
(415) [phone redacted]
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