I've stopped spazzing out and trying to make something happen in one day. I have time. I want to get something I like.
I submitted my paperwork to get prequalified for a small amount - 120k, incase I find something in a manufactured home that will be great and that will compare to the price of a rental - apartment, back-house or other.
I've found some apartments that look really nice. A couple in San Pedro with views of the harbor/ocean. Some in Long Beach. These places are pretty close by.
I like my area a lot. I want to stay close if I can, but otherwise I've found some really cool places up in the mountains. I mean, these are idea and I would LOVE to be in those places, but I'd have over an hour drive ( like 50-60 miles) and I really would not like the drive. But the places and surroundings are just fantastic. Affordable too.
I went to visit my neighbor. Mel. He's in his mid to late 70's. He recently had to put his dog down. I was tearing up talking with him. He's such a good man. I told him to make sure he contacts me if he needs help with anything. I'll look out for places for him too. Man. He's not in the best physical shape. Hard for him to bend down to pick anything up. Hard to walk.
I pray for my neighbors. I was tearing up again this morning thinking about my neighbors.
Remember Oscar? He was gone for a week or so and now he's back. Mel told me he was stabbed five times about two weeks ago. He goes walking around at all hours of the night. Some guy asked him for a light then didn't want to give his lighter back. Not sure what happened after that - but he got stabbed 5 times in the abdomen and chest. punched a lung and he almost died.
My boss asked me if there was anything he could do to help me and to let him know. He told me I could park my trailer in the parking lot and even live there if I needed to. Gloria ( office manager) told me I could stay with her.
I'm good. I hope I can help my neighbors - or that they can find a place to live. Makes me sick thinking about the very limited options most of them have.