May 31, 2017, Prescott-
This has been a grueling, yet vital, month. In retrospect, though, the transition that has arisen as one of the options I must consider, over the summer, has been bubbling up from the magma flow, for quite some time.
I am likely to hang on to this apartment, for at least the rest of 2017, although rents in this area tend to command 60-70% of the fixed portion of one’s income, thus making it essential to be able to earn one’s keep, above and beyond government checks. This is as true of “senior” apartments, as it is of the general housing stock. The other factor is that the chief of our department will need some time to sort out who should work in what capacity. Although this is hardly an employer’s job market, when it comes to the well-being of children, standards need to be maintained. This, I understand and support, while being one who poses no threat to any child.
All the while, as I mentioned to an online friend, in a comment, this morning, I am continuously building a network of solid contacts, across the continent, and abroad, so that, even if I am relegated to staying in legitimate campgrounds, in the not-too-distant future, I will be able to hold my head up, engage in acts of service, and earn my way. I had hoped that this would wait until I reached age seventy, but the Universe moves as it will, and we have to maintain some flexibility.
So, May ends, with me being halfway done with the task of clearing our overgrown back yard, and having been able to serve my Lord, in a few small ways. June beckons, starting with taking care of an important errand in Phoenix, combined with a small act of service. I will then complete the yard work; downsize my possessions; go to Hopi land, for a weekend visit; go to southern California the weekend after, on another errand of service; and toward month’s end, take part in a Baha’i Summer School, at Bellemont, west of Flagstaff.
May slogged along, though not for naught. June will blaze on out, and I hope to have some sense of accomplishment, when heading to Ventura, Santa Barbara, Carson City and cross country, after Bellemont.