Hello friends and family. I imagine ya'll are nearly as astonished as I am to hear that life has thrown a crazy curve ball my way that has me writing this letter as jail bars cast shadows on this paper. The seas are to rough around here to continue working in my last field of endeavors- unfortunately a small mistake in business associates has cost me some 3 months of my life as well as the nest egg' we were able to scrounge away. I'm blessed to have Tarah as a rock by my side to help keep my affairs limping along and food in my cat's dish. Life 'inside' is painfully slow and is amplified by a sense of helplessness of not being able to help my life partner with bills and upkeep her as her job search hopefully bears fruit (the local economy has much to be desired, we are crossing our fingers something happens soon- but even then she'll be close to 3 weeks from a paycheck).
It seems that I may be stuck in MI for another year or so finishing probation once out of here (hopefully early January I will be out of here and able to correspond and give people thanks and start repaying kindness). I'm hoping sometime within my first month out I can begin working on my next chapter in life. It's crazy how close I was to changing my life's path before this nightmare began...I'd begun learning and researching how to use Twitter, Reddit, and FB to help my friends and community to promote themselves and better use the internet as something other than a hat rack. Especially the local community-It's still potentially in the 90's!
Other avenues of my life here would entail some range of limited or in depth property management, depending on how much Tarah is able to network/ fill/ afford current upkeep until I'm out- lord willing N the creek don't rise we may be able to just get by on that and whatever other jobs we get should have us back on our feet with new opportunities by spring.
If things align on the easier side of the coin my excess energies could go towards more creative, and fulfilling ideas, like helping the universe with some sort of community center that could host a you tube studio, or a space for using and sharing computer/ internet tools like music/ video/ animation programs, and Arduino programming, learning and applying the internet of things. I've spent many hours of research and dreaming about what possibilities lie aheadusing internet savvy and passion to help myself and others, including starting my own youtube channel to express and focus Tarah and my creative ideas in an original and whimsical format.
I digress a lil on my passionate ideas- they may seem pie in the sky, but just wait :) Another more practical element I was working on was working with friends re-purposing auto parts and recycling tires. Many elements are already in place as my friends have some 600 cars in their junkyards already expressed excitement in the thought of adding creativity and more profits to their business.
Anyhoopers This is a little scattered and dis-jointed since I'm sans anything like a word processor here (only short pencils mostly w/out erasers). I was told it's be a good idea to convey how I got here, what kind of help I need (I'm painfully haunted to even ask-but eternally grateful). My court costs at this point are a lil hard to say but, seems like it's around $10.00 a day (Tarah heard $35.00/day). Hopefully it's 10 and will be around $700 (if $35/day it will be more like $3,500) plus around $50/month for probation cost (approx. $600/yr) to maintain my house while I'm here Tarah is looking at $2,500 in bills or so and is doing her best to keep that under control and searching for steady work. Not sure how long it is going to take me to find a time clock job once I'm out either. The authorities took some $7,000 in cash (a lot of which we had been saving for a reliable vehicle) and belongings that I probably won't see again- not expecting or asking ya'll just letting the world know I guess.
But a loose Ballpark would be between $3-4,000 hopefully worst case scenario- not expecting or planning on receiving of course- grateful for any lil bit- Thank you all so much! Can't wait to live and love harder than ever b4. Life is short Love lots, smile more, can't wait to play again.