In October my sister, in Victorville, sent me some $$ for grocery shopping and so I filled up my pantry, bought cat food and litter and bought myself a bunch of chicken legs to bake in the over for the first time in ages.
My sister also did something I hadn't planned on sharing here.
As longtime readers know we have Pay Pal links in the sidebars of this blog and the cats to accept donations that help with my and their upkeep.
This year has not been the easiest for me, but I've managed, with help, to keep us in food, kibble and litter and kept a roof over our heads.
I was just letting things play out as this campaign was the idea of my sister, and I wanted to see where things would go...
She says some real nice things about me to make her case and for that I thank her.
It hasn't gone far in 48 days...but I am grateful to all those who have donated and spread the word, so far.
I believe 2016 will be a better year for me and that's partly why I spent November writing a series of posts about never giving up ( The 1st of 30 posts -- The World Is Yours...Never Give Up ).
I signed up, today, to remain in my current apartment, for the next year and a half, with only a $15 increase in rent.
Anyway, last month a friend sent a donation, I got extra pay for working Thanksgiving & Black Friday and another friend sent a very nice Care Package of food for my pantry (the cats were MOST impressed with the box, as you can imagine, hee, hee!)
As another perk for working those days I got a card that allowed me to get 15% added to my regular 10% employee discount on a whole shopping cart purchase.
Since my Dec 3rd paycheck also included a nice quarterly bonus I paid my rent and used part of the bonus for bills and the rest for a trip to the Walmart Superstore, near home, after work.
I took my red shopping cart to work and, after work, took the bus to the other store.
I spent 90 minutes grocery shopping and bought $124 worth of pantry items for $94. Not bad for a 55 yr. old bachelor!