first of all, i am reading online about suspending tmobile phone service, and i will call and check on it once i get back in my room (been in here too long and about to go back out to the VBJ. am up $40, new roll $856). Not sure why bigshow wouldve thought i would even know this option would exist, truthfully i dont think it will exist, and i dont know of a single other person reading this blog whose ever been able to suspend service and avoid a lot of penalties and cutuffs when they got so broke they lost everything and couldnt pay none of thier bills. so im shocked why he would think id know this option existed, and naturally im going to think the only thing to do is cut off automatic bill payments thru my bank, and then just be unable to pay, and without auto bill payment, no way they can charge me. i do need to do this right away, may already be too late, might actually have a roll of $90 less than i think. i dont have too long to go on the tmobile contract, is supposed to expire in Oct, and then my bill will go down to $50 from $90. big savings.
i see they created a seperate thread for me to post about my VBJ plan on roughing the punter and to ask for advice in bet spreading. wish axb001 from AVP was still around.
----2 hours later-----
went to play 1 more session, won $9, new roll, $865. went to eat the buffet. played a very short time, with the full intention of quitting the second i was up 1% of my roll, providing of course, the count was negative at the end of the hand.
a bigger concern is the wisdom of cutting off my phone. how would i stay in touch with sickcallmggee as much as ill be needing him? Him, kingofdonks, and lightning have proved themself to be true understanding friends. also without a working phone, how can welfare and ssi stay in touch with me seeing i dont have an address? sickcall said i was welcome to use his address. (for getting mail that is). i cannot afford one, but i need one to live.
and an even more important thing i need to live is to keep my bank acct with enough money in it to stay functioning. for without a working bank card, id be unable to get hotel rooms at all once i leave Jean. and what should i do with my walmart debit card? it has only $7 on it, and $3 is about to come out march 1 as the monthly service fee unless i spend the whole $7 before then. if the balance goes below $0 it stays that until money is added. But it wouldnt close like my bank acct would. am wondering if i should spend that $7. and if theres not enough in the bank to cover an automatic bill payment deduction each month, is that treated like a bad check with a huge fee, or does it just get reversed without a fee?
i get charged $14 a month by my bank, which id never have to pay each month and could save a lot of money if i had a daily average balance of $1500 or more. main thing is to make sure i dont lose the bank account or id have no way to ever rent a hotel room.
i am in no rush to find out about moving to canada, wouldnt have the money. was in no rush even when i had the money. although it would be nice to play on stars.
the reason i think right wing people are more nicer and caring than leftwing people even though they mostly dont believe in govt assistance is a lot of things. for one they give far more to the poor and charities. there's 2 guys in toledo ohio in a law office thats by a gay bar. or used to be however. one is named John, the other Kerry, and ive not seen either in about 20 yrs, nor do i remember their last names. its in a very old building and probably no longer there. they were both strong pro-life activists, and thats what they did with thier law firm, defending those out protesting abortion clinics. They also cared a lot about the homeless, and i was homeless a lot in toledo at the time. made my living panhandling back in the days people still gave, and also lived in a lot of $130 a month rooming houses. even though the city didnt really allow it, they let about 4-5 homeless guys sleep in an old room at nights connected to their office, and Kerry often slept there too. guy with a large beard and fat in his 30s-50s. i was one of those homeless guys, and i stayed there off an on within a year. they were very close to God and often talked about the rapture. This was back when i was going out to toledo mental health center to visit sue daily after i was done panhandling. they also knew i gambled every weekend at all the catholic church and VFW monte carlo nights for charity they had way back then. back when i first learned poker, and played stud, 50c $1 and $1 $2 fixed limit. also pineapple.
the other homeless shelters i went to (often in areas its not good to go to after dark on foot) were mostly run by Christian organizations. not govt shelters, but ones where u had to listen to a gospel service. i often wouldve preferred to skip the service and just go to sleep, but i didnt resent it like an anti religious person would. But now that im old i just dont want to do that anymore and thats why i am so scared of being homeless now, and it seriously effects how i manage my finances. been too many years ago and im too old. but i thought giving a little background would help others understand where i came from.
almost all the jobs i ever got were thru panhandling. i never had any luck getting called in to be hired the regular way, with the exception of that one place in cleveland called RL Polk. (a mailing firm). a secular homeless activist who let me and Sue live with them for a week gave me that job, and of course she didnt have permission to leave toledo, and went back. and that also violated my probation, leaving toledo myself. the job lasted over 2 months, and i found a room for $60 a week on lorain av.
the way i got jobs thru panhandling was people would drive by, see my sign and offer to put me to work. since i sometimes took the work, (when none of the other bums would) i have always felt to this day a sense of superiority and am unable to believe i "refuse to work". one of the jobs lasted 3 days in a furniture store in wichita ks, one of them a week at a warehouse in memphis, and some of them in clarendon Hills very wealthy suburb outside chicago helping an elderly lady around her house. am too uncomfortable to do that anymore, not after a guy ripped me off once by not paying me after id done the work. one day i went around knocking on doors in iowa looking for odd jobs to earn money too, but thats an idea from the old days, nowdays its no longer safe. i did get offers a lot of stuff i felt physically unable to do and thats why i would like it to be something that didnt require a lot of strength, sometimes indoors simple and easy like the RL polk job, something where i can use my mind, for its still sharp. and truthfully the only jobs that fit are playing VBJ and playing poker. its the only skill i have, unless i was working at milton bradley inventing board games.