It finally happened the other day. After 10 solid months of prayer and begging our administration we have moved on up out of the hood!
Our facility does everything they can to provide the best possible housing for their people that they can. But sometimes, in a small southern town, there is only so much they can possibly do.
When we first moved in to our apartment in the hood, my wife opened a cabinet and half the cabinet came down and knocked her about the head. Our first load of dishes resulted in about 30 gallons of water on the kitchen floor.
The apartment fire was only a temporary 5 week homeless setback. It seems as though there was a “minor” electrical problem with the bathroom fan in one of the apartments bathrooms, which burned out two apartments and seriously messed our place up. Heck if I knew the place was going to catch fire I would have started the dishwasher up.
Our landlord actually owns the majority of our town, so there was obviously no housing code violations or other silly buisness like that. Nope, me and him actually had a good chuckle over the whole fire thing when I was buying our mini-van off of him. (He really does own most of the town).
Anywho, that brings us to now. My supervisor called me the other day and said she scored a house for us. 3 bedroom, fireplace, and screened in back porch. I went home to talk to my wife and then we met our supervisor over at the house.
We almost started crying we were so happy. It’s close to campus and has a huge yard. It is awesome.
I was so stoked about our new digs that I immediately started moving stuff over there. No more long scary nights in the hood for me. Along the way I bumped into a fellow HP here and the next thing I knew there was three other guys helping to get my furniture over to the house.
I am blessed. The house is awesome. But I’m more blessed to have buds that will drop everything to help out a desperate slum dweller such as myself. I am also blessed to have a supervisor that takes care of her people, and goes the extra mile to ensure they are as comfortable and happy as is humanly possible. I truly am lucky to work for a facility of this caliber.
So anybody that wants to drop in, come on down. We actually have a bed for ya this time instead of the blow up mattress. -Launch