I feel the need to help spread the word. I’ve spoken about them before but Chicago and Michiana 5 for the Homeless will be in Chicago on Saturday at 5:00 pm at Pritzker Park on State Street next to the Harold Washington branch of the Chicago Public Library. John and his entire crew have been so wonderful to me throughout my ordeal the least I can do is come and help distribute the items they are bringing up.
I also have some thank you notes to share here. For starters John Hephner one of the actors on Chicago Fire saw a tweet from when I was walking by their set one day. He went on to retweet my blog and I can attribute a few new followers to him.
The support on my gofundme page this week was also overwhelming. There was one individual that wants to remain anonymous that helped substantially twice, I owe them a debt of gratitude. Now, not to forget everyone else every dollar will help in the long term. I’m getting a bit overwhelmed with the generosity no matter how small it may be. You are taking away from yourself to help me. That is something I will never forget.
I also had the pleasure of meeting the Menendez family last night. Ivette had stumbled across my blog and sent me a message on Facebook yesterday. I had the honor of meeting her, her husband and two children last night. They were more than generous in putting gas in my tank and we talked for a bit. Her heart is so big it is a moment I will never forget.
Last but not least an update on the work front. I’ll be finishing up the week tonight. It is going well. It’s pretty tedious and boring work, but I’m grateful to be there. Without going into too many details I am doing warranty repairs and refurbishing returned computers for a major computer manufacturer. The job is only supposed to last through the end of the month. I was able to get a referral for a hiring event where they take you into a simulated environment and you fix the problems they create. This came from my supervisor at the temp job! It is going to involve me taking a half day off to attend and it also happens to be on my birthday. Coincidence? Maybe, but I’m calling it a sign of better times on the horizon.
It wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t shamelessly promote myself. So here it goes:
So I may as well use this to start promoting myself. If anyone has any computer problems they need solved feel free to leave a comment here,
dm @chihomelessguy on twitter or
message on Facebook Chi Homelessguy. I guarantee the work and if you aren’t satisfied when I’m done you don’t pay. I’m also willing to work for much less than I should charge because of the circumstances I am in. Do you have an old laptop you aren’t using? I’ll barter my services for it. Also with Christmas time upon us if you want that Ultimate gaming computer built or that multimedia machine for your tv I can do that too! We can meet at the parts store, design the perfect machine for you and your budget. Then I’ll build it with you and have it running in a few hours.
If anyone reading this finds it in their heart they would like to help me, it can be done by http://www.gofundme.com/58fd60