Thanks to an anonymous (though not anonymous to me!) donor—who I know and like very much, and who is the proprietor of a bed and breakfast in Michigan—I have enough money to feed myself and my cat for a month. Whoa! Good lord, lady. You’re the brass ring, for sure.
Also: Tracey, for God’s sake, man, thank you for the almond butter and the chia seeds and the floss and the socks. Such a good assortment of stuff!!
You start to give up on the whole dang thing, thinkin that this place is a huge ball of garbage filled with mean-spirited automatons, and maybe for the most part it is . . . but then here come people like my friends, and you feel all right again for a little while. I am lucky to know so many good people who are kind and generous to me.