Saturday, November 08, 2014

Staying in room in Albany with my service dog....

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For $920. a month with all included.

Was in homeless shelter for two months prior as lost my housing. Friend had cats we share and then moved. In veteran's home, dropped them with me, landlord saw one, next was getting 30 day notice.Got very overwhelmed with all the changes. Am back on meds so doing better. Been looking six months for decent, affordable housing in Albany area in safe neighborhood. Am on disability so can't look for anything higher than $600,1 BR with closets so can get rid of storage locker, paying $65. a month on. I have service dog and a couple of E.A. cats that make it hard. They currently are in a rescue group being fostered.

Just got back in TBI program, as have head injury so hoping they can help get me a place, with my animals, get housing subsidy back.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Stayed at Motel 6....

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In Albany, NY. Was awful. Indian woman at front desk told me should throw me out, when I arrived, if I let my animals(one service dog, a couple of emotional assistance, psychiatric cats) on the bed. I stayed the night without incident. She came by my room later the next day, unannounced for an 'inspection' of the room as I have animals was the reason. She said place was sloppy.smelled.water on floor near water bowl, to clean it up, hair on curtains.told me to leave now,eventhough had paid for the night. I refused to leave and she threatened to call police, so I called them after asking her to leave which she wouldn't so I opened the motel room.shoved her out of it and bolted it shut. I leave tomorrow. She said my cats needed to stay in their crates. This place is not pet friendly at all. Had nothing but hot water in bath room sink to brush my teeth with. Bird crap on sidewalk by door. No breakfast.pool, gym, just coffee in am,no microwave, paid 200. For two nights! The staff were very rude.

Monday, May 19, 2014

apt. update..

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got attorney and adult protective services trying to find me a new place and an aide. lawyer has been talking to all parties involved. will see. reviews of campus view apts. where I live here. click to see what a dump it is. yesterday ha water leak in living ceiling and it got all over futon couch/bed soiling my clan bedding recently washed. neighbor said sorry but not compensated as said broke and no car to launder mess he made. blows. called on call number and never got call back, not even next day from building management. awful place.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Housing update..

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So despite all my trying to get my apt. up to snuff(friend from MA. made 4 trips to storage, took me to do 2 loads of wash, I patd neighbor $100. to clean for 10 hours!), it didn't pass HATAS'(homeless and traveler's aid) inspection. No specifics on what need to do to pass. They commented on kitchen table and items on it and below it. I said, have no shelving or closet to put them on or in. they didn't want to hear my 'excuses' and will not help move me as said should have been bagged up(all) not most of things. not what was told.  Had cat and no pets in lease. Am going to get doctor note need her. Also they won't ask Judd to stop eviction but are leaving me hanging but will pay subsidy while housed. Did my best and can do more when friend Bill comes next month on 6/4 before house inspection again by building dept. on the 9th. trying. legal aide takes my case on 5/14. My worker tells me landlord can do as pleases as his place. Not so if paid up and have another year on lease as I do! Tenants have rights too. Sad an agency like HATAS, that is designed to protect the poor, downtrodden, vulnerable, doesn't.

Their mission: to prevent homelessness, 'HATAS employs a holistic wrap-around approach in caring for our neighbors in need and we serve all persons with the dignity and respect that they deserve.'

 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Need to move again,ugh..

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Got 30 day notice from my slummy, landlord. See, I have a lot of things in my place so he says is a fire hazard. not really. Went and got a storage locker, put two car loads of things in it, had it professionally cleaned, straightened up for $80, friend's cat who was visiting and they complained about going, pick up after dog, they said don't so am trying. should have gotten a 10 day 'cure or quit' notice as paid up on rent and have another year on lease. May see a place today.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Local food pantry handing out expired food..

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Guess beggars can't be choosy, huh? Regardless, even the poor deserve safe, fresh food. No? What do you think?  I got 2 small bottles of juice dated March 8 2014 and old crackers.  The stale bread, bruised fruit, veggies is usual to be donated from Price Chopper. Yes, no one says eat it..

Monday, April 07, 2014

you can be the greatest!

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watch this video. don't give up on our dreams. Believe in you.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Incroyable, (incredible)..(french)

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performance.  Michael Jackson's 'Billy Jean' at Madison Square Garden here.  Say what you will about him but..can't deny that he was an unbelievable talent. H gave some performance that moved this crowds, black white, Hispanic, oriental alike. he crossed all ethnic lines. He was loved by all. Yes he liked little boys but..in heart he was still one himself as he worked  since he was 5 and never really grew up. Not condoning his actions but who knows what he did or didn't do for sure?

'We are the world' performance here

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Malaysian plane still missing..

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Ann, designer wearing her handmade, green(eco-friendly), recycled, wearable, trash, art, vintage, glass, jewelry, necklace
As we all know, plane went missing several weeks ago. There are many theories out there as to what happened to it. What we do know is that there is no definite evidence linking debris now being found by rescue teams from many different countries via plane and boat, to the missing plane, although some of the pieces are certainly large enough to be say a wing.  Some think it was hijacked, others think sabatoge, or mechanical failure causing a drop in air pressure making all aboard go to sleep and then plane flew itself til ran out of fuel and crashed. The last scenario is the most likely one.

What do you think happened? Regardless, is very sad and our hearts go out to the survivors, families, friends of the victims.  + update on missing plane: heard pings under water from possibly black box. Sub now helping in search. Trying to pinpoint sounds with hydrophones too. Search field is lessening now to size of S. Carolina. better.)

Also prayers to all effected by mud slide in W.A. Many dead, missing there too.

Also concern for Ukraine, Russia situation. Hope some peace can be reached so we get on better terms with Russia.
 

Monday, March 24, 2014

More handmade jewelry selfies below..

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                                         my beer bottle cap, recycled metal earrings. (Buy on Etsy for $10.!)


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recycled, vintage, glass, wire-wrapped, beaded necklace*

vintage, glass, painted vase.
 
*glass from dump dig went on. Yes I cleaned and filed the glass shards down first before working with them!
acrylic painting of 'garden of crysanthamums' by Ann Reilly

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