|That Poverty Guy (Sean Krausert)|
Day 36 - Hairy & 223 lbs
It's been a different sort of week regarding food and exercise. I've had a lot more exercise due to my bottle picking day and having to head into to town multiple times for various reasons. However, I've also had opportunity to royally pig out on two occasions. One of them was an invite to a smorgasbord full of sausage, hash brown potato casserole and scrambled eggs. The other wasn't really pigging out per se but there were some plates of cheese that I tucked into pretty well. A guy's gotta eat when he can!!
Secondly . . . THAT. I should give you an update on my pocket cash situation. I believe that at last report I had about $10 and change. Well, I ate that. I became famished when I was out and about one day and so I bought a submarine sandwich and a drink. Then, I gathered $7.30 worth of bottles. And I ate that, too! As you'll recall from my bottle picking blog . . . a milkshake and a hot dog (Cotton Pickin' Bottle Pickin'). But, fear not dear reader! I was paid for looking after animals. The actual amount received was $170 ($10 per day x 17 days) . . . but like most homeless people the biggest chunk of that went towards care for my family. (Yes, most homeless people are in a family situation . . . refugees, those living in urban slums, and those having lost homes due to natural disaster.) So, at present, I have $20 . . . and feeling rich.
Finally . . . THE OTHER THING. I had a wonderful stroke of good luck this morning. As you will recall, I received a special lunch from Mrs. Poverty Guy a couple of weeks back in exchange for me mowing the lawn, fixing the screen door, and washing the outside windows. The first two items were done right away, but there was a delay on the window washing until this morning. However, after finishing the windows, there was still plenty of warm, relatively clean, SOAPY water left in the bucket. Sooooo . . . I washed my laundry in it! It was the first time my clothes had touched soap in over 36 days. I likey!!
Remember everyone . . . it's the little things that can bring a smile to someone who has very little and make a world of difference in their lives. The $20 and warm, soapy water certainly did the trick for me. For someone else it might be some warm clothes or a blanket, a pipe bringing water to their home, a safe wood burning stove, a micro-loan . . . or even a hug.
Hey!! I'm That Poverty Guy . . . let's make a world of difference together.
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