Yesterday I needed one of my medications for the afternoon. I got dressed and called the guy that drives me around, he said he would be here to pick me up in less then a half hour. 45 minutes later he still wasn't here. I called and he said he forgot and was on his way. He was like ten minutes away from where he said he was. I waited another 15 minutes so I went to get change and told him if he didn't arrive in the next 2 minutes I was taking the bus. I waited 5 minuted he didn't show, I took the bus, got my meds walked a block to the supermarket, called another guy that drives cabs, got what I needed and when I got out side the store in less then five minutes the guy shows up. I'm less then a minute from home when the guy who stood me up calls and asks where I am. I told him I was on my way home and he insisted to know where I was. The guy who did picked me up I stopped using him because he charges too much yesterday he only took $5 were he would of originally took $7. Greediness, I have a trick for them, I can get around by myself. I could of walked back to the bus stop and got home for a dollar and ten cents and if need be I will do it next time. I just have to do it. Yay for me!
My children were grown. My son in jail, step son on his own, my girls with their men and babies. Just me and Mr. 23 years. Me working and trying to keep the house going but I just couldn't afford it. The bathroom was falling apart because the upgrade work was poorly done, the bathroom leaked down into the kitchen. I was cooking on hot plates and using a George Foremans' oven to bake with. I was fixing some good meals with my makeshift kitchen.
We were struggling, the boiler was makeshift it was dangerous, Mr. 23 kept it working but it could have exploded. We would run out of oil often and spend the night sleeping in our clothes, with our coats and several blankets on top of us and a heaters on. Mr. 23 would make a few dollars and put diesel gas in the boiler tank. Rats were all through the house. We had poison down and traps but they wouldn't go away. The guy we had rented the attic to had brought in a billion roaches, after he left we tried to bomb them and get rid of them but they just multiplied. It was sad living like this and I couldn't do anything because I had no finicial help. My youngest daughter, her man and baby were living in the house. Mr. 23s' artist friends sister was staying with us. If everyone just helped a little life would of been better.
I was going to work everyday. I worked in different offices everyday, I was a supervisor of three branches so some days I would go to the Queens branch, I would take the train but after while going up and down the subway stairs was a bit much so I started taking the bus. I worked in the Brooklyn branch I had no choice but to take the subway, there were a lot of stairs to go up to get above ground, there were elevators in that station only sometimes they didn't work. I also worked in the Bronx, that was almost a two hour ride from Queens by bus. It was traveling on the bus to the Bronx and Queens office that I met her. She started talking to me about the Knicks and what was going on in the news. She invited me to the bar she hung out at, I finally went. Mr.23 was always out, my friend was doing her thing like she always does. So I was lonely like I am now because I'm not a real social person. So I went to the bar.
I was sitting at the bar when she walked in. She made a grand entrance when someone asked her where she was coming from she said, "some people got to work for a living." Then she noticed me and a big smile came across her face. She sat with me brought me a drink and we talked. She brought me some coke, flowers and I think she brought some food. The bar got crowded and everyone was trying to talk to me and I got a lot of attention. I liked it and I would met her again and again. When we decided to sleep together I called in sick from work and went to her house. She was so attentive and made promises just like men do. Just the same as men once they get you they forget the promises they made to you. As normal I got caught up in the excitement of the new relationship, the attention. I would take days off of work and we would go to a hotel. We went to Atlantic City and stayed in a motel. I took us to a play and on a boat ride. She promised to take me on a cruise and it never happened and probably won't. We use to go out to eat, she took me shopping for clothes. She did all the things to make me feel special. and then...to be continued.