Yeah, so I diaried last night about my recent health challenges and that I was pleased to finally get back home and get in touch with Alice. But it was a bad idea to come home this soon, especially in light of not having a plan/resources to deal with the bed bug problem.
Alice tried sleeping on the floor and even in the bathtub and she was bitten up no matter where she tried to sleep. My open wound, even when dressed, is pretty much like laying out a buffet for the nasty little fuckers. I knew the only semi-safe place for me to sleep was sitting in the chair at the computer desk, but that only really works if I'm pass out level tired. I really need to be able to lay down somewhere to give my abdomenal region a break. Too much pain, not enough oxycodone. Like it or not, I'm not physically ready to be at home just yet.
So I'm eating a lot of crow and going back to the med shelter Christ House, which the staff there is very pleased about. They'll no longer require me to attend AA meetings, the one and only overtly religious aspect of the place. It was ridiculous to require me to attend that crap to begin with. Believe it or not, everyone who ever got drunk is not "a drunk".
At least this time when I leave Alice I'll know for certain she'll be able to get in touch with me and I with her. More and more folks are joining the "you've got to stop letting your concern for Alice keep you from looking after yourself" chorus. And those folks are right. So I'm just adding that to the list of shit I need help with.
Anyhow, won't be around for several weeks or a month or two or even longer. No idea how this will all play out. Just when it seems "normal" is due to return, the wheel of life spins again and "normal" as I used to know it is even further away. Can't say the move 12 yrs ago from IL to DC was neccesarily a bad decision, but it's most definitely been challenging.
If anyone is up for writing the old fashioned way, willing to update me on the latest meta wars, I'll be at:
J Taylor c/o
1717 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009