SURVIVAL MODE IN AN EVICTION SITUATION
As a Hollywood stargazer in a recession, I hear from a lot of people who are on the verge of total eviction. When that happens, I send them this article EVICTION DANGERS and this one you're in now, (SURVIVAL MODE) and remind them that a happy outcome is a matter of acting with speed.
A). immediately, while you have the space you have, hold a garage sale. Get on curb with all your stuff, big signs at all major traffic arteries (super market boxes, torn apart, painted white, then big colorful letters!) have balloons on fence, lots of change, dollar bills, dimes, quarters. Sun hat, ice chest wi. food. You are not going back in the house for a second. You don't want people going through rooms away from sight. OUTDOORS all of it. That means plenty of big furniture pieces you're selling to hold up the smaller merchandise.
B.) File a legal answer form to the eviction papers, filing at the city office for eviction matters. File a waiver of fees due to your 'indigency'. That way the entire eviction process is free to you, otherwise it's 75 to 100$. This filing back in the landlord's face will buy you many months living in the apartment until you go to court with your landlord. For more on eviction tech, go to http://home.earthlink.net/~astrology/ and seek the file called CONFESSIONS OF A BOTTOM FEEDER.
B-1)- Consider going bankrupt. Chapter 7. Read 'RAINMAKER' By Grisham as his main character does it. Google Chapter 7 Bankruptcy online. Do your own papers, any one can figure them out. List debts. You can't be thrown off property if you're going bankrupt. You can quit the whole process just before the final meeting with judge. It buys you time. A few months. So you can save money for first and last on a new apartment.
C.) Meanwhile call every pal in your phone book to find a place to land after judge makes his decision, that could be two months away. Or more. Offer to pay your friend part of their rent in exchange for a back room. Tell them "I'll put ALL my stuff in storage as your back room is furnished, right? And I'll just keep this season's clothes in that single closet," or in your suitcase and keep it under the bed. NOTHING will be out, in sight, tell them.The one thing they don't want to hear is that they gotta live with your sofa/ etc. washer/ UNLESS they need such. Tell them it's pro tem "if you don't want it longer" but say "if you do let me stay on, I can contribute. I will do the dishes, sweeping and vacuuming from now on. THOSE THINGS tempt a woman pal quite a lot. "Half the food in the house will be mine, and I won't eat yours ever. " Make those vows in front. Only select the housekeeping chores that you can stand to do. Note listening to TALK RADIO makes dishes real easy. But will your houselord let you? You have to say, 'when I do dishes, I require radio." Otherwise, when there's a breakdown in vows, you're on the hook.
If you're a man or woman, TRY SAME SEX members as roomies only as a second recourse as living with an opp-sex member is tooooo tricky. THE ROOMIE PAGE. I give you the lists for ROOM MATE FINDERS that are online in this article. CRAIGS LIST also good.
Do this roomie/garage sale thing immediately, on both barrels. Meaning a two track approach. And when people come to your garage sale, show photo of cat and say 'junior needs a home, he's box trained. he's young, he seems to understand thing, very smart." etc.
Forget about free ads in papers for an adult cat. Some oriental will turn him into kabobs and a coat. I don't mean orientals born in USA only recent arrivals or seniors. Who remember famine in CHINA. In fact, NEVER give a cat to any born poor/foreign oriental. I know first hand that they keep kittens in desk drawers overnight. You can ask me how I know. (astrology at earthlink net) Aians can't help it. KOREANS are the worst as you know. They went thru starvation and learned to prefer dog and cat to chicken!
NEXT, use the diamond days and hours that I give you in your dailies, ask me for them, to do all the work associated with getting a place to live in. Like phoning parents, aunts, uncles for loans. LIke interviewing landlords. Break up the loan cash so one doesn't pay a thousand but three relatives loan 300$. Lots of phoning other folks up, and make your propositions. Loan, live there? Do their housework in exchange for rent?
NEXT, GET SOCIAL SECURITY AID TO THE TOTALLY DISABLED. Your lame leg? your lame brain? Either works. Call them now, make appt. They send you to a shrink to talk for a half hour max. Babble about 'please doc, stop the voices." Works every time. Play very schizy for the doctor. ON YOUR meeting may I suggest you:
a) never once look the shrink in the eyes.
b.) fidget with your hands, keep asking, 'do you have gum?' Then amend it, ask 'do you have a gun?'
c.) talk about your being in love with famous men (or women,) who disappointed you, as that's a classic symptom of something real real wrong... how they screwed you over, married this other movie star instead of you, how they didn't pay you when you worked for them, etc. how you vounteered to be their office and typist and research slave, and worked for months without pay and they betrayed you and your love for them, threw you into the street and how you stalked them for a year afterwards.
d) Oh here's a good one. Tell the shrink How Brad Pitt talks to you on the television or at the movie theatre. When you watch him, he talks directly to you. (Change the name to Ted Koppell or Bernard Shaw of CNN any of these work. How these people have 'messages' for you. And how you're trying to get their attention and are writing them and planning on visiting them but they don't answer!
YOU WILL GET THAT MONEY SO FAST it will make your head spin Then you get 700$ a mnth. With that much cash coming in, you can make ends meet by doing a massage or two for very ritzy women, l00$ each. Do some house cleaning, 75$ a day. And live like a queen or King.
I did this social security phone call for my son. They don't require you go in. There's just one 800 number for all Social Security across America. Then, they send you forms, you fill them out, then they give you an appt with a nearby doctor.
My son Luis Jr was an not-eating well, working too long hours, coffee all day and beer and TV all night instead of sleep. On this regimen, he got real paranoid about his job then quit this main job as a driver for a big factory, fearing folks in traffic were trying to kill him.. He wasn't fired. Being a sweet cutie, his boss adored him. Was like the only father he'd ever had. My son then took his life savings and went to EUROPE. No money for hotels or food, slept in parks. Ate black coffee and water. Came back really loony tunes, over the brink, auditory hallucinations, he stopped eating, sleeping and became a street wandering delusional. I tried to get free psychs, there were none in LA. 75$ the hr was cheapest charity, THALIANS, run by movie stars who think that's cheap for an hour with a shrink. Another, smaller freebie charity wouldn't touch him, He was beyond what they dealt with. I Made appt at sOCIAL SECURITY for him. telling him 'when you go into meet the social security shrink, don't tell them why you're daffy, never mention beer (cuz they won't give cash to alkies.) Just go in and be yourself, talk about anything you want. Whatever they ask you, just go on talking. Real friendly like, remember they want to help people.) HE DID just that, had no agenda. I don't know what questions they asked him or how they saw he was dinky but they did. They gave us 800$ a month more or less. FOR LIFE.... Every two yrs you go to a shrink.....and again have a meeting and again talk about your plans for stalking Brad Pitt or Angelina. A SMALL ENOUGH PRICE TO PAY! Unfortunately he lit a fire at his old factory to warn airplanes (?) and the gov threw him in the State nut house. Can't get him out. He got well, with medicine but they won't let him out. Well, they did once, but he left the halfway house so they punished him with another five years.
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