The weather is gorgeous here. It is almost hard to believe it is January. The sun is shining. The temperature is in the low seventies. And only a few clouds are in the sky. I have been sitting outside in my backyard for the longest time playing with Maggie. I worry about her. She sleeps all the time these days as if she is bored. She grows so excited when I walk outside, attacking that pair of socks I have let her have. That always makes me smile.
I am still waiting to hear from a detective about my car. I doubt they will ever catch the perpetrator. The first thing I am doing is driving down to Opelika, Alabama to Vocational Rehabilitation. I can't overcome my fear to call, so will drive down there and speak to someone in person. It is strange how talking on the phone terrifies me, but I will do fine if I drive all the way down there and speak to the receptionist in person.
I had another panic attack last night, but it was a mild one. I realized I had drank far too many diet Cokes which probably triggered it (caffeine). It wasn't one of my terrible ones, but it was disconcerting. I thought those attacks were only brought on by the drinking, and it was a good deterrent to staying away from the old booze. Those three beers in my laundry cabinet suddenly look more appealing today than they have in weeks.
The Homeless Guy continues to work. I am so excited for him! There is no better feeling than getting that first paycheck in years! I have been following his blog for years, have an invested interest, and feel that maybe this time may be the right time for him to get off the streets. If he can just hold out for long enough for work to become a habit, then I think his tendency to quit will be overcome. I emailed him today telling him how proud of him and how elated I was. I really want to see something go right for this guy.