Ferret dressed as best as he could out of a trash bag, and was waiting on me on the corner of Cherry Drive for me to pick him up at 11:30. He was impressed with my car and couldn't get over the fact my parents gave it to me.
"The only thing my mother gave me was a hard time," he told me as I drove.
We went to the AA meeting which was routine and then I set out to put in applications at various places. I hit three McDonald's, one grocery store, and the Wendy's in Lagrange. Ferret was growing impatient with the time it took for me to fill out applications so I brought him back "home." I am hoping to hear from at least one or two of the McDonald's. It will be a lengthy drive, but I am willing to try anything at this point.
Ferret picked up his white chip at the meeting signifying he is going to try sobriety. I should be a better friend, but I am very skeptical. Getting a home should come first before getting sober like the Housing First model. I know that sounds strange, but it is terribly hard to keep from drinking if you are an alcoholic and homeless. You have tons of time to fill and drinking fills it and makes the hours of the day fly by. I agreed to take Ferret with me to any meetings I attend. We will see how tomorrow goes and if Ferret is still willing to go.