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Melissa Jones

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Jeff: I can  see where you are coming from, I have been there, sometimes I think I am still there. And you are right, it's so much more frustrating than other people can understand, not having been there. Without money you can't change things, without changing things there is no money.  Without good social skills you can't ask people if you can put a garden in their yard too. Seems like there's no way out.

I think you might like the PEP/Skip exercises, they will lead you to you learn new things, and maybe you will see a niche you have not considered that you can do with what you have access to. You say tools rust in and wood rots in Florida, yes, it does. Perhaps you can use that same drive to do something that doesn't require items that rot or rust. The thing you might get from the PEP/Skip exercises is a different way of thinking about things, and it might be enough to help you figure out how to change what you can.

Look at the SKIP forum, https://permies.com/c/skip  and read through a bunch of it all. See what you might be interested in, what you might want to learn more about, use it as an index of things to consider learning about. Or things to absolutely rule out. If you see something worth considering, find it on the forums here (bottom brown button on the left is "All forums" look at it) and learn more.

I have made good money in the past by using my OCD to focus on the things I do to make me very effective. It can be focused on anything. See if you can find something to focus it on that can be done within the current parameters of your life.  

As far as if the book is worth it, I'd say start here, reading as much as you can here, I think you are not the kind of person who will go on a normal path through it all, there's more versatility in the website for non-standard people. And you are not standard, and that's an asset. Now to find out how some other things you can focus on.

Best of luck to you, I hope you find a niche you can thrive in.
4 months ago
I can't tell if that is a goat or a deer. Weird and funny, no matter which!
I'd hate to be the rider if it decides to get upset
1 year ago
wow, neat, new moderators
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An elegant lady walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5000.  

The bank officers says the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan, so she hands over the keys to a new Porsche, parked on the street, in front of the bank.

Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Porsche into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the lady returns and repays the $5000, and the interest, which is $15.41.  

The loan officer says, "We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire.  What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5000?"

She replied, "Where else in New York City can I safely park my Porsche for 2 weeks for $15.00?"
2 years ago
A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order. He said, "I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and  a pair of running boards."

The brand new waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook, "This guy out there just ordered three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards. What does he think this place is, an auto parts store?"

"No," the cook said. "Three flat tires mean three pancakes, a pair of headlights is two eggs sunny side up, and running boards are 2 slices of crisp bacon."

"'Oh, OK!" she said. She thought about it for a moment and then spooned up a bowl of beans and gave it to the customer.

The trucker asked, "What are the beans for?"

She replied, "I thought while you were waiting for the flat tires, headlights and running boards, you might like to gas up also!"
2 years ago
A man boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a stewardess to take care of them for him.  She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator.

He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.  Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior.

Shortly before landing in New York, she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, "Would the man who gave me the crabs in New Orleans please raise your hand?"

Not one hand went up..... so she took them home and ate them.
2 years ago
Last night, my friends and I went to a Ladies Night Club. One of the girls wanted to impress the rest of us, so she pulled out a $10 bill. When the male dancer came over to us, my friend licked the $10 bill and stuck it to his butt cheek!

Not to be outdone, another friend pulls out a $20 bill. She called the guy back, licks the $20 bill, and sticks it to his other butt cheek.

In another attempt to impress the rest of us, my third friend pulls out a $50 bill and calls the guy over, and licks the $50 bill. I'm worried about the way things are going, but fortunately, she just stuck it to one of his butt cheeks again. My relief was short-lived. Seeing the way things are going, the guy danced over to me! Now everyone's attention is focused on me, and the guy is egging me on to try to top the $50.

My brain was churning as I reached for my wallet. What could I do?!

I got out my ATM card, swiped it down the crack of his butt, grabbed the eighty bucks, and left!!!
2 years ago
Two bored casino dealers are waiting at a craps table. A very attractive lady comes in and wants to bet twenty-thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. She says, "I hope you don't mind, but I feel much luckier when I'm completely nude."

With that she strips naked from her neck down, and rolls the dice while yelling, "Mama needs new clothes!" She then begins jumping up and down and hugging each of the dealers, hollering "YES! I WIN! I WIN!"

With that she picks up her money and clothes and quickly leaves.

The dealers just stare at each other dumbfounded. Finally one of them asks, "What did she roll anyway?"

The other answers, "I thought YOU were watching!"
2 years ago