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*****Update: Your organiser needs your help.

From: Kichiji
Sent on: Monday, November 14, 2011 5:59 PM

Hello, everyone,

The past four days have been disappointing and heartbreaking.

I will go from technically homeless to literally homeless in 24 hours.

I know that I am asking a lot.

I know that the low response may be partly due to fatigue, because I have asked for help before, and partly because people honestly cannot help me.

I had some leads that seemed promising.  In fact there is one place that seems like it might even be a good long-term solution, but the owner will not be back in calgary until November 23rd.

There is only eight days difference between the 15th and the 23rd, but it might as well be an eternity.

To top things off, I broke my glasses Today, so now I am almost blind.  I am very nearsighted, and I have astigmatism, so my lenses are expensive. It will be a long time before I can afford a replacement pair.

It's all I can do to refrain from curling up in a fetal position and just giving up.

If any one can do any of the following things, you will be truly saving me, and I will be grateful.

In order of urgency, they are:

1. Store 30 boxes and a small bedside table with drawers for 9 to 16 days.
2. Take care of my two cats for 9 to 16 days.
3. Give me a place to stay for 9 to 16 days.

Note that my self is the least important.  If I don't have to worry about my belongings and my cats I will survive somehow.  ...But please help save my kitties.

My cellular telephone number is[masked]-4331.

I will be grateful for any help.

Yours humbly and sincerely,


A DISCLAIMER:  My guiding principle for whether people should post to the mailing list is relevance to the Spanish Group.  As primary organiser I believe my impending
homelessness is relevant.  I am not paid for the work I do for this group.  I am also
the final judge of relevance.  I therefore ask forebearance if I very occasionally
send a message of this nature.

On November 10th, A. Kichiji Kabayama wrote:
> I know that it seems that I am constantly going from crisis to crisis.

> I am very grateful for the help that many of us have given me in the past.

> I am in some sense technically homeless.

> A good friend of mine has been kind enough to keep me and my two cats in his home, but he can only do this until November 15th.

> I must move on this coming Tuesday, November 15th.

> You can help me if you can do any of the following, and I will be very grateful.

> 1. Help me move my belongings on Tuesday, November 15th.  It would help us have less trips if you have a pick-up or a van, but there is nothing that cannot fit inside a car except my bed, so even if you only have a car it will still be helpful.
> 2. Shelter me for two weeks to a month.
> 3. Take care of my cats for two weeks to a month.
> 4. Store about 30 cardboard boxes, a small dresser, and a bed.
> 5. Even better, give me and my cats an indefinite home.
> 6. Know someone that can give me and my cats an indefinite home.
> 7. Know someone who needs a room, and would like to share half a house on 17th Av and 43rd St SE.  It costs $700 a month, and I can only afford half of this.

> I have some money, but it is not very much so I am hoping to do as much of this as possible for low cost or in exchange for good will.

> I am vigourously attempting to solve some of these problems on my own, and it is possible that I will already have found a place by Tuesday, but I don't want to leave anything to chance.

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