Originally Posted by Outpost JWB
Glad everything went alright Deb. Yesterday DD, DS, DIL, & I walked a 5k for hunger awareness. We all had fun:D. Eye opening though. We seen several sites where homeless people sleep. Seen a whole family that was homeless:(. I start my new job June 14th & we work to place homeless people in homes, and to help get them back on their feet. I'm excited about my new job. Today is the big day I give my resignation letter to the bank.
Beercan, score here is 2 raccoons, 1 opossum. Last year was not much different as well as activity around our neighborhood, but for some reason, this year the predators are relentless. Too bad for them, I am too!
Dgibson0604, welcome to our thread:D. I have to agree with the decision to cull. The earlier you do that, the easier.
stupid phone woke me up at 7:30 am by the time I got to it they had hung up.... could have slept another couple of hours I know grandma will....
Outpost I have met People in your profession... social work of this kind is tremendously rewarding... We have homelss here in this little town.... Well of course ... duh there are homeless every where. But I worked at an Arco that was about a quarter block away from the San Diego Riverbed. Huge population of them down there. I got to know some regulars come in to get hot chocolate or cigarettes. Or gallons and gallons of cold drinks from the fountain in the winter. Many had issues with maintaining their alcohol level to keep the DTs away. (for those who dont know alcohol is the only drug that will kill you if you go off it with out assistance) WE didnt sell alcohol in the store. Some were off their meds and tried to keep it together to do transactions. then go out and finish the argument they were having with an unseen individual. But always if they brought their own drink container we charged them very little.
Here there is Father Joe and his ministry... Catholic they get thousands off the streets every year... family's and Veterans anyone who wants.... The ministry even offers school to all who need it... or Teens living on the street back into school and eventually off to college.
Hes retired now but the work goes on. We are fortunate here to have a decent climate but in winter there used to be a policy to set up tent cities all over to give them a place to stay when the weather was cold and rainy. That changed last year....
I cannot imagine this kind of work in a climate such as Ohio has.... hats off to you....