Prison Pete

Wednesday, June 22, 2005
  Nothing is ever simple in prison!
I am sitting on my bunk as I type this. I started to handwrite out a draft but gave that up. I am so starved for some emotional connection with fellow humans. It is a true that you certainly provide me with plenty of emotional support, and as always I am extremely grateful for all you have done for me.

I need to write a letter to my Mom and Dad. I am undecided whether to bring up past questions they have not answered, explain some of my disappointments with my birthday, or ignore it all and just send them the letter with the shopping list of things that I would like as they get time.

I still have not heard back from them about this damn typewriter. I did get a letter back from the vendor, saying sorry we only handle the first 60 days. How they got involved anyhow is a mystery to me. I had been corresponding with the manufacturer the whole time.

I am waiting for you to tell me is the way it has been printing is causing you any problems. I now know it is not the different paper. I am hoping it is the particular ribbon; as a matter of fact, I am going to type this with one of the last two ribbons, see if that makes a difference.

Hate to think I have already burned out a $35.00 print wheel.

I have been spending the last few days reading, I have finished a few books. I found one of the romance books and realized how much I missed reading something that contains the relationship stuff.

Just got rid of nine books. I have handed out another six or so on loan. Now if I can just burn through a few more of the Robert Ludlum books.

I am not sure if I have managed to convey the funk I am in. I am still holding my breath hoping the second letter I sent to the US District Court will send me some paperwork.

I am not up for fighting much right now. I know that is not a good attitude and I am not saying that there is anything you should be doing, or that you are not doing enough, it just has been a really hard couple months.

I was reviewing my files and realized I have now been writing letters about the problems with the typewriter since March 23. In the time that has elapsed, I have sent letters to four different locations and still have not resolved the problem. Frustrating to be sure.

Why write to me:

I am willing to be open and honest with anyone that chooses to write to me. I am looking to be able to use my upgraded people skills that have been honed through six years of one-on-one psychological counseling. I am hoping to be able to better deal with some of the specific questions that have been raised on the blog and establish an ongoing conversation of life's ups and downs.

Hell I do not know.

I will think on it some more and come up with an intro letter you can e-mail to those people that you feel should be let in on my true identity.

9:00 PM time to proof and print.

Well I am using a new ribbon, same light characters. DI dd put impressions on heavy. It seems to make a little difference, makes me think that I have worn out some of the characters on wheel.

If I am getting new typewriter, that would solve problem. If not, I will order a new wheel and hope that fixes problem. They say I am only allowed one print wheel. Not sure why they would care but I did see it mentioned in one of the directives. Ideally they do not care; I would continue to use this wheel for all the drafts. Then only use new wheel on letters for you to OCR.

Nothing is ever simple in prison!
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