So, while Im working on this I guess I owe everyone an update. I have been working at a local natural food store and a small bakery for some months now. I had been somewhat transient up until February when I moved in to a house with a couple co-workers. I really like the new house and roomies, but it means having to pay rent and bills again.. So far, I don't have any furniture except for an old desk and a borrowed futon. I managed to glean a nice assortment of pots, pans, dishes, some bed sheets and blankets and a few other useful household items from one of the better spots here on the island, so Ive at least got a good start. Id like some more stuff to have in the house, but having 'stuff' is something of a burden out here. It means you need a place to keep it all, which means you have to pay a lot to keep it there. People come and go a lot, move around and change things. The less 'stuff' you have out here to be responsible for, the freer you are to go whenever and wherever you want.
Of course, there are some drawbacks to not having stuff.. I miss having a lovely kitchen with all my nice things back home.. I could host pot lucks whenever I wanted.. bake pies as I pleased.. But for now I am getting settled in to my new home. I'm confident that the things I need will come to me.