I do not want to jinx myself by saying it, but things have really been going quite well for me. I was helping out this guy I know, he does HVAC repair in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. When he needs someone to do the physical stuff he will call me up and if it fits with my schedule I help him since he will pay me in cash. I do not need the money really, but of course it is not like I could not find something to do with it. Of course I have finally found the sort of job that I was trained for and I am making a good deal of money without ever leaving home and it does not really occupy me much. After awhile I got to thinking about how much of my time at the office was just wasted by people wandering around and distracting me from writing code and finding bugs.
At any rate when I was helping Kevin this girl he was working for got really upset with her laptop. He told her that I could fix anything, which is not strictly true. However the problem that she had was not anything. When she asked me if she could repay me I said that I would take a slice of pizza down on the corner. She asked me if I was asking her out and I realized that I probably had. Either way that was how it started and now I have a free place to stay and a really nice girlfriend. I did not know it then, but she has quite a bit of money. Her family owns a number of things, real estate for the most part, but also some shops and such that were mostly scattered around Brooklyn.