[post transcribed from a paper journal]
Wednesday, my check came in. That is, rest of the money from my Pell Grant was sent to me. You see, as a result of being a member of a family so poor it has begun to be entertaining figuring out where the next meal is coming from, (slight exaggeration, perhaps) The Government is paying for my schooling. In fact, they have allotted me about $1200 per semester for PVCC. Of course, since I’m only allowed to take so many classes (I’m in 17 credits worth of classes right now), and I only need so many books, I only spent about $580 on classes and $200 on books.
The remaining $460 had to be sent to me as a check, which I received on Wednesday. I then, yesterday, opened a savings account with Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, payed my dad the $80 that I owed him for school supplies, and took another $60 to go on a date tonight.