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Friday, June 06, 2008

A miraculous view!

For all ten years of our marriage Joyce and I have been on the waiting list to reside at Manhattan Plaza, which offers subsidized housing to those who make over half of their income in the performing arts. About a month ago we got a rejection letter because we make too much money. Because Joyce is in grad school ( http://RichDrama.com/ReconciliationRoom ) and my income as an actor varies wildly but has never been impressive, Joyce was surprised when she read the letter. She called and found that they base part of our income on a percentage of our savings, but the number they calculated was actually below the limit! So they looked into it and discovered that they had assessed our income the very day that the limit was raised! if they'd made the assesment the day before we couldn't have gotten in. If they'd assessed us the next day we'd never have known how close we were. We knew eventually that Joyce would leave the workforce and that our income would plummet. We sensed that the time was right, and if we'd waited much longer we'd be back at the bottom of the list for another decade.

Yes, that's the Empire State Building we can see from our window. We move in soon.

5 Comments:

At 11:32 PM, Blogger FritzPhoto said...

Sweeeeet! I can't wait to come visit!

 
At 8:20 AM, Anonymous JoAnn said...

FANTASTIC! Congratulations. What a great testimony of how God's timing is always perfect! Blessings!

 
At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Dave Hodder said...

Nice view! Thank you for the Christmas card and update. We hope you have a Merry Christmas. Dave and Jen

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Wow ! Subsidized housing for the Arts ! Do other places have this ?

What a blessing you got it !

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

This is the only place like it that I know of, but I know there are performing artists outside the city that are on the waiting list. So if you ever wanted to try your hand in New York, this is one way to do it.

 

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