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“Get” not “have”

I do not have to do yard work. I get to do yard work because I live in a house that has a yard. In Florida, I lived in a friend’s dining room that was too small for a twin bed. I slept on a cot and hung sheets over the doors for privacy. I do not have to work. I get to work. I make enough to own a house, and I do not have to work two jobs (or three or four or five, all of which I’ve done before). I do not have to eat. I get to eat. I was so broke when I lived in California, I went to bed early to forget my stomach pangs. I couldn't afford the heat. I put on a hoodie. Then, I took the curtains off the rods...

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