Hi Old Dude,
I had an interesting idea, and I don’t really know if it would work in your case or not but I thought I would throw it out there. I don’t know your section of Florida well (which is to say, I don’t know it at all), but I’ve been in other parts of Florida and have family in the east coastal area (near Daytona).
One of the things that always struck me about visiting my family in the Daytona area was the “flea markets”. They are nothing like what we have up north here. Most of the flea markets I’ve been to in Florida are mostly farmer’s markets where there is just stand after stand after stand of fresh produce. Unlike up north, where flea markets are held almost exclusively on weekends, the ones down there that I’ve been to are usually mid-week.
Do you have anything like this near you? I would think it would be easier to get someone to drive you/tow your cart one or two days a week than it would every single day (even if it’s a longer distance, one day a week would be more appealing to friends and family to help you out), and the amount of people that these places attract would give you a good sales opportunity. Even if you don’t make your sales goals to live off of, it might get you to the point where you’re not flat broke and therefore can start digging yourself out.
Obviously, rent is always an issue with something like this, and I know you have no money. So my suggestion is that if you do have one of these flea markets near you, go visit it (without your cart obviously) and see if you can find a farmer or other vendor who is not using all of the space they are allotted by the flea market. If you find one, approach them about letting you set up in their unused space in exchange for a percentage of your sales. Set it up as if you are just working for them (that way the flea market won’t try to make you get a separate slot).
I’ve just been following your plight for a while now, and I thought maybe a day or two of income if you can pull it off would be better than no income at all.