Thursday, August 30, 2012

out with the old...

i have a new house and i am happy. but now the old things are breaking.

like my tv.

and my CAR!

it keeps getting hot and we keep putting more water in it. there is never a puddle under it, the water from the radiator just disappears! i went on youtube and found some possible solutions- hopefully it's not a blown headgasket. we will be trying these this week-end. i went to a car dealership this afternoon after days of negotiating with them on the phone. i was quoted a 15% interest rate, which i could live with, but when i got there, they sprang a 25% INTEREST RATE on me. that's like buying a car with a credit card! needless to say, i am not doing business with them. i know the last days of the month are the best days to buy a car, because they are trying to meet their sales quotas. i think they just wanted me to buy a new car instead of a used one. it couldn't come at a worst time...

after being unemployed for 2 1/2 years and running out of his unemployment benefits, he found a job that would start in 2 weeks. after him being off all that time and us having a car, we don't have one when he needs it for a job! i have applied to a few different car lots and i am waiting on the word from the financing departments. it doesn't hurt your credit score that much if you do up to five in a short period of time, so i hopefully will get good news very soon.

it just seems like i get a bit ahead and then get knocked a few steps back. i can deal with a $300 car note, that is how much cheaper my house is vs. where i used to live. i cannot pay 25% interest on a used car! no way, no how! i am just hoping the youtube videos will show bobo what he needs to know to fix the car. he really needs a job! i mean, i can keep things going like i have for the last few years, but goodness! it would be so much easier if he could get a job somewhere. i won't have to think fifty times about whether or not i can buy something i really need. we might get to go out and eat once in a while- i am a good cook but it gets old, eating at home all the time. i could tithe to my church actual money, rather than just giving my time and skills.

something good will have to happen! and soon! it's the first job that has come along he can do and while he has applied for disability, if he can do this job, he could forget all about disability in a heartbeat! he would rather work than go on disability and i think he would be able to treat me better if he felt better about himself.

please pray! wish on the blue moon tonight! whatever you do to get things done! i need help!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

something happened!

i blogged about my tv earlier.

it has been on the curb since yesterday afternoon. 1 man stopped to get it but he couldn't lift it because it was so heavy. judging by the expression on his face, i think he may have ruptured a testicle trying to pick it up.

this morning on the way to target, i realized the remote was missing.

when i got back from target, the tv set was missing. after it had been rained on.

i hope i don't watch the news tonight and find out that some man electrocuted himself with a waterlogged tv set he picked up off the street and plugged in.

oh well, i gave it to the universe and the universe took it home.

it is no longer my responsibility.

that is all.

just another entry

i really don't have anything to write about but i am trying to get in the habit of posting on a more regular bais. so here i am.

the tv i put in the living room died. we had discussed buying new tv sets when we moved in and decided to wait until the old tv sets croaked and replace them. so my old tv with the big butt died. i found one on sale at target but they were sold out so i got a raincheck. if i buy it when i get my check and use my target debit card to buy it, i will get an extra 5% off. target has a great warranty, so i will get that too. if it breaks, i just take it back to target, i don't have to fool with sending it off somewhere and waiting forever to get a replacement. target is less than 5 miles from my house now, so it won't be an issue.

i am having to move the tiny tv from my room to the living room every morning and evening. it looks funny to have such a tiny tv in a big room. i wonder what the neighbors think about me having such a small tv, because we have yet to put the mini-blinds up in the living room. there is a group of women who walk the neighborhood for exercise and i know they can see inside the house. they probably think we are very poor, having a new house and tiny tv.

i will have a new tv in a few weeks and all will be good. i realized i don't really watch tv, because i am usually on the computer and the tv is on just for the sound.

that's all i have to say. nothing else is going on.

but i realized a goal. i posted. sorry to bore you. i promise to try to lead a more exciting life in the next few days.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

new kid in town!

i got moved! these are pictures of my house that the realtor took, so it's not my stuff. my house, but stuff they used to stage it! it's a small house, but big enough for me and bobo. the backyard is now fenced for my dog.

then i got the flu!

when i moved, i gave away a ton of stuff. after it was all cleaned out, i realized i was missing a few precious things: my father's rolling pen- the only thing i had that had belonged to him, the picture of my great-grandmother taken in 1901 when she was 6 years old, and two cast-iron skillets. i guess someone slipped them out when i wasn't paying attention. i know, it's a bizarre mix of things, but those are the only things i am missing. oh, i am also missing the black sweater i was wearing while we moved. i keep thinking i'll find that as soon as i get all the clothes unpacked.

i too all my clothes off the hangers and moved them in black garbage bags, which are now strewn all over my closet floor, and bobo forgot to grab the hamper with the hangers! i am trying to sort through them and stick stuff into drawers, but i am going to have to go to target and buy about 50 million hangers. he even stopped by there to get the hangers but the landlord had changed the locks already. there were no signs it had been rented. i knew he was a liar!

my new neighborhood is nice. i am toward the back where there aren't any kids. i met the lady across the street and she is very nice. my husband met her boyfriend who lives with her. the boyfriend said they would be moving soon. then he proceeded to say that they would be moving after they got married in 2 years and had a couple of kids. sounds like they won't be moving any time soon!

my son and daughter-in-law are going to see a fertility doctor in october. she is going to have her tubal ligation reversed. i asked her to be sure my son gets a sperm count done before she takes extreme measures, since root was 7 weeks early and preemies are often sterile. i know they want a child but i'm hoping he doesn't get in over his head. she already has two kids- itchy and scratchy- and a third one might be what puts her over the edge. i mean, i know my son wants a child of his own flesh and bone, but she has already said she is only willing to have a child so he will  have one of his own. it's hard to think she will have a child that she has already said she doesn't really want.if they do have a kid and split up, i am sure she will leave the baby with my son. and after i analyzed my situation last month, there is no way i can raise another. he will have to move in with us and bobo and i will do everything we can to help him. i am going to stop thinking about it. i will get upset.

i am near the ymca, so i can start going swimming and taking water aerobics classes. i just haven't gotten off my butt to go get the schedule. i did buy a lock for my locker, so that is a step in the right direction.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

a tale of many NOs

no baby: )

no menopause : (

no house closing date yet : (  but the real estate agent is thinking aug. 10 is the magic day.

that means no house note due until Oct. 1 : ) i can buy holiday gifts with the extra money, maybe a computer that doesn't freeze up every 5 minutes!

i caught the landlord yesterday skeezing around my bedroom window yesterday morning. i had been awake for  few hours packing, but i had gone back to the bed for minute to rest. i had my computer on one side, catching up on a certain train-wreck blog. the other side of the bed, i had a box of junk i was sorting into craft stuff, beauty items and trash. i can multi-task from my bed. my dog was barking but i always give him a minute before i pay attention to his barks. it might be a cat, it might be a masked gunman. but there was a shadow outside my bedroom window. it moved toward the other side of the house.

i put my jeans on and went to the front door. he was taking a picture and he quickly folded his phone up and stuck it in his pocket when i opened the door. he asked when we were leaving. i told him again, aug. 15. he said he had people moving in aug. 15. i told him he needed to rethink that, because i don't plan on being out the butt crack of dawn and i will not mix up moving out with someone else moving in at the same time.  he asked if we would consider staying. UMMM, NO! besides, i thought you had it rented. but i just shook my head. he asked if i would be cutting the grass. i told him him it would look just like it did when we moved in, which was grass up to your knees. but as i mentioned before, he is not that bright, so he just agreed with me.

he finally left. i didn't mention the photos. how did he rent it without showing it? he's an idiot. i plan on sending him a bill for using my patio furniture in the photo. he also asked me if i was leaving any outdoor furniture. NO! 


i can't wait to leave!

bobo went to the doctor and got some blood-pressure medicine. he also picked up some type of virus in the waiting room too. he has been sick as all get-out since tuesday evening. he's been sweating, had a fever and body aches. needless to say, i have been doing a lot of packing since he's been out of the way.

i have a lot left to do, mainly the kitchen. but 6 people at the church have volunteered to help and i have 3 trailers to fill! i can move in 1 trip! it was made clear to me it was being done out of love, not for money. but i don't think anybody will argue with a barbeque dinner if i run over the bbq joint and get a shoulder special!

i can"t wait to leave!