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    Monday, May 4th, 2020
    10:34 am
    I hope this stays forever!
    Last week, the Gov of California made it to where those who get EBT would be able to use their benefits for grocery delivery through places like Amazon Fresh and Walmart.

    I live across the street from a Super Walmart using them for delivery hasn't been an option.

    Okay. I'll try Amazon Fresh.

    Late Saturday night, I went grocery shopping with Amazon Fresh. While I wasn't able to find everything I wanted/needed (likely because of the late time I which I was shopping and I was just lazy to really search), I did get enough things to hold me over for the next 3 days.

    This was just a test run to see if it would be worth it vs going to the store I'd been going to for the last 3 weeks or so.

    So, I had my virtual shopping cart with 17 items, my delivery date and time picked (Monday, May 4 between 7am-9am), my EBT card info was put in, PIN put in and all that was left to do was wait.

    And wait I did.

    Sunday before going to bed I see my alarm for 7am (normally I get up at 9:30).

    Six hours later I'm up with my alarm. I did my morning routine and went outside to wait. I wasn't expecting to be the first delivery, but since I live in a gated complex, I needed to be there to let the person in. I waited outside for about 15 mins, before going back inside.

    I did the same thing about 8am. This time, I got a text saying my delivery was on the way and would be there before 8:45. Cool. I went back inside and waited.

    Text message came at 8:30. Delivery was waiting and needed to know a safe place to leave it. Oh no. Lizet doesn't leave deliveries outside. Not in this neighborhood or apartment building. I went down to let them in and my 4 bags were placed on the steps. I went to get my trusty folding shopping cart to load the bags in so I wouldn't have to wake multiple trips.

    I wish I would have taken pics of how things were packaged but that's okay. Everything I purchased was there and eventually put away. (I have strawberries waiting to be cleaned and cut up).

    Excellent! I like this process. I think I'm going to do it again, but maybe not such an early delivery that requires me getting up early.

    PS I set up another delivery for Wedensday afternoon.

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    Current Mood: chipper
    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
    11:57 am
    Age of the Geek, Baby!
    This is like the 3rd best news I've gotten today!

    Leverage is coming back!

    ‘Leverage’ Reboot Starring Noah Wyle Ordered By IMDb TV; Original Series’ Team, 4 Cast Members Set To Return

    The main cast is all back...with the exception of Timothy Hutton, which I'm bummed about. In his place is going to be Noah Wyle.

    I...I don't know how I feel about that. Noah was good as Flynn Carsen in The Librarians. And I guess I can sort of see him as Nate Ford-type leader. I'm going to try to hold off on being overly critical.

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    Current Mood: chipper
    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
    3:33 pm
    Color newest addiction
    Have you heard of Color Street? Nail polish strips that you can put on your own nails and it looks like you had a fresh manicure...for as little as $11 (but the most is $13)!

    A friend invited me to a group on FB at the end of Feb and I've been addicted since. And the owner of the group has been great at showing me the ropes.

    Tomorrow I'll be changing my nails again.

    See the pretty... )

    I have a little party going, so if you want to order, please use my link so I can benefit as well!

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    Current Mood: chipper
    Current Music: Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to Georgia
    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    9:00 am
    Bank error in your favor
    Finished on the phone with my bank.

    Everything is resolved, but not completely to my satisfaction.

    The person I spoke with explained how I ended up with the overdraft fee and it basically boils down to when the transactions are processed.

    There was enough in my account to cover the initial Postmates amount, but it went over when I added a tip, plus the "counted" the pending transaction from GrubHub in figuring my balance, so I wouldn't have had enough in the account to cover the Postmates transaction (with tip) anyway...therefore overdraft fee.

    What they were able to do was give me back 25% of the fee, which is $8.75. That's better than nothing, I guess.

    This is definitely a learned lesson for me. I'm going to stick with GrubHub. They allow me to add the tip BEFORE finalizing the transaction, so I know exactly how much is coming out.

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    Current Mood: annoyed
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020
    9:11 pm
    Here’s to another month on lockdown
    First, we were being self quarantined until the end of the month.

    Okay. I had a little issue with that, but I looked at all the things I was able to do to get me out of the apartment and it was going to be okay.

    Now it’s apparently a month-long quarantine!

    Sunday was church.

    Monday was a keep warm and stay out of the rain kind of day…I also did a bunch of research for my original story (and day 1 of self-quarantining)

    Tuesday, I went to get a tattoo and bought some dish soap. (Still, self quarantining)

    Wednesday…oh…that was just yesterday. Man did the week go by fast!

    Today…today I didn’t do much of anything, but I was in an okay mood…until about 3 hours ago.

    What happened 3 hours ago?

    LA County completely closed down.

    Then what seemed like minutes later, the Governor said the entire fucking state of California is closed down until AFTER EASTER! FUCK YOU! THAT’S A MONTH!

    I don’t go anywhere, to begin with, but now everything is really basically closed until AFTER April 19! No church on April 5. No church on April 12. No Easter service.

    There’s no place I can say I wish I could go to escape this because this is happening all around the fucking planet!

    As far as I know, KW still has her doctor appts on April 1 and April 7, but she will need to go to the lab before her April 1 appt and when I called the clinic, they said they didn’t know if the lab was going to be open next week (they only do it 1 day a week). I will have to call the clinic next week to see if the lab is open still.

    Postmates fucked me up this week. I used them on the 16th, the transaction cleared my account on the 18th, but the fucking “pre-authorization” charge was still pending and my bank charged me an overdraft fee! The “pre-authorization” is still pending but they charged me the overdraft! “We can give you back $8.35 (of the $35 overdraft fee) right now.” Uhh, the fuck you will! You’re going to give me back all of my money! That “pre-authorization” is still pending so until or unless it posts, I have the money to cover it! Then the bank says that they can give me all of the overdraft fees back if the merchant/Postmates reverses the charge. Okay, great. I send a message to Postmates and they send me the stupid automated response about how they hold the amount of the transaction until it clears and then within 24 hours, it reverses. Well, this bullshit policy just cost me $35 in overdraft fees on a $22 purchase! And I’m currently overdrawn by $54.32!

    And then! When my paycheck posts tomorrow, it’s going to be short $54.32 until Postmates removes the “pre-authorization” amount so that the bank can refund me $35!

    I’m just frustrated by life now. It’s confirmed that we aren’t having Church until April 19.

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    Current Mood: aggravated
    Friday, March 13th, 2020
    11:16 pm
    OMG you guys!
    Of course, it would take a fucking pandemic for me to post again. And of course, it’s over a year too.

    But I’m freaking out a bit. Not that I’m going to get sick or anything, but being cooped up in the apartment for close to 20 days is what I’m freaking out over.

    Sundays are the 1 day that I get out for church, lunch and grocery shopping, but I found out tonight that my Pastor and the church Deacons thought it was best not to have services for 2 weeks. We’ll still have service on the 15th, but not on the 22nd or 29th.

    And yes, I decided at the last minute to get a tattoo, so I’ll be out of the apartment on the 17th and then the 27th, 28th, and 29th, I’ll be house sitting and looking after my friend’s mother while she goes to Sacramento for her niece’s wedding (I don’t know if those plans have changed)…and KW has a dr appt April 1 and I have a hair appt April 3rd…then it will be April 5th and back to a regular schedule.

    Laying it out like that has calmed me down. I won’t completely be stuck in the apartment, and I’ll have to go out anyway for food (if people in my city haven’t lost their damn minds and bought out Wal-Mart and Target!)

    Another thing that’s still affecting me is the ending on Hawaii Five-0. It came as a shock to everyone, but Alex made it clear during an interview about the 200th episode, he was giving the show 2 more years and then he was done. Hmm, 2 more years would be season 10, but the show never did anything to let the fans know that the show was ending. No announcement at the start of season 10…in fact they were introducing a new character who would have potentially joined Five-0…and partnered with Danny. HA! Did they really think Scott, who was doing 5-7 fewer episodes a season, was going to continue on without Alex?! *rolls eyes HARD* so the show dropped the ball in letting the fans know so that we could prepare ourselves. And also the writers could have done a hell of a better job in writing/showing that Alex/Steve would be leaving, and I guess that’s what the final 2 episodes this season was going to be, and season 11 would have picked up without Steve…but they didn’t count on Scott and/or the network pulling that out.

    Anyway…stuff has happened in the last year. A lot of stuff and none of it remotely important. I’m still tragically single; my brother is in town for work for the next 6 months. We hung out last weekend – the siblings and my sister’s kids – at the bowling alley and then went to dinner. We’re supposed to take sibling pictures to send a collage to my mom for her birthday (April 20) but that’s going to get pushed back to Mother’s Day. I’m hoping we get to see each other a few more times before he goes back to Florida.

    There’s a lot of fun stuff with the church for this year. I was more excited about it at the start of the year than I am now. I blame the country shutting down because of COVID-19 and Trump being useless.

    I’ve got a grocery list to make up for Sunday and craft supplies to make sure I have for kid’s Sunday School in case there are any at church.

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    Current Mood: apathetic
    Current Music: watching/listening to the recording of my friend's wedding
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
    5:00 am
    Friends Only!

    Due to some people not being able to mind their own business, I'm making this journal friends only. If ya'll still wanna read my babblings, ramblings and feel the need to comment about them, follow what it says on the banner and I'll add ya right away.

    Spanks very much!

    Current Mood: chipper
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    5:23 pm
    Fluff Bingo!!
    This table is for the first quarter at [community profile] fluffbingo.

    I'll be writing for H50 (McDanno, McWilliams and maybe ReyRei) and TW (Sterek with possible side pairings).

    Posting starts Feb 6 and ends Feb 28. I've got this, right?!

    Never Give UpeTouchDiscoveryUnder the StarsDate Night
    LipsBeautySpringSongUp All Night
    CandyHappy♥ Free Space ♥InsatiableStolen
    Smile CasualNervesAdoreFlirt
    UnconditionalHugSecond ChanceTreatCandlelight

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    Current Mood: excited
    5:15 pm
    Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
    I know I should probably update about what's been going on since the last proper update (August 13, 2018), but TOO MUCH has gone on!

    Family Camp with church August 24-26
    Start of Fall Semester August 27
    My 36th birthday September 9
    My dad's 74th birthday October 1
    Anniversary of my dad's death November 11
    End of Fall semester December 15
    New Years we're here!

    Shortly after Christmas, I got sick. Congestion that lasted 4 days. Then Jan 4 or thereabout, KW got sick and she's been dealing with it ever since! It's hard to believe that it's been as long as it was because I usually count things by Sundays and she's only missed 2 Sundays at church...but still, that's 2 weeks and both times was because she wasn't feeling well or still "recovering" from a weekend of being actually sick.

    A week ago yesterday, things came to a head with KW. She started throwing up again, and that Tuesday night she was getting weak to her legs. So many accidents Tuesday to Wednesday night. With how she was acting, I threatened to go back to my sister's because I rather deal with my sister than her. Wednesday, she slid off the sofa when I was trying to help her up and I spent a fucking hour trying to get her to stand up. In the end, I had to call the paramedics. THEN, not even an hour later, the same thing, but in the bathroom! That time I didn't call the paramedics. I called her sister and they came down (in the pouring rain!) to help me get her off the bathroom floor! I was pissed and spent 10 minutes or so crying in the closet before KW's sister and brother in law arrived. Like...I could not deal with it. She's off the bathroom floor and back to the living room. I put on fresh pants for her and pray there were no more accidents because I would have probably had her sent to the hospital myself and gone to my sister's so that I wouldn't have to deal with it while they got her "better".

    Thursday morning, I called her psychiatrist, but she's still on vacation until Feb 1. We already have an appt for Feb 5, so I said whatever, I'd wait until then. KW's sister would be going with us to that appt. We (KW's sister, brother in law and me) really believe she's so medicated, it's messing with her body and she genuinely needs to have proper blood work done. This means her medical doctor has to be read into everything that's going on...but we don't see him until Feb 26th! I've been trying since before Christmas to get an earlier appt or see if there were any walk-in times open. The funds aren't available to just go there every day or whatever, in hopes of being seen.

    The rest of Thursday, KW improved. She was able to sit up on her own. Her legs were stronger that she could get to the bathroom with her walker and me behind her. Friday she was even better. No more throwing up and she could get to the bathroom by herself, still with the aid of the walker. However, she was still having nightly accidents. She takes her night time meds at 9:30 pm and that's also when she stops drinking liquids, but that didn't matter. Still 2 or 3 accidents at night.

    Saturday I went to church for a worship team meeting, then to the market. KW's sister and brother in law took me and dropped me back with KW. We had food and disposable underwear. Gave KW her shower and that was it for Saturday. KW chose not to go to church this past Sunday, but we are making her go this coming Sunday. It's her sister's birthday and she wants to do something with all of us, plus, it's not good for KW to stay cooped up all the time.

    Now here we are with Wednesday and the month is almost over. I'm stressing over money even though I got a pay raise and KW got an increase in her care hours. I have more bills than the money I'm making and that's obvious stress...not to mention the damn Government has been shut down for weeks now and I don't know if I will have my EBT funds for March to get food!

    Something good...I've done a lot more writing. This month alone, I've written almost 3700 words! I signed up for H50 Big Bang on Tumblr and that will be something about art imitating life? I'm pulling from my RL and tweaking it for the characters of H50. I also joined [community profile] fluffbingo, so next month I'll be writing and posting for that. I'm excited!

    Bah! Next entry will be much more fun (the bingo table for fluff bingo!)!

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    Current Mood: bored
    Monday, August 13th, 2018
    7:36 am
    It's been 209 days, lizet
    January 16th was the last time I posted. Since then I have finished up spring semester. I did okay last semester.  I passed my classes so that's all that counts. And that's about it LOL

    Saw my sister for the first time yesterday in months. I think there was a day when I went by her apartment to pick up my mail and I spoke to her but I couldn't tell you when that was. It felt weird seeing her because she gave me a hug and she asked me how I was doing and I'm just like don't touch me (in my head). It just felt really fake because of all the times I reached out to her and she never returned my phone calls or replied to my texts. Sure there was the odd one when she would say thank you when I wished her a happy birthday or Merry Christmas or happy Mother's Day, but other texts...she would leave me on read.

    There are 12 days until my church's Family Camp up in the mountains and I'm really excited about it.

    I'm so excited that yesterday, while at Walmart, I picked up some small travel-size stuff that I needed and when I got home I packed my bag. LOL With the exception of some shorts I need to wash and shoes I need to buy I'm ready to go.

    The lady I do home care for will also be going with her sister to Family Camp, so I packed her bag as well.

    So, our packed bags are going to sit in the closet for the next 11 days. Thank goodness there's a Harry Potter marathon and NCIS marathon to help the days go by faster.

    After camp I start the next semester at the local community college. I'll be taking 2 online classes and likely 2 on campus classes. I'm moving forward towards my degree, but I still feel like I'm stagnant about it. I'm taking 3 or 4 classes a semester and should be on track to transfer to the university fall of next year, but I still don't feel like I'm making much progress for some reason.

    Also, I turn 36 in 27 days. My niece wants to do something with me and I'm all for that but she doesn't seem to understand that the lady that I care for requires pretty much 24/7 care and I can't leave her alone for 4 to 6 hours to go to a Pirate Adventure dinner and Show like I said I wanted to do. Kim, the lady I care for, could ask her sister to stay with her for that time that I would be spending with my niece but they're still transportation money that I would have to get together and I just don't have that.

    Let's see how long it will be before I post again. I know there is more stuff that I could ramble about but I just don't feel like dredging up those memories. That's not to say anything bad happened, I just don't feel like thinking about what's going on to bore you all with.

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    Current Mood: apathetic
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    2:15 pm
    here's that update
    So...let me's time for an update from me.

    Thanksgiving was decent. Went to the Sotelo's like 2 years ago/ This time there was 8 of us. Last time there was closer to 14 or 15. Christmas was also okay. Christmas Eve, we went back to the Sotelo's and Christmas Day we went to John and Colleen. Lora spent a ton of money on me. I would feel bad about it, but she told me, when we were out Christmas shopping, that she promised my mom to help me as much as possible since my mom was moving across the country. Oh that's great to know considering about a month after my mom moved, she wouldn't return any of my calls or text messages and that was why I had to move in with my sister! Now she's all about buying my clothes I need to update my wardrobe and making sure Kim and I aren't without food because my EBT was canceled at the end of the year (but that's another story I'll get into in a bit). But whatever. Like I said, I would feel bad about her spending a lot of money on me, but I don't.

    I'm 99% set up as Kim's caregiver with IHSS. Thursday I go for an orientation and to set up my w-2 info. I was hoping that Kim would qualify for at least 50 hours a month, but they only have her 48 hrs and 2 mins. I'm kind of salty at how low the hours are, but at least I don't have to pay rent to anyone so I can keep up with my personal bills and start paying my mom back for money she's given me over the last 2 or 3 years. Anyway...the pay is minimum wage and I'll get paid every 2 weeks plus the backpay from when I started caring for Kim on October 16.

    My EBT was canceled at the end of the year because I was honest and said that I'm in school and working, but not getting paid by the county because they're taking their sweet time. So what does that mean for me? I'm stuck with no way to get food because Kim lives on a fixed income - she barely has enough for rent and utilities and $45 left over. Groceries run about $50 every 2 weeks. So the EBT people said if I'm in school, I need to be working 20 hours and getting minimum wage. I appealed that. They cut me off without a way to get food, and yes, I'm surrounded by kind people who have taken me grocery shopping, but the county dropped the ball on this. Like...oh, you're in school so you must have a way to pay for that, so that means you have money for food. IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT! Now I'm waiting for when I'll get to have my actual appeal date and then more waiting for them to determine if when they'll give me money for groceries. I just want something to cover me until I start getting paid from IHSS.

    Finished the semester on December 15. Two B's and a D. Unfortunately I have to make up the class I got a D in because it's my lower level math and I need that to go on to the next level...and eventually transfer for my Bachelor's degree. Spring semester at LBCC starts on Feb 5 and I'll be taking 4 classes - 2 online and 2 in person on Mondays and Wednesdays.

    I'm back into choir at church. I'm teaching Sunday school for the 8-10-year-olds twice a year (2-three month sections) and teach children's church once a month. I'm all for being more a certain extent.

    Now it's time for lunch. I'm trying to get Kim on a steady eating habit but she sometimes takes this she ate breakfast at 10:20 am, so she can't eat lunch before 2:20 pm because that's 4 hours. It's frustrating, but she's eating regularly, and that's better than before.

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    Current Mood: hungry
    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    4:13 pm
    let's jump right into this
    On October 16 I moved out of my sister's apartment and into a senior apartment to care for an elderly member of my church.

    Back in September she fell and wasn't found for 2 days. Thankfully nothing was wrong with her other than being severely malnourished and dehydrated and some bruises. She stayed in the hospital for 2 days and moved to a rehab facility where she was at for a little over a month.

    We are working on getting me set up as her IHSS caregiver so that the state/county will pay me for what I do, but if that falls through, her sister said they'd work something out with me so that I get something from somewhere.

    I would have thought moving out of my sister's place would be good, and it has been, but it's like the communication between me and my sister has gotten worse. I've sent her text messages and left a voicemail and she hasn't responded to any of them...maybe like 1 or 2. My niece is the same way, but it doesn't hurt as much as my sister not responding. I asked my mom about whether she'd heard from my sister and she said no and that I need to keep trying; that's she's got a lot on her plate and blah blah blah. Umm no. I'm tired of being the one to always have to chase after another person. The only reason I was keeping in touch with her was because I still have some of my stuff there that I wasn't able to take when I left and I wanted to know when the floor in my niece's room was going to be done so that I could help move stuff since my things are still there.

    I just need to get my stuff out of there, give her the keys back and be done with her. She wants to push everyone away because we aren't giving her cash money towards "bills", she's going to regret that real soon. My niece is moving at the start of next year to go to a culinary arts school where her dad lives and I'm sure my nephew will be gone soon enough. Then what? She's really going to have to pay for her own stuff because I'm not there to give her grocery money, Nephew isn't there to give her cash money and Niece won't be there to cook and clean.

    I've got schoolwork to get back to. I'm sort of behind and have an exam due tomorrow night before 11 pm.

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    Current Mood: awake
    Friday, March 24th, 2017
    8:00 am
    Back to the land of public transportation
    I think that's pretty self-explanatory.

    I got my car back February 24, the day after I finished the temp assignment with the California Bar Exam (that was 4 days of interesting stuff that I'll talk about in a bit) and I'll be returning said car tomorrow, March 25 because I'm almost 28 days behind in payments, can't make car insurance payment because of no job (which I'll also talk about in a bit as well).

    car stuff )

    4 day temp assignment )

    j o b )

    school )

    BIG SIGH! I think that's everything! Until next update! I hope that will have more good news than anything else! Please send positive job and school thoughts my way! I really need them!

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    Current Mood: apathetic
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
    7:00 pm
    settled...well sort of
    Read more... )

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    Current Mood: annoyed
    Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
    10:58 pm
    are you ready for some pictures?
    My mom has a new 'do! I think it's a bit on the drastic side, both in style and color, but it sort of suits her.

    lookin' good mom! )

    Then, in the best news this week, MY KITTY CAME BACK!!! Like, she found her way back on her own!

    welcome home, Ms Marple! )

    I walked out of the living room to my bedroom and laid on the bed, then 2 mins later, Kim is all "Lizet! Come quick! I think Ms Marple is back!"

    So I go back to the living room, and sure enough I hear her meow on the other side of the screen door! I turned on the light and opened the door and had to coax her back in, but she wouldn't come, so I picked her up and brought her in.

    Kim, of course, is crying and going on like she did last week when I found out Ms Marple got out.

    My kitty looks fine, if a little lighter from likely not eating every day for a week. And she doesn't run away from me when I pick her up. I wonder how long that will last.

    But SHE'S BACK! I guess she got tired of roaming the neighborhood and decided to come back. Too bad I didn't have a cam on her to see all the places she'd gone to and the people she'd seen during her week adventure.

    I have to get her a new collar though - she's lost her's. I hope I can get a replacement chip tag with her chip ID number on it. I know I can get another regular tag with her name and my cell phone number, but I'd also like to get that chip tag too.

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    Current Mood: chipper
    Friday, April 10th, 2015
    10:48 am
    here kitty kitty
    Wednesday night my cat got out. I'm not too upset by this. Just concerned about where she's at.

    Kim, however, has been crying off and on since we found out on Thursday morning. See I think she got out while Kim was being OCD about how the curtains look from the outside (if people can see into the house) and she will literally spent 10 minutes going back and forth from inside to outside before they're just right. It was during this time that I think the cat got out. Thursday morning Kim told me around 2 am she thought she heard scratching on the door but was too tired to get up and investigate. Could it have been Ms Marple wanting to come back in? I don't know. Though I am a bit upset that she didn't at least look out the window to see what it was.

    What I am getting annoyed by is her continuing to give me doe eyes or whatever when she thinks I'm not looking because she's upset about it. Twice she's cried on my shoulder about it, blaming herself and I did the good thing and tried to assure her that it was an accident and I'm not mad at her, but if this continues, I won't be held responsible for telling her that, yes, it is her fault and ask her what she's going to do about it.

    Part of me thinks this is "God's" way of eliminating the obstacle keeping me from helping Abel's parents (I mentioned that I helped them the last weekend in March and I decided that doing elder care like that wasn't for me), but there is still the communication barrier and the fact that I can't deal with basically being locked in a house because that's what Abel's dad has to do to keep his wife, who has dementia, from getting out of the house. Also, since I'm working, I don't want to be relied on to care for her outside of the "at night" that Abel said I'd be helping with.

    The other part of me thinks that my cat ate one of the pills that I've been finding on the floor and she got out to die or whatever. Kim's brother was losing his eyesight and apparently his pills were small and easily got lost in the dirty carpet. It wouldn't have taken Ms Marple much to find it and eat it and get sick. I shouldn't think morbidly like that, but that thought has always been in my head when I first starting finding the pills. I'm also reminded of Lora's cat Bubba, who was maybe 4 or 5 years older than Ms Marple and a couple of years ago, he got out of the house and hasn't been seen since. Lora thinks he went somewhere to die because he was old. So I was thinking that Ms Marple maybe did the same? I don't know.

    I've posted on twitter, IG, tumblr and FB about Ms Marple going missing. People have been sharing. Her tracking info is up to date so if she's found, hopefully someone will take her to a vet or shelter to have her scanned and returned to me.

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    Monday, April 6th, 2015
    11:11 am
    let this be a lesson to you
    If at all possible, AVOID properties managed by Realty Executive Select.

    Rather than paying around $100-$150 to have carpets cleaned, they opted to have NEW carpet installed because the "damage was beyond normal wear and tear" to which I call bullshit!

    So they're charging us for the installation for the new carpet (nearly $1000) and hauling away of bulk trash (around $230, which we knew was going to happen).

    I'm going to contact one of the lawyers I used to work with when I volunteered at the Legal Aid in the Compton Courthouse to see if they can give me any advice on this.

    We have 21 days to pay this or they'll give us (really my mom) a negative credit report on the credit record.

    That's 28 years of living there for you. The owner was/is nice, but the property manager is a bitch.

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    Current Mood: pissed off
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
    10:59 am
    one less thing to worry about
    finally found someone who gave me cash to junk the car. I got about $300 less than I was hoping for**, but hey, money is money.

    Now I have to deal with yet another potential buyer of the brown bookcases I have. Someone was supposed to come a couple weeks ago to buy them. He rented a truck and came here to measure them and decided that they were too short. Umm I put the measurements with the listing! In the end he didn't want them. at least he admitted it was his own fault for not reading the ad clearly. I hope this other person paid better attention to the measurements. But if they don't sell, my sister told my mom she wanted a couple? of course I get no money for that. *rolls eyes hard*

    ** All along my mom has said whatever I sell, I get to keep the money for. She also told me the same for junking the car. I spent a week calling different car junkers that advertised "cash for cars" looking for the best offer. I was hoping for $500, but $200 was the best offer. Today they came to get the car. 15 mins ago my mom came into my room, hand held out expectantly, wanting half! Umm what?! She never said anything about taking half! Not even when the last 2 months my dad's mechanic friend said he would try to find someone to buy it (he never did and my mom kept harping on me to call the guy to get the pink slip back and "take care of it yourself.")

    Now I'm pissed off and want to tell her off but I can't because she's going to be giving me money every month while I'm rooming with a friend so I can take care of myself until I get a job (and yes, pay her back the nearly grand I already owe from being unemployed since December 2013). I also want to cry. I'm not sad about it, but more disappointed that she did that when she knew what I was going to use the money for. Like it shot the plans I had in place for the first couple of months and I have to re-work everything so it makes sense again

    on top of having to deal with everything else she pawns off for me to do.

    Speaking of jobs...a friend emailed me about a receptionist position a friend of his has. It's part time, but a job is a job. I'm sprucing up my resume to email to them...then I'm going to try to forget about it. I'm learning not to tell people I've got interviews, no matter how excited I get about them, because I can't stand the near constant asking "have you heard back?" I get from people I see daily/weekly. It's bad enough I get "do you have a job yet?" from some people at church. I know they mean well because they've been praying for me to get something, but having to say no and grin and bear it when they say "well I'm going to keep praying" makes me feel like crap and want to scream.

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    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
    11:23 am
    I want to throw myself off a bridge or something
    I signed up for twreversebangtwreversebang and sort of regret nothing?

    I hope I get art that can inspire me to write at least 3000 words. I mean, I've written 1800 words based on nothing more than a prompt, so having a picture should help more, right?

    We'll see once art preview is posted on April 9th (and claiming on April 11th). I have a feeling it's going to be like how it was for h50_reversebangh50_reversebang but more competitive and I'll be staying up all night (10th to 11th) to make sure I get the piece I want.

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    Current Mood: anxious
    Thursday, February 19th, 2015
    5:00 pm
    The status of me
    Here we are...down to the wire.

    The property manager called to let us know what we have to do as far as us moving out. March 18th is our absolute last day. The keys will be picked up at 3 pm.
    * carpet professionally cleaned
    * any holes in the walls (from hanging pictures or whatever) filled in
    * nothing left in the garage
    * walls/windows/blinds cleaned

    basically everything cleaned. I'm looking around for deals on carpet cleaning services. I checked on Amazon local deals and found 3, the husband of a friend I went to school with does cleaning and my mom is waiting to hear from my sister about who she went with for her carpet cleaning. So far, the most expensive for 3 rooms and a hallway is around $100. My mom said she didn't want to pay that much, it's one of the offers.

    My sister's ex-husband's nephew is a realtor and he said that the manager can't penalize us for normal wear and tear on the carpet, but if it's super dirty, then to have it professionally cleaned to ensure that we get as much of our deposit back. To be honest, I don't know that we will anyway? I was looking over the original rental agreement from 1986 and the legalese it was written in gave me a freakin' headache - I couldn't determine what my mom's deposit amount was.

    Utilities are going to be cut on March 13 or 16 (probably the 13th). hopefully my cousin, who is a professional mover, will be able to help us pack the apartment and move stuff to storage, my sister's place and "my" place on the 13, 14 or 15.

    I also need to find someone to haul away my bed (mattress/box spring), the fridge and microwave. I don't need to take them with me or keep them in storage for when i get my own place

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