25 July 2014

Expensive Day

Since my feet have been bothering me for quite sometime and my doctor can’t seem to figure anything out, I made an appointment today at the Good Feet Store.  They sell Orthotics and they are NOT cheap.  They tried to talk me into a 3 step system for $1,500.  I guess if I would have gone in sooner I would have had the money but that is a mortgage payment and I just can’t afford to part with that kind of cash right now.  I walked out with the cheapest thing they sold and spent $200 for it.  There is only a 6 month warranty for it and the guy tried to tell me that I would be back to buy the full system.  I don’t think so.  They don’t do any insurance billing but they are quick to tell you that there is a 0% financing offer available provided that you pay it off within 12 months.  All of there inserts are non refundable due to “health reasons”.  I sort of understand that but it’s an insert, you can wash it off and it’s good as new again. 

Then I managed to get my car into the dealer, thank God.  I got some Freon for the AC and the usual oil change & checkup.  That was another $120.  I found out that my tires are starting to wear.  They will need future attention.  I was told that would be somewhere down the line.  I was really surprised they say the breaks are perfect.  I’m known to be hard on breaks.  I know my habits have changed but I didn’t think by that much.  So the car is more than road ready.  Just pack, fill the tank and go. 

The paperwork came in by e-mail for my trip.  I got a copy of my offer letter which tells me that they will 100% pay for my parking, so another bullet dodged.  In looking over the benefits summary I found out that you have to be there for 2 years before you are eligible for Profit Sharing.  Your automatically enrolled in the 401K upon hire, I will have to nix that because I need all of my money right now.  I am not apposed to joining but at a later date.  They also have a basic vision plan that is at no cost.  If I want to step up then it would be $10 per pay period, which is $2 more than my last employer was charging but I bet you that the coverage is way better.  I did look at their Medical & Dental even though I have coverage, it looks to be very affordable and you have many choices. 

I will be staying at 2 different Hotels.  The 1st one is a Westin and they are really paying a premium for the rooms.  The Westin charges for Internet Access.  I’m going to request it upon check in and it should be added to my bill for The Firm to pay, if they don’t want to pay it then I will be happy to pay for it on my own dime.  I just have to have connectivity to the outside world.  They have a swimming pool but it’s outdoor only and I’m not a fan of outdoor pools because I will turn RED like a Lobster before I know what hit me.  So looks like I will be hitting the shower and that will be as much water as I see, unless of course it rains.  I will have to drive to the office each day and check in on the 1st day by 9am or the offer goes away.  That won’t be a problem, I plan on being there some where between 8 and 8:30.

The 2nd hotel is a Hilton and there is no pool but they have WIFI.  Again an expensive room.  This hotel is within walking distance of the office, so provided the weather cooperates I can walk to work, which will be good for my fat ass. 

Parking at both hotels is $18.00 per night and they will pay for that as well.  Not to mention whatever the parking cost is at the office garage.  I am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to what they have to offer me.  I pray that I have NOT signed a deal with the devil and that this turns out to be everything I think it is and more. 

The mail brought a response from the agency investigating my discrimination complaint on my former employer.  Turns out I have a case based on Sexual Orientation.  I am guessing but do not know for certain that they contacted the other person who was let go under the same guise as I was.  Now if she signed their Separation Agreement then technically she resigned and that is what the company will report.  So that may blow a hole in the case and stop it dead in its tracks.  In any event I signed and mailed the paperwork they asked for.  Only time will tell what will happen.  I know I do not want my job back, I would want a monetary settlement. 

I also got all of my bank statements and was able to reconcile all of my accounts.  It’s really true I don’t have much money.  I am interested to see what the 3 day place gives me on Monday.  It’s direct deposit so I won’t know until the evening, which should be interesting.  In any event it should be enough to cover a couple bills or I could use it for spending money while I am away. 

I am putting off the getting luggage out and packing part, but then again I don’t leave until Sunday.  I want to try to relax as much as possible and enjoy what little time I have left here.  I will leave on Sunday probably around 12 noon and not arrive there until 4 or 5pm.  I will be able to leave on Friday and make the venture back home in which case I should be home around 8pm.  The children won’t be too happy with me when I return.  They really won’t like it when I leave again but after that there won’t be anymore travel for a while, if ever.  I just pray that they all make it through this temporary readjustment.  I know the rugs will need cleaning when I get home.  Big Boy will develop Diarrhea from not being on his medication.  Jumper will be puking because he won’t be on his medication.  Momma well who knows, hopefully there won’t be any side effects from her.

The thing is it will be like a shock to their system at first, then they will go back on medication for 3 days and then off again and finally back on.  That in its’ self is asking for trouble.  However, I have no other choice.  I can’t afford to board all of them and if they were boarded I’m afraid they would shutdown or develop some other problem.

All things considered it’s been a good day that has only gotten better.  I am not looking forward to the drive but I am looking forward to getting started.  I need that money!  All I can say is Thank You God for blessing me.  Let’s hope the vicious ride from hell that I was on, has finally come to an end. 

I will try to post while I am away.  As there will be plenty of time in the evening to kill, unless co-workers want to do something.  I’m guessing that won’t happen, which is fine.  The part that I will miss the most is being able to call back home and talk with my late partner.  That was the best thing about traveling before he passed, just hearing his voice was comforting.  Now I will be calling my cat sitter and checking up on the furry guys and gals. 

It’s way past my supper time so I am going to eat something, even though I am not hungry once I start I have a feeling that I will just dig in.  Tomorrow night I am going out with a friend who is picking up the tab.  It’s going to be a really busy day tomorrow and then again on Sunday.  After that everything should fall in place or so I hope.

Thanks again for your support.  I will talk with you peeps later.

24 July 2014

DONE DEAL

I got a dollar for dollar matching offer from The Firm.  They are very open to when I want to start and since I am kind of in desperate need of money, I said Monday.  Wow so travel they wanted to buy me a plane ticket which would obligate me to stay there for 2 weeks.  I’d like to go back home on the weekend if possible.  So I suggested driving, it’s a long haul but I am certainly open to it.  I am letting them decide what will work best for them.  If I drive I don’t have to worry about Airport Security, which I hate with a passion.

Wow what a ride it has been.  You think a rollercoaster carries a lot of emotion, well it’s got nothing on what I have been through.  So I am waiting for the piece to form and to have ends tied up.  My guess is that since it’s so late in the day I won’t know anything until tomorrow for certain. 

I want to get together tonight to celebrate with friends, again I am waiting to see if that will happen.  Only time will tell.  All I can tell you is that whatever I consume for supper I plan on it being awesome!

Now let the good times roll.  Talk with you peeps later, I’ve got some work to tend to.  Thanks for all of your support. 

23 July 2014

You Won’t Believe it

Today started off like any other day.  We had a meeting to “train” and then we were sent live into production.  I asked during the meeting if we could get a subscription to some IT learning site(s) and that it would benefit all of us to expand our knowledge.  I was told that they would need to look into it but it shouldn’t be a problem.  Around 1:30pm both managers come get me and say they need to talk with me.  We walked to the front of the building and before I knew it we were in HR.  I said why do I get the feeling this isn’t good?  They said it’s not, have a seat.  Then the HR Manager told me that based upon what they have seen over the course of 3 days that I didn’t posses the skill set to preform the job I was hired for effectively.  Therefore, effective immediately they were terminating my employment and I had to immediately surrender all company property.  I would be escorted back to my office to retrieve my personal effects and then escorted out of the building.  They will pay me for the week, plus Monday the 28th.

Okay so going into this they already knew that I didn’t posses the skills the job required.  However, they afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow.  Then a couple days after rolling out the red carpet all bets are suddenly off.  I don’t get it.  It wasn’t fair to me, to the firm and it wasted a lot of time, money and not to mention it got my hopes up.  I was worried don’t get me wrong but I wanted to prove it to myself and to others that I could do the job.  Granted the 1 week rush to be trained didn’t help things.  If training could have been more relaxed and spread out over a couple weeks then I think this would have been a more positive experience.  That said, if they were going to pull the plug I am glad they did it now rather than later when I would have to start my job search and unemployment all over again.

I raced home as fast as I could.  I called The Firm that I rejected last night and told them that I had a change of heart and I would really like to put the offer back on the table.  They said absolutely.  So they were very pleased that I called back.  Now they apparently don’t like to take no for an answer.  Since I told them no two times, they put into management so they could make me a counter offer, they really, really want me.  So the counter offer will be either what I was making at the job I was at for 3 days or it might be slightly less.  Either way, it’s a job and it will be a win for me.  I thought we would have this all hammered out today and I could relax, but things are still up in the air.  They are waiting for management to provide the dollar figure and they will call me tomorrow.  Provided everything works out I will be working again on Monday.  I will be away from home for 2 weeks for training, but I think I will be able to make it home on the weekend.  It kind of depends upon how I travel, if I am flying then probably won’t happen.  If I am driving then it shouldn’t be a problem.  I won’t know the particulars until we get to the dollar figure part and they can make me a formal offer. 

I am so very lucky and fortunate that I had this other offer in my hip pocket or I would be t-totally screwed.  The other offer is a desktop support job which is my forte and I should not only be more comfortable, it should be a walk in the park.  Getting used to the environment, the people, etc. will all come in time.  Overall, I think that at the end of the day this place will be home for quite sometime and that to me is what it’s all about.  Of course the money is a high factor.  They have a prenominal 401K with a 50% match up to the 1st 6%.  There is profit sharing, they will pay for my cell phone, I can direct deposit into multiple accounts, I can get standalone vision coverage, they purchase and pay for AD&D, Life as well as Short & Long Term Disability.  They will subsidize parking, They pay you $100 per week when you are on-call, plus you get to charge for your time in  15 minute increments.  There are just wins all over the place for me.  Now I will have to work hard, I am sure but it sounds like at the end of the day they really do care and show great appreciation for their people.  That to me is worth a lot because most employers will tell you they care but they don’t show it. 

The cons so far are – travel for 2 weeks, no laptop provided when your on-call.  You have to use your home machine.  I have to use my own phone – really would like 2 devices but they are paying the bill so it’s not really a con.  The location of the office from my house kind of sucks.  There really isn’t a good way to get there but I will figure it out. 

For once in my life I am able to make a list and the pros actually out weight the cons.  I just hope it all comes through and works out.  Otherwise I am in fact up a creek, out of money and there are no paddles. 

I will keep you posted.  I got a therapy session setup for tomorrow, thinking about having my haircut and hopefully I will be able to celebrate.

I can’t believe the emotional rollercoaster I have gotten on.  I am so tired and done with negative and bad words just can’t express it.  Just when it looks like life is turning around it ups and kicks me in the ass.  I pray that after tomorrow I can put the negative behind me and move forward with only positive.  At least if something bad is going to happen, make it time delayed for say 20 or 30 years.  Then I think I will be able to cope better. 

Say a prayer or two.  I will keep you posted and talk with you peeps or should I say peep later!

22 July 2014

Little Sleep

I was pretty keyed up yesterday with it being my 1st day.  I was talking with friends giving them updates.  My one friend was at her sons house.  He kept following her around and intimated that she was having an affair with me and that she is away from home, a married woman and she should be talking with her husband (his father).  She kept telling him it was me but it didn’t click and then she said the magic words …. your father has nothing to worry about he’s gay.  That put an end to his concerns pretty quickly.  He left her alone then.  I laughed my ass off when I heard about that.  It frequently is a concern for a husband when their wife and I become friends.  All of a sudden I am a threat, until they realize oh he’s gay well that’s okay then.  It’s like I am one of the girls. 

I did get an offer from the other firm and it came in tonight.  They really tried to sell me on the benefits and their pay was crap.  It was less than I was making at my last job and it would have meant a $5,000.00 cut in pay from my present job.  There is no way they are going to match what I am making.  I asked them to give me time to think it over and after I talked with a friend I realized I should stop looking at my current opportunity as hyper critical and setting myself up for failure, instead try it and well if it blows up at least I can say I tried.  I called and declined the job and explained that the numbers were way off and that benefits won’t pay my bills. 

I am flattered that a couple places outside of my current employer were interested in me, but I can’t work for peanuts – those days are gone.  I am all by myself and I need serious money in order to try to make a go of things.  All I can do is put one foot in front of the other and try.

My emotions kind of got the best of me today at work, I was really wanting to ‘make a pass’ at the guy who is leaving.  I just started lusting after him.  In conversation he mentioned that he had a girlfriend and well that put an end to it.  I never made move 1, he still is eye candy and I genuinely would like to be friends after he leaves.  He seems like a very nice person, is very well spoken and reminds me of Mike Ross on Suits – thought he is honest. 

I did the fingerprint thing today and now tomorrow will be my first full day of work.  I also showed up early and was told clock in, it will count as comp time.  So I did.  I had a chance to speak with my new boss this afternoon and asked him what he thought of things and he said when we are on our own I am scared as hell, it’s going to be really rough.  I told him yeah, I keep wondering what I got myself into.  Not being hyper critical but this place is a complete cluster fuck with the amount of work they have to do – the environment is completely screwed and almost needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.  Phone system needs upgraded, The email server is a mess and needs to be rebuilt.  I’m telling you I really stepped in it but I think that I am where I am because I am supposed to be there  Weather to benefit my new employer or my new employer to benefit me or possibly both.  I don’t know.  If/when we separate I may know then. 

I know that at my last job I was there to show them not to be afraid of the computer, to educate and to train.  There was a lot of hand holding but I was okay with it because it paid the bills. 

So tonight I got a very nice and unexpected surprise.  Lawn Boy showed up one day early and he was shirtless.  Holy Cow he was looking so fine.  I didn’t take any photos because I was on the phone getting that other offer. 

I’ve promised myself that I will take some extra sleeping meds tonight and I will go to bed early.  I’ve been dragging all day.  Today’s lunch was McDonald’s paid for by my new employer.  I brought my lunch not knowing but when a better alternative presents it’s self why not eat it while you can.  My doctor will have a fit – it’s not good for me because of Cholesterol and because of my Diabetes and all I have to say to that is YOLO everyone needs tasty food, even if it’s bad for you. 

Well I’m off to take care of the children, have some gelato and try to relax and let the stress of the day melt away.  Tomorrow there will be a new challenge waiting for me and hopefully some additional knowledge.  I’m apprehensive, nervous and have genuine concern if this is going to work.  However, someone had faith in me so I feel I owe it to them to give this my very best and nothing less will be acceptable. 

Onward and Upward I go!  Talk with you peeps later.

21 July 2014

Day 1–New Job

Things started out okay.  I arrived 1/2 hour early which is far better than a 1/2 hour late.  I’m salaried but we still have to punch a virtual time clock.  It’s a piece of software that we have to login and out of.  Reason being is they give comp time, so the system helps keep track of that.  There will be many long days and nights with this – that is not something I look forward to.

Orientation did take up a BIG part of the day.  I had to have a meeting with HR on 2 occasions.  The first time was to complete an offer form.  The second time is because my drug screen came back positive.  I told them in advance it would because of the sleeping medicine.  Well, that meant that I had to visit a local test facility and they had to preform a 2nd test and then they will have a medical professional say that my sleeping medication was the cause of the positive result.  I have to take in both of my RX’s tomorrow so they can photo copy the labels and then we should be done. 

The 2nd drug screen was horrible.  I was treated like I was a convict.  I had to empty my pockets into a lockbox and I get that.  Then get a cup and pee into it and set it on a shelf.  I had 2 minutes and then they were coming in.  Before starting the test I had to rinse my hands off.  I asked where the soap was I was told just use the water.  I then explained that I had to make a BM and I was asked if I could do it afterwards.  I said I would try.  Well let me tell you that didn’t work out.  I really had to go so I got them what they needed and then took care of my other matter quickly.  I had to open the door and show them everything, no flush.  I explained that I still needed to do paperwork.  The bitch didn’t even let me do that.  So there I am with my butt not wiped, having to go back to work.  I was not happy and made a nice scene about it when I returned to the office.  Not that anything will happen. 

Tomorrow I have to go get finger printed and honestly I am not thrilled about that.  I understand that I work with sensitive data.  They say it’s to prove your not a criminal but you could request a criminal history report and that would tell you the same thing.  So that will be tons of fun.

The guy I was telling you was cute, well he is and he is ripped.  However, he’s sporting some facial hair and that is kind of a turn off for me. Also turns out his last day is Friday so I have to really grasp things from him.  I’ve already had a talk with my new boss and explained to him that this is all new to me.  Turns out being a boss is new to him.  He looks like a pompous arrogant prick and walks around with a red face most of the time.  I hope we get along, today he seemed nice. 

Just learning the systems, logins, etc. is a bit of a chore.  I should find out my hours tomorrow.  We have to have coverage from 7am until 5pm and with 3 people to do it I think we shouldn’t have a problem.  I like early so maybe I will luck out and get super early hours which would be nice. 

Payroll is done by direct deposit only.  They can only deposit into 1 bank account.  That means that I will have to close 1 account and I’m going to close my checking account.  I am having the funds deposited into what used to be my late partners account.  Keeping that account open and fee free is the best just in case any other checks should roll in, it will be easy to cash them.  Once that bank finds out he is dead they will not be happy with me.  However, it’s a join account so for all intents and purposes it’s legally mine.

Oh speaking of money, turns out there is a salary freeze so no pay raises.  I balked about that because I wasn’t informed prior to accepting the job.  The lady that hired me told me that all of us are underpaid and she has left orders that they reevaluate our salaries based on our performance.  She told me to go on-line and do salary comparisons and bring that data in so that I would have some leverage.  So looks like I will have to take what I asked for and like it for a while.  I’m still thankful to have a job and that they met my requirements.

I got a call from a School District that I interviewed with.  They offered me the job that I was turned down for.  This would be in my own back yard but they want me to live on $30,000.00 per year.  I told them sorry but I’ve already got a higher paying job, thanks for considering me. 

The other Law Firm I interviewed with has begun checking my references.  So I anticipated an offer from them within a couple days.  I know they are going to be low ball and it’s a job I could do w/o any worries or a learning curve.  I wouldn’t be growing my skills I would be stagnate and while it’s nice to be comfortable, a challenge gives you something to broaden your skills set and makes you even more valuable.  I want to be comfortable but at the same time I kind of think I owe it to myself to keep what I have.  I am waiting to hear their number because I am interested but I don’t believe I will take it, unless something goes drastically wrong between now and then, which I don’t anticipate happening. 

Why is it you look for a job and apply, then you get a job and all of a sudden you get multiple offers after you have already accepted?  It’s like where were you a month ago?

In short the day was fast moving and went pretty well. 

As for comments on my blog, all comments are set for me to review prior to publishing them.  That way if anyone wants privacy I can give it to them.  However, there is only 1 person who comments.  :)

Well off to enjoy the evening and get ready for another day of fun at the farm.  Talk with you peeps later.

20 July 2014

Last day of unemployment

Very hard to believe that today is my last day of being unemployed.  I keep wondering is this real life?  You know it will all sink in tomorrow morning when the alarm clock goes off way too early in the morning. 

Today I managed to visit the grocery store.  They decided to rearrange things again.  I left w/o mayo because I couldn’t find it.  I thought about making my lunch and got some lunch meat but then I also bought pre-made sandwiches.  Looks like I can take my pick now.  I spent way too much money and didn’t come home with a lot, which is a recurring theme when you talk about the grocery store.

I visited Sam’s and got some paper towels, cat food and some Mucinex.  It was only 3 items but it still cost $70.  Nothing appears to be cheap any longer.

I had to move the litter box back into the middle of the living room, because Big Boy peed on the carpet again.  I got that cleaned up along with a couple accidents that happened.  Steam cleaning is my life and I think most people who have carpet and cats probably sing the same song. 

I wanted to get some ink for my printer but never made it back out to the office supply store.  Just as well, I need to save some money plus I am not out just yet.  I did manage to write some fan letters today and hope that I will get some autographed photos back of a couple of my favorite actors.

I picked up a Birthday card for one of my friends who will be turning 65 on Saturday.  He works in IT as well so I thought a computer themed card would go well.  I’m mailing it tomorrow and I know he will have it in a day or two at most.  We talked today via text and he told me that it’s really going to be a challenge for me.  I think he has doubts like I do if this will be a long term thing and I will succeed, but I will never know if I don’t try.

I have managed to get all of the cleaning done and most of the laundry done.  I wasn’t able to get to my bathmat but I guess that is what next weekend is for.  As a bonus I was able to polish my shoes and they look really good.

I finished the other 1/2 of the pizza and now am deciding if I want Frozen Yogurt, Gellato or Cake for desert.  I still have to pass out the kids snacks and get ready for bed.  My bigger hope is that I actually get some sleep tonight because tomorrow and the days ahead are certainly going to be quite the challenge. 

It seems like the only thing missing in all of this is my late partner.  I really wish I could celebrate this victory with him.  I know he is here in spirit.  I can hear him in my head saying you can do this.  God gave you this job for a reason.  Don’t doubt yourself and don’t shy away from a challenge.  So we will see how things go.

I filed my unemployment claim for last week.  I will have to tell them next week that I went back to work this week and then I should be done with them.  Weeks start on Sunday with regards to unemployment so it’s pretty easy to keep track of.  I pray that I never have to collect unemployment again.

Since my luck seems to be changing for the better, I took a chance and picked up 2 lottery tickets.  The grocery store has a game going where you can win some serious cash.  So I am playing that.  It’s like McDonald’s Monopoly but with grocery items.  You get 1 game piece, which has 3 stickers in it just for shopping.  Then if you pick up a bonus item you get additional game pieces.  I’m hoping that I can win something decent.  I’m not looking to retire off of winnings but that would be a nice perk.  I would be happy with being able to build up my savings again and possibly pay off the house.

Not sure if I will feel like blogging tomorrow night, so if you don’t see an update don’t worry.  I am going to try my best to be able to share how the 1st day went but there is a small list of people that want to hear from me by phone when I get home.  Plus I have no idea what I am even going to have for supper. 

Talk with you peeps later!  Thanks for your readership.  Jude thanks for seeing me through this rough time, your comments help and at least I know 1 person is reading this. :)

19 July 2014

1 Day Left

Friday after I got the good news I treated myself to Olive Garden.  Today I made it to see the movie Tammy, which was okay nothing special.  I was surprised at the cost to get in these days it used to be $7.50 and now it’s $10.50, easier to rent from home on Amazon and what I am willing to pay is not more than $7.  I rented Oh Vey My Son Is Gay from Pay Per View.  It was okay as well, nothing special and not worth the $5 I spent on it.  Tonight I went to see some old friends that run a restaurant.  They got out of business and after 2 years had the itch and are back in again.  I enjoyed a nice pizza and got some free bread pudding.  I ate 1/2 of the pizza and the other half is in the fridge.  I took the Bread Pudding to go.  It’s White Chocolate w/ Raspberry’s. 

I didn’t sleep much at all last night, too keyed up from the good news and like a million things running through my head.  I already did research on the guy who has my position now, holy cow he is a twink if there every was one and he is wicked cute!  Not exactly sure how much I will learn in 2 weeks from staring at him.  I can only hope his personality is as good as his looks, if so we should hit it off fine. 

After spreading the good news to friends, I sat down and read the job description.  I know I was snapped up because I was a bargain but I really feel like I am being taken advantage of here.  Who can’t use extra money?  I don’t want to spoil things but I’d like to ask for $5k more, just to make me feel like I am well taken care of.  If I move forward with that and get it, then I am much more certain about keeping the house.  I may let things play out and see how it goes.  I am also interested to see what the other firm comes back with.  I don’t want to jump ship mid stream but my friend told me tonight take the job that you will enjoy the most.  Nah, I’d rather have the money!

I did manage to get the carpet cleaned and while I was out at the movies and eating, someone puked.  Yeah it always happens that way.  Those little balls of fur are quite a handful to take care of.  If there weren’t so many of them my life would be easier not to mention the cash I would have saved over the years.  I am worried about them adjusting to the new routine.  Cats are really resistant to change and if you screw up their routine they can rebel.  However, its only been 2 months I am hopeful they will snap back without any problems. 

I am working on laundry, one of my normal weekend chores.  Tomorrow will be the Grocery Store and Sam’s.  I may also venture to an Office Supply store.  I could use some ink for ye old printer.  The Black XL is starting to dwindle, with all of the letters to my old employer, printing of resumes and cover letters, and having to print out job applications I really feel like the XL cartridge suits me quite well.  I robbed the paper from my late partners color laser printer.  I plan on using it but need a table to put it on and then have to shop for ink.  It takes wax ink.  The ink comes in cubes and it is uber expensive.  So the whole idea is use it wisely.  I could leave it upstairs and turn his old PC into another PC for me but honestly I am in no hurry.  I wanted to get in and start cleaning his office up but interviews kind of took up my week and I am not complaining.  I can do more with a job than I can a clean room.  I do feel like some of his things shouldn’t be touched, sort of like a shrine.  However, that is a stage of grief.  I mean I know he is gone and have accepted it even though I don’t like it. 

He has a CPAP Machine and a Power Chair/Scooter that I would love to get rid of.  The only problem is I don’t know where to turn.  I want to sell those items.  If I wanted to give them away I am sure I could find a taker much quicker.  There is a medical supply house by my new job.  I may venture over there and talk with those folks or give them a call, I suspect they will be able to point me in the right direction.

There is a lot more stuff to get rid of.  A local couple advertised a car for sale by owner.  When they went for a test drive both of them got shot.  I want to avoid any more drama or trauma.  I am only looking for good or positive things to happen.  I’ve been through far too much negative.  This job hopefully is a sign that things are going to start looking up. 

Time to deal with laundry, empty cat boxes and work my way to bed.  I will be taking some extra medicine tonight so hopefully I sleep like a baby.  Enjoy what is left of the weekend.  I will talk with you peeps later.