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Well Mr. Date messaged me on Friday night and again on Saturday both times I ignored him. I just replied today to both of his messages. I’m guessing he is starting to get the point of what I mean by I want to take it slow.
I’ve reached out to lots of other guys but only a couple have bothered to respond. It’s awkward to carry on a conversation, I would much rather move to a different platform but that comes with risk. Risk isn’t something I want to take right now.
I got a message from my brother on Saturday telling me he has had a bad week. I figured maybe one of the dogs died. Nope, mom got into a car accident and totaled her car. She is okay. The other person is a female who is actually younger than me. They carried her off in an ambulance because she passed out. My mom’s car fell apart, it was all over the street. The other lady she was driving a truck and it’s got a small dent. The car was foreign and the truck was American. Need I say more?
The accident was my mom’s fault because she pulled out in front of the other lady, who she said came out of no where and was going too fast. Truth be told mom had no reason to be driving. I think it’s time to take away her drivers license. My bother doesn’t agree with me. Plus he is the one who is legally responsible for her. Her vision is very poor and her mental state well that is compromised as well.
Now my mom wants to buy my late partners vehicle. She think I will just let her have it for $1k. I looked it up on KBB and it’s worth $4k but I’d sell it for $3k. I first told her no but she got really upset and said well would you at least think it over. Okay, I will think it over. The answer still is no but I’ve thought it over. I figure if I quote her the price that will be enough to discourage her. However it may also cause her to come up with the money.
If I parted with it and sold it to her, then she wrecked it I wouldn’t exactly be happy. I mean there is a sentimental value there plus there is that old adage that says never do business with friends or relatives. I’ve been down that path before and I don’t want to hear about every little thing that is wrong with it or that this doesn’t work or that broke. I could easily sell it to a car dealer and if they sent it to the crusher it wouldn’t bother me. But if my mom wrecked it that would. Sound odd?
Now I have become a taxi cab. I get to go pick her up next Saturday morning at o dark thirty and take her to get her blood drawn. Then afterwards we will go out to breakfast, she said she would buy. Uh, okay free food - - sign me up. That & money are the quickest way to my heart.
Saturday I was amazed at the number of printers we had here that I wound up taking to the recycle drive. There were about 10 of them. 2 of which were old dot matrix printers. They both worked but what is the point of keeping them. There is a ton more of computer equipment I could have taken but there are things that I just don’t want to part with quite yet. Still it felt good to get rid of the old stuff. Now there is room to get some new stuff, all I need is a little money.
I got the carpets done yesterday as well, they didn’t turn out quite as good as I expected but they are at least in better shape than when I started. The carpet is shot and honestly needs to be replaced but I just can’t see doing that right now especially with the number of cats I have. So we just make do as best as we can.
Last night I went out to visit some old friends and have a dish that I enjoy. It’s called Pepperoni Spaghetti. It’s Spaghetti with Pepperoni in it and then baked with cheese on top. The sauce always gets to me because it’s super tomato rich, but I still enjoy it. It was a huge meal and I even had desert. Now I didn’t tell that to Mr. Date because he would have wanted to know why I didn’t ask him to go. I do enjoy doing something by myself.
Today I had breakfast out, went shopping and came home. Put everything away and worked on laundry. Got some new pron from the internet, watched it. Fed the children and settled in for a nap. Only to be disturbed by ill timed phone calls, not one but three plus I had cats jumping on me as well. I think I got about 30 minutes of rest. Not bad so long as I don’t have any problems tonight in sleeping.
I will be headed up to make me a pizza in a bit. That is my usual weekend meal that I look forward to. I switch it up sometimes it’s Friday night other times it’s Saturday and well today it just so happens to be on Sunday. Slowly getting ready for Monday. Ugh.
In looking at the calendar I freaked out at the grocery store because I thought bosses day was this week. Nope it’s not until the middle of October. However, I did pick up what I consider to be the perfect card. It says exactly what I want to say and it’s not too sappy. So it doesn’t look like I am brown nosing. Then I got a $20 gift card to The Olive Garden to go with it. I am sure it will catch my boss off guard. I will mail it in plenty of time for her to get it. I could send it interoffice mail but would rather it come as a complete surprise. She did me an awesome favor in hiring me and I just want to let her know that I won’t forget her kind gesture.
So speaking of work this is the week where everyone is rolled into one big old phone bank. We are all taking calls for the entire firm and it’s going to be foreign to all of us. However, a lot of people are freaking out. I say just take it call by call, day by day. We will get there. Plus starting the first of the year we will all be on the same desktop so it won’t be quite as bad. It’s just a couple months of inconvenience. Before this we were separated into 2 teams and there were 2 people on-call. Now were shifting to just 1 on-call which is going to add some calls I think. It will be more money but it will also be more of an inconvenience. If you just took the on-call away from my job I would say it’s okay. Take away the on-call and the phones then I would say my job is perfect. However, I am just happy to have a job right now.
Speaking of which the mortgage guy was supposed to call me on Friday and we were going to “lock in” the rate so that I could skip the October & November payments. Well that didn’t happen and unless he could supply me something in writing that had approval of the present lender there is no way I would risk falling behind. So I have scheduled the payment and if it’s something I could have skipped, well then they can just refund it to me. Once things change hands I know that there will be money coming back the question is will they issue it to me, to the estate or to my late partner OR will they just give it all to the Bankruptcy court? Hard to tell. I do hope that by the end of October this loan has closed and the house is in my name. It will make things so much easier going forward. I believe that I will need to file 1 more tax return for my late partner because of the house and interest, in order to get that refunded. That will of course be subject to partial take over by the bankruptcy court but my hope is that a discharge is granted prior to the refund being issued. Then all of the money should be mine or so I hope. It’s not like were talking thousands of dollars here. However, I always say every penny counts.
I went out a couple hours ago for ice cream again. I over indulged and well I am not terribly hungry right now. I figure that once the pizza is done I will have a slice or two – then refrigerate the rest and it can be supper tomorrow night.
Ugh, got to balance bank accounts and do filing. I hate both of those tasks but filing is the worst. Never ever did like it and never ever will.
I hope that you had a super awesome weekend and that it was relaxing and you were able to accomplish all that you wanted to and more. Now it’s time to enjoy the last few hours before we start yet another work week of fun. I won’t be looking forward to this weekend. Next week is Jury Duty – I have to call Friday afternoon to figure out what I need to do on Monday. They don’t always have you report. In fact the recording says expect 1 to 2 days of actual service but if your picked for a trial expect a minimum of 1 week or at the longest 2 weeks. Hell I could do a month it would be fine by me. I am looking forward to it and being away from technology all day long, well that will be different but hopefully enjoyable. I know I will have withdrawals.
Talk with you peeps later. Be well.