30 October 2014

Thirsty Thursday

It has been another wild and crazy day!  I scheduled a massage and that took up part of my lunch, but I enjoyed some of it.  I hate it when she finds knots and just works & works them like she is milking a cow.  Pop, pop and ouch, ouch!  I get a happy ending though.  No not that kind of happy ending.  The kind where she places a towel that has been soaked in warm water on my back.  It lays there for a minute.  Then she does some more massaging and wipes off all of the goop she has put on my back.  I ask for and get BioFreeze applied, makes the massage last just a few seconds longer.  Viola, all done!

Late afternoon is in full swing, when I get an Email from the new mortgage company.  They need more documentation.  Are you kidding me?  I mean we closed on the loan last Saturday.  You asked for more crap on Monday and now here we are approaching the end of the week and you still need more stuff.  Holy hell batman, I’d say left isn’t telling right what is going on.  I reluctantly supplied the information, because after all it is to my benefit.  I did include some stern wording like lets make up our mind and assure me you don’t and won’t need another fucking thing from me, except of course on time payments.  Surprise, surprise….all I hear is crickets.  They aren’t going out on a limb like that I know it but I’d love to get them to commit to it.  I suppose I will get my answer if they don’t ask for anything else.  I mean what is the purpose of closing if your still asking for paperwork.  Either we are closed are we aren’t.  This is not a ping pong match and I don’t have the time or energy to keep this up.  I am frustrated, does it show?

My Amazon orders were waiting for me when I arrived home.  I was quick to tear in to the boxes.  I got my DVD drive, my extra power supply and my oven mitts.  That was box #1.  In box #2 we have Corbin Fisher’s All American 2015 Male Calendar.  Oh it’s a thing of sheer beauty.  The other calendar is on it’s way and I’m guessing will be here next week. 

It’s Halloween eve so that means here all of the kids and their parents come out.  They do it a day early and there will be more that show up tomorrow night.  I don’t like it because every place else in the world you get 1 night.  Not this town, you get 2.  Even my home town which isn’t far from here you only get 1 night.  These spoiled brats get 2.  So be it.  This morning was a panic to get out of the house.  I had to tell the timer not to turn on the lights, stop by an ATM to get cash for the massage as well as getting fed, showered and dressed.  Feeding the muffins and medicating Big Boy.  I made it and got to work with an entire 1/2 hour to spare.  Phew, that was just good timing.

There is but one hour left in the day and I see an Email for a presentation tomorrow morning.  The meeting starts at 7a and well I am just about ready to leave the house then.  So I found someone to cover for me.  I don’t mind getting up early but if i can avoid it, I will.  If you have yet to learn anything about me, know that I cherish with every fiber of my being sleep and time to relax and unwind.  It’s the best part of living, outside of orgasms, comedy and good food. 

I’ve paid my bills …easy come….easy go.  I do have several hundred dollars left, so I will be paying for cat/human food on that, plus my trip to the buffet and gasoline.  No doubt it will be spent very quickly, but at least it’s not going on a credit card.  Those have gotten way out of hand and I am seriously over extended but relying on good faith and God to help me get them paid off as quickly as possible.  Most of it will be sound judgment on my part.  I want to save money but first I need to dig myself out of the hole I am in with unsecured debt.  2 more payments and my car will be paid for!  More money to be able to spend and save.

So the buzzards cats are circling and it’s time for food.  I guess I should go before they maul me and have me for their snack.  Thankful that tomorrow is the end of the week.  I am so stoked for Saturday and getting away.  I hope it feels as good as I am hoping it does.  Talk with you peeps later.

29 October 2014

Audio Book

I have indulged myself once again and went shopping last night on Amazon, I mean I am already sinking in debt what is a little more?  I have new oven mitts coming and I’m excited about that, what is wrong with me?  I almost bought a pizza stone but I saw a warning about placing it in a hot oven cause it to break (it was made of ceramic) that told me not to waste my money.  I got a USB DVD drive as well as an extra power supply for my laptop.  I’m leaving the extra at work, hooked up so all I have to do is plug in.  Then I placed my usual order for calendars.  Hot Naked Men, oh yeah!  Plus I got 2 Union Pacific Railroad Calendars, but I had to go to the UPSTORE in order to get those.  Shipping is a killer, but the calendars are worth it.  Amazon is a no brainer I am a Prime Member and have saved tons in shipping, it’s like a gimmick, you know your getting free shipping so why not buy from them?  Plus who doesn’t love opening packages and getting stuff in the mail?  No one I know of. 

Today was a very trying day.  I had to really hold back to maintain my composure.  I deployed a new laptop and monitor to a secretary.  She wanted everything just the way she had it before, which I understand.  However, I put the new monitor in – it’s much larger than the old monitor, hooks up with a HDMI cable and provides an outstanding picture.  She was adamant about it and refused it.  I had to go to storage and get a used monitor for her.  The one she had is due back on lease.  I gave up my lunch hour and what should have taken 30 to 45 minutes took 2 hours and 30 minutes to make her happy.  Holy fuck!  Bitch Please!!!  It’s new and you don’t want it, WTF is wrong with you?  I am so glad she is done.  Just remembered that I forgot to make her change her password, so here it is 8p and I had to logon to work and flag her account.  I’ll bet you she calls me in the morning.  Not real bright but very damn picky.  She would make a great cat – more like lioness.

In my shopping adventure I wanted a copy of Neil Patrick Harris’ Autobiography.  I chose to get it for free by trying audible.com, it’s an Amazon company and I get 30 days, plus 2 books.  I got Neil’s and am obsessed with listening to it.  I really want to hear all about his sexuality and sex life.  Thus far I am not disappointed.  He’s talked some about that.  I have learned a little along the way and he keeps your attention.  Plus I guess it helps that I have a wicked hard crush on him.  I’ve said it before and I will say it again, David Burtka you are a very lucky man!

So on my way home it hit me that I didn’t blog today, well that’s because I didn’t really get a lunch.  I got about 20 minutes to cram my lunch in my gut and then had to get back to work.  I was so far behind and things are backing up like a sewer.  No fear of boredom with this job!  It makes the days just fly by.  While soon it will be Friday and I will once again be rejoicing because this weekend I am leaving town, headed for the buffet and some bread pudding.  Come hell or high water, I will be there.

In getting breakfast this morning, I noticed that Big Boy went on the carpet again.  Holy crap, so I had to clean that up tonight.  Plus he was a mess so I had to clean him up.  He wasn’t too happy about that because it involved some fur pulling, but when I was rubbing his belly with a warm paper towel he was just in 7th heaven.  Most people would have given up on him a long time ago and wouldn’t have put the money, time and care that we have poured into him.  However, in return I have a loving animal that just looks at me and gets anything he wants.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.  He knows I love him and I know he loves me – actions truly do speak louder than words.

Today is my mothers birthday.  She hated my card, it was something cheap for 99 cents and said something like your really, really old.  I thought it was hysterical and for the price, well it was a keeper.  Next week is my brothers birthday, have to get him a card.  Then I am done with birthdays for the year so far as I know.  Mom called me tonight and went on and on about this and that.  As per usual I was thrilled to death to get off the phone with her. 

Okay, so your up to speed.  TAZ wants his food and Big Boy is chirping for treats.  So off I go running.  Talk with you peeps later.

28 October 2014

You are too old

So I found a good looking guy on Grindr who appealed to me, he told me he was open minded and blah, blah.  He is 34 so I really didn't think that age was an issue.  Turns out I was wrong.  He asked me how old I was and I told him, I could have lied because more than 1 person has told me I look way younger than my actual age.  However, what is a relationship that is not built on honesty?  Answer it's nothing.

Anyway, I didn't hear anything from him and noticed that he had been online since I sent my message.  So I sent another message to him and said something like did I say something wrong.  I was surprised to get a response back that said yes, you are too old.  He did say good luck - I think he needs it more than I do since he is so picky.  Anyway, everyone from friends to my therapist tell me that there is a special guy waiting out there for me.  Yeah, every time I find someone they turn me down for one reason or another.  Age has been the #1 reason thus far.  The rejection honestly hurts but I much prefer honesty to a lie.  I am starting to wonder how will I ever find Mr. Right or will he find me.  I mean I am only going to be on earth for a finite number of years and I am not getting any younger.  I prefer younger guys, simply based on looks.  However, as I have said before it's what is on the inside (as in how they are as a person that matters most).  I am still plugging away but I am so ready to stop.  Everything in my life is getting to a 'perfect' setting, part of me says why mess it up with getting a boyfriend - the other part of me says you are in need of one more thing and that is a boyfriend.  Ugh, finding someone to date seems harder than dating it's self. 

I went to my friends house yesterday.  Turns out she had a bad network cable but I still wound up resetting her router.  While I was there she had me update her iPhone and iPad to the latest version of IOS.  I enabled find my iPhone/iPad for her and also started an iCloud account. She is the person who didn't back up her contacts and lost them one day.  She is well due for a new iPhone but money is so much of an issue right now.  I stayed much longer than I wanted to.  She made Lasagna with Hamburger & Italian Sausage and sent most of it home with me.  She made her husband stop and pick up diet soda for me, I mean it was all about me.  Yesterday would have been my late partners birthday.  She kept me around so I wouldn't be alone.  That is special and sweet but she lives on the other side of the earth and it takes forever to get there and home.  Really sucked the life out of my day of vacation. 

Before I left to head out to her house yesterday, I got a call from the new mortgage company.  They needed even more documentation from me.  Holy crap we closed I signed a contract.  Legally I don't believe I have to provide the with anything.  They were questioning where the funds came from for closing and if I could show proof.  Uh, you got the fucking check, it's certified funds who cares where it came from.  In any case I sent them what they asked for as well as a copy of the cashier's check just to rub it in a little. 

I made it to the Assessors office and signed for an Owner Occupied Exemption and showed them that I paid far less than what the house is assessed at, so they will reassess the house and I should hear about that next year.  Until I get older or God forbid become disabled, I won't qualify for any further exemptions.  As it is with the exemption I signed for I saved $6,000.00 which is a hefty sum of money.  So glad I took the day off.

I also got my phone call into the telephone company.  I did add long distance to my home phone and swung a deal where they will pay for all of the added fees, plus they are giving me non published service for free now instead of me paying $2 per month.  In the end it's going to cost me more money but I just like how things seemed to flow.  When I hung up the change was in effect.  I remember the old days when they told you it's going to be a week from today between the hours of x and 5pm before your service will be upgraded.  Now it's all done with the touch of a couple buttons.  Normally, the system doesn't like me and messes up all of my orders but thankfully this one flowed smoothly.  I can only call within the US but I still have my Magic Jack if I need or want to call Canada (for my blogger friend) for free.  I don't make much in the way of LD but it's nice to have the option instead of relying on my cell phone.

I am just spending money like I actually have it and I don't.  Speaking of which Blu has been gone for like 2 weeks and I already have a bill in the mail from the line of credit I took out.  They want a small monthly payment by the 2nd week of November.  I will have more money on Friday and they will get their payment and then some.  I have plans to pay that off as quickly as I can so that I am not subject to the interest charges.

So I am using my laptop for it's first blog post but I don't have all of the software I need/want loaded on it.  One of those items being Windows Live Writer, which is what I use for blog posts.  I wanted to configure Crash Plan to backup my desktop, but some how I was disconnected this morning and the machine is off line.  I've checked off and on, same result.  So it will have to wait until I get there this evening, hopefully nothing is wrong.  All of the important stuff is on the desktop so it gets backed up.  The laptop well it's kind of a shell machine, with just basic stuff loaded.  I still have encrypted the hard drive and loaded LoJack for laptops, just in case someone decides to help themselves to my equipment.  Why should I make it easy for a thief?  So there is way more protection in place on my laptop because it's portable and more subject to being stolen, lost or misplaced.  I can't envision loosing it nor misplacing it but I did manage to forget to pack the spoon I set aside for lunch, so I suspect anything is possible.

Well back to the grindstone.  I've got 3 machines to crank out in less than 2 weeks.  1 of which is defective, brand new but still defective.  Dell is coming out tomorrow to fix that.  Time is not on my side here.  The lease is up and the equipment has to go back.  I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that it happens. 

Talk with you peeps again soon.  Hope your week is off to a good start.  I can't seem to wake up but I also can't complain, things are well and quiet  -which is the way I'd like to keep them for a very long, long, long, time.  :)

26 October 2014

Fortune Cookie

So I just got back from eating out and going to the grocery store.  My fortune cookie fortune said “ You shouldn’t overspend at the moment.  Frugality is important.”  Uh I think it’s a little too late for that!  Here’s hoping the future is as bright as it looks!

Homo the Homeowner

The closing went off without any problems.  The lady was on time, didn’t have much in the way of a sense of humor but did listen to me ramble on about my life and recent happenings.  She couldn’t believe that I made it through essentially what one would call ‘hell’ and back.  Plus she said that she hasn’t seen someone reduce there mortgage payment by $500 so she said I did really well.

Now I know what it takes to buy a house – paperwork and lots of it.  Not to mention money for closing costs and escrow accounts.  I was told I could actually use my signature stamp but decided to go with traditional pen.  I broke out my 2 favorites and had them at the table.  I had a bottle of water for each of us.  The house didn’t smell bad, which I was thankful for.  Friday night I whipped the place in to some presentable shape.  I broke out the table cloth which hasn’t seen the light of day for probably more than 5 years.  We only used it at Thanksgiving back when we ate at home. 

So I am officially Homo the Homeowner!  I came up with that all by myself.  I have also completed 2 home improvements this weekend.  First, the garage I bought motion detectors for the lights.  Now I can leave the lights on all the time and won’t come home to a dark garage.  The garage opener has a light bulb on it but it quits a day or two after I get it working again.  This solution cost me $70 but it works.  The lights stay on for 10 minutes when it’s dark and detects motion, then they turn off.  That is plenty of time.  I wish it was adjustable down to 5 minutes but so be it.  Secondly, I replaced the flapper in my toilet, it’s been leaking for months and I haven’t wanted to deal with it.  Since I own the place I figure might as well spent that $5 in parts to take care of it. 

The think I am dying to blog about is my interaction with the waiter at Cracker Barrel.  I was up late last night and slept in this morning, but thankfully it paid off.  So I asked to be seated in his section again and this time he was actually there.  Holy shit, I was nervous.  I kept thinking about how I was going to do it.  He was very nice, seemingly to give me extra attention and provided great service.  I decided to wait until the meal was over.  He came out of no where and I just stood up and asked him if he would like to get a bite to eat or a drink sometime.  He shook my hand and said no thanks.  Holy fuck.  I was disappointed, but went into it thinking that he would say no.  No more nerves and well I am proud of myself that I actually went through with it.  Now I won’t be going back to Cracker Barrel anytime soon.  It will just be awkward to see him.

Figuring that I was already committed to a boat load of debt by purchasing the house, I decided to make a trip back to Office Depot before the closing on Saturday morning.  I was looking for ink they didn’t have what I needed, so I had to stop at Office Max.  I did however, purchase a cordless mouse and laptop.  Yeah, I didn’t get the laptop that I wanted but I am happy with what I chose.  I wanted a wider one with a 10 key touchpad , it’s more of a full keyboard experience.  In any case it’s also an HP – I seem to be gravitating to them.  I have 2 printers, a desktop and a laptop that are all made by HP. 

I stayed up very late last night working on my desktop and trying to recover from the crash.  It’s like a project.  I sit down and get sucked in and before you know it, afternoon is gone.  Then it’s evening and finally it’s bed time.  I had plans to go out last night for pizza.  I talked myself out of it because of spending so much time here.  I am however going out for Chinese tonight and then hitting up the grocery store afterwards.  I have started to setup my laptop.  It’s not going to take nearly as long to complete as the desktop.  Plus if you hate Windows 8.1 I found a free overlay called Classic Shell it does a pretty good job for being a free program. 

So tomorrow I have a call into my therapist to see if she has any morning appointments, I am dying to dish and get it out on the table about my progress.  I need to talk with someone about the property taxes to see what I qualify for in the way of exemptions, if anything.  I have to hit up the bank to put away the mortgage papers in the safe deposit box.  I am also going to try to call the phone company about possibly adding long distance to my home phone, I really don’t need it but it would come in handy once and a while.  Moreover I really would like to get the cost down – so add more features but drive down the cost.  The only way I know for sure to do that is switching to telephone through my cable provider, but I really don’t want to go that route if I can avoid it. 

Tomorrow afternoon I will be driving to the other side of the earth, visiting a friend who has some technology problems.  In exchange for fixing her issues, she is making lasagna.  So food for service, I can deal with that.  I just hope it’s good.  Her problems are all with her router and she was told she needs to upgrade.  I told her it may just be a firmware upgrade, since all of her devices used to work with the router.  They all just stopped one day.  I personally think the router is dead and that she will have to buy a new one, but time will tell.  I did confirm that she was close to a Best Buy just in case.  I almost want to pick one up before I go out there but I won’t.  I can’t stay too terribly long because I have to get back home in order to prepare for Tuesday which will be my Monday.  4 days this week is pretty nice, I kind of wish I would have taken Tuesday as well.  Next weekend unless something unforeseen comes up, I will be getting out of town on Saturday and going to the buffet.  I could go today but I figure do Chinese I have been super hungry for it for a long time. 

I am working on you guessed it laundry.  Big Boy developed diarrhea but thankfully it was after the meeting was over with on Saturday. He didn’t tell me about it until late last night which I wasn’t too happy about but, I did clean him up.  I dealt with the rest of the mess today.  I managed to also watch Season 2 of Alpha House.  I am so pissed the way that it ended I would love to know if Robert Bettencourt got re-elected but I guess they have to give you a reason to tune in for Season 3 and well that probably won’t come out until next October.  Halloween is on Friday.  I don’t do the whole candy thing so it will be lights out here, sorry kids.  Well I need to get back to it otherwise time will be slipping away once again. 

Thankfully I did finally write my letter to the hospital and I think they will get the point to resubmit the claim.  I engaged someone else higher up the food chain in their organization so I think the wheels will be turning long before the letter goes in the mail tomorrow morning.  My mom called me and told me that my brother bought a bigger bed and he has a girl friend.  She sleeps over so they can do the nasty.  He is not in love with her but in lust with her.  All I can say is well good for him.  If what she is telling me is true sounds like the bed has been broken in very well.  I just sit back and say why can’t that be me?  I mean I am happy for him but at the same time I want someone…. not just to have sex with but to be a companion.  Actually the companion part is what I miss most.  Mom is afraid that he is going to move out and move in with her so she will have to sell the house.  I told her cross that bridge when you get to it.  Then she started up about my late partners vehicle.  I told her it wasn’t for sale.  I’m going to trade it in but it will be a little while before that happens.  I need to let the dust settle, hopefully pay off some bills and be able to start saving money like it’s going out of style.  I need a large nest egg to take care of me in case something happens, in case I decide I want to buy something or if I decide that I want to move.  I told the lady that I would love to relocate to CA but the cats are keeping me here.  I’d also like to get a passport and be able to travel to Canada, I have a feeling that I might not want to come back home once I cross the border but well that is a very long way in the future and best laid plains, etc. 

My life is still very much day by day, moment by moment.  Well talk with you peeps later.  Hope you enjoyed the weekend!

24 October 2014

Busy Day

Here we are at the end of the day.  It's been very busy and I just now actually have a moment to myself before I head out.  So the big day is tomorrow.  I am going to start cleaning tonight, the children won't know why but they will soon figure it out.  Shy Girl is eating on her schedule but she is eating, so that is a good thing.  Something bit her on the back of the neck and she doesn't like me to touch it.  

Last night I worked on my home pc some more, still not quite there yet.  I am having some issues with Outlook but hope to resolve them and get the machine finished up over the weekend.  Despite being worked to death at work and home, I managed to wake up at 2am and I didn't get back to sleep until 4am.  I watched the 1st episode of Season 2 of Alpha House.  I will be binge watching it this weekend, as much as I can.  

Got to get up early tomorrow so that I can get to the bank for the cashier's check.  I am not too happy about it but I have never heard of a loan with no closing costs or where the cost is baked in, so it sounded too good to be true.  This is a start of things stepping in the right direction.  If the payment gets too much or rates drop, I can always re-fi again.  I am just very nervous about the whole thing, but I am pretty certain it will be okay.  It's just now that responsibility will offically be on my shoulders, it's been there all along but the weight didn't quite seem as heavy until my name goes on the title.

Well I am posting this and wrapping things up.  I've done quite a bit of overtime this week and am very thankful and greatful to have Monday off.  Hopefully, the next post will be from my new home pc.  

Hope you all have a nice weekend.  Talk with you peeps later.  

23 October 2014

Closing

I didn't know why but I felt drawn to Office Max to buy my pc.  Turns out we have a Office Depot & Max.  Since they merged we will only have Office Max, so the Depot is closing and they are having a moving sale.  They were practically giving merchandise away.  I got a new desktop last night for $600 including taxes.  They tried to sell me a warranty but I declined.  So now I am on Windows 8.1 and I hate it like everyone else.  I will purchase an overlay or download a free one.  I have begun the setup process - it's up and running.  I even have my old hard drive attached and as I suspected data is all in tact.  

So I get home pop in some White Castle to the Microwave and the phone rings.  I have been getting election calls like crazy but I answered this one.  Turns out it was the Loan Officer and he told me that we are good to close.  Once again things have changed.  I will get to skip my November payment but will have to make a December Payment.  I am still saving $500 per month, which is a good thing.  The interest rate is 4.25% which is pretty common these days.  He needs some additional documentation from me, but of course with my PC down it's going to take me a bit.  Then he hit me with what I dreaded cash to close.  Holy crap.  I hate parting with money.  I need a little over $1,300 to close.  So thankfully I have held on to my savings and will be able to make this happen.  We close on Saturday at 11am.  That will give me time to get to the bank to get a cashiers check, which is required.  Makee sure the carpet is clean, might be wet but at least it will be clean.  Tidy up the house a wee bit.  I mean the deal is done so it really doesn't matter what the house looks like.  Plus I will be able to grab a couple of my favorite pens to sign my life away.

I am very nervous about doing this, but I know it's the right thing to do so that the muffins and I can stay there.  Plus I will get away from the present lender and my name will be on the loan and the house will oficially be mine.  Given the fact that negative seems to follow me, that is a big reason why I am nervous plus I am commiting to a 30 year loan - who knows if I will live that long?  I just pray this all works out for the greater good.

Since I have so much going, I took off Monday which oddly is also my late partners birthday.  I would like to take care of getting a new vehicle as well but I think I am going to put that off.  That is an awful lot of change and right now my brain is going haywire -- no partner -- dead cat -- dead computer and now a house in my name.  Woah!  Slow down, save a little make sure that this all comes together and then maybe I will be able to take care of the car.  I don't know what the home loan will do to my FICO score, when I took out the line of credit for BLU it killed my score and I lost like 20 points.  Not happy about that but I figure in time I will be able to recover.  Plus with a lower house payment that line of credit will be paid for in no time.

I hope that Lawn Boy shows up over the weekend to trim the bushes, they are really bushy.  Then all I have to do is pray nothing else goes wrong.  I do have a toilet to fix, just a flapper to replace ... how hard can that be?  Good question, I will find out soon enough.

Lots going on here at work and I am taking a short lunch.  Plenty to do.  Looking forward to getting home on Friday night so I can start the weekend.  Meanwhile I just have to try to stay out of trouble.  Talk with you peeps later.