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Apparently the last time I did an entry (of substance) was July/August 2016!?

Well, not to go into great detail, after that was my birthday. I turned another year older.

Then I spent Thanksgiving with some friends. I used to be super close to them, but then after being ex-communicated or whatever from them, it still feels weird around them.

Then I spent Christmas with some other friends. That was whatever.

2017!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Church on New Year's Day.

Then I was in a car accident on January 5th. I was okay, but my car was heavily damaged. (behind the cut for a picture and what happened).

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My car is the top picture and the car that hit me is the bottom picture.

Now that I've calmed a bit, I was in a car accident. I'M OKAY! No pain anywhere and no soreness. this happened about 4 hours ago.

No one was injured but my rear passenger door can't open.

Police reports were made and I exchanged insurance info with the other party and contacted my insurance company.


I'm STILL in the process of getting my car repaired! It took from Jan 5 to Jan 27 to get the okay to take it in for repairs! A few days after that I was told it was going to take 3 week for the repairs but I would get weekly updates about the progress.

But...I might still end up loosing the car. See, the way I got the car was through uber/exchange leasing. Weekly car payments taken from uber earnings...however, I was only with uber for like 18 days, but if I continue to make weekly payments I could keep the car. Why might I lose the car? Because I couldn't keep up with the full weekly payments. They were about $100/week and I was doing about $60/week...so everything was getting behind. If the lease goes 21 or 28 days without full weekly payments, they can start the repossession process. Of course, during all this time I was calling the lease company near daily and would be on hold something like 20 minutes before giving up with the call. I would also email them and it would take 2-3 days for them to reply back to me...but it was always a stupid automated response and even longer to get a response to that was from a real person.

I borrowed money from my mom, but I'm back in the same position of needing to pay for this week so it doesn't get 21-28 days behind. I'm trying to sell off furniture in storage but people keep flaking on me.

So frustrating.

Today I went back to my first temp agency. They didn't have anything right then in the area I wanted, but they had a 3 day gig. Next week I'll be proctoring an exam. Future lawyers taking the Bar Exam. I wish I was something more, but at $13.50/hour and 10-12 hours a day, this is very much welcome.

That's about everything with me. I know I left stuff out, but I'm on a time crunch – my niece is waiting for me to take her to pick up food. Hopefully next time I update it won't be another 6 months. lol
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::hoodie)
Let me start out by saying, I hate going to the hospital. Going to visit someone who has just had a baby, I'd got no problem with, but for the other...it gets under my skin and creeps me out.

I was with some friends and they went to the hospital for one of their friends who was dying, like last minutes/hours of life, and I was freaking out. I was on the verge of having a panic attack and no one really noticed, which is understandable because their friend was dying. It was like an hour later when they were ready to leave that they noticed I wasn't in the room anymore. So where was I? Outside in the freezing cold, crying because I couldn't tell them and didn't have a way to call my parents to come get me. Even thinking about it now, makes me cry.

Then another time I was at the hospital was when my pastor was dying. Not the one who just died, but the one before him. This pastor either had pancreatic cancer or colon cancer and I think less than 6 months after his diagnosis, he died. I was at the hospital maybe a week before he died, feeling the same way I did the last time I was at the hospital when someone was dying.

Also, all while my other pastor was in the hospital, I never went to visit him. I knew he was dying and that would have probably completely broken me. Lora, Staci and Tina (the pastor's wife) understood. I never mentioned it to them, but I simply told them going to the hospital made me uncomfortable and they took my word at that.

Now for the point of this.

My dad has been having problems with his colon. The doctors have ruled out colon cancer but my dad has an enlarged prostate. Wednesday he's going in for surgery to reduce/shrink/whatever his prostate. The way my mom explained it led me to believe it was going to be like an in and out thing when he had to have his catheter fixed/replaced. But in talking to my dad this morning, he was saying how he didn't know how he was going to feel after the surgery on Wednesday and whether he would be out of the hospital by Friday or Saturday.

Umm what? I didn't ask what he meant by that because all I could think was "would it make me a bad daughter if I chose not to go to the hospital?"

My mom sort of understand my fear/dislike of going to the hospital and by all accounts, there's no reason for me to be worried about my dad dying or anything, but just the thought of going to see him after the surgery freaks me out.

I guess, though, I have a good "excuse" for not being there. It's the final 2 weeks of my classes. We're reviewing for the finals that will be happening the following week and I don't want to miss that.
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Thursday I took a test and got 91%. That's up 10% from test 1.

Today I took a test and got 82%. That's up 2% from test 1.

So you know, I'm feeling really good about these grades. I honestly thought I was going to do poorly because I had reduced study time due to the funeral with the church and then just plain forgetting about the test I had this morning. I told my parents my grades and my dad's response was "you're slipping. that's not going to get you an A." Gee thanks! That's exactly why I don't tell my parents anything and why I HATE that they tell other family members what's going on with me. They want to know, they can ask me. Anyway, that's not what this entry is about.

Tomorrow I have a test. I'm worried about it. Test 1 I got 76%. I already plan on doing extra credit for the class, but I really would like to pass the class with 80-89%. The thing is, the way the instructor does the class. He's basically reading the textbook to us, then when it comes to the test, he tells us what we need to study, but very little of that is actually ON the test.

Compare that to my other instructors. When they tell us "this, this, this, and this is going to be on the test", those things are on the test. I'm so glad I only have this instructor for 1 class!

For my 4th class, we don't have another test until November 6. We already have a study guide, so I can take my time filling that in and should I have any questions, there's plenty of time to ask other students and/or the instructor.

On Wednesday I only have to go to my morning class. The instructor for the afternoon class has an appointment and will be canceling class. Awesome! I'll be back home before noon!
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::brood)
Just found out my Pastor died at 8 am today.

I found out about 30 minutes ago when my dad called to say that he and my mom would be home in a couple of hours.

I'm a bit ticked. I know why Staci or Lora wouldn't have been able to tell me, but my parents called and told everyone else at the church shortly after he passed, but for me, 7 hours go by and I'm told as sort of an afterthought.

Yes, I was in class at 8am, but they could have left a message and I would have gotten it during my break.

Now we're doing a mad dash of schedule shuffling to make sure or weekends are free as we don't know when the funeral is going to be. I think it might be in a couple of weeks, but I'm not sure - it could be longer.
simplyn2deep: (Ocean's 11::Turk Malloy::laugh)
Saturday was my friend's son's 1st birthday party. Holy crap it was hot at the park. But it was a lot of fun watching the little kids run around and what not. More than twice I was asked when I'd be having kids. More than twice I asked "When am I going to find a man worthy enough." It got them to shut up, but a few of the well meaning grandmothers wanted to set me up with their grandsons. Thanks. That's nice of you. I told them to send them to the church to talk to me. lol I'm totally rolling with this. I'm not taking anything seriously. I just give up. It happens, it happens. If it doesn't, then it doesn't.

Today there was a picnic with my mom's side of the family. This time we didn't have to drive 30 miles away as we went to a park about 5 miles from where we live. The rest of the family had to drive to us for a change!

It was an okay time...about as okay a time as I have with this part of the family. Plus I suddenly got a tooth ache. Took 2 extra strength advil. that did nothing but knock me out for 90 mins to 2 hours. Ate some food, then took a ibuprofen. That didn't didn't help much either. I won't have the money to go to the dentist until the beginning of November, and chances are I'll have to have a root canal. I hope that's what needs to be done to fix this problem until I can get the rest of the work done that I know I need.

In other news, my niece Jasmine turns 17 on Friday. I mentioned that Blue Man Group was playing at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday and she was all excited and asked if I could get tickets. I thought hey...that's the weekend before my birthday, so why not kill 2 birthday events at 1 time. So I buy the tickets for the concert ON her birthday, then send her the text message about it. All I got in response was ok. wow. calm down Jasmine! Don't be so excited. It's just Blue Man Group.

This is exactly why I don't do stuff for her. Where's the excitement? Where's the "Thank you auntie!" SOMETHING! I'm also going to buy us something to eat there (just something to snack on), unless she gets money from her mom/dad to spend.

Fuck...I didn't have to do anything for her birthday since I got her the gift card to buy herself new shoes for school (that at least got me a thank you). And I know, giving gifts shouldn't be done to get something in return, but an acknowledgment would be nice.

Anyway. Back to school tomorrow. I hope this week goes by fast. I know tomorrow will as it's my short day. Finished with classes by 11 am.

I need to finish washing. I don't want to be up late tonight.
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::Danny::walking surf board)
There are certain numbers, that when they show up on my caller ID, I sort of freak out, but "OMG, who died?" or "OMG who's sick?"

but this time it was different. My friend called to ask if I wanted to go with her to Menifee to drop off some animals (a chicken and 5 kittens) at her cousin's place. Apparently the cousin was supposed to come down yesterday but the engine on their truck blew, so then today my friend was going to go with her parents, but said parents aren't feeling well...so she called an asked me. Cool!

I get out of being at church! YES!

While I do have a bit of work to do, if I get there early enough, I can get a good chunk of it done before she comes, then we can leave.

It takes about 1.5 hrs to get there, then I figure an hr or so getting the animals situated, lunch, then come home. I should be home by like 3 or 4 pm...which would sort of be like last Sunday with all that I had going on at church.

The downside now, is my lack of writing time. and I'm so close to finishing part 2 of Fair Winds and Following Seas. I don't care if I have to stay up all night, I will post it tonight!

eeps

Jul. 16th, 2013 11:22 pm
simplyn2deep: (Ocean's 11::Turk Malloy::laugh)
cross your fingers folks!

I entered another contest through Transit TV LA and got an email that my answer was correct (Maryland's nickname is "The Old Line State") and I was entered in the pool of correct answers to win tickets to the Hollywood Bowl! This time for 4 tickets! Around this time last year I won 2 tickets to the Hollywood Bowl and my mom and I went for my birthday to see Igudesman & Joo (& More). I posted video of artists DW | LJ | IJ but apparently never did a follow up post. oops But I did have a nice time with my mom. We took a bus there and back so we wouldn't have to drive/pay for parking, our seats were good and it was nice to do something with my mom without dealing with my dad or other people.

Anyway, this time around 4 tickets are up for grabs if I win. There are so many shows I'd like to see but won't be able to due to lack of money.

CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL July 26, 27 and 28
TONY BENNETT August 2
DIANA ROSS August 3
AN EVENING WITH WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY • LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND August 9 and 10
TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS August 16 and 17 (one of my favorite composers)
JOHN WILLIAMS: MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES August 30 and 31
BLUE MAN GROUP September 6 and 7 (Sept. 6 is my niece's birthday and I don't know that if she'd have anything planned with her church/school friends but it's the thought that counts, right? Also, Lora said that she wanted to see them and I mentioned that they were going to be at the Bowl, but she said she didn't want to pay $30 for a ticket *shrugs* her choice, but that's a good price considering tickets in Vegas are twice that much!)
SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC September 21

That's pretty much all the shows I'd want to see from now until September. I haven't looked beyond that because the tickets/passes are only good until a certain date. I may not even be able to pick any of those shows because of date restrictions, but those are my wishes.

So yeah...I find out on Monday via email and tweet if I've won, and about a week or so after that, the passes are mailed out.
simplyn2deep: (me! 07-13-13)
Yesterday a family friend retired* from the US Navy after 30 years of active service. His retirement party/ceremony was held at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyard in Temecula.

*His official retirement date is October 1, 2013 so between now and then he's on an 80 day "vacation"

I didn't take many pictures because I didn't want to run my cell phone battery down, but now I'm wishing I would have taken more of the Winery itself as the location was very beautiful.

Here are some of the pics I did take on our way there and while we were there.

cut for size and number of pics )

Being at the party gave me ideas for the 2nd part of (what was supposed to be) a quick H50 ficlet I started earlier. I hope to have it finished by Sunday night so that I can post it.
simplyn2deep: (Scott Caan::kneel::camera)
First...me in the car on the way to church (no, I'm NOT driving!)



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simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::hoodie)
well, we're back in the apartment. all the furniture has been moved back in as well as the majority of the boxes. I'm taking my time in moving the stuff in my room.

Of course taking my time has bitten me in the ass. Our car is officially dead. the one that couldn't pass smog was sent to the junk yard and my parents got almost $400 for it. Then we had a 2nd car that just had new tires put on, the alternator replaced and some other repairs done on it, when Sunday a head gasket blew and we started leaking oil. Didn't know how bad it was until Sunday afternoon when we were heading up to see family who live about an hour and a half away. We were about 30 minutes from home when my dad noticed the car was smoking. I looked to the back but couldn't see any smoke...however, I saw A LOT of smoke coming from under the hood. We get off a freeway and go a gas station and my dad checks the oil. It's pretty much gone, so he goes to buy 4 quarts from some nearby store. He pours it in, starts up the car, but the car sounds like it's giving up the ghost! My dad pushes the car back and what do you know! nearly 4 quarts of oil on the ground! something BIG under the hood of the car blew. It wasn't safe to drive home. My dad tells me and my mom to take the bus home (he actually told us the wrong direction and we didn't find out until we were to the end of the line!) and 4 hours later, we got home.

Monday when I got home from work, my mom tells me that my dad junked the car. it was going to be $300+ to fix it and they weren't going to put anymore money into the car (they had it for like 6 years and bought it from an auction) and he got $300 for it from another auto junker. I told my mom they didn't need to get anymore cars from the auctions. they only last us 5 or 6 years and don't have a warranty if something goes wrong. I've been telling her for the last 3 or 4 years to check with their banks (they use 3 different banks) about auto loans and get one so they can get a newer used car! Hell, she has a cousin who works for Enterprise car rentals and he's always telling her about those sales, but she keeps deferring to my dad to make the decision. It pisses me off.

I need to check my credit score and speak with someone at my bank to see if it would be possible for me to get an auto loan so that I can get my own car. I really don't want to have to ask my parents to co-sign because then that would mean they would be able to drive it and I'm not about to let my dad anywhere near a car that I buy.

So that's all that's been going on with me...more or less. How are you doing?

seriously

Jan. 20th, 2013 12:05 pm
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::team::red cup)
I feel like I'm so behind in everything.

I'm trying to keep my schedule I had while staying with my sister, but being at the mercy of whenever my parents decide to get the uhaul truck to move furniture back really sucks!

Also, it really sucks that 2 days last week I was stuck home until after 12 pm waiting for the heater repair guy. Thursday he came right at 11 am, worked for an hour and said he'd try to return Friday (if he got the parts he needed) or he'd be back Monday. I tell this to my dad and he tells me, "okay stick around Friday and see if he comes." OMFG! I stayed until after 12 waiting, then I was like screw this! I have work to do! so I left.

I go back to volunteering at the courthouse on Wednesday so I don't know when my parents plan on moving the bulk furniture. If anything, they should get one of those vans and get our damn beds so we don't have to sleep on the floor anymore! It's been 11 days since they've returned and we're still sleeping on the floor! I was expecting to be pretty much moved back in by now!

On the plus, my cat got to come on Friday night. That's been nice. I like that she sleeps in my room now. wonder if that will continue once the furniture is moved back in...

There's a bunch of other stuff going on, but I'm getting worked up just thinking about it to type it up.

New H50 tonight and tomorrow night. I'm so excited!
simplyn2deep: (Scott Caan::cigar::yes)
1. Borrowing my Pastor's car for today and tomorrow.
2. Parents are back.
3. We have keys to the apartment.
4. The apartment has that new apartment smell (aka fresh paint smell)
5. I have blinds in my room. No more sheets for curtains!
6. My room looks much smaller than it was before. that's odd
7. I GET TO SLEEP IN MY ROOM! even though I'll be on the floor.
8. My room will have a Hawaiian/tropical theme to it. Pictures to come much later.
9. We start moving furniture in tomorrow, Friday and Saturday!
10. I have to pick up my stuff from my sister's place as well as some blankets from storage

I think that about sums it up. I need to call the Pastor's wife to inform her of the change in plans and hope it's okay for us to keep the car over night. we'll be without one if not.
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::hoodie)
I wish I could see how the apartment looks now. I want to have some idea of how plain my room is going to be until I can properly decorate.

I still don't know what the general "theme" of my room is going to be. I mean when I was packing up everything for the move, I toyed with the idea of having a tropical/Hawaii Five-0 theme (thanks in part to the "Hawaii Five-0 Survival Bag" that bluedelftbluedelft gave me in July), but I don't have nearly enough "tropical' decorations. I guess that means I'll have to raid some party stores and possibly order some prints from Art.com (a search of Hawaii alone gives me over 1,000 options!)

M & J have been at some church related conference since the day after Christmas and come back today. Yesterday was the family dinner night so I went with my sister (free food so I wouldn't have to cook or order fast food). Holy crap was it an unorganized dinner! They had it semi-catered in that they ordered the dinner from Panda Express and everything else was provided by some of the parents of the youth. Well, my sister was told she was supposed to get the food but she couldn't get a hold of the person who ordered it. She tried calling him 3 times! Then she found out from someone else that the man who ordered it went to get it because it was "too far away" and he didn't want her to "get lost or be late to the dinner". Dinner was supposed to start at 5 but it didn't start until nearly 6 because they were waiting for the guy to come with the food! Then at 7 there was a church service kind of thing. That went until 10. It was supposed to be over at 9 because there was going to be a talent show at 10, but the talent show didn't start until 10:30. J asked my sister (and by extension me) to stay because she was in a drama skit. We had to sit through 3 or 4 acts before my niece's group was up...then we stayed for one more group before leaving at midnight! There went my plan of watching a movie before going to sleep! But I did get Taco Bell and watched the last 10 minutes of Benny Hill before trying to get warm enough to go to sleep.

Today...I don't know what I'm going to do. It's freezing (it's 55 degrees but that's still too cold for me!) and there's a bit I want to do (after holiday shopping) but I don't want to spend hours on the bus dealing with cold and possibly having to stand because there's so many people out using the bus. Also, I don't know if I want Taco Bell or Panda Express for lunch...or if I'll even be able to stop and get lunch (if I get dropped off, there will be no stopping for lunch, sadly).

Small group in church today! 7 counting myself! Last Sunday there was over 50 but that was because the Spanish speaking members came out early. The Pastor had surgery on the 22nd to remove his colon! The surgery went fine but I don't know if he's home or has been moved to an aftercare facility. But with him out, that means his wife is out and so is Lora.

Also, internet is being a bitch. I'm going to write. I got back chapter 19 of But Why Daddy? from my beta, so now I can fret about chapter 20.
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::Christmas)
Came into the office because I needed to post a fic for h50_holidayswaph50_holidayswap and to properly clean out my e-mail.

Now that I've done that, I'm going to get some lunch and head back to my sister's.

My niece (and to a lesser extent my nephew) have been horrible pains and I've gone back and forth about getting them gift cards and it's kind of like the 11th hour, so to speak, for getting them something.

I can't believe I'm going to say this (again), but I will be so glad when my parents come back on Jan 9th! I need my own space (that isn't shared with everyone else)!

I've done more thinking about going back to school. It looks like Cal State Long Beach is only accepting students for certain programs? I don't know. The site was confusing. I should probably go and speak with a counselor or something. I'm also looking at Cal State Dominguez Hills as they have a Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor's Degree program. CSULB and CSUDH are the only universities near me that have Criminal Justice Bachelor's degree programs. Going out of state is an option but it's one that I'm sort of scared to do and NOT succeed at because I'll be so far away from home.

Merry Christmas /\/\/\ Mele Kalikimaka
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::hoodie)
I have 8 days to finish my h50_holidayswaph50_holidayswap fic! It's due on December 24th!

Since I scrapped (sort of) the last 2 fics I had in mind for this, I have a grand total of zero words for this new idea.

Also, I know I was supposed to have contributed twice to [community profile] fannish_advent/fannish_adventfannish_advent, but I just haven't had the motivation. sucks hardcore! But I did download some Polar Express screencaps so I can make some icons and hopefully post them before the comm closes for the season. *crosses fingers*

Anyways...I'm gonna do some writing now.

PS it seems my work internet speed is back to where it should be. I think it slowed down so much because I'd done a lot of downloading. My laptop can't/won't connect to my sister's wireless and she makes a lot of noise when one of her kids asks to use her laptop to type up some school papers, so I'd rather not have that annoyance directed towards me.

right so...

Dec. 5th, 2012 02:50 pm
simplyn2deep: (Hawaii Five 0::team::red cup)
it's like I don't even have the internet...or I have dial-up because I can't download anything and I have to refresh pages a few times before it will load.

UGH!

but at least I'm able to get on at all. I just don't get why I have a slow down all of a sudden!

Maybe I can asked my sister to use her laptop when I get back so that I can do my downloads and clear out my LJ inbox of the messages I'm keeping that have download links.

In a few weeks I'll have something exciting (to me) to post that's sort of fandom related? I don't know, but I'm excited about it.

I went by the apartment. We have a doorbell again! After years of not having one (my dad took it out for some reason), I saw the white button on the outside of the door. I wanted to push it and hope I could hear what it sounds like, but I feel weird going back there. I haven't seen the owner in a few days so I can't tell him that my dad wants him to call him (my dad) bc I don't know if the owner got the note I left last week. So from what I can see from the outside, we have vertical blinds in the kitchen and living room and a new doorbell lol I know know if the carpeting or flooring in the kitchen and bathroom has been replaced. I don't know if the cabinets have been replaced either. I don't even know if there are vertical blinds in the back bedrooms (I hope there are!).

Saturday at 3pm there's an alumni event for my high school. I don't know where or if it's even supposed to happen. The FB page just says it's going to happen on Saturday at 3 pm.

Also on Saturday is masheek2masheek2's birthday party. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do about transportation. I can drive to the park & ride and take the train or drive all the way there, or do public transportation the whole way and call my sister for a pick up. I'd rather not do option 3 because I'm sure she will be tired from spending a good portion of the day at a craft fair. Going to the park & ride would probably be best. It would save me gas and I wouldn't have to worry about feeding a meter in front of the bar or worrying about validating my parking by parking in the structure next to the bar. I have a few days left to decide.

Next Friday is the holiday luncheon for the Legal Aid staff and volunteers. I can't believe I've been volunteering there for 10 months! January 31/February 1, 2013 will be 1 year! I went for the interview on January 31, then started on February 1. I wonder if they will remember...
simplyn2deep: (Ocean's 11::Turk Malloy::laugh)
Saturday night? The football game was great! It rained off and on, but not enough to get soaking wet. DHS (my high school) won! 33-25! Then on the way home I had a driving adventure. I got lost on the way back to my sister's from a football game and had to pull over to pull up the directions on my phone. thank goodness I have a maps app and it gave me simple enough directions to get back to my sister's.

Sunday was church and pretty uneventful. Sunday night, however was different. I'm nearly at my wits end with my niece. She complains about the movies I watch, last night I watched 1.5 Sean Connery Bond movies but stopped the 2nd one because she was complaining so much. So I put on Percy Jackson and the Olympians and that set her off even more...she ended up turning on the other tv in the living room and watching all those animated Sunday night shows on Fox. I wouldn't have had a problem with that if 1) the tv wasn't right near where I was sitting, and 2) I wasn't already watching a movie. I decided I'm taking my movies back to storage. She's lost the privilege to watch them. I also won't be picking her up from school. Her dad pays for her monthly bus pass, she needs to use it. I'm basically not going to do anything else for her unless my sister asks me to.

Then today...oh boy today. I went to do my usual volunteering at the courthouse and I parked in the parking structure...however, before I could get my belongings out of the car, the door closed and it was locked! OMG no! my jacket, purse, keys and cell phone locked in the car! None of the windows were down so I couldn't force it lower to reach in and unlock it. So, what could I do? I went to the courthouse, checked my e-mail for my dad & mom's cell phone number, called them and got the insurance number, then called AAA where I found out that while I may be on their insurance, I'm not on their roadside assistance thingy and my dad would have to call in. GREAT! I call my dad back and he was like "looks like you have a problem..." and suggested I borrow money from someone and take the bus to my sisters, get the other set of keys, get the bus back and get the car. Only prolem with that is the parking structure closes at 5 pm and it's probably take me 2 hours and more than a couple of dollars to get from the courthouse to my sister's place and then I would have to wait for someone to get there (which would have been around 3 or 4 pm) another couple of hours to get back to the courthouse...and that's if the buses are running on time! So, I guess my mom talked him into calling AAA and getting someone to come out and open the door for me because he said to call him back when I finished and he'd call AAA. I managed to do my work, call my dad back, then wait 30 minutes for the guy from AAA to come. He gets the door open in 10 minutes and all is right with the world.

Now I'm in my office trying to get my e-mail sorted and guess what...STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE INTERNET! I'm going to have to call Time Warner tomorrow. Something's going on with the connection, despite everything showing I'm connected. pages shouldn't just not load. I still haven't been able to download like 4 shows!
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::brood)
it seems our letter carrier can see into the apartment and noticed it was vacant so held the mail. I went to 2 post offices before I could get my mail, then I was told I'd have to have the mail forwarded since no one was living at that address. Just great! It looks like with 1 card, the mail for an entire family can be forwarded. I think my sister might have to do her own since her last name is different. Also, while the move is temporary, we don't know when we'll be able to move back in! It could be December 15 or January 1, so what date do I put?!

oh and I dialed the home number, the one we've had for over 20 years, and there's a recording saying the number's been changed to my dad's cell number! So I call that to hear what greeting is given and there's a recording saying his number has been disconnected! what the ever-loving fuck! Who the hell goes on vacation and has their home number forwarded to their cell phone, then manages to get their cell phone number disconnected?! I don't know if we'll be able to get the same number back once we move back in either.

Now I feel like I'm floundering because I have no one I can contact until Monday when my parents get to my brother's place!

My parents could have handled this temporary move so much better. This is ridiculous.
simplyn2deep: (Scott Caan::kneel::camera)
Again from the beginning!

Sunday afternoon I had quite a bit of help packing up. Then my sister had to go and ruin it all by throwing away my dad’s stuff. He told me to go through it and if it was still good to either keep it or give it to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. He told the same thing to my sister, but to her, everything was crap and hadn’t been used in at least 15 years so could be thrown away. ALL OF MY DAD’S PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT WAS THROWN AWAY! I had a mini breakdown at that. She didn’t get why I was so upset. THE STUFF WAS STILL GOOD and could have been donated or sold! Cynthia thought it was funny how I was acting and was making a joke about it. Same for Jasmine. I didn’t get the chance to go through the stuff to see what was still good or not. Just because my sister may have known our father longer, I live with him now and I think I have a pretty good idea that he would have kept his photography stuff, cleaned it up and either donated it or sold it. Sorry, he doesn’t have that chance now. There was totally space in storage for it too!

Monday I went back to the apartment for the last of my things and as I was loading it to the car, the owner came. I’d never introduced myself to him, but since I’m doing stuff on my parents behalf while they are on vacation, I thought it was the right thing to do. So I did that and told him about the big pieces left in the apartment because the dumpster was full and he said he’d take care of it. I didn’t mention that we left quite a bit of broken trash in the garage from when that was crashed into. Then I went to storage, dropped off my stuff and then dropped off the apartment keys with the property management.

Then I came to my office so that Jasmine could type up a paper. OMG she has the attention span of a gnat or something! It took her 2 flippin’ hours to type a 1 page paper! But she finally finished, we went to lunch then back to my sister’s place. Then Marlin can’t harping on wanting to watch tv, so I said I’d set up the tv I brought over. I went to do that but a cable was missing. I thought I had an idea where it was, but when I went back to storage for a 2nd time and spent 2 hours there, I didn’t find it. Stuff is all moved around in storage that I don’t know where to look and it very well could take me 6 weeks to find it. I might just buy a new cable today.

Was able to watch Hawaii Five-0 last night (OMG it was so good! I typed up my running commentary thoughts and posted them), but had to sit through 90210 and Gossip Girl. OMG! I wanted to bang my head against the damn wall!

I’m stupid. I don’t know how to connect my laptop to the wireless connections that are available around my sister’s place. Like my laptop recognizes there are wireless connections available, but it won’t connect to them and they’re unlocked too. So now it looks like I will be coming to my office every day. There are shows to download, movies to download and other online things I need/want/have to do.

Speaking of things I have to do…I need to e-mail my supervisors and let them know I’m available to come back to the clinics for volunteering. I meant to do so last Thursday, but clearly my mind was elsewhere. I don’t even know if I’ve been scheduled for this week because no one emails me the schedule anymore!

I’ve got the rest of the day ahead of me. I’d like to be watching tv, but I also want to be on the internet. I can’t do both though. *sighs*
simplyn2deep: (NWABT::Scott::brood)
But I need to start at the beginning...

On November 7, I posted that I wouldn't be able to post again/be online until Friday, however that wasn't the case.

Wednesday my parents went to get the Uhaul truck and were gone for nearly 6 hours! Why? Not more than 15 minutes after they got the truck, they got into an accident! The brakes went out and when they moved to the left to avoid hitting a car, they still hit the car and big time crunched that car's trunk in! Since this happened after the Uhaul facility closed, they had to call the 1-800 number to get them to contact someone who could bring a replacement truck. Police report was taken, no one was injured, however, they got hone far too late to even begin to move stuff into the truck.

Thursday, we started bright and early at 7 am and loaded the truck. HOLY CRAP! It took us, and by us, I mean, me and my dad, 3 hours to move the bulk of the bookshelves and 2 beds. Then it took another 3 hours for us to unload everything into storage! By the way, it started to rain while we were unloading the truck! I wasn't a happy person at all! That night, when we got back home, had the intention of packing up more of the truck, but that didn't exactly happen. I ended up falling asleep (on my floor with hardly any blankets because they were packed away!) at midnight and my parents were still packing up!

Friday, when technically we should have been done Friday, we still had a corner china cabinet, dining room table (my mom wants to keep), 2 dressers and a bunch of other crap to move, oh and they were still packing! I loaded up the car and told my dad I was going to pick up my friend/cousin Cynthia because she offered to help us move the remaining stuff. I pick up Cynthia and in 3 hours we get more stuff loaded into the truck and car and make another storage run. We should have been able to make 2 runs and get the entire apartment packed and loaded to the truck and to storage before they had to be at the airport, but I think my parents were running on fumes. My dad was not doing anything he needed to do. Finally I told him that we were going to load the last 2 heavy furniture units on the truck, he was going to call Irma (the manager) and see if there was a way I could turn the keys in on Monday) and they he had to wash up and put on fresh clothes so they could leave. My dad called the Uhaul people and worked it out with them for me to return the truck since it was nearing 12 pm and they needed to be at the airport before 130 pm. The Uhaul was left at storage, Cynthia went with us to the airport and my parents made it through everything with minutes to spare! When they got to the gate, they had begun boarding! Cynthia went back to storage with me, and in 30 minutes we had that sucker empty and were taking it back to the Uhaul facility. Here's were more drama happens! We used a quarter tank of gas and my dad was supposed to give me money to fill it back up. He forgot, and that's understandable, and I didn't know how much it was going to take to fill the tank back up. I put in $10 but aparently that did nothing because it was still at 3/4 tank. They charged me, well my mom's card $55 for that! On top of having the truck out 2 days instead of 1. The guy who my parents were dealing with came in and was like "you weren't supposed to charge them for gas because that was the deal I had with them after I took the replacement truck to them on the 7th." Well the card had already been charged and I don't have it since it's my mom's and they're on the other side of the country on vacation. So the manager (who initially charged for the gas!) is going to give us $50-$55 off our next rental.

If we didn't have Cynthia's help, I don't know what would have happened. Irma was nice enough to allow me to keep the keys until Monday ad Cynthia and Chad will be helping me pack the remaining stuff to put into storage. My dad said I could throw a lot of the damaged stuff from the garage away.

I have my fingers crossed that today and tomorrow we can get the stuff packed away and into storage. Irma said she needed the keys at 9 am on Monday, but my dad said I work on Monday so I have to get the keys to her as soon as possible. The apartment will be worked on first thing Monday morning.

My parents are safely on their cruise ship with my Aunt and Uncle. My parents will be out of contact until November 18 when they get to my brother's place.

I'm at work now trying to get some stuff I neglected earlier this week and last week, then I have to wash clothes, pack them in storage and go back to the apartment and finish packing up. I hope I get all this done by Monday!

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