Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I never heard back from whoever that was that called-no phonecall or by mail. It's frustrating that is was probably just a spam phonecall from someplace that I entered a sweepstakes at.

Finally got my Dad moved last week-he was flustered since this is his first move since 1972. I think at one point he was overwhelmed and was thinking he made a mistake. He was sweating all the small stuff like utility switch overs and at one point was so upset he was red in the face that he couldn't find some WD-40.

I don't really care for the place-it wouldn't be something I would want but he seems happy with it. It needs a bit of work, but nothing major.

I spent time that I wasn't helping him working in the yard. I finally got a new mower. The flower bed that Rick made is all filled in. I found some landscape lights and put those in. All the plants are doing good, I have to water constantly since it has been so hot.

There were a few places on the side that were empty and we hadn't bought any plants for. I noticed rick was throwing a bag away with a potato that had eyes growing, so I cut a few off and stuck those in there-they are already 3 inches tall. I think the foliage is pretty and the little yellow flowers will look nice there.

I put a few applications in but haven't heard anything back yet. I will probably go tomorrow and put a few more in.

I hope everyone had a great weekend :)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

What did I win???!!!

I got a call today and missed it, on the answering machine it said:

"This is for Jeff, I am calling because you entered a draw and congratulations you have won a Toyota prize sponsored by ESPN.com, we would like to ask you a few questions."

That was it??!! No name, no number :O He spoke with a heavy Indian accent and had to play it a few times to understand!

I Did some searches on my sweeps boards for expired contests and found a few that I did enter through ESPN where the grand prize is a Toyota-I hope it is one of those!!!

I'll be on pins and needles until I find out!!! Most of the time they will call you and then you will get an affadavit by fedex in the next few days or they call back. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend :)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

what a fun week :O

I finished some more training this monday and tuesday, and by wednesday I went in for my regular schedule, 10pm-7am.

I realized after being there for less than 2 hours that this wasn't the job for me, nor was it the job I was expecting from the way they described it.

I stuck it out til 7am, but by then I was a wreck. I cracked a rib, my arms are bruised from wrist to elbow and I still hurt so bad that I am getting around really slow.

It didn't help any that tuesday night I started getting a sore throat. Today I have the full on body aches, runny nose and a cough to go with it.

I'm going in search of nyquil!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, May 12, 2006


I officially start the new job Monday. These last few days of orientation were not too bad plus we got paid for it. I met a couple of the people that will be working in the same department as me so that was nice, I'll have a few familiar faces in the crowd.

My Dad officially got the house next to my sister, and is packing. My Ex is going to help him put some new carpet in and list the house for sale. I think his next door neighbor wants to buy it-so it will probably sell fast. I still haven't had an opportunity to see the new house.

I woke up to find Rick with a roto-tiller making a flower bed in the front yard up next to the house. It looks nice, we will probably use some extra brick we have lying around to make the border.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

Monday, May 08, 2006

A win, a phone-call and some old friends

I won an IBM Portable 80GB USB 2.0 Hard drive with rescue & recovery (ARV $260.00) today on an instant win from Lenovo.

I had been having a dry spell so I was surprised when the screen popped up and said I won-I was thinking it was one of those small flash hard drives that are around 15 bucks, then I read the rules and was pleasantly surprised. My 2006 total is now $1262.11

Reading my sweepstakes message boards had kept me going, I had seen some postings of some big wins lately like a spa trip to france, a Ford Fusion and one lady won $3121.00 Best Buy gift card on a promotion for Prince's new album 3121.

I got an email from Amazon.com about their price drop policy, apparantly it DOES work. They said:

"We're writing to confirm that we have processed your refund for the above-referenced order. This amount should appear as a credit on your next credit card

So if you order something from them, keep an eye on the price for the next 30 days!

I got a call today and have orientation for the new job starting wednesday through friday so I am guessing I'll start the job the following monday. This job is more physical labor than office work like I am used to. I figured I'll either like it and get into better shape or hate it and not last long! Either way I'm going to approach it with an open mind and give it my best shot.

The barn swallows that have nested on my porch for the last 3 years are back again(or their babies from last year). I was a little worried since another kind of bird had taken over building into their mud type nest with bits of fabric softener sheets and shreded paper. I had gotten so used to seeing them, I was glad when they showed back up-like old friends.

But they barn swallows showed up and tore it all out are showing up everyday building it back into order. They have gotten so used to me and Rick that they won't fly away when we walk out the front door (their nest is only about 2 feet away) but will fly away when other people show up or walk out.

Here is a picture from last year, I haven't taken any new ones yet.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Price drop policy

I found this on the internet about Amazon.com and their price drop policy. The camera I bought last week dropped in price by about $25 bucks, so I inquired about a refund of the difference. That would be nice if it works!

I went to sign papers today for a background check and took a drug test. The lady said they would call me after all that comes back in. I'm still nervous, it's that unknown pit of my stomach nervousness about something new. Looking forward to the extra money, and today while I was waiting I was around some of the employees that knew I had been hired and they were treating me like one of them, including me in the jokes, etc-so that made me feel comfortable.

Here are a few pictures I took today with the new camera of Petey, Randy, Taylor and the Puppy:

You're Hired

I nervously went to the interview today, I think I did a few things right, but I know I did a few things wrong and left the interview feeling like I didn't get the job.

The lady told me she would call me before the day was out to let me know either way.

So I go home, nervous, thinking I'm an idiot for being nervous-either I got the job or I didn't. But I still fret like an idiot!

About the time I was giving up, about 5:15, the lady calls and offers me the job. Then a whole new set of nerves kick in!

I go tomorrow to sign papers for a background check and to take a drug test. I'm not worried about the background check, but having been to a few parties in March where people were "partaking" that runs through my mind.

I have no idea how all that works, but I read it takes 4 weeks to get out of your system. I am pretty sure it has been at least that long.

The hours will be off from Rick's, to where we wouldn't see each very much except on the weekends. He was bummed about that, but I told him he will learn to appreciate me more! He wasn't amused.

I hope everyone is having a great week :)