Friday, June 30, 2006

Bad Blood

I went out earlier to unwind and have a good time. I ran into some people I hadn't seen in awhile and played pool while we caught up. I lost two games and won one!

In comes my ex's boyfriend/keeper/sponge. (I call him a sponge because they aren't really together, but my ex pays the bills for him and his family). He is a piece of work and cannot stand me. My ex is dealing with my dad in the sale of his house and his boyfriend/keeper/sponge happens to be doing the painting on the house.

When he first came in I didn't know this. He was dressed in paint clothes and I didn't think anything of it. I heard him talking about painting somewhere, and he was making it a point to say how bad it was and how hard he is working. On and on he went about how bad the house was and how hard he was working.

Later, after he left, someone asked me why he was painting my dad's house. Then it clicked about how freaking rude he was being-talking loud to make sure I heard that he was painting a house that was really gross. It is not really gross, it just hadn't been painted in awhile-maybe 4 years ago.

It just floors me how rude people are, not only that but how my dad is being taken advantage of by my ex. I tried to warn him by telling him not to trust him and to stay away from him but he still considers him family for some reason. I doubt he will after he finds out the hard way.

I have heard from mutual friends about how he is getting the reputation of a crook so I guess the only thing that I can take comfort in is "what comes around, goes around".

Until then, I'll just have to shake my head and wonder why people are so cruel.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

If you want something done...

ask a busy person! I heard that years ago in my other life as a Realtor. Someone with too much time on their hands will put stuff off while a busy person will find the time.

I have procrastinated too much lately. I see so much that needs to be done and instead of diving in like I used to, I bog down and do nothing. I noticed Rick does the same thing. I also noticed that if I take the initiative and start doing something, he will usually start up himself.

I finally got a few things done today that I had put off for too long and it energized me. Which is good because I have two vacancies that need some sprucing up. Hopefully it wont take to long to paint and clean them and get them rented.

I finally turned in my booklet application and I was told that I would hear from them soon about the next step. Tomorrow I'm going to research more and turn in other applications instead of putting all of my eggs in one basket.

I cleaned the office from top to bottom today, and I'm eyeing my bookshelves-I want to reorganize the books so I can find stuff easily. I spent 2 months looking for a book, finally gave up that I had loaned it out and then today by accident found it.

I mowed the backyard-we had a lot of rain recently and it looks so nice and lush. All of the new plants are doing well, except one that went into shock-but it is putting on new leaves. The latest one, an oleander, is getting ready to bloom.

Our apple tree and our neighbors apricot tree is full of fruit. I have to rake up the mess every couple of days. The dogs are having a blast eating them.

I hope everyone is having a great week, Jeff

This is amazing, but it makes me feel insignificant

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Will work for food/mortgage payment/credit card bills

I went for the pre-screen today. It was a mini interview and then they handed me another application (25 pages) to fill out. This one is intense-wanting to know my last 15 year history, credit history, family history, etc. They check my credit as well.

It will take a few days to fill out, get a birth certificate, college transcript, and figure out dates etc. After I turn it in, they run a criminal background check and it looks like who ever I put down as references will be subjected to a mini interview about me!

She said it would take about 3-4 weeks after I turn this small book back in to them before I would even get to the regular interview.

The job lead with Rick's sister fizzled. She called this morning and said that her boss was going to probably hire a friend of his wife's.

What struck me as odd was that she told me he asked her yesterday if I was gay. I had met him a few times and while I don't broadcast that I am, I think anyone with gaydar can figure it out.

She told him yes and asked if he had a problem with it, but he said no. I get a feeling that he did have a problem with it, but I'd rather find that out now then later!

I feel so discouraged right now, I was hoping for something at least in the next week-not month. I'm hoping my bad attitude/case of nerves/self pity is just a product of going on hardly any sleep. I tossed and turned last night and when I would get comfortable I would feel too hot, etc. My mind kept wandering about the jobs/bills/etc.

I will have 2 vacancies next month which drops my income for next month by $650. Hopefully I can get those filled fast. I have to spruce them up on top of that so that was weighing on my mind.

I may have to evict the people in the front soon. They had the bright idea to buy their kid an electric guitar and not only are the other renters complaining, but a few of the neighbors. One neighbor has called the police twice after asking politely to turn it down. I don't blame them-that would drive me bonkers. They are also responsible for watering the lawn and they haven't been-the once nice lawn looks horrible.

I hope everyone is having a great week :)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Typing good, filing bad..

I took my clerical test today and overall I did well, but I had no idea they would give a filing test based on some uniform filing method I had never heard of. I bombed that part.

The HR lady was nice and let me take it again, I did a little better but I still don't think it was good enough for a call back-we'll see.

I haven't heard from Rick's sister about that job, I don't think she has given her notice yet.

I got my insurance policy renewal for my car today, it went up almost 65 bucks a month. All over a silly fender bender. My agent said if I take a defensive driving course it would save 10% per year. It upsets me since I have a great driving record and no tickets and the new price is will all of the discounts applied already.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday :)

Update.......I got a call from the place I took the clerical test at earlier and she wants me to come in for a pre-screen tomorrow. Not heard that term before, so I am assuming it is a fancy term for an interview.

Rick's sister talked to her boss about her notice, and mentioned that I was eager and willing to start anytime if he was interested in me as a replacement. He was in between meetings and said he would talk to her about it tomorrow.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Out of the blue

Rick's sister works for a doctor, and is getting ready to give her notice since she found another job. She asked me if I wanted, she would refer me to take her place as office manager. I've met him a few times-he has a dry sense of humor and is kinda quirky but it would pay well and I would get out at noon on fridays. I said "I'll take it!!!"

So hopefully that will be a good job lead-not getting my hopes up too much, but maybe! Hopefully by this time next week I'll be employed and not bankrupt!!!

I won a few things this weekend-a pizza, a few tshirts, 2 movie tickets, a stopwatch, a haircut, a backpack and a customizable mousepad from Kodak. I got the Mp3 player in that I had won a few weeks ago. Still waiting on a big one :O

Hope everyone had a good weekend :)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Broke Broke Broke

This is the worst shape I have been in a long time-I have a bit more rental money coming in tomorrow hopefully. I haven't had anything shut off yet, if I don't get a job soon it may come to that :O Does anyone still give money for blood??!!

I have a typing test monday for the job that I applied for, so hopefully I can do good on that. I'm going to take some online typing tests to brush up. I suck at the numeric keypad and I have no idea how I can do at a voice dictation machine if they spring that on me.

I called a few places I applied for and haven't heard back from just to see if they like someone who does that sort of thing. Both places only had a choice to leave a message so I put on my cheery professional voice and left a message.

I hope everyone is having a great week and that it's not in the 100's like it is here!

P.S. Date Movie was the WORST movie I have ever seen! I laughed a few times, but the remainder of the movie was spent either grossed out, rolling my eyes, or embarrassed for the actors!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Adventures with Gramps

Rick did something to his neck last week while working out and can hardly move his head still-this is in addition to his bone spur in his foot causing trouble for the last month. He will be 49 this year so, to him, this is evidence that he old and falling apart. Plus his son and his girlfriend are due this time next month with his grandchild-so now he is old, falling apart and a gramps in his head.

I finally talked him into going to the doctor about his foot but he won't go for his neck yet. He is scared of the idea of a chiropracter and worried about what a doctor will do. So far they have just called in some kind of muscle relaxer that isn't helping much.

I'm taking an application in tomorrow for a job that my friend had told me about. I was applying online yesterday in .pdf format and had got all the way to the end when we had this huge thundershower. I went to go watch and it started hailing, then the electricity blinked for a second and shut everything off. I lost the application and had to start over!

I bought some more perennial flowering plants for my flowerbeds, and a huge oleander for a bare spot on the side of the house. So far everything has taken except for a spirea that is loosing leaves and looking sickly.

Rick and I spent Saturday cleaning out our shed. It had got bad. Just about the time we had everything out on the back lawn, we get a small shower. It lasted just long enough to get everything wet and muddy! It was still nice to get all these showers the last few days.

I hope everyone is having a great week :)

Monday, June 05, 2006

working around the house

I haven't been up to much except getting the yard in order. It is looking pretty good, all of the plants except one have been settling in.

The yard is greening up-sitting on the patio and getting a nice breeze filled with elderberry blooms and wisteria was a nice reward this evening. I woke up this morning and found these on a new plant:



I ran into a good friend this weekend that I hadn't seen in a long time and while chatting I mentioned looking for a job. It turns out that she is in charge of hiring for 2 some positions and told me to that they will be posting soon and that from my qualifications she would love to have me.

I have to wait a few weeks, but I was excited about the prospect-they both way very well and would be something I would love to do. Keeping my fingers crossed!

My dad finally got all settled in and now has told me that he is regretting the move on a few levels. I had told him all the way til the end that we could stop the move but he wanted to go through with it. I think it is a few things that are annoying-the screwy phone line, the leaky freon line, trying to get situation and he still hasn't found a few things that were packed in the wrong boxes or lost.

I hope everyone had a great monday :)