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Glad it is over

December 26th, 2012 at 06:36 pm

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Iím glad itís finally over. It was a lot of fun, but between my wifeís family and mine, I wanted to drink so that I would black out until today. But I didnít. I love when we set a time for something and then an hour before someone, calls and says nope need to have it 4 hours later. Never mind we started making all the food already. Oh well, crap happens. My sister in law is Vegan so she made a big chunk of the brunch yesterday. Interesting to say the least. I think I am very happy with my meat and potatoes. We did have fun and got some great presents and had some good laughs. I got a state park pass so I am stoked. I love going to the state parks for photography stuff. My brother decided that yesterday we needed to talk about Thanksgiving and Christmas for 2013. I thought to myself you have got to be smoking something, we arenít even done with 2012 yet. But I just bit my tongue.
Today was my first day back to work since last Friday. It was so quiet it was actually nice, and I got a lot of work done. I love those kind of days. My wife told me today that her boss just cut her hours almost in half per week. So needless to say she is going to start looking for something else. I told her to file unemployment for the loss of hours. She doesnít know if she wants to. I love her, but sometimes her feelings about money drive me up the wall. But I love her. Thank God Iím on my happy pills or this might actually stress me out, but we will take this one day at a time like everything else that crops up.
I also decided in the last couple of days that I think I will post my goals on here on my sidebar like other people do. Maybe it will help motivate me. One goal Iíve done well is have not been on Facebook in over a month. I donít miss it at all. I hope to continue to stay off of it for many more months to come.
Ok Iíve rattled enough. Hope everyone has a good night.

Well this is fun

December 20th, 2012 at 05:59 pm

I know that I wanted a white Christmas and everything but this is getting unreal. I have never shoveled a driveway as much as I have today. So this morning we got up at the butt crack of dawn and shoveled. Luckily a neighbor (who I just met today) came over with a snow blower and helped out with our driveway. I have got to get one of those. I had to go to work today. Since the company I work for didnít declare a weather emergency (even though the Governor declared a state of emergency) if I had called in it would have been an occurrence against me. I made it all though way to work and turning into our parking lot did a 180. That was fun. After 4 hours my wife called and said it was getting worse, so I told my boss I was leaving. I donít think she liked it a lot but what are we supposed to do, risk life or injury for a job. I love my job but not that much.

I was able to take a short nap and wrap the rest of the presents in between shoveling the driveway. So I feel like I have accomplished something. I think the plows have GPS in them that tell when someone just finished shoveling the driveway. Three times today, I finish my driveway and the plow comes by and buries the end of our driveway. I think that we are at about 10 or 11 inches so far with more on the way and a nasty wind tonight. Weíve already lost a couple of privacy bushes that snapped because of the weight of the snow. And now it is like plaster on the trees. You have to hit it with a shovel to get it to come off the trees and bushes instead of shaking it. My son made a square snowman. He armed it with a couple of snowballs. Kind of funny looking actually.

Iím sorry this is kind of random and all over the place. I guess Iím having a hard time concentrating. I must have seen something shiny. Have a good night everyone.

Pretty boring

December 18th, 2012 at 06:37 pm

Nothing too much going on these days. I thought I would write a quick update anyway. Tomorrow night we start the winter storm they are expecting, well if it stays the course it is on. They actually say it will be a blizzard by the end of Thursday. They are expecting us to get 14 inches, with winds upwards of 45 mph. We'll find out how the new roof holds up. But that requires we actually get the snow.
Iíve decided Iím not going to open the account at Ally. Like I said I am more than happy to jump thru a few hoops, but the hoops they want me to jump thru isnít worth my time for the extra couple of pennies I would get each month. Maybe, if Capital One messes up ING I will look online again, but for now I will stick with ING.
We havenít heard from the Social Security Agency about the $12,000 they want back from my son. The say he was paid in error. We say no, so we appealed it. We should have heard from now. They only have 30 days to respond and it has been over 30 days since we sent in the paperwork. But what am I talking about, itís the Government. They move at their own glacial pace.
I had to make fudge tonight for a Christmas party tomorrow. Also we didnít get our annual bonus this year and talk is that we arenít going to get them. Apparently, when the company makes bucks they want to give it to the CEOís instead of the employees who made the bucks. Oh well, Iím just happy to have a job. Thatís about all for now.

A little annoyed

December 13th, 2012 at 05:57 pm

I went to open an account on Tuesday morning with Ally bank. I have a couple at ING but donít want to keep all my eggs in one basket. I am the type of person who has a separate account for everything, especially those pesky bills that creep up every 3 or 6 months. Anyway, back to my story, it said that they couldnít complete my request online and that I had to call them. So I called them and spoke to customer service. She was not able to help me. All she could do was take my account out of pended status and send it to the review department. They will call me in 3-5 business days. When I asked what the problem was, she said she doesnít know and that there may not be any problem. Iím all for account verification but to have to call them, just to get my account moved to review status so that they can call me back is a little annoying.
On another topic, I tried to apply for a new credit card just to see what would happen. Iím a firm believer of having at least two credit cards, in case one is stolen or lost, etcÖ but I got the whole we have pended your application. Which in the past means you were not approved. Thatís okay though, I figured it was worth a shot.
Iím done with Christmas shopping. I came in under budget so Iím really happy. That will goto the car repair we just got hit with. The bearings on my wifeís car went out and need to be replaced. That is $700 I wasnít expecting, but thatís why you have emergency fund. But that is about all I got. I will write more later.