Monday, January 25, 2010

It's been a long while

Holy Blogland Batman!!!

It has been a very long time since my last blog entry. I can't even say that I've had a valid reason why. I think mostly it has been because I just didn't want to be writing all the negative things that I have been feeling; and there has been a lot of it.

To make a very long story short, my stepfather moved out and now lives in Washington near my stepsister. Mom and he are in middle of a divorce. I can't say that I'm surprised, but I may still be in shock. He moved out at the end of October.

I am now working graveyard at the hotel. I get 30 hours a week now. This is good because I now can help pay bills. Our house is up for sale, but when our realtor did the caravan with Caldwell Banker, we found that we are asking 40k to much and if we sell the house for what they think it should and would sell for, we would be what is called upside down. That means that we'd still owe money on the loan after close of escrow. It also means that we'd still owe our realtor her fees etc.

So, we are in a pickle. We are trying to make the payments, but it is hard. The payments are more than 2/3rds what mom makes a month and then we still have utilities, gas and food. My little bit that I'm able to give isn't much, but it is something.

I am going to stop here and finish later. I feel like I am getting more negative as I write. I want to be able to stay positive in my writing.

Friday, April 3, 2009


I've thought long and hard about it. I'm not real happy about eblogger. I have used it off and on several times and just found that I didn't like it so much. So, this past week I moved everything over to another site.

The Victorian Brown Coat

I like the controls wordpress has to offer. There is one of my friends in particular who should consider looking into wordpress. She will have to really work at learning the controls in the dashboard, but I think she would like the ability to block certain visitors etc. much better. Anyway, I hope to see all of my readers over at the new site.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

A long week

Well, it is Sunday. I feel like last week still isn't over. It was a long stressful week. I did have one really good day though, I went up to Hayfork with Ted. I took some photos, sad to say it, but the best photo was of an outhouse. Hahaha! If you want to see that pic it is here at Deviant Art.

I also took some pix of the blossoms on out peach trees. They are located here at AC.

I was called into work last Sunday. Found out that my boss had been fired, or rather forced to resign. Uhm... yeah, that's new. So, after 4 weeks of not working, I got to spend 2 hours by myself. Boy, did I have a day.

I didn't get called in at all for the rest of the week, but then I got the new schedule. Now, normally I would have ignored it and just been disappointed, but I found that Ande had 8 days in a row off and I was not scheduled to work any of those. Can I begin to tell you how pissed off I am? Anyway, so I called and made an appointment to meet the new guy. Turns out, he's only going to be there for about a week longer, so there was really nothing he could do for me except pass it on. So, I still don't know if I really have a job or not. It sucks. I've been applying elsewhere, but still no bites.

Yesterday, Saturday I worked a split shift. The first half of my shift was with Lisa. She is such a nice girl. She might be calling me this week to do a photo shoot with her and at least one of her dogs. Anyway, after working 4 hours I drove home. Waited 3 hours and went back to work. I worked with Rick for the second part of my shift. You know, if he wasn't my supervisor, I'd probably really like him. He's a good guy. Anyway, he finally got my password and loggin fixed. Yay! How long have I worked there? Yes, next week will be 8 months.

After work, I was pretty wound up and didn't want to go home. I needed to go sign the clipboard at Winco, so I stopped in there. Ted was working so I waited the 10 minutes for his shift to end. We sat in my car for more than an hour chatting. I found him to be in a good mood, always a good thing. We chatted about my day, his day and our differing cats. It was nice, I wish it could have lasted longer.

We are talking about going camping next month. I hope we can. I like being with him a lot. He's a good person.

To top this all off, mom has been sick all week. Life is bad enough when I get sick, but when she gets sick, it is hell. Anyway, so today I went outside and took some pix of our lilacs since they are blooming. I got some nice shots out of it. I'm going to have to start taking small trips around and about to take pix. I need to have a strong body of work to sell.

If anyone has any ideas for things to take pix of, that you think would sell, please let me know. I'd be happy to scoot out there and take a pic of whatever it is.

Note: I've already taken pix of:
1. Sundial Bridge
2. Shasta Dam
3. Whiskeytown Falls
4. Peach tree blooms
5. 1937 Chevy Pick-up
6. Lilac Blooms
7. My cats

Plan to take pix of:
1. Cascade Theatre with lights on.
2. Kool April Nights car show in April
3. ???