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The Strangest Thing..

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I went to a friend of my mom's house to clean it for him to make extra money this morning. I had no problems with the car on the way there. When I went to leave, I struggled like crazy to get the car to turn into a driveway to turn around. I held up traffic both ways. I finally got the car pulled over to the side of the street and got out to see if maybe I had a flat tire. Nope. The steering got easier but still gave me a little struggle when making a right turn. I stopped at my mother's corner store so she could go in and get some milk. I shut the car off while I waited and called a friend seeking advice. When my mom came out, I started the car back up and it was fine. I did stop at a car repair place to get them to look at it. The guy looked under the hood and told me that I didn't have a power steering pump - everything was electronic. So that means if it does it again I have to take it to a dealership. Whoopie! I'd like to say that it won't happen again and that I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but...a wait and see attitude is all I can take right now. It seems like whenever I get a little ahead money wise, something always happens. I guess I just wasn't meant to be rich!

  
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SLIMLILA 2/26/2012 12:47AM

    Dealership... that usually isn't good (unless you're lucky enough to still have it on warranty)..... My 2003 is still being good to me, don't want to consider having to get a new car until my finances turn around .....

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MOMMA48 2/23/2012 6:32PM

    Good luck, Patty! Cars are costly no matter which way you look at them, but I hope you can keep your costs to a minimum. Hang in there, hun! emoticon

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LASARRE 2/23/2012 2:21PM

    I know exactly how you feel. Good luck. Hope it was just a one time thing :)

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The Weather's Not Cooperating

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I've been working on keeping my schedule up this week. I had an outline for what I wanted to do each day. The weather here in Detroit so far this winter has been pretty fantastic - very little snow has fallen. I was planning on spending some time Thursday, Friday and Saturday going out and working on my Avon business: passing out books, finding new places to leave books, touching base with customers. Mother Nature has other plans for me. The weathermen are predicting a rain/snow mix each day with about 3" of snow falling on Friday. I can deal with the rain a bit, although it is a bit aggravating. But it freezes the roads over at night and makes for cranky mornings. And the snow is definitely going to put a damper on getting out and about.

So, now I have to re-arrange my plans a little. I will get out as much as I can today. Then, I will spend the rest of the week making phone calls, sending emails, and doing projects around the house that I have on the back burner. It's just a little aggravating to me to have to change plans when I really felt that I needed to spend the time on Avon. The three weeks of working had put it on the back burner and I felt it was necessary to kick up the effort that I put into it. Maybe the weathermen will be wrong again...

  
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SLIMLILA 2/26/2012 12:52AM

    We too have had a very light snowfall this winter, but Mother nature made no mistake today, we got over a foot of the white stuff, I spent an hour shoveling.....

How's the job going? I have an interview with another Headhunter on TUesday, but int he meantime, I have been getting calls for AT Home JObs.... I don't know how to tell which are the fakes though!

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Schedule

Monday, February 20, 2012

Today's the day that I try to keep up on the schedule that I started getting used to. I've accomplished a bit already today, but feel that I may be a little behind in my schedule already. Time to pick up the speed!

  


Taxes

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've been doing my own taxes with Turbo Tax for years now. I always think I'm organized when I start out. But it always seems to take so long to do them! I spent a few hours yesterday working on re-organizing some of my information and entering it in and I'm nowhere near done. Then I get to start on my daughter's taxes. Hers should be a breeze after mine. She doesn't have as much information to enter as I do, thank goodness.

  
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BERGBA7 2/20/2012 2:30AM

    I will need to do taxes in 2 different countries this year... I am still in denial and am pushing it away but no one will do them for me. Good luck with yours!
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NANCYBOAT 2/19/2012 7:27AM

    Organizing it is the key - Turbo tax is great. Good luck!

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Jinxed Myself

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I just blogged yesterday morning about how I felt that I was finally getting used to my new schedule. When I got to work, I just started having a hunch that I would soon have the assignment ended. (The lady from the employment agency calling was a clue.) Sure enough, after lunch, the lady that I reported to came up to me and told me that yesterday would unfortunately have to be my last day.

I understand the reasoning completely. After getting the assignment, the office was told that they lost their contract that they had with a major insurance company. The phone calls were fewer and father between each day I worked after getting the news. There was less work for the other workers to do. It makes sense to let the temp go and have them fill in for the receptionist until she gets back. In a couple months, the place will be closing down and I feel sorry for them. At least I knew that this was a temporary job.

Now I get to see how I'm going to do at keeping up the schedule. I was getting things accomplished more than I had been in a long time and would really like to continue this. Using my time wisely, there's no telling how much I can accomplish and what I can become. I'm off and running now.

  
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FLYER99 2/18/2012 9:36AM

    I'm sorry your assignment ended. However, you can manage your time well. It's a matter of priorities and setting yourself a schedule that fits you. Good luck and I know:
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