Monthly Archives: March 2008

Looking forword to a slow week

I only am scheduled for two shifts this week at the mall, Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, I’ve been lucky lately and haven’t worked a week-end for well over a month, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

My brother has emailed me that he has a PC for me and will coming up for a visit soon and bring it with so that he can set it up and hook it up, ready, set, go, 1,2,3 and all of that.  I guess it will be going onto the dining room table, we never use it to eat on anyway, maybe once a month, if that, we all sit down together.  At least I will be close to the kitchen, bathroom, front and back door, right smack dab in the middle of the house, easily accessible to everyone that is so dependent on me for every single little thing.  Oh my, I sound a bit resentful don’t I?

I hope the weather will be consistent this week, it needs to make up it’s mind if we are going to be hot or cold, wet or dry, I could plan my week a little better if I knew what to expect.  Guess we will find out the old fashioned way, wait and see.

Living in New York City

It seems that if I could pick a city to live in, I would have to pick New York, N.Y., that is only if I didn’t have any children to deal with, unless I was rich and could afford a nanny full-time, now that would be cool.

My friend Nancy, whom I’ve known since Middle School is relocating due to her husband’s (Mike) new job is requiring them to live right in New York City, I am so envious us them.  They have been together for over 10 years, we call them Ken and Barbie because they resemble the doll characters so much.  Both are devoted Catholics and are waiting until they are in their 30’s to start a family, so they can have fun now and save up the money needed to raise their kids the right way, and of course they will be sent to a private Catholic schools in the best neighborhood known around.

So she sends me an email the other week, the subject line being “North Fork real estate properties”, I’m thinking what the heck is this about, getting ready to delete it thinking of course that it was spam, until I noticed who it was from.  Mike’s new firm recommended Prudential’s Douglas Elliman, New York’s largest real estate firm and Nancy was sending me the link to the web-site for me to check out.  Wow, what beautiful scenery and lovely properties to be found in the Big Apple.  Good thing the drive is only about a 5 hour one to get there because they are going to be taking that drive a few times, but being able to do so much right on their PC will be such a time saver and will make it less stressful at a time when stress is at it’s highest – moving time, ugh.

Daughter’s surgery – Part III

That happiness didn’t last that long. Friday morning I woke up feeling nauseous, and had a fever up to 101.5 and had throbbing pain when I moved AT ALL!  I had called the ambulance again, and they took me back to the ER, and that same Doctor that told me if anything like a fever, or unbeatable pain came back, then I should come straight back immediately! So I did,  and that Doctor Scolded me out for being there! He was so ignorant, that he made the impression on me that he was only doing the job for the money, and he didn’t care about his patients. I couldn’t believe it. So after me giving him a mouthful he finally admitted me to a room to myself again, and had care given to me by anyone but him. The next day, the Doctor came in and apologized to me about his attitude, and told me more proper procedures I could take. So I took the best options that were possible, and had chosen to get my second surgery done at the end of this new week. As of right now, I’m still in pain, but not close to what I was in before, and praying to God that he helps me through this time.”

Ms. Jinx – Pack rat

As I said earlier Ms. Jinx has lived in the same house for over sixty years of her life, raised a family of five, divorced her cheating husband in the eighties, has lost two of her children and now has numerous grandchildren coming and going all over the place.

Ms. Jinx is a pack rat, but at least she is orderly about it, boxes and boxes of stuff going way back in time, but it is all sorted, categorized, and labeled which makes the task of downsizing a bit easier.

She has been downsizing for the past couple of years, knowing that the move would come and she even had a few yard sales.  I think she needs to have another one and soon.

Hubby and I have been going over there when we can and help her sort and box and stack and lift and move and store and etc…………..

Ms. Jinx

I have never met a more kinder spirit in a person than our sweet Ms. Jinx, she and my mother have been the best of friends since before I was born.  All of their kids played with one another, husbands socialized nicely with each other, it was a like a wonderful 1950 & 60’s black and white perfect television series.

Ms. Jinx is now in her late 70’s and just recently sold her house that she had lived in for almost 60 of her years, and is moving to Florida.  I will miss being able to stop in for a visit when in the neighborhood almost anytime day or night, Ms. Jinx was almost always at home.  Her eyesight isn’t the best, so she doesn’t like to drive much unless it is really needed, and then she will only drive during the day.

She is too old and her health isn’t the best to drive the long drive all the way to Florida so she is busy packing up a moving van, she will take a taxi to the airport, and is looking into having her car transported for her by a company that offers safe and efficient reliable car transporting services.  It has to be affordable also, otherwise Ms. Jinx wouldn’t dream of spending her money loosely, she is the Queen of Frugalness, one of her many qualities that I received from spending large amounts of time with her.

One of her many sons sent her a link to a company www.nationalautoshipping.com that seems to fit the bill.  She of course sent the link to my mother, who is turn sent to me and it goes on from there to other brothers and sisters to see if anyone has an opinion of any use.

I like that the deliver the vehicle right to your door and that there is no need to deal with a long stressful drive when you can have someone who is licensed and bonded to do it for you.