Monthly Archive: March 2015

Quick Change

Well, I looked online yesterday for DSP jobs in Morristown, and found a company with many houses in Jefferson City, which is even closer (and closer to Dandridge). I jotted off a quick email. Less than an hour, I received a response that they were having a Job Fair in Morristown today (9 to Noon). So I pried my sorry ass out of bed early to get there… and wound up being hired!

I’m looking forward to the time I can move to Dandridge. Right now the drive is about 7 miles longer than my current drive. But I need relief from the way my guys are stressing me out… and RHA is willing to keep me on as needed, if I need any extra hours.

Hugs,
Me

Weekend Update

I had a great weekend. On Saturday, I discovered some stuff in Bean Station and drove around there and other parts of Grainger County and looked at a house in Luttrell. On Sunday, I got to spend the day with my two favorite people, Aunty Em and Faucon, including some good spiritual time. Hope the energy raised carries me through the coming week — work is not getting better.

New Phone

Oh, the promises that are not kept. I got a new phone (slower, but with SD card slot, HD cable slot, keyboard and 4G LTE, none of which my previous phone had). I was told it would be no problem keeping my old number. Well, “no problem” doesn’t mean what it used to, I guess. I would have to lose phone service for 1-3 days while making the change, and they wouldn’t even start it unless I had another number for them to call for verification; further, my phone had already activated itself, so now they can’t do it at all. At least that’s what they said. The good news is the plan, which is only $35/mo ($50 if I need more data).

So I have a new phone number. Call, write, email, or text me if you need it.

Hugs,
Me

Small Victories

When I’m wallowing in pity, I always seem to forget that at least I’m still around to wallow. I may only get paid every two weeks, but every day I work is another day closer to being out of debt and will count toward the paycheck which will get me there. Autism isn’t fun, depression isn’t fun, loneliness isn’t fun, but dying would end all the chances at future fun.

So. This month I get rid of two complete debts. One is already gone, the other is scheduled to die on Friday. Next month I get rid of one more. Then I have to work harder to keep my credit current and going backwards with my three remaining accounts, all three of which should have zero debt balances in 6 months (one of which will go away forever, and I’ll contemplate the other’s future at a later date).

Still keeping up on that New Years’ Resolution. Making almost as good as perfect progress and much better than expected progress.

Hugs,
Me

Kid Fears

I had two triggers yesterday, one while at work (working alone, which I shouldn’t be doing, brought up insecurities of not being trusted to take care of other kids when I was younger), one after work (going to a party at a club and being the first one there, wondering whether I was at the right place, and then the memory, perhaps a false one, of being told the party was one place and they told everyone else another place. But it’s OK. I know how to help myself, just have to remember to do it. So I’m marshalling my friends and readers and whomever to pass me some energy so I can use it to remember how to deal with this stuff effectively and DO IT.

 

Hugs,

Me

Work Threshhold

I’m getting close to my 2-year recertifications at work. This is not quite scary, except I do have to pass the classes. I have had three jobs in my many years which lasted 2 years or more. Not one lasted more than 3 months beyond that point, so I am getting scared on that… I need this job, and they seem to need me. I have three online courses to complete by sometime in April, and then some IRL classes.

The debt reduction is going a little bit more slowly than hoped but it’s going.

Hugs,
Me