I don't think you want the tear jerker it might be.
- I still don't have a full time, permanent job.
- I still am working my temp job.
- Men are still bastards and ATM should have never been trusted...of course he waited until after meeting my parents at Thanksgiving to show he was still a lying bastard. But he is consistent and lied to them too. Ha!
- Money is still a pinching situation until I can find a real job.
- Unicorn took a job in San Antonio.
And that is just the highlight of why we should never, ever, ever, ever, ever speak of that year again. It is a year that is best forgotten ever existed. It was definitely a learning and growing experience. On the positive side, I really learned who my true friends are and who I can really lean on. I got to go back to school and take classes by way of a grant. My knitting crafts are slowly turning into a business. I was still able to go back for the 20th reunion of the college softball team going to nationals. So there were positives, it's just the negatives were so heavy.
So, a little birdy...ahh cuuzzin, points out I just don't blog enough so I thought I better start blogging again. This year I know I will be better as I will have many positives to share as well as things I am learning along the way.
The homestead will be getting some much needed upgrades by the end of the month. I knew that I was going to need a new roof at some point. For obvious reasons, I needed to wait until money was not so tight. Well, December 29th, mother nature opted to help that cause. A hail and wind storm left part of my privacy fence knocked down. Well, when I went to lean part of the fence back up to keep the fur kids in check, I found some shingles. Yep...as 2015 luck would have it, they were from my house.
One of the neighbors works for a storm company and came out and did a free assessment for me. In looking at it, she said yep, fence has wind damage and roof has hail and wind damage and the window façade also has hail damage. YEAH ME.
Last week, she happily met myself and the insurance adjustor at the house. Well after a lot of white circles on the roof, the insurance adjustor agreed that there was enough damage to warrant a full replacement of the roof. They also agreed to cover 3 of the 9 fence panels. #winning The Storm guard company said that they would work with me so I don't have to pay anything out of pocket, or that would be their goal. #doublewin
Well, then I decided I would call the landlord for the rental next door. Technically because I have the "nice" side of the privacy fence, I should be the one to maintain it. But, you always lose if you don't ask. So, I called and asked if they would like to split the cost of replacing the full fence. As shocked as I was, they indicated that they were beyond happy to share the cost!!! So, now I have gone from needing to pay for 6 fence pickets to having to pay for maybe 20% of the fence. #triplewin
For someone that has been as financially strapped as I have....you have no idea the happy dances I am doing right now. Next step...full time job.....