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Spring Fever April 7, 2011

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Having trouble finding a cheap, big apartment in a safe neighborhood. The one I blogged about last week gave me the creeps driving around it. Most of the ones I found this week have high crime rates. I know it’s a city, but none of the complexes have emailed me back either. Not a good sign.  More looking to be done. Higher standards, lower prices, doesn’t always work out. 😉 Haven’t given up, though. Some say buy a house, it’s cheaper, but we don’t have the employment record or the down payment for that right now, let alone the other fees involved. Some day. 🙂

More interviews for Rich. Keeping fingers and toes all crossed. Still plotting my web take over.

Finished The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for the second time this week. Nearly done with Orc King. Cat sitting for friends, even the angriest cat gets lonely and snuggles. Made friends with a Taiwanese Mountain Dog and a ginger cat on Monday. Both adorable.

Some doc bills paid off with the refund check. Down to four major ones now, one of which is now below 1K. I’ve got a study appointment next week that I’m getting paid to go to. Thanks to Delve.com. Then I’ll be scheduling a paid interview on a new product after that. Yay, for consumer research studies. I may even manage to buy some new summer clothes at the thrift store with the second check.  Yay thrift. 🙂

Okay, enough rambling for now. See you next week. 🙂

March Musings March 31, 2011

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It snowed yesterday and been cold all week. March going out like a lion, hopefully means much better weather next week. It’s Ohio, I don’t figure we’re fully out of snow season until May, but still hoping April is good and warm.

Lots of birthdays the first week of April. My Mom, and two good friends in the first four days. Happy Birthday everyone. 🙂

I was chatting with Rich today about work and how much I appreciated him working a job he hates to keep us afloat, and he commented I was doing the same thing, I just wasn’t getting hours. But that’s not true. I do like my job. I like working at the bookstore. What I don’t like is the pressure from Corporate to meet seemingly unreasonable performance goals. I know the market is tough and we have to make a profit, but ever increasing goals can become unreasonable for anyone.

Rich’s getting more interviews lately, so we’re carefully hopeful. I found a possible new place to live come June, 550 more square feet for $150 less a month. Going to check it out soon, see if it’s too good to be true, or if we’re going to apply.

I continue to fight with my body, and my diet. But I’m doing pretty well. A little Naproxen here and there is far better than what I used to do.  Just wish my elbow would behave.

Occasionally pondering starting a web design business and changing HydyPaige.com or registering another domain for a portfolio of what I can do. I really like WordPress and am pondering taking the time to learn it better and learn Joomla. One thing at a time. That might be my next big project. I work better with deadlines.

So, another month down, 9 more to go. 🙂