FOR AUGUST 2015
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ending Sunday, August 30th, 2015
new prospects, both I LIKE!
So a couple bits of pieces of news, lol. Number one
I have learned that when you are working with vendors, double
check their work because I am finding they miss every small
detail of every single upgrade. If I go to you to do the upgrade,
you should know what you're doing and what steps are needed
to do it correctly. Now I have to go my boss tomorrow and
explain to him why the upgrade wasn't completed on Saturday
and start all over again. What a PAIN!
on the house deal. I thought I had a house and was ready to
put a down payment down but the stupid builder forgot to add
the PMI in so the total mortgage ended up being far more than
I expected it to be. JERKS! So I took my offer away and found
two other houses I like that are far more affordable, much
bigger and in NICER areas :) SO DEAL WITH THAT! HAHA. So I
have a two offers on two very big houses in Winter Garden
and I cannot wait to close on one or the other.
one of my co-workers left so I have applied for a full time
job with "Da Mouse". Granted my salary would drop
significantly but at least I would be full time. Don't ask
me about free tickets, I will take you off my friends list
for that, HAHA (jk). I don't go in the park anyway but I am
thinking about EPCOT since that has changed so much. I hope
I get the job because I want to stay "settled down"
in Florida and I know that people here need me (and I need
them)! I may hate the weather but you go where God tells you
to go and you don't talk back!
that is a short update for this week. It's been busy and fun.
I just want to get back to work, do a good job, find a nice
home and get things DONE! GOD'S WAY!
a great week!
ending Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
is running OUT!
OK well -- I am about to be out of this town home
in the next two months and have been striving diligently to
find a new place. I want to buy for sure if that is even possible
in Florida. Every place they have shown me (custom/new homes)
are 280k base. When you add in the options you need (lighting,
floors, roof, etc) they end up being 400-450k homes. NO THANK
YOU! I am sorry, Florida is a great state but there are no
homes worth that much IMHO.
no knock on this state by any means. That is just the law
of real estate works in general. If you remember, we had a
real estate implosion in 2007-2011 and I can see that happening
now -- especially here. The outer Orlando area is popping
up homes everywhere -- and many of them are selling or sold.
The funny thing is, some of these houses are approaching California
prices. Given the cost of living here and the salaries, I
am not sure how anyone is going to be able to afford a home
brings me to today's point. I have been looking at houses
left and right and dong the same today. I did talk to my boss
the other day and he said he could work out a deal to work
remote 1-2 days a week. That may work and allow me to move
a bit farther out just to cut down on the commuting time.
The thing I hate most about working isn't my job, it's the
travel time wasted getting to and from work. As my 7th grade
teacher taught me "Every second of your life that passes
you by is time you can never get back". Pretty profound
when you think about it.
good thing is I have God to depend on. Some laugh or scoff
that off at me but honestly, having been to the other side
I know what awaits us all. It's best we get right with God
ASAP or you'll not like what awaits you. I have 100% faith
in God that no matter what happens, He has my best interest
in me. And that's a far better option than me trying to run
things solo as if I can do better than Him. NO WAY!
else is ok. As I always say, work keeps me busy and now I've
been tabbed to play on the Mouse's softball team so looking
forward to that. Should be pretty fun! And yes my special
friend, if you are reading this -- I MISS YOU TOO!!! Can't
wait to see you sometime next week. Maybe you can make it
to the softball game and see me fall flat on my face haha!
a great week and a blessed week at that!
ending Sunday, August 16th, 2015
Call! BOO!!! (But it pays the bills)
So I have (yet again) been on call all this week.
Not as bad as it has been but I still get calls at odd times.
I have to turn my phone on which means other "alerts"
come in. Makes me want to toss my phone against the wall lol.
Can't do that though as that pays the bills.
the work front, I still do not have a 100% answer on if we
can work remote or not. I know my boss said "MAYBE"
a few days but that's not enough. If I were to live more than
30 minutes away I'll just come in. I DESPISE spending my time
driving when I could be working. But that is life and I always
go above and beyond whatever my employer asks me to do.
I really do need to find a church but I really really have
to get my personal life situated. I have to find an "affordable"
house which is my #1 priority (after God of course) and I
have to figure out what is going on with work. I know this
is being posted late but it's been a very very busy day.
is really about it for the week. I know it's short but in
life, when you are super buy and on call, that is how the
ball rolls. Hope you had a great weekend and check in with
ya next week!
ending Sunday, August 9th, 2015
AM WHO I AM! :)
Before I say anything: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! May you
(still) rest in peace!
That is the best self-assessment I can give of me. I know
a lot of people just don't get me, why I behave the way I
do or want to perhaps correlate the way my brain works to
some psychological disorder that happened when I was a child.
I would disagree vehemently with that because the Marine Corps
put my head on straight and I a fantastic mother that taught
me "You are not 1/2 a person if you have access to 1/2
of your parents".
having a father was never a major issue for me. I knew my
mom loved me and that is all I ever needed in my life. The
Marine Corps was my father for more than just a few reasons
and it helped mold me in to how to be a man and how to take
care your family and your friends. And on top of that, my
FATHER is God. Even Jesus said "If it were not so, my
Father would have said so..." or something along those
lines. Anyway, the whole point behind this is people who know
me know that it takes me a long time to change but once I
am fully vested I am all in.
always been that way and will continue to be that way the
rest of my life. I place others before myself but I also like,
value and cherish my personal time as well. When you give
a lot -- sometimes you just have to recharge. I'll get there
on HIS time, not even my own time. That's all I can really
say about that.
looking at houses and in fact, looked a few more today. I'm
just not sure where I will end up as that depends on when
the "announcement" comes out on Thursday. All I
know is I am getting my job done, I am working extra time
(nights/weekends) and I think I have shown them that I am
of value to the company. Once we get that sorted out then
I will know where I need to buy a house. And time is running
out as I have to be out of this place at the end of October
to those who know me, I love you all. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF
YOU! I am far from perfect, but I was made in His image and
He will work magic in me. Trust me on that -- well, trust
ending Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
the "dog days" of summer!
Yes! One more month or two of HOT weather and then
BLAM! Golf course prices will double, lol! But that is Florida
for ya. Things are starting to slow down a bit since I got
back from my FANTASTIC vacation home to San Diego. Man do
I miss that place :) I really had a good time and it was so
fun to hang out with all my friends. That said, I have friends
and family here too.
sure if I mentioned this already but the work culture is going
to change a bit and I am excited about that because there
is a CHANCE that I could start working from home. If that
happens then that will help me decide where I want to buy
a house. I've already been pre-approved for pretty much any
house I want but I also do not want to buy a house that maybe,
if the job changes, I cannot afford. So I am trying to find
something within my budget. I know what I want and it will
probably have to be 1-2 hours from the office.
I DEFINITELY want is a large, screen covered pool! Can we
all say POOL PARTY?! :). Talk about feeling far more blessed
that anyone deserves to be, I'd be first on the list. Sometimes
I wonder -- well, all the time I wonder why God has done so
much for me when I personally know that I deserve nothing
but fire and brimstone. He knows what I do, He knows the plans
He has for me but sometimes I just veer off to the left or
right and even I have to scratch my head wondering what the
heck I was thinking. What I have learned is to NEVER doubt
His plans for you, for me and for this Earth.
else is fine. I got to watch a little WSBK racing (Who knew
Biaggi was going to come in for a few races but actually today
he finished 3rd. Not bad for a 43 year old eh? Just 'coz you
are old doesn't mean you lack skills. Age is a state of mind
-- just keep that body in good shape, work out, eat healthy
and follow God's plan for you and all is good! That does remind
me I have to find a new Church -- though it was great to meet
with one of my Pastor's from Horizon when I was in San Diego.
that is about it for the week. If you have never watched all
"The Venture Bros" seasons, you need to watch them.
HILARIOS! Have a great weekend!