Saturday, December 31, 2005


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Hope you have a great 2006 - I'm looking forward to a new year, hoping it's a new start on many different topics!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Different position open...

Well, because I didn't get the scheduling position and Doug leaves his spot open in Lead System Control. At first I had the attitude that I wasn't going to put in for it because, well....just because. I was angry and hurt by not getting the scheduler job. But after one of the Lead's suggested to me that I ought to think about it cuz she felt I was one of the more qualified...I gave it some more thought. Today at 3:57pm the email came that the vacancy was posted and if anyone was interested to contact "so 'n so" with resume and availability in the particular week he was going to be doing the interviews. 3 minutes later, he knew of my interest, had my resume and when I was available that particular week. He emailed me back, saying "that was quick (all of 3 minutes!)" and asked how the 17th at 1pm sounded. I emailed back saying it sounded fine! So on January 17th, at 1pm, I will be interviewed for a Lead position. Brief explanation of what the Lead Controller does is monitor the electric system for the entire Consumers Energy territory in Michigan. They have contact with interfaces such as Detroit Edison, MEPCC, MISO...if anyone has heard of those. They have a pretty important job. Anyhow, if I don't get least I interviewed. I'm putting forth the interest. And as I said if I don't get it...well, then I stay where I'm at. Things happen for a reason, although we seldom understand the reason at the time.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

How it turned out..

Well the one thing I was hoping would turn things around didn't. It didn't go badly either. Just was basically postponed til mid-January.

We had heard that a Ford dealership was buying vehicles and putting ppl in new Fords. So we went to check it out since my truck has given me quite a bit of grief since Thanksgiving Day. No luck. Basically found out I got screwed big time by Sundance in Grand Ledge. The same exact truck as mine, we were told was worth over $30,000 when I bought it. Guess we should have done some research. The Ford dealer showed us on his computer that it's really only worth about $18,500. We also found out that we paid for a service contract on the vehicle and yet, they won't stand behind the problems I've had. So I will be writing them in hopes of getting a refund on the contract. It won't be big, but it would be something. Anyhow, because I owe so much on the truck (buying it for more than it was worth and having to roll over part of the previous vehicle loan) I'm basically screwed on getting out of this deal and lowering my payment. It was worth a try anyhow.

But one good thing did happen today. I received, by certified mail, a resolution to a problem that I thought I might have to take to small claims court. I loaned a friend a substantial amount of money because she was in need at the time. I have been trying to get paid back for about 6 months now. I hadn't spoke to her for a least a month, maybe two. I finally decided I was going to do something about the good chunk she still owed me, so I called her. She ended up sending me future dated checks (payment plan) and a payoff date of the remaining balance. This was all done by certified mail...she stated that she knows she has to do as she wrote or I will pursue this in court which the court would find in my favor. I have to respond to her in writing by mail to seal the agreement. And I will. I am pleased I will be paid in full by the end of March. Our friendship on the other hand...most likely won't be saved. A friend doesn't treat you the way she treated me the past few months. It could have been helped. Apparently she didn't want to help it. She claims she doesn't want our friendship to be ruined...but I think she pretty much did that. Anyhow....I'm being paid back - finally.

Let this be...

the day things start turning around for us.


Sunday, December 25, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

It wasn't me

picked for the scheduling position. I found out about 1/2 hr ago. Needless to say, I am extremely disappointed. The person they did pick will do a great job and I will definitely congratulate him but I'm still disappointed. I pretty much feel numb right now. I've been wanting this job for at least, at least, three years if not longer. I have a great work ethic. I have great repoire with the supervisors I would have worked with. It's just a shame.

'nuff said.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Tigger & Fluff

Here is a pic of our two new kitties that I think I mentioned in a previous post.

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Tigger is the grey tiger kitty and obviously the fluffly white one is Fluff. They are finally getting used to the house, the other 2 cats & the dog. I didn't mention that our Peanut, was hit last week while playing outside. Joe was playing fetch with him & Buddy. Joe got Buddy to stop while chasing a squirrel but Peanut wasn't listening & ran into the road and a Road Commission truck hit him. May he rest in peace.

Have a good Sunday. I'm off to bed. Just got home from working 12 hrs.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Interview & eBay

I had my interview today for the scheduling position I had mentioned sometime before in a post. Keep your fingers crossed that I get the job. I should know within a week or two.

I also have some items listed on eBay, if you are at all interested.

Have a great night.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Ok, ok....

I'm here! Toni has gotten after me to post - wanting to make sure I'm alright. And I am alright. I appreciate the concern. Just lots of things going on. Don't really want to bring them out here. Just know I'm here. Some days are good, others suck. But I'm alive and still kickin!

We added 2 new kittens to the family night before last. They were orphaned at our babysitters moms house. They are adorable. If you've seen Shrek 2 with Puss 'N Boots and you have seen his big kitty eyes, that is exactly how the one looks, only he's a grey tiger. The other is a fluffy white kitty with black spots. Both males.

Anyhow, I've posted and I'll try to be better on doing so!