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Outrageously expensive car repair bills are good for the soul July 31, 2014

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Journal entry for Thu Jul 31, 2014

Anyway, today started out well ’cause I got my paycheck.

It got a little rougher when I got a bill for $768 from the car repair place; ’cause that was really a significant hunk of my paycheck.

It was a good thing though, because it forced me to break the dam and finally accept the fact that more debt was necessary.  I just took the money out of my bank’s line of credit, paid off the car bill, refilled my emergency fund, and put some balances in some of my other categories.  This is a tremendous relief.

I also had chocolate almond cereal for dinner, and it’s hard to feel bad with chocolate almond cereal.

Poodles,

~ Steve

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I Killed a Fly! July 29, 2014

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Journal Entry for Tue Jul 29, 2014

Man and rolled up refrigerator model once again conquers nature.  I mortally wounded the fly on one of my rubber coasters, and found him wounded on the floor 5 minutes later.  I delivered the coup-des-grâce and gave her a funeral in the trash.

Of course, if man keeps conquering nature the way he’s been doing it of late, soon the lack of enough nature will conquer man.

Had a wonderful time drinking at Kelly’s Irish Pub with Betsy tonight.  Two Irish whiskeys and some miniature corn dogs.  A decent day over all.

~ Steve

What is this letter ‘p’ doing in the corner of my blog entry thing?

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Journal entry for Mon Jul 28, 2014 July 28, 2014

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Kinda depressed at the moment.  Trying to think of something great that happened today is not easy.

I guess that I was very productive at work.  That’s something.  And my fajita’s came out pretty good tonight.

That’s enough

~ Steve

Journal Entry for Sun Jul 27, 2014 July 27, 2014

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FREAKIN’ YAY!  I finally got it so I can log into WordPress through Firefox!  I had to delete all my cookies, but that’s fine.  I imported my cookies from Chrome anyway, so some were probably screwed up.  I was almost ready to give up on Firefox over this little issue.

Anyway, it’s been a productive day.  Went to church, mowed the lawn (which was miserable, hot work), washed the dishes and dried the towels.  The biggest thing I did was finally work with Camilla’s budget document.  I found a rather major error there.  It was around $400 on the previous document and around $500 on the current.  The spreadsheet was taking from the monthly gross rather than the monthly total after taxes.  It turns out that my regular expenses net me about $74 a month. Not gonna get an apartment with that kind of money.

Well, it was a big to-do item, and that’s out of the way now.

So all in all a good day.

~ Steve

Journal entry for Sat Jul 26, 2014 July 26, 2014

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Didn’t get enough sleep last night, and it kinda reflects a down-ish thing.  Not as hyper as I was.  Just tired.  Ran a 10k tonight, way too sweaty.  Exhausting.  My shirt must have been 2 pounds heavier from the sweat alone.  I got a lot of stuff done, I just can’t remember most of it.

Meh.  This post is kinda a rambling mess.  Better quit while I’m ahead.

~ Steve

Journal Entry for Jul 25, 2014 July 25, 2014

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So far the only thing I can’t do in Firefox is post new messages to this blog, and I haven’t a clue why yet.  Seems like a common problem but all the solutions don’t work.  I’ll get it sooner or later.

Good thing?  I’m able to SL and write AT THE SAME TIME!!  Very little lost in the process.

Other good things?  Polished the sink, swept and mopped the floors, emptied the dishwasher, swish and swiped the bathroom, and worked out a method for cleaning all the microfiber things that need cleaning.  Still have to test that though.

Not too much to complain about today.  Just a good day all round.

I am a touch hungry though.

NANA!

Later,

~ Steve

Journal Entry for Jul 24, 2014 July 24, 2014

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On the good side, I went on a run with 6 members of the Detroit Running Meetup and had a great time.  We ran right through the center of the city.  Well, between Comerica Park and Lions stadium, any way.

On the not so good side, my ex was admitted again for 72 hours observation.  Apparently abusing her pills and alcohol.  She never did that when I was with her.  She’s been in about 6 times so far, and this is the first time where I don’t have to be the one in charge.  Feels … I don’t know how it feels.  It certainly explains her behavior on Facebook.

Late and time for bed.

~ Steve

Journal Entry for Jul 23, 2014 July 23, 2014

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Just a good kind of day.  The furniture arrived for the Admin office today and I’m glad I was there to help.  Julie got a little flustered and I had a few ideas that made things work.  Julie and I make a good team.  She has much better instincts about people and rules than I do.

Stuck to my diet, but it was a challenge this evening.  Sick of chicken, so I had an odd meal of cold cereal and spaghetti with pop corn for desert.  Turned out to fill me up and leave me exactly at the right points for the day.  Had to take two cups out of the popcorn though.

Whatever works, right?

And I’m writing this and Second LIfe-ing at the same time.  \o/

Need to learn to multi-task

Toodles and Noodles

~ Steve

Journal Entry for Jul 22, 2014 July 22, 2014

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Quite a few good things, actually.  They processed Camilla’s dental so quickly that it was ready this morning and it did show her as having insurance by the time she arrived at the dentist.  And then I went to Royal Oak with my choir peeps.  I did good in that I got a salad for dinner, and thought I was doing good my only getting a “two bite” $1.75 dessert.  Problem was that the thing I got was about the size of a Big Mack.  Two bites my ass.  So I went a little overboard there.

Good day otherwise no crises.

~ Steve

Journal Entry for Jul 21, 2014 July 21, 2014

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One of the good things I did today was to actually contact Payroll to try to get Camila’s dental and vision thing worked out.  They are re-establishing her without argument.  So that is good.  It is also good that I contacted Camila to let her know about this, as by lucky chance she happens to have a dental appointment for tomorrow.  Better she knew about the problem beforehand rather than learning it blindly at the time.

She’s not too happy and she’ll have to cancel the appointment until things get straightened out on this end.  Hopefully there will be no cancellation fees involved, but we’ll handle that as we come to it.

It takes 1/2 hour to mow the backyard.

Ni ni,

~ Steve