Apr. 7th, 2008

Weekend and writing

Cut because it's a tad long )

Mar. 17th, 2008

Bad news and good news

Bad news: The heater is making a not-nice new sound, which involves loud rumbling, shaking the floor a bit, then cutting off instead of winding down.

Bad news: I can't do any refinancing until after the house comes off the market in 10 days (not that I'm counting...).

Good news: My brother-in-law works for a company that manufactures and sells state of the art environmentally friendly HVAC systems and will be more than happy to sell me one at cost.

Bad news: The technician to install it won't be certified until April 11.

Good news: The guy's willing to come out tomorrow morning before his 9am job to look at my system and see if there's anything he can do to make it limp for the few more weeks I'll actually need it running.

Good news: Since my house is not selling, the developer I had put a reserve on a plot with is willing to give me my $500 back if I go sign a release form. It only releases my hold on that particular plot - I can still go back and buy a house with them whenever I can.

Feb. 7th, 2008

Next Springkink prompt and some other stuff

Title: Just How Friendly
Rating: R
Warnings: language, M/F sex, implied Xigbar/Xaldin
Word count: 602
Prompt: Crossover: KH/Traditional Fairytales, Xigbar/Xaldin/Rapunzel: Hair Fetish - "I met this chick in a tower. Doesn't get much company and she was friendly. Real friendly."
Link: Here it is on Springkink. I'm not very happy with the wording, but every time I tried to mess with it it got worse, so there you go. :-p

Still have 3 to write, although I started one yesterday before something I ate disagreed with me and I just crashed, mentally. Hopefully I'll be able to finish that one up today.

Since it's the Chinese New Year, I got a free I-Ching reading at Tarot.com, which told me what I pretty much already knew about the house and economy situation. *shrug* No biggie. I'm to the point where I've fallen in love with the house again, it just needs a small bit of very expensive work to be perfect for me for now.

Feb. 4th, 2008

Work review, money, and writing

I don't know when today, but if you can spare me a thought, I'll be getting my review and will be asking for a raise.

I've also got a plan for money issues, since it's pretty obvious the house isn't going to sell. I've done my taxes and will be getting a nice chunk of change back (sold stock at a loss, and all the medical bills). Then there's my bonus in March. And then whatever the government hands out after that. Even if I don't get the raise, I'll go to my bank with numbers and get refinanced. Then I can pay off a credit card and chop it up, get the heating and AC replaced, and get a bigger Craftmatic bed.

Title: Organic
Rating: G
Word count: 532
Prompt: Final Fantasy X-2, Nooj/Gippal/Baralai/Paine: Forgiveness - After Vegnagun "Where do we go from here?"
Posted: Here, unlocked, on Springkink. I am quite proud of this one... it just flowed onto the page.

Jan. 29th, 2008

Evening catch-up

Wrote 355 words for the Springkink prompt. It could be considered finished, but I'll look at it again before I post it. 7 down, 4 to go. Then [info]kinkfest. Then unfinished projects.

Goldeneye is giving me the annoyed look of doom in today's picture.

Gotta make sure the house is spotless in the morning, someone's coming to see it. Wish I could be more enthused about it.

Dec. 31st, 2007

Long catch-up thing

This rambles all over the place...

Under here to spare the flist )

Oct. 16th, 2007

General update

- PT is going well, although I still often feel like my muscles are refusing to behave the way they should. Amy spent 10 minutes trying to turn the rocks in my shoulder and upper arm back into living tissue, and I think she was only half successful. But I went all day yesterday and so far all day today without wanting to take a Lortab for the pain, so I know I'm improving.

- However, I think I'm starting a cold. So I'm taking extra vitamin C and spent $13 on a package of Zircam to make sure it doesn't turn into something nasty. I only have 3 hours of sick leave and 15 or so hours of personal leave left, so I can't waste it on a cold.

- The house is nearly ready to put on the market. If I had a working camera, I'd take pictures. :-p

- Need to be writing. Not writing is bad. Especially since I have massively overdue [info]kinkfest prompts.

Oct. 9th, 2007

Not ignoring everyone

I've just been very stressed over the weekend, dealing with prepping the house for sale stuff, parental stuff, and lingering pain stuff. I have an inbox full of comments to reply to, which I'm making myself do.

BUT, one small thing to share... Marketing came around and took pictures for the new Intranet (which I've been working on), and... well, I actually like it, which is fairly rare. ;-) So, under the cut is a picture of me only a couple hours old.

Picture below, small sized )

Aug. 20th, 2007

Random thoughts

Spent Saturday cleaning house, then had a friend of my mother's who is a real estate agent come over and look at it. Thankfully, there's really not a lot of hard/expensive work to do if I want to get it ready to sell. Mostly painting, some furniture moving, and window decorating. Unless something drastic happens, I can probably have the monstrosity on the market by mid-Fall.

Just have to make enough to cover the mortgage and HELOC, and have enough left over to put a huge down payment on another place so I can keep the mortgage reasonable. *crosses fingers*

Did several things Sunday, including a wafer change that was rather unexpected. :-p I still have an easier time with the adhesives and such than my uncle does, but that doesn't make it pleasant when I have to fiddle with pastes and powders and scissors and crap. But I'm having to change them less often, so I guess I'm doing something right.

I baked cookies! The flour bag has a nice, easy recipe that makes ones that are nearly impossible to screw up. Believe me, I've tried. One batch I forgot to get vanilla extract (I just added more chocolate chips to cover it), and this last time I forgot the baking soda (whoops). Both times they came out quite edible.

I took the cookies and my computer tool kit to the new offices for Project Pet and helped them by setting up four computers. They're planning to drill some holes in some of the desks, and at least one office needs a network jack installed, so I told them to let me or my parents (who are building up the cat rooms) know and I'll come back and finish up.

Then spent the rest of Sunday making Diablo my bitch, and moving into Act 5.

Today I've already called the city's waste water department to come and look and their pipes (again...), there's a lot of gurgling going on (as usual). I also need to try to look up and see if I can remember the name of the orthopedist who looked at my shoulder a couple of years ago, because I've just about taken all the Vicodin Mom let me borrow and I'm still in a LOT of pain. :-p Since I can't have an MRI due to the pacemaker, he'll probably want to do something surgical. :-p Might as well do it now, while I've got the insurance maxxed out. ;-)