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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday. And it's been a different one. Not a lot to do at work today. But my boss did take me and the other boss out for lunch. I had Chinese Minced Beef Fried rice. It was a freaking HEAPING plate! But I did well. I ate some and 2/3 of it going home. Score one for me! emoticon

On the other hand, I missed my lunch workout. So that's like a non score one for me. Does that make me even for the day? emoticon

Today was also our Cash Bonus day at work. I got just enough to pay the prop taxes on the condo in Oregon. With maybe $100 or so left over. And it looks like we'll need that if we race next week. The sponsor thing came though with only #300. But we're thankful for it. Now we'll look at where we are money wise and prep wise to decide if we go or not. emoticon

I'm still working on both my WIPs. Today though I jumped off the main story and I'm working on the first love/sex scene. It just kind of popped into my head. So I need to get it down or I'll forget it. It looks like it'll be 1000 words or so and just a FYI...one really shouldn't write THAT kind of scene at work! Just saying!! emoticon

SO I guess that's be it for now. Hubby was talking about meeting me over here on my work side of town (for those of you in Vegas..that's near the 215 and Buffalo, he's coming from Sahara and Nellis). We'll pick up the tablet that went in for repair and then grab dinner.

Anyway...have a great rest of your Friday!!

Oh yeah..the love scene will up at my ProBoard site when I get it done. emoticon

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CALENSARIEL 11/14/2014 9:35PM

    Glad things were a little slower for you today. You deserved a day with not much to do! You've been working over time. Even if it WAS on stuff at home. Hugs, Calen~

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Of all kinds. I have a real one tonight, still fighting with the insurance adjuster, hubby is being a bit hard headed, and I'm beat. emoticon

I think the real headache comes from just totally losing when I got home tonight. I'm dealing with all this insurance stuff, working 10 hrs (true it's only day 2 of that) on about 4 hrs of sleep, worrying about our finances, etc. I've been trying to be strong and break down but tonight it just happened. I wanted to talk about what I was doing with the claim, hubby just said what ever you do is fine. HA !! Famous last words!! Just as sure as it's almost Thanksgiving, he would have been unhappy with what I ended up doing. So I ended up crying. Hubby was confused, he thought I was upset with him. Well in a small way I was. But it's more the stress of the whole mess. I just needed to destress and crying did that mostly. emoticon

As for the insurance thing. We're down to just not agreeing about one laptop. The laptop in question was $640 when we bought it in 2011. Our insurance policy is 100% replacement, no deprecation. Hubby talked to the adjuster and asked if we could buy some replacement items before right away. She said no problem. So we did. Including a replacement for the $640 laptop. Hubby than emailed adjuster sending the receipts for what we bought and asked her to look what he sent over and be sure it was acceptable replacement. She dais sure...everything looked good. Well...not so much. Now she's priced out her idea of a replacement, a discontinued model for $430. Hubby spent $800 for the one he bought. We don't expect them to cover the $200 difference, but doesn't 100% replacement mean that they cover the original laptop cost? Anyway...I'm going to suggest the adjuster send us a check for everything but the disputed laptop. Everything else on the list is OK. One thing the adjuster doesn't know, the owner of her company is coming to visit our insurance agent this week. On topic will be how they are (the adjuster) is handling us. emoticon

Hubby has it in his head that we're "losing" money on this deal because I didn't ask for reimbursement for 3 protection plans. I've tried to explain to him...two were expired and one we did get a prorated refund on. We have one that I did turn in. He just doesn't understand sometimes. emoticon

So now I'm beat. I'll head off to bed in a bit. So that was MY day. All I can say now it TGIF tomorrow!

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GOLDENRODFARM 11/14/2014 2:30AM

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CALENSARIEL 11/14/2014 1:15AM

    Glad you broke down and had a good cry. Do you feel better, or are you still getting teary all the time? That's so bizarre that they'd fight with you guys over that one thing. Hope the boss boots her out the door! Hugs, girlfriend. Calen~ (Mark and Amy are coming over to watch Randy in some race this weekend. Wish we could have come.)

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So I Want To Be A Writer...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I now have a "presence" on the web for my writing efforts. I asked my mentor (hey Calen!!) for suggestions and she pointed me to ProBoards. I set my board up last night and it was approved for listing on the sites directory today. You can find me at:


You'll find snippets of my novels (yeah...I started a second one...more of a novella), some writing humor, some old poems I wrote back in the late 90's/ early 2000's. And a place where I hope to get some constructive criticisms on my writing. Feel free to take a look. drop by and leave me few words of wisdom! emoticon

Eating was good yesterday and so far today too. So I'm happy about that. Did my work out today. I'm reading "Kiss of Christmas Magic: 20 Paranormal Holiday Tales of Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Elves, Witches, Dragons, Fey, Ghosts, and More". The first story was Caribou's Gift , about a Caribou shifter in Alaska. Boy...did that dude have a RACK!! emoticon It was by a fave Author of mine Eve Langlais. Love her books! Next up is Mandy M. Roth, another fave of mine, with Hunted Holidays. I'll read that one tomorrow while working out. (yeah right...it'll be read before bedtime tonight! emoticon ) Hot Stuff! emoticon

SO I guess that'll do it for today. I don't want to bring this blog (or me down) with any insurance stuff today.

So have a good rest of your Hump Day and see you tomorrow!

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CALENSARIEL 11/13/2014 12:43AM

    I think the site is going to work great for you. Hugs, Calen~

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AUDISP 11/12/2014 8:16PM

    Good for you

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ICEDEMETER 11/12/2014 8:07PM

Thanks! I've bookmarked the page (I've still got that first chapter stuck in my head - MUST. KNOW. MORE!)

I won't get a chance to look at it for a couple of days, but I'm looking forward to it first break I get.

Hope the rest of your week goes great (and you don't have to do terrible things to insurance people - even though they deserve it).

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JLAMING263 11/12/2014 8:02PM

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As much as I'm glad Monday is over, today seems like an extension of Monday. I'm tried (even though I got at least 6 hrs of sleep last night!), feeling a bit cranky (insurance stuff is still a headache), and I just want to go home, get in my warm jammies, get into bed with the covers over my head and sleep. But will I? Nope....I'll drive home, feed the cats, cook dinner, watch NCIS and then Agents of SHIELD and hopefully work on my WIP (both of them maybe!). At least that's the plan. We all KNOW how THAT goes right? emoticon

Hubby has been off work since Fri (he's always off Friday, two days of the weekend, he took vaca yesterday, and today is a Holiday for him) and I'll be glad to see him go back! Oh I love the man a lot but sometimes (and this is a MAN thing girls!) guys can be SO needy! emoticon

Eating was good all day yesterday! So far today it's good too. I made it to the gym (didn't get the best calories burn though) for 60 mins. I'm not sure what dinner is tonight, I'll drag something out of the freezer! emoticon

I'd post an excerpt from Rose's Thorn but Spark wouldn't like some the rather salty language in it. But I may try! Rose's Thorn will be a novella off shoot from my main WIP. emoticon

Oh what the heck..lets give it a try!

Rose's Thorn

Theo Blackthorn sat behind the steering wheel of the black Ford cargo van, absently tapping on the wheel with one hand. He reached up with his other hand to brush is black shaggy hair off his neck. God I need a hair cut, he thought. Looking in the rear view mirror, he watched the two thick necked, dimwitted thugs in the back of the van check the box setting between them. The two could have been brothers, bald heads, shiny heads, poorly healed broken noses and matching tattoos. How he had gotten stuck with Frick and Frack he had no idea. All he knew for sure was that the guy who was suppose to do the driving hadn’t shown up for work this morning. Just my bad luck to have been late coming in today, he mused Damn that long line at the Starbucks .

“Yo dude” a nasally voice interrupted his train of thought. “You still with us? The mark is comin’ down the sidewalk now.”

“Does he even know what to do?” Snickered the second man, voice horse. Turning slightly in his seat, Theo narrowed his eyes at the tone of the two twits in the back.

“What I DO” Theo snarled back at Frack “is keep the means of transportation in working order for you fu*ktards. I wasn’t hired to play chauffeur for-”

“Did he just call us fu*ktards, Wallace?” Frack asked as he looked at Frick.

“Yeah he did Francis.” Frick…Wallace…answered in a growl. He glared at Theo for a minute. “Whadda you think Francis, we should maybe hurt him?” The box setting on the floor of the van chirped, drawing the attention of all three men.

I really need a place to post this stuff for feedback!

PS...yeah...I had to "edit" a word in the above excerpt. emoticon

OK...so I'm going to take off now. See you all tomorrow!

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CALENSARIEL 11/11/2014 8:49PM

    I'll be thinking of you tonight while we're watching the same shows! Hang in there! Hugs, Calen~

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A Very Strong Dislaike Of The Day We Call Monday

Monday, November 10, 2014

In other words...I hate Mondays! emoticon

On Sat we had a nice visit with our Insurance agent. He understood what we were saying about the claims adjuster and low balling us on replacement value. So he was going to have our claim escalated. Well lo and behold...the same adjuster called again this morning. All pissy over the fact that we had the nerve to talk to our Insurance agent about all this! She told me HE can't change what SHE decides we get. And that we shouldn't have gone to see him. Really? Nope...no way is she getting away with that! I had none of the paper work with me for this, but she insisted on talking about...and over me. Not letting get a word in edge wise. She is going to call me tomorrow to get this all taken care of. She accused us of buying upgraded items from what was stolen. Well...DUH! One laptop was bought in 2005 (tech doesn't stay the same in a yr much less that many yrs!) What cost $600 then cost $300 now. But she found something she deemed comparable at Sears she said. I told her we don't buy that kind of stuff from online (where prices are cheaper, but you never know what you going to really get). She says oh no..this is at Sears IN STORE. I checked and nope....you can PICK IT UP in store, but it has to be ordered on line. Well guess what? I called our Insurance agent as soon as I was done talking to her. He's out of the office until Wed, but the guy there told me do not talk to her. That what she said about NOT talking to our agent was unprofessional. I'm SO over dealing with this! emoticon

But the cops did call today. Some guy tried to pawn two laptops and two Xbox's. One of each is ours! We'll go Wed and identify the laptop (and grab some data off of it) and the XBox. The way it works here in NV, you can pawn this kind of stuff but you don't get your money until after a 2 week waiting period. Just for the reason that it could (and WAS) stolen! emoticon

We had dinner with some racing friends last night. There's a big race the weekend of the 20th. They really wants us to race but we just can't do that, what with hubby's job thing and the theft. So they went our and got us a sponsor for this one event (it's their sponsor too). So if this deal goes though, we'll be racing one race this year. Hubby really needs this. emoticon

Eating was so so over the weekend. My weight is WAY up there. I'm back in the gym starting this week. Hope that helps some! emoticon

SO that's it for me. Have a great rest of Monday!

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CALENSARIEL 11/11/2014 12:21AM

    Wow! It's good to know the cops are actually staying on top this thing. That must have felt good to get that call. What a nightmare with the insurance lady, though. Stand your ground, girl! Hugs, Calen~

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LJCANNON 11/10/2014 11:51PM

    emoticon So sorry about the Unprofessional Behaviour. Will keep my Fingers and Toes crossed that your DH gets to race.

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