October 29, 2015

I Seem to Have Missed a Few Things.

yeah, not posting even weekly will do that. Maybe I should do that. Post once a week since I really don't think my day to day normally has anything to write about. Then when something does happen I'm no longer in the habit of posting.

So, first thing I didn't post. That apt that I told you about months and months ago about? We took it. Or got it depending on how you look at it. So I live between Newark and Elizabeth and Irvinton, I think, in New Jersey now. I feel like posting my address, even though I don't know why. But of course I won't since I'm told it's a bad thing to do. :)

Next, the move was no where near how we thought it might go. It seems my sister down played how much stuff we had to move. Took way longer, and cost at least twice as much as they first told us. But we had to move then so we got extra from mom and I had to run between the home and the new apt, once most of it was packed so I would get here in time to have them put most of the stuff in the correct rooms.

My wardrobe was not one of those things. It was too big and too heavy to come up the stairs. My sister did not believe this until she almost got both of us killed trying to move the movers wrong. We then spent the rest of the night taking it apart and moving it to the second floor in peices. I slept in the living room for about 5 day and was busy for Judy over two weeks putting everything where I thought they should go.

About 6 days after we moved in we got our first house guest. Our brother, on his move from Hawaii to a base in in the Hudson valley, crashed with us for a week. He then left his things here while he and his wife took a two week cross the country trip before he had to report in. His little girl stayed at the in-laws.

She was suppose to stay here, but the land lord never thought to fix the floors of this place and you can hear people walking around above you, never mind a little 3 year old running around and playing.  So after his first complaint, they decided it would be better if she spent time with her grandmother who wanted to spend time with her anyway.

The next few weeks I settled in. Found out the laundromat down the hill was really closed and the closest one was up a hill and 9 blocks away. After a while I printed up my resume. Got decently dressed, and tried to hand them out to managers. Most, like I expected, asked me to fill out the online application after I shook their hand and asked if they had any open positions.

I was about a week into that and waiting to see if I had any luck and got a call back when we entertained our next house guest. It was a co-worker of my sister's. In fact, she was suppose to move with us months earlier, but dragged her feet for months before backing out. She finally had it with where she was living and came to check the apt above us and the commute to work. I was now stuck in an earlier role that t had gotten away from. Babysitting. It was summer, she the child was with me all day and almost all night. They don't return from work until 8:30 - 9:15 pm.

In the beginning, they would walk up the hill 6 blocks to wait for a bus. The 39 actually. Then take that to Newark Penn to take the Path into Manhattan. Then walk about 15-20 mins to the office. If everything worked like clock work, it would take about 45 mins to an hour. In reality it's more like an hour 15 to an hour 30 mins and up.

That is one of the reasons why they started to change buses. Not that it welled with morning traffic jams. The 39 was unreliable at best on most mornings.

So then school started. I picked her up and realized that it was almost not worth the bus ticket, so I started to walk it. I went up the 6 blocks, turned right and walked across a bridge and 3ish blocks before turning right again and walking down a hill for almost 3 blocks to get to her school. I slightly resented doing it. I'm the girl who doesn't want kind remember?

Either way, I saw it as a way to get me out, give a little structure to my day and all that.

Then one rainy day when I was picking her up, a fool of a boy tried to pull off my wig. After I stopped him I should have just walked away, biput id didn't. He was trying to act tough, but ketch his distance as he called me names. When I got to close, he threw a stone at me and it cut my hand. It took a while to heal since had to use my hands. But lucky me, the next week the child's mother managed to get her picked up from the school and brought to the house.

Which I was grateful for since I didn't want to see that kid again, but now I'm just waiting for her to come home and make sure she doesn't break anything and eat something before her mom comes home.

That is the end of part one. Part two should be shorter. :)

October 19, 2015

Hey, it's cold out there

Was out yesterday handing in three applications to dollar tree. It took me hours upon hours.

Got home just after 10 pm. I was cold and hungry and my phone was dead. I fell asleep just after midnight I think. Woke up at 5ish and had something light to eat and two very hot cups of tea.

It's now 8 something for me and I'm going back to sleep again. I ach all over, and outside of my bladder waking me up, I'll most likely stay asleep until about 3pm. I know I'm already coming down with a cold. I was outside in 40 degree weather as I walked over a mile to my house. Later.

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June 27, 2015


You know people say that dreams are there to help in some way? Mine just did.

I sound asleep and in my dream my sister from Canada called me to ask what was going on. I told her nothing, since in my dream, she had just woken me up. Then I said that I just had to empty the bucket. I told her thanks for reminding me, and as I rolled out of bed in my dream, I woke up and went to the bathroom.

I even half wondered why I didn't have my phone in hand as I walked towards the bathroom. Then I realizes, it was a dream.

Around 7:30 or 9 am this morning I woke up to find the bathroom floor wet along with the rug. It, the bucket, that was catching a leak from the toilet over flowed. My sister seemed to have been too out of it to have little more than empty the bucket and put down some paper towels when she found it. I finished cleaning up the mess then went back to bed.

Of, fyi. My mom woke me up then too. In real life. Computer help.

So, thanks to my dream, I saved the floor from getting wet again.😁

Now I'm going back to sleep 😊


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May 18, 2015

Another day

Yawning....just checking in. Sitting on the train to take me back to New York. Went to see an apt. Well the first surprise was that google showed us the wrong house on line and what we doin looked better. It's on the second floor with slightly narrow stairs leading up. It seems like he hasn't had a tenant in a while because a number of the bulbs had to be replaced. Other than that, we had a good amount of space and a pantry. We also get the same internet and tv people there too. The down side is that there is almost nothing around us but houses and empty lots and no washer and dryer.

We walked around looking for a laundromat, and I think we found one, but it was already closed before 10pm. Yeah the ones around us now have last was anywhere between 9 & 10 pm. If they have one at all.

Even with that we would take the place. We just have to see if this other person falls through or not. We will find out tomorrow or Wednesday.

Later. Just pulled in yo Journal Square.

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May 09, 2015

It's over!

It  ky took about 3 hours. Great movie. Don't want to give too much or anything about ay really. Go watch and bring pillows for your ass. 😁

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My old shoes

Every year I rediscover that I own these things. 😁

Trying to get to the moves today, but currently in the bank with my sister.

We are going to see Avengers. 😎 my first movie since I lost my job I'm sure.

I use to go almost every Wednesday once I found it. Who knows what the movie scene will be once we get to jersey.

Ok. Later.

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May 01, 2015

Made it

I broke one of the nose things on my glasses and it took me the whole week to get here.

First he wasn't open or he was but got here after he closed.

But I'm here now and he says that he have to replace both because they come as a set. I would like to say that it's only costing me $5, but I don't know how good that price is. I'm just happy I can pay it.

In other news I passed a black Jewish kid. He was wearing one of those little hats with a Hebrew word on the back of it. Bit after seeing a real female Korean rabbi on tv, he is nearly note worthy.

I only bring him up because I have heard of them being out there, black Jews, but I've never seen one. Well now I have.

Glasses are done. Later. I'll try to pick up phone blogging again. 😊

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March 19, 2015

There Was This Fire...

At 5:30 am on Friday, March 13th, we, or at least I, was awoken by banging on our front door. My sister got to the door while I was just trying to understand what was going on. I don't know who it was other than a male, and he said that we had to get out because there was a fire in the building. I didn't want to take long putting on my sneakers, so I put on my house slippers. This was after I tossed on clothes that I had next to my bed, my bag and coat over that along with hat and scarf, oh, and my phone for some reason.
The bill hasn't been paid, so we don't have service. Either way, I go out with one of my sisters and there is smoke in the hallway, and when we get into the lobby, there is water raining down from the ceiling and through the light there making a pool of dirty water between us and the door. So my shoes couldn't help but get wet.
We were told to go all the way out into the street, so we didn't get to see what was going on and were just cold after standing there for about 15 or so mins. I kept my hands in pockets. At least my feet didn't get as cold a I feared, but they were still cold.
We stood next to the new people that moved in on our level and side. We looked around and saw three fire trucks and four ambulances. Two were at each end of our street. The girl we were standing next too, tried twice to find out how much longer it would be before we could go back in since most of us were cold.
She had no luck the first time. The second time she was in luck and got to go back in. But when she came back the first time she said that they were gutting the apt on the second floor and tossing everything out into the courtyard.
About five or so mins after that is when my other sister and my cousin made it out. They were in there the whole time and my niece, stood with us, and even cried at one point because she didn't see her come out, ran to her when she saw her come out.
She then said that they kept them from coming out because they, the firemen, had started to gut the apt and toss stuff out. So they must have started right after we got out. She, this sister, was the one that started to talk to the lady behind us who had luggage with her, when the girl with us went back to find out about going inside.
They found out that it was her apt that the fire came from. When the girl came back and we saw others going in also, we went in too. The sister and cousin stayed and talked to the girl since they weren't as cold as we were. I held on to the fence and looked down as I walked around the water as we went back in. So I didn't really see the courtyard. I think it's odd that I didn't see anything at the time now.
Phillys got dressed and got ready for work. By now it was close to 7 I think, and she had to be at work early that day. I don't know how long I stayed up, but I think I slept late. smile emoticon
It was a good thing mom had already left for work hours before.
Phillys took all the pics for me with her phone cam. smile emoticon

March 03, 2015


I had something to say, but I took too long to come here and type it up. But let's see what I have rattling around in my head.

One, Lenord Nemoy is gone. That was a shock. My sister showed up just as Access Hollywood started their piece on him. It could have been ET, but I don't remember. I just about never watch them, but I really didn't have anything else to watch at the moment and Something they were talking about caught my attention.

The first thing she says after they finish is that she's said he won't be around for the next Star Trek movie. We had just watched the last one like a day or two before, so I didn't hold it against her, but I was surprised by her comment.

Two, I got my tax... papers, forms, whatever you call it, from SH5. My last job. I didn't expect much, but it seems that they paid me just over 3 grand for the 4 months I worked there, so I had to file this year. BTW, talking about work. Did I tell you about my last interview? I think I did. I'll check the last post to make sure later.

So I had to take my tax paper to my cousin. She has been doing the taxes for my mom and sister for years. I almost went over by her one day, because I had to go out to buy some hand soap from Bath & Body, but it was too cold for me, but as I stood there with one shoe one and one off, I picked up the phone and called to see if she was even home. It just kept ringing and ringing, so I was very happy I didn't go. I left her a message, but she took days to call back. I ended up going by Sunday afternoon. In the snow. In the freaking snow.

I know. It's winter. It's going to snow. My issue is I am really hating winter now. I don't like being cold. At all. I can't seem to get warm for days at a time. I don't even seem to have core temperature anymore. This sucks. The day I'm offered something that will give me a good life in a warm place, I'm out of here. I'm going to miss everything else that makes up my NYC life, but the cold is killing me.

Oh, Three. We don't have cell service. My mom took a few days and had a few taken from her over how cold it was, so she couldn't pay and it got disconnected. I know, the math isn't that great. After all, I'm sure you pay like $125 for your cell service. Ours is more like $230 I think. It was over $300 months and months ago. I changed a few things and got a lower price. She had old features that made it that high. So for plan for 5 people, who all have smart phones, it's not bad. It could be a bit better I know, but there are a few add-ons that I can't get rid of or replace with something better yet. I was helping to pay my part of the bill when I was working, but mom went to Canada, then the days off, and stuff didn't get paid, for a while or completely for months, so now it came back to her and the phones are off until she pays it all off and $50 more to reconnect it. That's just insult to injury.

On the cell phone front, my cousin just got one. The same one who does our taxes. Well, I thought she got a cell phone. Then I found out from my mom that it was a free phone that gives you like 260 minutes of call time. It was Jhodie's and she gave it to her so she could have one. All this time, she never got one. It's a free phone she got from the government through the welfare system I think. Some program. You have to use it like at least twice a month in other to keep it, or they take it from you. It's and old-ish phone. It thinks texting is a gift that it only allows 25 spaces for.

Next update will be computer based. :) I've been up all night and almost all morning updating and installing Ubuntu and Windows 7, so I need to sleep.

Later. :)

January 31, 2015

My Life Ticks By

Well the new year has started.

We haven't moved yet.

In case I haven't talked about it. The sister that I'm sharing my room with wants to move out. She was helping a co-worker apartment shop in NJ and saw some nice affordable places. So she started to think of moving over there. I'm grateful that she just thought that I would go with her. I hope to have better luck looking for work over there.

At some point another co-worker ended up in this move. And she comes with a little girl. So then I was turned into the live in nanny, but at least I would still get my own room. They will be looking for a three bedroom with a living room that can be turned into a bed room. We have lived without one for so long, that it would be odd to have one. I don't think my sister has had a living room since she lift St. Kitts. By the time we get one, if ever, it would be mostly treated like extended space for the kitchen. :)

Either way, we aren't suppose to move until Feb,which is just around the corner. The other girl wants to use her Tax Refund money to pay for her share of the down payment. The real estate people my sister is working with wants to her to sign about the same day that she goes looking, so she isn't going until she has the money and having it line up with some kind of move in date that the land lords have. I'm not all that sure about that part. I just know that when it gets going, a lot of things will happen very quickly.

Which also includes moving my mom from the room she is in, to our now empty one. Both of us don't like her in there just for the junk that my sister has piled up next her bed and around the room in general. I know I'll be in deep pain when those days are over.

Now back in late December, I ended up baby sitting for a few days while the mom worked, but the school was closed and she couldn't get someone to look after the girl on a few days that week. Yes, it's the same girl and co-worker mentioned above. It turns out they live, very, very close to us.

I thought she was eight, but found out that she was five. Five! How am I suppose to relate to a 5 year old? I ended up doing a few of the thing I had already planed to, but a few little things changed and others weren't like how I expected, but amazingly, the girl had fun.

I took her to the museum. I was suppose to show her the houses, but they are currently having a shoes exhibition called 'Killer Heals'. You should swing by if you can. It's there for a few more weeks.

We went through the African exhibition first. She liked the first part better than the last. They had a tower of Buddhas, and we ended up playing a little game in trying to find them from this catalog they had next to the tower. That was one part she liked. I kept running into the issue that she couldn't really read anything. So most of things just went by her. When we reached the shoes thing, she looked at the movies and videos that were bright and moving oddly. I participated with passing conversations on the shoes themselves and took a few pics to send to my friend. Turns out there were no bars in there, but I sent them later.

By the time we sat down to watch a video of how shoes were made, she started to yawn. So we got our stuff and headed home. In the rain. It had to rain that day. In fact, I had to go back and get the umbrella. I wasn't the only one. So it took a while.

The next time she was here I think we made cookies. She liked cracking the eggs, but she was rather dainty about everything else. I'm inclined to believe that it was her age and being unsure, but she didn't jump into playing with messy stuff like I think she would. So a win and a fail at the same time. She helped to make about 5 of each. I was left to do the rest. They didn't turn out like how I expected at all. No, I don't bake. The oatmeal cookies were suppose to be chewy, but they were hard. Not bad, but not chewy at all. The almond butter cookie dough was ... wrong, but they tasted the best. :)

Either way, on the last day I took her back to the museum to see the houses. She seemed to like that and we saw a tree growing up through a piano on the same floor. I also knew that I would be getting the job of looking after her afters school on a regular bases. Then just make sure that I knew I was right, my sister said the co-worker wanted to take the girl out of the after school program and would be asking me if I could look after her. So about a week before my birthday, which was the 12th BTW, I started to pick her up from school about 2:30 and watch her until her mom picker her up. We came up with $50 a week. Was it worth getting La, La, Loopsy stuck in my head?

Well this Monday was the last time I picked her up. Her mother called, well texted, that some family members were in town and they wanted to look after her for a while. How long that will last, I don't know, but if we do move in together, I'm back on call. It felt a little cut off since I was going to take her to the garden so she could play in the snow on Wednesday.

The Thursday before I had an interview with DSW. I got all dressed up and had them dry cleaned too. The same day I thought that it was a very good interview, even if they had me waiting for almost 2 hours, if not over. But as the days went by I saw everything I did wrong. Then I got an e-mailing saying that I wasn't picked. I'm not going to bother looking for work again until I move. What's the point? Maybe I might be able to keep it, or I'll have to quit about a week in? Or they just won't bother hiring me because I'll be changing addresses.

So now what?... nothing. At least nothing off line.