It’s Monday!


Good morning ya’ll!

Off and running today. I have an important appointment that I need to be at in a few hours. I actually had another post planned but it can wait! I’ll check in later but for now I wanted to wish each and every one of you , a GREAT day! 🙂

~ C

2:16 pm, Friday. Still guarding the power meter! Update


So here I am, on a glorious Friday afternoon and I’m waiting for my lights to get shut off. Tho’ I believe I remember hearing that they don’t do shut-offs on Friday afternoon. I only wish I could be sure. But I heard it somewhere, either in the last 18 months because I have called them plenty, or it could have been the water company. I have called them too. Or maybe it was when I worked in prop. mgmt when I had 100 meters to shepherd. Dunno. But it is a small miracle that I might indulge myself in this afternoon. 🙂 ~ C

If you are willing and financially able to help with this bill of $145.61 ( or any portion of it) it can be paid directly to the service provider.

If you would like to help me, by paying this bill, please email me ASAP at And I will gladly provide you with account information and the customer service number for Duke Energy ( formally Progress-Energy ) .

Alternatively, if by chance I’m DISCONNECTED, you can call Lance Greene at:

Straight Ahead Outreach

~ (Taking Back Your Life) Inc. A Faith Based Mobile Crisis Outreach 727-288-1545

He has my e-bill, and can provide you with the same information.

Thank you ONCE again.

Anything you can possibly do is greatly appreciated!

$20.00 Donation via Pay Pal

Last week Melissa donated $20.00 to us, via our paypal account . It’s a very convenient way to help someone. All you need is receiver’s email address if they have a pay pal account.

I used this donation to buy pet food at Dollar General with PayPal’s new ANYWHERE program which allows purchases at select stores which includes Dollar General. It works sort of like a debit card at the register.

It takes about 10 days to get the payment card, but once you get set up you can make purchases ( even before you get the card) with your cell number and a pass code. It’s really easy and there are no hidden fees.

Thank you so much Melissa. The kitties in particular thank you very much. 🙂

By Comparison, a good weekend


Yes, it was a GOOD weekend.

So far, the final 24-hour Notice to Vacate has not appeared. So my husband goes down to the thrift store every day in hopes of liquidating just a little more of the USED merchandise.

Because we can’t afford to move it or store it for safe keeping. 😦

On Saturday, he sold several lamps (in a lot) for a total of $20. He was also able to sell a used recliner.

Translated, this means that after buying those pesky daily incidentals ( that we used to take for granted ) and putting $10 in the gas tank, he still had $25.00 when he came home Saturday afternoon.

Whooooooohoooooooooooo! I was ecstatic at the prospect of finally being able to do laundry, and I kid you not.

It had been weeks and everything in the house is dirty.

So on Sunday mornning, we loaded up two laundry baskets and headed for the laundromat around the corner from our home.

We filled one of those mega, front loading machines, and did two regular sized loads besides.

And yep that still left several more loads at home to be done but we were grateful that we could do as much as we did.

At the risk of sounding like a whiner face. It sucks not to be able to leave the house, for lack of clean clothes. it had gotten that bad as I have said before.

Most people, can’t imagine… I know I couldn’t before we fell on hard times. But, I think that is part of the problem.

So after we did the laundry, I went back out and was able to buy Sunday’s dinner with what was left.

There was $3.30 left for my husband to start the day with today, which is almost to the penny, where we were last week.

I tell you all this because, this is a vicious cycle of sorts and without help, it’s VERY hard to get out of.

We still have no idea how we are going to get some of the bills paid.

But baby steps, I guess. Today, we have clean laundry.

Have a GREAT Monday!

~ God Bless

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