Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Disappointment Rebuttal Post

This post is an opposite post. It is the opposite of the negative, down-in-the-mouth post where I discussed the many petty disappointments I was encountering a few weeks ago.

Petty disappointment #1 dealt with my (desperate) need of underwear.

My sister (whom we love v much) went to the Sears Outlet store down by Mom's place. I never find anything there that I like, want, or that fits. She found 10 pairs of underwear that fit me! Huzzah! Disappointment rebuttal!

Petty disappoinment #2 dealt with my discouragement in ordering a Kindle.

In steps benevolent blog reader Deb. She very kindheartedly gave me a $200 gift card so that I could purchase said Kindle. Kindle has been purchased, is lovingly cared for, and wholeheartedly enjoyed to the maximum of the battery charge every.single.day. I cannot even begin to describe the joy this fabulous little piece of 21st century technology has brought into my life. Disappointment SCHOOLED!!
Me, at work, with Kindle. I love it. (Don't know why Blogger is making this picture sideways)
Thank you so much, again, Deb, from the bottom of my heart!!!
(I was going to post a picture of me kissing the Kindle in a sweet, I-heart-my-Kindle sort of way, but they all came out a little...uh...creepy. I try really hard to keep the creep factor to a minimum on this blog, so they've all been deleted.)

To top it all off, when I went to pay the storage bill for both my and Sis' storage units - late, again - the owner only charged me a late charge on one of the units instead of both. On purpose. She was so sweet about it!

Sis has been having fits with her mortgage company lately. It's a long story, so I'll just give you the short version. After approximately eleventy-billion tries, she finally got some payment arrangements made for a missed payment that the mortgage company could actually remember making, and then Sis messed it up because she thought the payment was due on the 20th. Guess what? 15th. All of the other times, the mortgage company was to blame; this time, it was her fault. She felt so horrible about it, but she put her big girl panties on and called. She got a very nice lady with an actual brain (not one of those steampunk ones with the metal wind up key sticking out of it) who worked out a deal that not only makes the payments LESS than they were, but also the payments are now due on the 24th instead (which I have put on my Outlook calendar so I can remind her!).


Erm...yes. So, there you have it. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.


To all of my blog readers - thanks for reading my blog. You may have noticed a few new tabs across the top; unfortunately, as of this posting, they are mainly empty right now. But that will change.

Whether you celebrate the holidays or whether they are just another uneventful day on the calendar for you, please take care and be safe. The holiday seasons seem to bring out the best in many, but the stupidity in many others. Watch out for drunk drivers (and for Pete's sake, don't be one!) and people that are willing to shoot you for that last sleeping bag with legs. Have a good time, eat some great food, spend time with people you love, and survive to do it all again next year.



  1. Hi Heather! I am so glad some things are finally going your way! I hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family, both 2-legged and 4-legged.

    Can I ask what the heck you guys have in your storage units, and whether the stuff can it be sold for some much-needed cash? Storage fees are such a huge waste of money.

    Anyway, I am wishing you the best! Take good care.

  2. Hi Betsey! I hope 2014 is a great year for you and yours as well.

    As for the storage units, Sissy's is small and mostly has junk in it, along with seasonal home decor, old toys that we used to have in the house for her grandkids, etc. I would love for her to have a garage sale, but with her work schedule, the weather, and her anxiety of having unknown people in her yard, I don't see one coming any time soon. I keep encouraging her though. My unit has my entire 2-bedriim apartment in it, and I just don't want to sell any of it yet. I keep hoping that one day soon I will once again have my own home. I sold or got rid of a ton of stuff before I moved, but I still have a ton of stuff. Sigh.

    Take care of yourself and watch out for the loonies!


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