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here's that update

So...let me guess...it's time for an update from me.

Thanksgiving was decent. Went to the Sotelo's like 2 years ago/ This time there was 8 of us. Last time there was closer to 14 or 15. Christmas was also okay. Christmas Eve, we went back to the Sotelo's and Christmas Day we went to John and Colleen. Lora spent a ton of money on me. I would feel bad about it, but she told me, when we were out Christmas shopping, that she promised my mom to help me as much as possible since my mom was moving across the country. Oh that's great to know considering about a month after my mom moved, she wouldn't return any of my calls or text messages and that was why I had to move in with my sister! Now she's all about buying my clothes I need to update my wardrobe and making sure Kim and I aren't without food because my EBT was canceled at the end of the year (but that's another story I'll get into in a bit). But whatever. Like I said, I would feel bad about her spending a lot of money on me, but I don't.

I'm 99% set up as Kim's caregiver with IHSS. Thursday I go for an orientation and to set up my w-2 info. I was hoping that Kim would qualify for at least 50 hours a month, but they only have her 48 hrs and 2 mins. I'm kind of salty at how low the hours are, but at least I don't have to pay rent to anyone so I can keep up with my personal bills and start paying my mom back for money she's given me over the last 2 or 3 years. Anyway...the pay is minimum wage and I'll get paid every 2 weeks plus the backpay from when I started caring for Kim on October 16.

My EBT was canceled at the end of the year because I was honest and said that I'm in school and working, but not getting paid by the county because they're taking their sweet time. So what does that mean for me? I'm stuck with no way to get food because Kim lives on a fixed income - she barely has enough for rent and utilities and $45 left over. Groceries run about $50 every 2 weeks. So the EBT people said if I'm in school, I need to be working 20 hours and getting minimum wage. I appealed that. They cut me off without a way to get food, and yes, I'm surrounded by kind people who have taken me grocery shopping, but the county dropped the ball on this. Like...oh, you're in school so you must have a way to pay for that, so that means you have money for food. IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT! Now I'm waiting for when I'll get to have my actual appeal date and then more waiting for them to determine if when they'll give me money for groceries. I just want something to cover me until I start getting paid from IHSS.

Finished the semester on December 15. Two B's and a D. Unfortunately I have to make up the class I got a D in because it's my lower level math and I need that to go on to the next level...and eventually transfer for my Bachelor's degree. Spring semester at LBCC starts on Feb 5 and I'll be taking 4 classes - 2 online and 2 in person on Mondays and Wednesdays.

I'm back into choir at church. I'm teaching Sunday school for the 8-10-year-olds twice a year (2-three month sections) and teach children's church once a month. I'm all for being more involved...to a certain extent.

Now it's time for lunch. I'm trying to get Kim on a steady eating habit but she sometimes takes this literally...like she ate breakfast at 10:20 am, so she can't eat lunch before 2:20 pm because that's 4 hours. It's frustrating, but she's eating regularly, and that's better than before.

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let's jump right into this

On October 16 I moved out of my sister's apartment and into a senior apartment to care for an elderly member of my church.

Back in September she fell and wasn't found for 2 days. Thankfully nothing was wrong with her other than being severely malnourished and dehydrated and some bruises. She stayed in the hospital for 2 days and moved to a rehab facility where she was at for a little over a month.

We are working on getting me set up as her IHSS caregiver so that the state/county will pay me for what I do, but if that falls through, her sister said they'd work something out with me so that I get something from somewhere.

I would have thought moving out of my sister's place would be good, and it has been, but it's like the communication between me and my sister has gotten worse. I've sent her text messages and left a voicemail and she hasn't responded to any of them...maybe like 1 or 2. My niece is the same way, but it doesn't hurt as much as my sister not responding. I asked my mom about whether she'd heard from my sister and she said no and that I need to keep trying; that's she's got a lot on her plate and blah blah blah. Umm no. I'm tired of being the one to always have to chase after another person. The only reason I was keeping in touch with her was because I still have some of my stuff there that I wasn't able to take when I left and I wanted to know when the floor in my niece's room was going to be done so that I could help move stuff since my things are still there.

I just need to get my stuff out of there, give her the keys back and be done with her. She wants to push everyone away because we aren't giving her cash money towards "bills", she's going to regret that real soon. My niece is moving at the start of next year to go to a culinary arts school where her dad lives and I'm sure my nephew will be gone soon enough. Then what? She's really going to have to pay for her own stuff because I'm not there to give her grocery money, Nephew isn't there to give her cash money and Niece won't be there to cook and clean.

I've got schoolwork to get back to. I'm sort of behind and have an exam due tomorrow night before 11 pm.

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LJ 18th anniversary

I've actually been here since August 23, 2002 and started with lizzieluvsu.

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

Back to the land of public transportation

I think that's pretty self-explanatory.

I got my car back February 24, the day after I finished the temp assignment with the California Bar Exam (that was 4 days of interesting stuff that I'll talk about in a bit) and I'll be returning said car tomorrow, March 25 because I'm almost 28 days behind in payments, can't make car insurance payment because of no job (which I'll also talk about in a bit as well).

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BIG SIGH! I think that's everything! Until next update! I hope that will have more good news than anything else! Please send positive job and school thoughts my way! I really need them!

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That can't be right!

Apparently the last time I did an entry (of substance) was July/August 2016!?

Well, not to go into great detail, after that was my birthday. I turned another year older.

Then I spent Thanksgiving with some friends. I used to be super close to them, but then after being ex-communicated or whatever from them, it still feels weird around them.

Then I spent Christmas with some other friends. That was whatever.

2017!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Church on New Year's Day.

Then I was in a car accident on January 5th. I was okay, but my car was heavily damaged. (behind the cut for a picture and what happened).

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My car is the top picture and the car that hit me is the bottom picture.

Now that I've calmed a bit, I was in a car accident. I'M OKAY! No pain anywhere and no soreness. this happened about 4 hours ago.

No one was injured but my rear passenger door can't open.

Police reports were made and I exchanged insurance info with the other party and contacted my insurance company.

I'm STILL in the process of getting my car repaired! It took from Jan 5 to Jan 27 to get the okay to take it in for repairs! A few days after that I was told it was going to take 3 week for the repairs but I would get weekly updates about the progress.

But...I might still end up loosing the car. See, the way I got the car was through uber/exchange leasing. Weekly car payments taken from uber earnings...however, I was only with uber for like 18 days, but if I continue to make weekly payments I could keep the car. Why might I lose the car? Because I couldn't keep up with the full weekly payments. They were about $100/week and I was doing about $60/week...so everything was getting behind. If the lease goes 21 or 28 days without full weekly payments, they can start the repossession process. Of course, during all this time I was calling the lease company near daily and would be on hold something like 20 minutes before giving up with the call. I would also email them and it would take 2-3 days for them to reply back to me...but it was always a stupid automated response and even longer to get a response to that was from a real person.

I borrowed money from my mom, but I'm back in the same position of needing to pay for this week so it doesn't get 21-28 days behind. I'm trying to sell off furniture in storage but people keep flaking on me.

So frustrating.

Today I went back to my first temp agency. They didn't have anything right then in the area I wanted, but they had a 3 day gig. Next week I'll be proctoring an exam. Future lawyers taking the Bar Exam. I wish I was something more, but at $13.50/hour and 10-12 hours a day, this is very much welcome.

That's about everything with me. I know I left stuff out, but I'm on a time crunch – my niece is waiting for me to take her to pick up food. Hopefully next time I update it won't be another 6 months. lol

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Woo! Birthday!

Happiest of birthdays to goneahead!!

I hope your day is great!

missing you!

You've been on my mind. How are you doing?

heffermonkey and tkeylasunset, I've taken to re-reading your fics. Such happier fandom times.
bluedelft every time I see something about OUAT I think of you. I also think about giving the show a shot. at least the first season.


meme time!

Saw this on cattraine's page.

Five Things You'd Put in a Pentagram to Summon Me!


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