most of you remember when the apartment downstairs burned down. and we were very lucky.
last night another four year old set fire to her apartment and 7 families were displaced.
slap in the face reminder of how lucky we were that there was no damage and the fire didn't spread.
the promised rain has not come yet. now they say tonight. and snow later in the week. i just want precipitation, i don't care what form it comes in. plus, it only snows on the other side of town. the last time it snowed, we had the windows open. it was sunny and nice on this side of town, we had no idea it was snowing in the north. this valley is like that. it makes things fun.
apparently i bought a new birth certificate in 2001 and forgot completely about it. i just found it. now all i need is a social security card, which i now have all the information for.
then i can get my driving liscense.
doc and i discussed plans to get the car working and legal again. he approved my half off sale on ebay, so i'll be dropping prices in the next day or so and then telling the world about it. everything i make from that goes to the car, and with a $1200 expense to get everything worked out, it will be a big sale, i'll be adding new merchandise at half price also. getting doc's okay on that was important, but he sees my logic (all of a sudden i have logic!) and thinks it is a good idea. there. a couple more things off my mind.
the apartment complex tagged our car to be towed. so i went up to the office and requested they not do that and gave them a convincing line about my liscense expiring and not going out much so they told me to just move the car periodically.
so once it is dark, we're going to push it into another parking space. oy.
the whole thing is silly. it scares me that i don't remember getting a duplicate birth certificate. what the hell else of importance have i forgotten completely? and can i ever dig myself out of the hole i am in because i haven't been paying attention? we haven't even approached the taxes issue. i've not filed in more years than i will say. i've paid my taxes, overpaid mostly . . . i just haven't filed. so that has to be dealt with once i am a person on paper again in this state. i also need to apply for state aid.
and to those who think i am somehow playing the system by being on disability, i will say this just once more and in writing so you can refer back to it: i didn't even apply for disability, the social worker at the hospital did it. i went to an interview, that is all. when it came time for renewal, i filled out some paperwork truthfully and went to another interview. everything else was medical documentation. i am not some scam artist who found a way to float through life. try hanging onto your pride as you tell someone you are on a fixed income and notice the look you get. if you can handle that, bully for you. i can't. i'm not on welfare, i'm not working under the table. the money i make from what i sell on ebay is negligeable. really. $20 on a good month. i'm not trying to cheat anyone. and the moment i am stable enough to work full time again and pick up my career as a chef again, you'd better bet i will.
i was on top of the culinary game when this thing in my head took everything. i will have to start again at the bottom, but i will and i will gladly because that is my passion.
and thus ends this rant. for those of you, who are many, to whom this does not apply, please go on and have a great day. for anyone who does think this, bite my white swedish ass. hee.