Friday, February 22, 2013


Well like I said in my last post I have a job. It is going well but the pay really, really sucks. I am still looking for a better paying job. The work is mind numbing but at least it is a job. The people I work with are ok, for the most part they are friendly.

We are still waiting on some test on my mom. I am really scared for her. She is doing well but a bit depressed. I am trying to keep her spirits up. But with me now working it is hard to be there as much as I want. She knows that and understands. Please everyone keep her in your prayers.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Busy Week

This last week has been extremely busy and heartbreaking for me.

On a good note I now have a job. It does not pay much but it is income. I told them that I do not own a car and thus would be either walking or taking a bus to work. They were not happy with that arrangement but were willing to give me a try. By my figures I will be bringing home approximately $200 a week. Not much to live on but I have worked with much less.

I will keep plugging away at finding employment that will allow me afford to live. I am not looking for the perfect job with the highest income. But I would not turn it down. I am looking for a job that will allow me to pay my bills and have a little left over to have a bit of fun. 

Now on a very sad note I learned that my mother has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. That bit of news really hit me hard. We don't know the prognosis yet as more tests must be done. Please everyone keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We will get through this as we are a tough lot.

I want to once again thank everyone for the kind donations. I am so humbled by the kindness of strangers who have out of the goodness of their heart has sent me money. I am holding the funds until I can buy a car. From what I have seen this will open so many more doors to getting the job that will allow me to once again stand on my own two feet. Thank You So Much!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Again

Well here it is Friday again. We are in the midst of a snow scare. They are predicting a large snow storm to hit the northeast this weekend starting today. The local weather guys are saying that we may not see the amounts of accumulation that other parts of the northeast may see.

On the job front it has been a busy week. I have filled out many applications both online and in person. I have received a total of one call this week from an employer. They were offering me an interview until I informed them that I would be arriving by bus. I really, really need to stop doing that and just telling them I have reliable transportation. I sometimes think I am to honest for my own good.

I also need to update this blog more often. I have been going by the process in that I only post updates when something significant happens or when a week passes with no updates. I will give this some thought and make the required changes.

Donations have been trickling in and I am so grateful for all the kind donations. As you can see by the app on the right I am at $180 for total donations. Putting that out there and asking for donations was one of the hardest things I have had to do. I just wish it had not come to that but it warms my heart that people are willing to give me a helping hand on my road to self sufficiency. Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Son

Well here it is another Saturday in the "Y". The week was a bit boring as all I did was fill out applications and send resume's. Have not gotten any hits from them yet but I am hoping that next week they start calling me. I really, really need to get a job soon.

Last night I was sitting in my room watching Netflix and my phone rang. What a great surprise I got when I answered it. It was a call from my middle son, Jon. He is at Ft. Sill for basic training. He tells me that he has been in the reception platoon for the last week. We had a great conversation. I am so proud of him. I am so proud of all three of my sons. They have grown up to be awesome men. A father could not be any prouder than I am.