!! Happy Fall Everyone !!
I know what you’re probably thinking. “It’s not Fall! Fall doesn’t start until September 22nd!” Okay, so technically that’s true but for me, September 1st will always be the first day of the fall season.
Temperature wise and such, it’s still humidly Summer time but with stores bringing out their fall decor and the season coffee and other such decadent indulgences, how can I not start feeling fall-ish already?
Now, this post was supposed to go out yesterday but I unexpected had to go into work to cover for a girl that was sick. She worked the day before and thankfully didn’t leave any of her germs behind because I cannot afford to get strep.
So, August is over and September is already in its second day. What did I accomplish for August? Hmm, that’s a good question. Not much. I did get new tires for my truck. But in doing so, I broke myself. $800 for a brand new set of 4 tires needed all at one time isn’t an easy payout to accomplish. Because of that though, I did finally take some initiative and jumped on an opportunity to get a second job.
I had been shopping at the local Family Dollar for the last few months and I would hang around a bit and chat up the girls that worked there. I didn’t even know at the time that one of them was the store manager.
Well, two weeks ago, I was checking out and afterwards, one of the girls, who I later found out was the store manager, asked me if I knew anyone needing a job and was reliable. I told her I was interested and found out what the job entailed shift wise and it was perfect for my other job. I could get off at 2pm from my other job and work 330 to 1020 at Family Dollar. It makes for long days unless I work Family Dollar on a day off from my full time job but either way, it’s extra money that I didn’t have just two weeks ago.
It’s going to allow me to get my finances in order. It’s going to allow me to take care of some things I have been putting off. Like going to the eye doctor which I haven’t done in over 2 years. I am almost out of contacts and the only reason I have the one pair left is that I stretched them out and wore them longer than recommended. 3 months at a time instead of 2 weeks but I figured since I only wear them a day or two a week, if that, then that was alright but I do need to get back in and get some more.
Normally this blog focuses on my writing and other related topics and this post is no different.
What did I accomplish on a writing front for August? Not that much really. I wanted to write. I had ideas floating around in my head but whenever I sat down to write, nothing seemed to come forward onto the screen.
I did recently order a pre-owned Alphasmart Dana from Ebay for $25. I’m actually using it now to write this post and I will be sending it from the Alphasmart to my computer here in a little bit.
I ordered it because it has the PalmOS which has a backlight built into the screen. The backlight will allow me to more easily write in bed at night without having to have a lamp turned on to be able to see the screen. That was always one thing I disliked about my Alphasmart Neo and 3000 models. It wasn’t that bad but I still like this model the best so far. The only issue I have is the necessity to have a 1GB or smaller SD card to save documents. If you save a document to the unit itself and the batteries die, you lose the work on the unit but if you save the SD card, you don’t lose anything.
The problem is finding a 1GB card that isn’t outrageously expensive. They have cheap ones on Ebay but they’re from Hong Kong and I worry about the quality. I need to look around the house and see if I have one of my old ones from a camera or something.
The day seems to be like it’s going to go a little wonky. I turned on my desktop to upload this to the computer so I could post to WordPress and when I went to log on, I got the message: The User Profile Service failed the logon.
Just great. I had to go through the process of creating a new profile and then copying over all my files. Local files were easy to copy over but the cloud files are a pain because my internet connection is so slow.
So I am currently waiting for all of the files to update/backup from the cloud.
Anywho, what are my writing goals for the month of September?
Well, September is supposed to be PrepTember for NanoWriMo but I have no idea what I am going to do for Nano this year.
Everything just seems so far up in the air. I can’t even get a day off from my full time job. I have a day off, they call me and ask me this or ask me that. I just don’t know anymore. My people are trained and yet I can’t get a break.
I work my second job until 9:30 tonight and after I get off, I am going to go do something. I think I might go to Denny’s with my Alphasmart and try to do some writing.
I wish I knew of some new places I could go to that were open late into the night or even 24 hours.
I don’t know. I just want a day where I don’t have to deal with anything whatsoever work related.
I am so tired of feeling stressed and overworked and underpaid.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post as I hope to have a better idea of what I will be working on for 2018’s NanoWriMo session!