Thought I lost it

Earlier, before I decided to create a second blog (Through the Eyes of the “Blue”), I was writing my latest blog about rookie mistakes. Once I had finished it I proceeded to try to save it. Upon hitting the “save draft” button, I received the infamous internet explorer error.

When I quickly hit the back button the page was blank. I was pissed! About 500 words…lost!

I went to my dashboard, the is the area of my blog that shows all my stats: blogs written, number of viewers, most actively viewed postings, and options for updating my blog. Luckily, in this section, I seen that the entry I was writing was saved as a draft!

Whew…I did not have to worry about trying to re-write the posting.

I know…what’s the big deal, right? Afterall, it is JUST a blog posting!

You’re right, it is JUST a blog posting. But, as with any writing; whether it be a blog, letter, email, report, or essay, if you put in the time to write it you don’t expect for it to disappear.

Like I said, luckily it was saved as a draft and I could post it without having to re-write it all. Maybe next time I might write it in word first, then copy it over to my blog. …Nah! That would be too much work!

A little lost

It will be a week on Saturday that the wife and I had to turn over the van we were leasing. Now that we are down to only one vehicle, it really sucks! To be honest, I am a little lost. I know that I hardly ever went anywhere before, but if I wanted to I could. Now, that is really not an option.

Now I have to rely on a co-worker to get me to and from work. Not the most pleasant feeling in the world. I really don’t like relying on others to get me where I need to be. I am grateful that this friend of mine is willing to help me out. And, so far, they have proved to be trustworthy. However, I hate being dependant on others.

It really sucks because the wife gets out of work three hours after me, at least. Plus, when she gets out of work the banks and Doctor’s offices are closed. Which means that any and all appointments (like the ones that I have to set up for my daughters) have to be made strategically. Then I have to hope that my friend will be willing to take me to the wife’s work to get the car. Then I have to hope that the appointment will be done in time to pick the wife up from work when she gets out. To me, this is just one big cluster, you know?

I am hoping to be able to buy a decent, yet not-too-expensive vehicle in about a month. I am not 100% sure how we are going to do it, but if everything works out the way I have planned, and am hoping it does, we should have enough to get a decent vehicle.

I talked to my boss a little bit today about the possibility of me working later everyday in order to save up some money quicker. I’m not sure if she will be able to get the approval from the BIG BOSSES on that one though. The only problem with that will really be if there are any appointments getting scheduled, or that ARE ALREADY scheduled.

The more that I think about all of this, the more lost I feel. I just hope that we will be able to find our way, real soon.

Until next time, my friends…

What’s there to be worried about?

So, today was just one of those day’s. I don’t know if there was a lot weighing on my subconscious, or what it was. At work I made a major, major mess up. One of the easiest parts of my job, making sure the operator’s are using the right ink for the labels they are printing, and I mess it up. Major FAIL! on my part. Fortunately it was found before the jobs were completed and sent out to the customer, so we were able to fix the problem. But still, that was something that I should have noticed right away, at least on four instances!

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Today my wife had her second “working interview.” I guess that it went alright, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that she will be offered the position in the next couple days. Especially since the other job she interviewed for a couple weeks ago was offered to someone else. Not that I want her to work, because I would rather she didn’t have to. But, life will be so much better with a second income coming in. We will just have to wait and see what happens. We are confident that she will be offered the position by the end of the week.

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Tomorrow I go and see what the results of the CT-scan are. I am hoping to finally find out what the issues are that are causing me so much pain (not constant pain, but pain nonetheless). It will be a relief to finally have an answer to my questions, but at the same time, I am a little worried about what the results will be. I hope that it will be something simple to fix. But, at the same time, I am fearing the worst.

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Next week, a week from tomorrow to be exact, the children start their new school. I know that they are a little scared, but I also know that they will be fine. My oldest finally got to talk to a future classmate of hers on the phone today. I have only been trying for the past few weeks to get them to meet (unsuccessfully, obviously). But, they got to talk on the phone and my daughter seems to like this girl after their first (hour-plus long) conversation. It is just too bad that the younger two daughter’s have not been able to meet some future classmates.

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By the end of the month we will probably be down to only one vehicle as our lease on our van is up. If we are not able to get refinanced then we have to turn it back over. The only problem that I see with the situation is that we will be in a bind for the both of us to get to and from work until we can afford to buy a second vehicle. I guess, if we will be down to one vehicle, I can check with a co-worker about catching a ride to and from with them. Not sure how they would feel about it, but it is an option (pretty much the only option) for now.

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So, really, what all is there to be worried about? Although there is a lot here that I have mentioned, really there is nothing. All I can do, all I will do, is just take everything day-by-day and let everything come as it may. For pretty much everything that I have talked about I will be giving updates as soon as I know what is going on. Wish me luck on finding out my result. Wish my wife luck on becoming one of the newly employed. Wish my daughters luck on beginning a new year in a new school. And wish my family luck on, hopefully, continuing to be a two-vehicle family. Honestly, there is nothing to worry about. At least not on my end.

Until next time, my friends…