Black Betty Update

$2,000!!! WHAT!?  I cannot afford that.  Do people think we are made of money?  I’m kinda freaking out here and I’m at work, so it makes it all the more worse.  I cannot take stress well.

It’s hard to breath.

Please wait while I die just a little bit here…..

To be continued…

Trying to Resurrect Black Betty

Today I received a call from our mechanic and it wasn’t good news to my ears.

We recently put our truck, named Black Betty (my husband named her), in the shop a few weeks ago.  It supposedly gets fixed.  The problem were the upper and lower ball joints on the drivers side and the axle joint.  Now, we had them fix this and it cost us a whopping $810.  Not too excited about this at all.  Then, as I drive it off the lot, there is a major ticking noise and massive shaking.  So, the next morning I take it back in.  Turns out that the passenger side’s ball joints need to be replaced as well AND the differential is cracked.  Lovely.

Now, in order to to get the differential fixed, they need to find it at a salvage yard.  This wouldn’t be a problem if I weren’t on a time crunch.  They have to wait for the salvage yards to get back with them and that could take all week.

See, I’m moving at the end of the week and we need out truck to move.  Also, it’s our only transportation at the moment.  And we need it soon.  If not, it’ll just have to wait here until they fix it.  Not really in the best of moods because of this.  I would drive it, but they advise me not to because the last time I did, the wheel fell completely off and I was stuck for almost an hour.

AND tomorrow I have a test to take on the MO Constitution in order to get my Bachelor’s degree.  Stupid, but it has to be done.  And I have no way of getting to the college in order to take the damn thing!  Now, you can see what kind of predicament I’m in because of all this vehicle trouble.  This venture is going to cost me a minimum of $700 (not including the fixing of the differential).  So, I’m very very frustrated.

To be continued…..

Work

Have you ever had a day where you didn’t want to go to work?  Well, I think we all have those days.  Especially me.  I hate my job.  I despise getting up every morning and having to get ready to go there.  It’s boring and I am not getting the experience I need for future job opportunities.  I work at an accounting firm and I’m going to school for accounting (this is my last semester).  I have worked here for 2 years now and the sad thing is, is that they haven’t even given me any accounting work to do.  I copy papers all day.  I am an office assistant.  The bottom of the totem pole, is where I’m at.  I have done all the dirty work for this job.  I hate it so much, I loathe it would be a better phrase actually.

My life is at a stand-still because of this job.  They won’t even attempt to promote me.  I tried to ask for an internship, nothing.  The internship they said for me would be just doing what I’m doing already.  Nothing for accounting, which is what the internship is actually for.  I honestly could not believe it.  A waste of my time, to be honest with you all (not like anyone even reads this).  I just want a job where I like going there everyday.  I am constantly watched, I cannot do anything.  I have been threatened with my job more than once.  And to top it all off, I almost did not get my job back after I had my daughter.  I was told that I was unfocused the last 6 months.  Well, (1) I was pregnant, (2) I was in the processing of finding a new rental house and moving, and (3) I was in school.  I believe I had a lot on my plate that semester.  But he told me that he had to make an exception because there were two (2) other pregnant girls in the office.  I wish I would have gotten fired that day, I would have been able to get unemployment and not have to worry about sitters or work, just worry about my daughter and school.  Would have taken a lot of stress off my back, honestly.

Today is just one of those days.  This thought process started when a new girl was hired.  She just graduated Dec. 2012, has hardly any experience, and it just pisses me off.  I have been here for two damn years, no promotions, nothing.  And all of a sudden another just-out-of-school college student gets an accounting position.  Seems unfair to me.  I guess I will just see what is out there for me, job-wise.

Cash for Surveys

Just noticed a semi-quick way to earn cash.  Take surveys from home.  It’s fun and quick.  It’s on CashCrate.  You earn daily $0.80 by taking the daily surveys (which gets you $50 a month), then by checking in everyday you get $0.03.  Every penny adds up, right?  So, here is the link:

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Or, just click here:  http://www.cashcrate.com/4153448

It doesn’t take long, and it’s free to do.

Work at Home

Since I’ve been on maternity leave for 3 weeks now, I have been debating on finding a “work at home” job.  However, there are a few problems.  One is that I’m not sure if they are legitimte or not.  I’ve been thinking of seriously being a freelance writer or a paid blogger.  But how would I be able to do that?  Maybe even review books on my blog and get paid for it.  Or review products or websites, or something.  I would just love to write and get paid for it.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to do that?  I love to read, I love to write.  Why not get paid for doing two things that I love to do?  It would be awesome and amazing, and freeing in a way I think.  Heck, I would love to be an at home editor for a publishing company.  Because then I would be able to read books and edit them.  Then, maybe do a double job and review them as well!  Maybe I’m just having a wishful thinking moment, but I don’t want to go back to work outside my home.  I would love to stay home with my gorgeous little girl!  (And not just because I am breast feeding, but because I can’t stand to leave her for even a second — Unless I want sleep, of course..).  But we shall see, because I have school starting on the 20th (online) and work in 3 weeks, if not on the 20th as well…