Slow but steady

Saturday we did well. I can’t say we had a “rush” of any kind. It was more of a steady trickle, then a lull, then another steady trickle.

My oldest daughter loved being “in charge” of the sales and money, proudly wearing the fanny pack that before was looked upon as a hideous fashion faux pas.

Our neighbor did such a good job with planning the yard sale that two days later, she was contacted about “big ticket items” she photographed and posted along with the yard sale ad.

Huh, just might sell those items yet.


Open for business

My oldest daughter was up before dawn, ready to get out there and sell-sell-sell! 5:30? On a Friday? Really?

Nothing would dissuade her, so I negotiated: make coffee, and, once I have a cup, we can go over. By 6:30 (on a Friday!) she had me dressed, caffeinated, and uncovering the wares.

We did pretty well for a Friday. By 3:00 we were closing up and prepping for Saturday.

The urge to purge

Our neighbor decided that it was time for a yard sale, and I though “heck, if she’s going to do all the leg work, I might as well haul stuff over and see if I can get someone to pay me to haul it away.”

Things like purses, shoes, and kitchen gadgets flew off the tables. Big ticket items, not so much. I’m thinking I’ll stick those on Craig’s list and see what happens. Cross your fingers!

We set everything up on Thrusday, ready for business on Friday & Saturday.

Resume the resumé writing

I tossed my former manager an email requesting my personal files from the laptop I used while employed. I figured it’d be no big deal to get my resumé and one other file I needed immediatey, I could wait for everything else.

But, no.

Apparently, the hard drive crashed while it was being backed up. That so sucks.

I asked for hard copies of my reviews, why not, they’re mine, right? It’s not that easy, I must make those kinds of requests through HR. The HR rep was supposed to call me, but she hasn’t.

I’m reconstructing my resumé with the information I have posted on LinkedIn. It’s a starting point, and I’m thankful I kept that particular social network site mostly current.

Note to self: ALWAYS keep hard copies of reviews and paystubs.

Wall Street and trading spaces

Finally! I managed to navigate through the phone tree and speak with a real person. I don’t know about you, but phone trees that go on forever irritate me.

I explained the situation to the lady over the phone and she assisted with paying off the loans and cashing out my account. Hubby and I spent several hours going over finances. We made what I think is an excellent plan, and once the check arrives I think we’ll do well for at least the next four months or so. Hopefully, by that time, I’ll have a stellar new position with a way-wicked-cool company.

It can happen.

Better living through chemestry

Phone calls, lots and lots of phone calls. I found coupons for the meds I take – good thing, too, as they are are $500 per month without insurance. I found an assistance program, too. Not sure if I’m going to use that particular program, but it’s in my bag-of-tricks should other opportunities fall through.

César Chávez day, a holiday and as Wall Street was closed, so was Prudential, and I couldn’t follow through with my plans for paying off my 401K loans or deal with whatever was left over.

Thwarted again!