February 26, 2009
I am buying my ticket today. This is it, no turning back now. I am excited and scared at the same time. (Side note, I was going to buy my ticket today, had trouble with the website, will go down in person to buy it.) I cannot wait to get home, but at the same time, the fear of the unknown is in the pit of my stomach. I still have so much to do. I wish there was a faster, easier way to do it all. So far, I have not found one.
I am just taking the necessities, even that hasbecome a chore. I can't decide what to take and what to leave. Decisions, decisions, decisions....................
It is not helping that it is that time of year, where it is too hot for a sweatshirt, and too cold for a T-shirt, plus I am at that age where I get hot most of the time anyway.
I am working on another afghan. A lady at church told me that I was not charging enough for them. I have been charging $35.00 and she said I should be charging $80.00. Then someone else told me that I should double the cost of the material and add a modest wage to that. If I do it that way, I probably should be charging more. I may start asking at least $60.00 and see if I can get it. Why not? I think they are worth that much, I am just not sure if I can get that price with the economy the way it is. Of course, the people that buy this sort of thing are usually willing to pay the price no matter how the economy is doing.
I cashed in my coins today, February 25th, I had $113.51, they charged $10.10 for processing, which is fine with me. Better the machine count all of that than me! So, if you have any change sitting in your closet, cash it in! I had no idea I had that much, I thought maybe $30.00, but not over a hundred dollars! Boy was I surprised! My change will pretty much pay for my ticket home. I will only have to add a little to it. Praise the Lord!
I am still working on finding a place to stay until I get a job of some kind. I know that I know that I know that this is what I am supposed to be doing. So, I know that the Lord will provide something. You know what really gets me though, is there are three specific people that have not replied at all. Nothing, not a word! The least they could do is come up with some kind of excuse for not being able to let me stay with them. I just think it is rude when people totally ignore you, instead of giving an answer. I swear when I get a place down there if anyone needs to sleep on my couch or floor; they will be more than welcome.
I decided to wait until tomorrow to buy my ticket. I don't want to use the unsecured network at Starbucks, so I am going to borrow my neighbors internet tomorrow. Besides, I got an email from my cousin and I think I may stop there for a few days before continuing on home. There are actually four cousins and their families that I would be seeing.
My battery ran out of juice before I got everything done that I wanted to do. I did find out that there are no Starbucks in Laurel! Can you believe that? How do they get along without Starbucks? And I didn't have time to check out Craig's List for housing and jobs. I never made it to Facebook either.
February 27, 2009
I told everyone at church that I am leaving. They are sorry to see me go, but understand. I will truly miss taking care of the kids. They are so much fun, and they grow so fast!
I talked to my cousin yesterday, I am going to stop in Shreveport and visit with them for a few days before going on to Mississippi. I have not seen some of them for so long I can't remember when the last time was. This may be the last time I get on line for awhile. I have much work to do before I leave. And then when I get there, I don't know about using the internet. They do not have a Starbucks there! I cannot believe it, where do they go to have coffee and use the internet? When you are using someone else's internet, you feel obligated to not stay on line too long. I am getting nervous, I have so much to do, then I am wondering if this is the right thing to do, all of these questions swirling around in my head. I hardly slept last night, my brain would not turn off. I have to take a load of books and cds to Half Price Books before I leave. You have to stay in the store while they evaluate and determine what they will buy and for how much. It would help if I could find someone to do that while I pack.
My neighbor is singing right now and I sure hope they keep their day job. I don't know if they are just singing to be singing or if they are writing a song or what. But, they need to keep their day job.