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Hi.

I haven’t had a lot of time to sit down for an extended period and blog, and since so much has been happening lately, I don’t really have time to write a huge blog post.

I also haven’t had time to read, and I’ve missed nearly 1400 posts by this point, so I’m cutting my losses and starting over.

A few people have donated to Flood Relief over in the left sidebar, but it would be nice if some more people could contribute.  The Red Cross and TEMA (Tennessee’s FEMA) have basically blockaded areas so that neighbors can’t help neighbors, but one of the local banks is accepting donations to go directly toward buying supplies for cleanup and rebuilding.  Until I’m told that no one else is taking donations, or that the Red Cross becomes even more of a control freak, I’m still collecting money.  It would be much appreciated.

Short bullets of life lately:

-I’ve had somewhat of a medical-emergency-filled week, and my doctor’s office keeps trying to put me off to my original appointment date, on the 21st.  I’m glad they think that having high blood pressure and seizures is totally nothing to be worried about.  JB and I are looking for a new office next week.

-JB was offered a job today to teach in a local elementary school.  He just has to sign the dotted line, which won’t happen until the school board contacts him…but that should happen earlier this week.

-I had a job interview yesterday, and was told that I’d hear something next week.  With as sick as I’ve been, though, I’m almost scared to take it, because I am just not reliable right now.  I drop stuff, I’m unsteady on my feet, I’m dizzy, and I’m not comfortable driving right now…and that would be 80% of this position.  I guess we’ll see what happens when I stop a few of these drugs (…particularly the ones that put me at greatest risk for seizures; I’ve had them before, and I’ll be damned if I’m going through that again).

-Last Sunday, JB and I became the hapless caretakers of a group of 7 puppies.  Their mother had eaten rat poison, and 6 of the puppies reacted so poorly to it that they had to be put down Monday morning.  One puppy survived, and even seemed to be thriving until this morning.  She wasn’t interested in food, she just wanted to rest.  So we let her rest.  Long story short, she’s technically died three times today.  We’ve resuscitated her each time, but now she’s on her own.  If she’s not strong enough to make it through the night, we’ll have done all we could do for her.  It’s very upsetting, but it’s possible that since she wasn’t able to cough up the gook in her lungs (from the poison), that she was seriously slowly being poisoned from within.

-I officially start my online course of study for my MS in Counseling Studies on July 12th.  I’m looking forward to it…if I’m not hired, it will give me something to focus on, and as long as Bennett’s working, I won’t need to contribute financially to the household for a while.  That’ll give me some time to get better, as well.

I’m not sure what else to say.  My hands hurt, so I’m tired of typing, and I need to get some sleep.

Hope y’all are well.

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