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TexasTanker 07-10-2010 07:55 AM

I just need to complain
 
It has been a crappy few months here in my section of existence but I have made a point of finding silver linings and bright sides, and positive things to say.

But HOLY COW I'm just not that nice of a person and holding back is kicking my butt.

It hasn't rained in over 2 months. The day before I put rain guards on my truck to be exact. And for weeks I have been gathering people for a huge yard sale. I stayed up ALL night last night doing final tweaks (and also cause my sleep button is broken but that's another story) only to have clouds roll in and high humidity this morning.

I was still optimistic. Well, everyone else backed out about an hour ago. I was willing to go it alone, but for the fact that I don't even have help now getting this furniture outside. SOOOO all this crap is in my hallway and workshop and unencumbered and completely in my way until I can manage to reschedule.

So I drove around, gathered all the signs, sent e-mails to the people who responded to the ads, and posted a cancellation notice.

Well the would be yard sale would be starting in 20 minutes and now it's looking to be clearing and I just got two calls asking if I was still going ahead with it.

I'm so infuriated. I know it's not their fault and no one wants to have to lug wet stuff around etc. I'm not bothered by that, it's just really hard to not feel singled out when this little episode has been the pattern of my life for the past six months.

Dangle the carrot, end in sight, keep going.... monkey wrench.

I'd dearly love for something to go as planned. Or maybe just to have one of these people that supposedly cares to come through for me. Its not like they don't all know I'm not 100% right now, or like I haven't asked for help (even though it kills me to do so and I haven't done so in the past ten years).

I still need help with some other stuff but my dearest friends and even my parents can't be bothered to actually help. My friends get me cards to apologize for not following through and my parents send me money to hire people.

And here I am being gracious and polite and secretly wondering if they're just being nice because that's what the handbook says to do, or if being nice to poor sick me is some sort of brownie point thing to them.

I think I'm just being nit picky and should shut up and use the money to hire someone to haul all this stuff away, finish painting, and organize what's left. It's just hard to feel like it when I don't even have anyone to call to discus paint colors and secrets to perfect organization. My poor husband, he has to have all those convos with me and I know he's faking it but I'm so grateful that he tries. Only 9 more months til he's home. Yay.

kitten_penang 07-10-2010 10:13 AM

look at the bright side at least they cared enough to send you $$$ my dad would tell me "i don't know" my mom "i'm busy" and the rest im at work !! so our not alone =) cheer up theres always us here ^.^

TexasTanker 07-10-2010 04:22 PM

Thank you.

LOL my day did not improve. The weather cleared, I set everything up , sold two things and then the ass fell out of the sky. Everything got soaked so Ihad a tantrum and did this:

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...0710001229.jpg

tanker 07-10-2010 06:00 PM

Oh, that sucks. Big time. Sometimes you have to vent. It's better than bottling it all up. Go for it.

You can reschedule; it'll go off without a hitch. You'll get rid of all your unwanted stuff, make a heap of cash and all will be well again. :-) (Hopefully.....)

About painting your house. Here, the shop where they sell paint has an interior decorator/paint colour advisor you can get to come out to your house to help select your colours. Have you looked into whether there is any similar service where you live? That might help if it were available to you. I'm not too bad with organization and others might help if you post about it.

iamntbatman 07-11-2010 04:44 AM

Infuriating things like this are why Sabbath invented metal.

\m/

kitten_penang 07-13-2010 11:10 AM

did you catch any fish?? or was it an excuse for people not to bother you?

TexasTanker 07-15-2010 01:56 AM

We went fishing. Caught two stripers and a blue crab. Its funny cause we catch and release. One guy had been there for a few hours and had chum tied up to the peir and about five poles out. He kept pulling in these tiny fish and I barely cast when a huge striper jumped on the line. I pulled it in and it dwarfed everything he had in his bucket. He asked if he could have the fish and I threw it back "Sorry I don't have a license, this is just for the kids, they'd be heartbroken to see you kill it." He accepted this and ten minutes later I pulled in another big one. This time he he started digging through his tackle and asking what I was using and where I was casting. I let that one go, much to the amusement of EVERYONE on the pier. Finally, the down pour was near white out and the kids didn't think it was fun anymore, so I pulled everything in only to have a HUGE blue crab on my line. Getting him free was not fun. They're pinchy little bastards. Again, I disappointed the dude by letting that one go. I gave him my little tub of worms from the yard and went home.

I did a critical inventory of what i was getting rid of and decided that since my parents can't be bothered to be helpful then I'll write off their last check as them buying out my sale. Everything is going to DAV and I'm pretending the money is from the failed yard sale.

Man o man, if only I could get away with locking myself in the house and having groceries delivered. Actually, I could pull it off but I know that's not the healthy answer. So I will keep on trucking.

Just to make life more interesting we got kittens!!!! I've been looking for a while but I had to wait for our last foster cat to leave (he was evil) and then jump through the stupid hoops. Anyhow, meet Flashbang and Condition 3. Flash and Condi for short.
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...0708001536.jpg
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...0710000121.jpg
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...k/DSC05062.jpg
They're cheezeburger fans
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...0708002005.jpg

And just so Glock doesn't feel left out here's his new summer hobby:

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...0220002149.jpg

TexasTanker 07-15-2010 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 421722)
Infuriating things like this are why Sabbath invented metal.

\m/

made me LOL

TexasTanker 07-15-2010 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tanker (Post 421427)
About painting your house. Here, the shop where they sell paint has an interior decorator/paint colour advisor you can get to come out to your house to help select your colours. Have you looked into whether there is any similar service where you live? That might help if it were available to you. I'm not too bad with organization and others might help if you post about it.

I think they do. I just need girlfriends to b and m to. I'm synesthetic, kinda makes me a colors whiz, its just not much fun when I have to do that stuff solo. The kids are great and all but they thing everything should be painted camo or blue. I actually would love to do an urban digi pattern in my office, but I've been veto'd by the absentee husband. LOL. Turns out that's expensive to pull off and REALLY hard to paint over. Like I said, I think I just need girlfriends.

kitten_penang 07-15-2010 02:07 AM

wow quite a good catch i would say.are you an avid fishing person? you could just pretend you had a sw tank and brought his bucket home of juvi fish only t release them later in exchange for the 2 large stirpers and a blue crab he could eat .^.^


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