Originally Posted by Addie
Pirate finally got his retro check from SS disability. It was a reasonable size check that he badly needed. The first thing he did was take $500 and handed it to me to buy anything any thing I wanted. I sat down at the computer, headed for Amazon and spend, spend, spend. Well, the packages started arriving. Sometime two or three at a time. Of course every one in the building wants to know what is in all the packages. And they don't say anything to me, but they want to know where did I get all the money. So of course there is one person who has absolutely no class and asked me outright, where did I get all the money and what was I buying. I didn't answer her about the money question, but I did manage to leave her with her mouth open and she couldn't think of anything to say.
What is in all the packages? Stuff for my casket. Pillow, satin, bows, etc. Then I told her that there was one big package still to come. It is the wood for the casket. Spike is going to build it for me. Actually it is a new tall cabinet for the kitchen. I had a couple of packages in my arms, turned and walked away. I do believe the questions will now stop. But not the gossip. Oh well. One of the things you have to put up with if you live in a building such as this.
I get the same thing at Christmas time. My mom sends a large check for a combined Christmas and birthday gift. I use it to buy gifts for her and my aunt and cousin. They come to me, I wrap them, and then I mail them out in one large package.
Meantime I have a bunch of little things coming in for about two weeks, usually stuff from the Harriet Carter and Miles Kimball catalogs and everybody wants to know what I'm ordering and where did I get the money. As our center directors here know everyone's income, they especially want to know in case I'm getting in any unstated income, because if I was, it would put my rent up. People don't always understand that I'll go without to buy things for my dollhouse when I can. I never did see the point of getting things I need as opposed to things I want.
Anyway, congratulations on Pirate getting his retro check. Mine would be enough to almost buy a manufactured home at this point, if and when I get it. When that happens, I'm going to pay back everyone I owe money to and then sock the rest away to save. I'm wondering how much I'd have to pay back to Medicaid and to state disability. That big check could be downsized very rapidly.
Earlier this evening I was trying to figure out how to get all the people on my dollhouse forum who live in this area together for the show in Seattle next month. It would be nice to meet everyone.
Right now, I think I'm just going to watch the last 3 episodes from Breaking Bad, Season 2, then go to bed.