"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2020, 08:22 PM   #31581
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 22,407
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
I'm putting off tomorrow...2 years since my Charlie left me.
Already two years?

(((Hugs)))
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 08:28 PM   #31582
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
Already two years?

(((Hugs)))
Yeah, it's been smacking me upside the head all week. Emotional mess me.

Thanks, Taxy!
__________________

__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 09:37 PM   #31583
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 13,284
Sending you lots of hugs and love, PF. It was your own, personal night the music died.

**********************************************

As someone who grew old with legendary Cleveland radio station WMMS (Home of the Buzzard), I've been listening on-and-off to Boston's rock station today. WAAF, the 100.7 signal, has been sold off to another media group with a different format. The new owner has graciously let the old, soon to be unemployed staff, send the station off in glory. It's been two days of memories, talking to old staff members and music groups that have graced the airways for 50 years. I haven't spent much time listening to them for a number of years, but I'll still miss them when I want loud rock music.
__________________
“You shouldn’t wait to be senile before you become eccentric.”— Helene Truter

"Remember, all that matters in the end is getting the meal on the table." ~ Julia Child
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 09:39 PM   #31584
Head Chef
 
skilletlicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,861
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
I'm putting off tomorrow...2 years since my Charlie left me.
Don't have words to express my sympathy.
__________________
Carmalita, I think I'm goin' down.

Old bachelor cook
skilletlicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 09:48 PM   #31585
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
Sending you lots of hugs and love, PF. It was your own, personal night the music died.
Quote:
Originally Posted by skilletlicker View Post
Don't have words to express my sympathy.
Thank you my friends.

Sorry to be so morose, but I need to be able to tell folks how I feel tonight.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 09:51 PM   #31586
Executive Chef
 
Kaneohegirlinaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Gateway to the Grand Canyon, wishing I was back home in Hawaii
Posts: 4,824
(((hugs))) PF

and a cuppa coffee with some cake

Click image for larger version

Name:	cuppa coffee.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	44.8 KB
ID:	39241

Click image for larger version

Name:	Best Rum cake.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	32.8 KB
ID:	39242
__________________
My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert ~ Wait, What? This Isn't Hawaii?
https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/
Kaneohegirlinaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 09:57 PM   #31587
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,126
Wonderful, K-Girl! Thanks!
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 10:03 AM   #31588
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 23,793
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Thank you my friends.

Sorry to be so morose, but I need to be able to tell folks how I feel tonight.
Thinking of you
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 06:15 PM   #31589
Head Chef
 
rodentraiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Puget Sound, WA
Posts: 1,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
I'm putting off tomorrow...2 years since my Charlie left me.
I am so sorry. Hugs to you.
__________________

------------------------
I cook because my pots and pans are the closest thing to a chemistry experiment that I have. So far I haven't blown up the kitchen!
rodentraiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 06:36 PM   #31590
Head Chef
 
rodentraiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Puget Sound, WA
Posts: 1,421
Well, I'm into my 4th month living in a trailer and it's been...both fun and not fun. We've had rain to end all rain (over 27 inches last month in my area from what I understand and 16 inches in the month of December), windstorms, and snow (I had about 7 inches in my yard). My trailer leaked, the contractor threw a tarp over it, and we just finished having a week of sunshine, although with cold temperatures. It's hard to cook when your olive oil gels up.

The good news is I may get electricity sooner and cheaper than I originally thought, maybe by the end of summer (please, please, please!). The bad news is how fast things can go south.

I've had a headlight out for a couple months now and I was finally stopped for it and given a warning. I own a PT Cruiser, which means that in order to change out the headlight, the wheel and casing needs to be taken off. That means my mechanic has to do that and that costs $40.

So naturally, this is all after I paid the contractor and bought food, paid some bills, etc. All I could do was explain to the storage people where my stuff was in storage that I wouldn't be able to pay the bill until March when my SSDI comes in. I used that money to get the headlight changed.

Last month I sold a dollhouse on eBay. When I received payment, money had already been taken out so I assumed that was the selling fee. Then, about 3 weeks later, I received an invoice asking for $25, which was eBay's 10% for the dollhouse. I very stupidly didn't completely read the invoice and thought I would pay it in March.

Come to find out eBay automatically takes those fees out through Paypal and when they tried and couldn't, I got an NSF fee. That's when I finally read the invoice through and realized they would keep trying to take the money out.

So now I'm stuck with a phone with no minutes on it and unable to contact either eBay or Paypal. So I went to my bank and the manager there recommended I close my account out so I wouldn't get anymore NSF fees, which could have gone over $200 by the time March rolled around. I did that and then made some fast tracks to the Social Security office to get my SSDI onto a card.

I guess I got there on the cutoff date but in the meantime, it's still possible the SSDI will try to go into my checking account and bounce back to SS, which may take until the 9th of March to get rerouted to my card.

So here I sit, not knowing whether or not I will have money coming in on the 3rd, my bills due, the storage rental fees due, owing the contractor for the last payment, a quarter tank of gas in my car, enough food till just the 3rd, and no minutes on my phone.

You know, if it wasn't so serious, it would be downright funny. Things were going great and then WHUMP! just like that, everything went haywire.

Anyhoo, one of my friends will help me out but still, it's just one more thing to worry about. When the electric goes in, the contractor said if I didn't have enough to pay for it all, I could just keep paying him until it's paid off. I'll do that, but I'm going to negotiate a lower monthly payment. I found I could live pretty well on less than $400 a month (bills, food, gas, propane, laundry, etc), but I think I just found out the hard way that I need a cushion in case things go sideways. LOL

Oh, and it's a good thing I had the headlight replaced. The other one went out a couple days ago.
__________________

------------------------
I cook because my pots and pans are the closest thing to a chemistry experiment that I have. So far I haven't blown up the kitchen!
rodentraiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 09:39 PM   #31591
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 22,407
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Oh dear, rodentraiser, that sounds stressful.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 11:04 PM   #31592
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 13,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Yeah, it's been smacking me upside the head all week. Emotional mess me.

Thanks, Taxy!
The waves of grief smashed me against the rocks all day. My first birthday without my Momma, my 4th without my bro. I am truly alone except for my Dad. I have been on a rollercoaster all week. Hugs to you. Hard to believe two years have passed...
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
https://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 11:12 PM   #31593
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
The waves of grief smashed me against the rocks all day. My first birthday without my Momma, my 4th without my bro. I am truly alone except for my Dad. I have been on a rollercoaster all week. Hugs to you. Hard to believe two years have passed...
Hugs back to you. This grief crap is hard.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 11:24 PM   #31594
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 13,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Hugs back to you. This grief crap is hard.
You got that right. I suppressed grieving for my brother because I had to care for my Mom, so now I'm doing double-time. They say it only hurts for a little while...that's bs. I don't know who they are...or where they got their information. Huge hugs back. I kinda have a sense of what you've been going through.
__________________

__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
https://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×