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Subject:Hi
Time:06:12 pm
Just saying hello because I haven't been on here, in well, forever....I've sold out and gone over to MySpace.com....Sawry!
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Subject:Wishing you.......
Time:08:07 pm
Current Mood:thankfulthankful

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Subject:New Job!
Time:10:26 pm
Current Mood:excitedexcited

Hey everybody.....Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving....Mine was really good....I went to Utah for a week and saw my family for a holiday for the first time in 9 years....We had an early Thanksgiving meal and I got to visit a few friends I haven't seen in a long time....I came back the day before Thanksgiving and then had a holiday here in FL with Fred and family.....Lots of good food!

As of Monday, the 29th, I started a new job with Florida Beach Vacation Rentals in Placida, FL....Currently I'm an office manager, but in 3 months I will be taking over the property management....I'm learning the ins and outs of real estate and property management and enjoying every minute of it....This job has the potential for a 6 figure salary in a short amount of time.....It's a small business that is growing by leaps and bounds, as they are putting up a 5 star hotel on the property where the office currently is....The property we manage are multi million dollar properties owned by people with tons o money out on Palm Island.....There is alot to learn, and it's too soon to say whether or not I have found my niche, but I am definitely enjoying it so far.

On the side, I'm working from home taking calls for infomercials, HSN, and Comcast....It pays by the minute and I work in half hour shifts with my landline phone and computer....It's working out pretty well so far, good for some extra spending money....If anyone is interested, check out www.liveops.com or www.workathomeagent.com.

Well that's all for now, hello to Matt and Jen in Bahrain!  We miss you!! 

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Subject:Back to the corporate world......
Time:04:42 pm
Current Mood:tiredtired

I have joined the corporate world again, unwillingly....Unfortunately I need money....Such is the facts of life....Yeah, so that job would be with Sprint....Ok so far, but I can tell they are reallly behind on some things in the world of telecommunications...On the other hand, they are one of the few companies left that still pays a pension so that is pretty cool!! 

I've almost finished my Associate's Degree in Business Management....1 more semester to go.....Wooo Hoooo!!!  After that I will pursue my Bachlors in Marketing and then after that, a MBA.

Found out yesterday that my roomie Matt is definitely leaving and moving to Bahrain to be with his wife....I'm happy for him that he will be happy again with his woman, but I will miss him...I know he will do well in his computer field and make tons o money over there....Good luck to you, Matt!!! 

 

 

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Subject:Surviving Hurricane Charley and hoping that Frances doesn't come this way.......
Time:08:28 pm
Current Mood:stressedstressed

Survived thru Hurricane Charley, but let me tell you it was one of the scariest things I've ever been thru.  Huddled in my closet with a futon mattress covering me and bawling my eyes out because the closet and house are creaking and the shelves above me are moving like they are going to fall on my head at any moment.....The window in our bedroom breaks out and rain and wind are now pouring into the master bedroom....Now I'm scared that the pressure will have to equalize and the roof is about to be torn off....The wind is howling and it sounds like a freight train is moving thru outside my house....Fred is my rock, keeps asking me if I'm ok and telling me everything will be fine....He keeps leaving the closet to check on things and I'm afraid he's going to be sucked right out the window!!!  The tree in the front yard has already fallen over onto the house and onto Steve's car and our truck....Several trees in the backyard have now fallen....Seems like the wind and rain are howling for an eternity, but it only lasts for a couple of hours.

We go outside after it is all over because Fred is worried about his mother...The phones aren't working and she is home by herself....The destruction around us was unbelievable....Trees down, debri and roof shingles are everywhere....We have someone's shed in our yard, not sure who's it is....Later, we find out that our house has pretty much faired the best on the street....We lost a couple of shingles off the roof and two windows....Our back lanai room has the walls caved in, but did not go down completely....All of the trees in the back and front are down, and some are on the power lines and transformer....Alot of the other houses on the street lost their roofs and then had cave ins and all kinds of water damage on the inside....The house across the street lost everything after the whole roof collapsed....We were very lucky considering all the destruction around us....We find out later that along Midway and Edgewater were some of the hardest hit areas in Port Charlotte....We can't believe it has happened to us.....We were extremely lucky not to have a storm surge or things would have been much, much worse.  So, we go to check on Fred's mom and she is ok....She lost her pool cage, her roll down hurricane shutters are in ruins, and she has a hole in her ceiling outside where the wind came out...Her roof also held up very well and she had no broken windows or damage inside....She is next to an empty lot and we spent the weekend cleaning up the debri, pool cage, and trees from around her house.  We ended up staying at Fred's brother's house on Sat night and saw pictures of Punta Gorda on the national news.....I couldn't believe the pictures I saw, and have yet to this day had the courage to drive down there and see the ruin myself....

I know it's just stuff and buildings, but I've lived in the town over half my life and it's hard to see it in ruin....I commend all the volunteers and companies that are helping us get back on our feet so quickly, but now we have Frances looming and we are getting scared again....I think we will know how to better prepare ourselves now and the news says this is the first time in over a century that 2 destructive hurricanes have hit the same area....They had said earlier this year that this was a particularly bad year for storms....They are definitely right, and this one will be bad because of all the tarps on the roofs and the debri by the road....It won't take much to level our little town now that we have gaping, open wounds!

I'm glad to say I have my life as do all of my family and friends....I think we are appreciating the little things in these days following the hurricane...Stuff can be replaced, we cannot.

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Subject:Back from the Army....
Time:10:52 am
Current Mood:disappointeddisappointed

I am back from the Army....Actually, I got back on July 14....I was discharged due to hurting my knee on one of the PT runs....Right after I got back, I was sick for 2 weeks...I still haven't completely adjusted to being back at home....I love being back here, but at the same time I'm dissapointed in myself for not completing what I set out to do....Now I have to go back to the same grind of civilian life of finding a job, going to school and all that....I thought my plans were all set, and now I have to start all over again...I love that I can be around my husband, my home, my friends, and my kitty again....I am very lucky in that aspect, while others are not....I am thankful for what I have and my life and for getting to come home...

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Subject:The day has arrived...
Time:10:51 am

Well at last the day has arrived.  I leave tomorrow, June 2, at noon....Off to boot camp at Fort Jackson, SC.  I've already had a good cry this morning over leaving everything behind for the unknown.  Fred was able to get a couple of hours off tomorrow morning so that we can say goodbye.  Thanks to Kevin, his boss, for being understanding!!

I'm more scared now about doing this then I think I have ever been in my life......

Signing off now until mid-August.

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Subject:Well.......
Time:03:23 pm
Current Mood:nervousnervous
The count down is on....It's now 2 weeks until I leave for BCT....UGH!!! It is coming up so quickly and now I'm getting nervous about going in!!!

Jen left today to go to the airport....Off to Bahrain for a whole year without leave....Poor girl....I think she is going to have a great time over there and she is already made some good contacts to help her settle in...However, I don't know if I could go a whole year without being able to see my hubby...As I've said before, she is a much stronger woman than me!! You go girl!!! Have a great time over there!!! We'll miss you!!!!
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Subject:Does this work??
Time:08:09 am
Current Mood:amusedamused
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Subject:Testing......One More Time!!
Time:02:19 pm
Current Mood:boredbored

.......????

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