The first week of the month was pretty conventional. I managed to pay off my phone which is good. This means I only have my personal loan to pay off. I am expecting to have that paid off in April of 2018. I also did laundry which needed to be done. In addition, I was referred to Mon Valley Initiative for assistance in buying a house. I sent the referred to counselor an email, but as for the first week, I have yet to hear from him. Continue reading January 2018
Little happened this month. I saw my Pain Psychologist, and my anesthesiologist in the second week of the month. I also got Internet Essentials from Comcast. It was disappointing that I couldn’t use my own modem and router, but such is life. I did some changes in how people reach me. I will be phasing out my “home” phone line and just relying on a single number. I have been able to solve the time calling rules that were in place.
Also took Malak to the vet. He had some wounds on him under his chin. I cleaned the area and went to make sure nothing bad happened. It seems as if all (buy my pocket) is fine. Nothing else happened. December will be more active.
Thanksgiving was a bit of effort. I helped someone with their dinner. Malak got to eat some turkey skins. He also finished his medication treatments. The third and fourth week however otherwise has been relatively quiet. On some good news, I managed to almost make my savings goal. I should be finished in the first week of December.
This month was much like most months. However, I was busier than normal with appointments. There have been some changes. First, the department of Traveler’s AId which provides me with bus fare to get to and from doctor appointments have changed. I called the new department for the first time late last month. I also acquired a USB A – C cable. This will allow me to charge my phone next to where I sleep. Before this, I had to charge it early in the morning.
The first week was as normal. I, however, had a phone call regarding my brother. He, however, has yet to actually call me since the last time he did me wrong. This is for the best in my opinion, but he still sees it fit to cause more issues with me. Next, I had a doctor’s appointment which I went to. When I got back into Downtown, I missed my bus and had to go to a McDonalds’ to get off of my feet. This was because of me having to get bread to support my meals.
Continue reading October 2017
The first week was spent mostly paying bills, although I had an appointment which I went to. There is still fatigue with the new medicine, but hopefully, I can get that dealt with. The goal was to get everything accomplished as quickly as possible. This is to allow me to have an accurate depiction of my money in the second week.
The second week, as normal – I received my food stamps, and again had issues with Verizon. I received a couple of emails saying my ATA went offline. This is not something that happened so frequently with Comcast. I am likely to try to get back with Comcast in a month. I also had to make a phone call for someone that owes me money, although he usually takes his time in getting it together. On another note, since I terminated my services with Freedom Pop, I decided to take the 2 month trial with Pandora’s premium service. If the service is good, I will be spending about the same as I would if I had Freedom Pop. Continue reading September 2017
The first week was hectic. First, I managed to consolidate all of my bills into one loan. This will hit me a bit, but will hopefully be able to reduce the stress of the debt I had – some being as high as 27%. Also, in the first week, I received my rent rebate which was transferred to my new checking account. I also had a couple of appointments and had to go to the community center to collect my food from their food bank.
The second week, I got my food stamps which of course – I used to get the majority of my food. I also took Malak in for his annual checkup. Because of everything beforehand, it was a bit hard on me. I made due as normally. I also changed ISPs from Comcast to Verizon FiOS. I am going to keep that as long as possible, however, I need it for at least 4 months, otherwise, the change will be for naught. The reason of the change is Comcast will not allow current customers to get Internet Essentials. Malak also got his annual checkup. He is 80lb of muscle, and relatively healthy for his age. The vet recommended fish oil capsules to help with any joint issues he might have in the future. He is at least 6 years old now, so that is a reasonable concern. As expected, he tested negative for heartworm. Continue reading July 2017
This month could have been a better month, but I made due. A number of things have happened which is probably worth mentioning. Some of these changes will also have an impact on my goal of getting out of debt which will cause some setbacks. Also, someone out of the blue have contacted me which was not expected and finally got an appointment I needed for a few months, but will have to wait on the appointment.
First, for the contacts. My brother as usual will call about once a month, and offer some vague promise of visiting. This month, he called twice with the same vague promise which never happened. This is normal lately. He is also making some choices I would not agree with, but he is his own person, and he knows my opinion. I also received a call for a psychiatrist appointment which will hopefully address some of the severe anxiety issues I have. I won’t see the psychiatrist until the second week of May. I had been in need of a new one since January. Since I am not running around with a shot gun, I guess I am not a priority. A distant family member also got a hold of me by email asking if I had the contact information of my Aunt (Mother’s sister). This is not something I have, and have yet to hear back from her. I would assume as with most of my family, she won’t need of me any longer. Continue reading April 2017
A few things have changed. I reactivated my Republic Wireless phone line to their Wifi Only plan. This is about $10. Since I terminated the relationship with the previous psychiatrist, I had to look for another resource to address my social anxiety. It doesn’t seem as anything I do have been very successful.
On the second week of December, I went to a new clinic which I had an assessment, and they informed me that I should get a new therapist and psychiatrist anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks. I am also to call if I don’t get a new appointment by the 31st.
I also seem to be having problems with Puretalk (a cellular provider). I received my SIM card at the end of the first week, but either the service activation, or the SIM card failed to provide me with service. This has led to a change in my initial plans while I tried to get the problem resolved.
Still been having some issues with dealing with crowds. My pain psychologist has suggested speaking with my representative at the community center which I have done. I didn’t expect much, and while she tried to help, didn’t give anything I hadn’t tried already.
Acquired a new Windows 10 PC which is functioning reasonably well, and a Chromebook PC. My goal is to see if I can get everything (or most things) done on a Chromebook which should make future PC acquisitions easier. The Windows 10 PC is a laptop/tablet hybrid and actually works nicely. My main gripe is the lack of an SSD, and no apparent means of upgrading the hard drive.
Continue reading November 2016
Not much happened in October. I seen my psychiatrist which has been impotent in his desire to help me with what I see him for. Also signed up with the food bank associated with the community center I joined. While this will mean I will have to take two buses, it also means no waiting in lines, and the issues I had with the more local food bank is reduced. Not much else has been going on. My sister sent an SMS but she has been unreliable in communicating and when she does, it is always about her.
No plans for November. I noticed an increased in my Amazon credit line which will likely mean I will replace my worthless notebook, and consider trying to move everything to Chrome based systems for future use. There is hardware that will only work on Windows, so I will need a Windows machine for that at the very least. Will just have to make due with or without.
This month could have been better. Not much happened. I acquired an iPad Mini 2 which in most instances performs inferiorly to my former Nexus 7. If I had a choice between the two, it would have been an Nexus. I got a new counselor with the community center my pain psychologist recommended. I will have an initial appointment with her in the second week of September. Got a new wallet which will reduce the bulk that I would otherwise carry.
Someone asked if I will take their dog for a couple of reasons. I told them I and Malak will have to meet with the dog, and a few things will need to happen first. I was supposed to meet with the dog on one of the weekends late in the month, but never happened. Continue reading August 2016