A little bit happened this month. I had a couple of doctor appointments, and a couple of times – had to run errands. Most days, I got to walk Malak, and managed to pay bills a couple of days early because of when the first fell. This month was also spent in managing my music through iTunes.
First, as for the walks with Malak. I had to adjust where I walk him due to increasing pain with long walks. I won’t go into detail of the streets as I like my privacy. Once, I acme across a former friend of my brother’s. We caught up on what was going on for about 30 minutes. I explained that he didn’t see me much because of where he lives being too far for me to walk Malak. Speaking of my brother, he called me for a few minutes and wanted to know some details about security cameras. I don’t know much of them, but I gave him the best answer I can. Continue reading September 2018
Not much happened. There were no appointments, or events in the first week. Did some website management during this period to keep everything up to date. As usual, I paid my bills and taken care of my expenses with exception of food. And last during the first week, I closed my AMEX account. The reasons of this was I wasn’t using the card because available credit and interest rates were to my liking. My best card is my Capital One card with $2750 at 16%.
The second week was much like the first week. I did have to get groceries. I also watched some shows on Netflix. In addition, I had to go to the bank to deposit and transfer money to my primary checking account. An acquaintance asked me for dinner a couple of times. While I don’t feel she is in the best position to feed other people, it wouldn’t have been worth arguing with her about it. Also, had to replace my media player. This of course cost money, but I had it to spend, so that didn’t hit me too hard. Continue reading August 2018
The first week was pretty quiet. I aided someone that needed help with something, and again in the second week. I also managed to add funds to my savings account which is getting closer to my target goal. I also acquired a new domain which I am working on finding something to do with it.
In the third week, I had two appointments. One was with the eye doctor, and the other was with my pain psychologist. While speaking with her, she enlightened me to something that after careful consideration – forced me to reconsider my plans. This will likely force me to make changes with what I will want to do, and force me to adjust my plans.
Continue reading March 2018
Not much has happened this month. My birthday was in the first week as well as a doctor’s appointment. A friend of mine insisted on taking me out for my birthday, but otherwise – it was much like any other day.As for the appointment, all is well and went through as expected.
The second week, I had another appointment which I went to without issue. On the second week, I also had to wait on UPS to deliver a package from Amazon. Nothing too special, just recycling bags. There were a couple of warm days (considering it is Winter) which allowed me to get Malak out for a walk. Continue reading February 2018
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