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  • This is not good about your deposit. Do you have any lawyer friends who can advise you? I know you want to be nice, but you have to get that money back. The first thing might be a letter outlining the delay, your concerns, and that the money is due and you'd like a date he will pay it, maybe?

    Or type up a confirmation that he owes it and will pay in x days that you get him to sign?

    This is very worrying and maybe you should get some informal advice. Yes, he's broken the law and sounds like he had all along. I sure don't want you losing your deposit.
    SW: 243
    CW: 177
    Goal: Health

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    • I do, there is an advantage to being a church-goer. A very nice lawyer from my church has offered to help me, first on an informal basis. He said that often a simple professional phone call can work, and he is happy to do this gratis. We're going to give him until the end of the day and tomorrow he will call him. This is a very small town, I doubt he wants this to get around.

      Funny, every month when I called him (early) and said I had the rent, he would be there in 10 minutes to pick it up - he would even leave work to pick it up. This actually did worry me a little, because it seemed a little desperate. I mean, who doesn't need money? I surely do, but I don't stampede to get to it.
      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

      "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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      • Excellent, you have it covered perfectly. I know what it is like to have no money, but never got a new car and went on vacation at the same time. Hmph.

        I'm dreaming of roast chicken blue cheese bacon etc thanks to you. Gonna have it for breakfast lunch & dinner tomorrow
        SW: 243
        CW: 177
        Goal: Health

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        • Mr. F. the lawyer just dropped off the money! He said he was sitting in his office, not really busy, and decided to go visit Mr. Dirtbag. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall. Mr. F said he said something along the lines of "Judith must have misunderstood that you don't have her deposit. It is a legal requirement that you have that money kept separately from your other funds. Obviously she misunderstood, so let's go to the bank right now and get her money."

          And that is how I got my deposit back. And I have opened a bottle of wine to celebrate even though it is only 2 PM. I don't have to work today, why not?

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          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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          • Way to go! Glad you got that sorted. And why not celebrate? You've got a lot of positivity in your life right now!
            5' 9" 47 YO F
            PB start June 2, 2012
            Pre PB SW = 180 (no scale at home, Mom's scale January - 153lbs!)
            Current deadlift 245 lbs, squat 165 lbs, bench press 135 lbs


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            • Siobhan,
              Congrats on your new place. It sounds absolutely wonderful!

              About meeting someone to do things with - have you checked out meetup.com. I am a member of several hiking groups through that site and I have been having so much fun. I have a boyfriend, so I didn't join to meet a significant other, but just to have people to go do things with, as boyfriend works A LOT!

              There are wine tasting groups, book clubs, etc - lots of options. I have met the nicest people through that site. Last Friday night we did a 1000 ft. elevation hike, over to a saloon in a small town, did karaoke for 2 hours, then hiked back by moonlight. It was a blast.

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              • Oh YAY oh YAY you got your money!!!!! Yipppeeeee!!!

                Enjoy your celebration *hic*

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                SW: 243
                CW: 177
                Goal: Health

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                • Thanks for that, Cheryl, it looks very promising. There is actually stuff sort-of close to me - one problem I have in looking at online dating etc. is there is no one even remotely close to me. Just part of living in a very sparsely populated area. But there are several groups in the mid-coast, one that goes to restaurants looks fun - I will just be sure there is meat on the menu!
                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                  "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                  • Siobhan - I will send positive thoughts for meeting someone to do things with. I'm glad you got your deposit back. Hope you have another great day!
                    Female 55
                    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                    • Siobhan - I know what you mean about trying to date online, when living in a sparsely populated area. I live in a small foothill community and was having trouble with the online dating thing a few years ago. The great thing about joining other groups, not associated with dating per se, is that you never know if you'll meet someone that says, "Oh, I'd love for you to meet my brother, friend, cousin, etc..." That is actually how I met my boyfriend now, through an introduction of friends of friends, etc. I was about to give up on dating when we met.
                      The group that goes to restaurants sounds like a fun place to start meeting people. And, yes, just make sure they aren't a vegan group! HA!

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                      • Yeah, and another thing is living in a very small town, I'm kinda afraid to date someone without really knowing them first, as a friend or at church or something because it could be really awkward. Of course the problem is there really aren't any single men, so it hasn't been an issue!

                        Really tired tonight. I slept this afternoon but should have slept longer. In my new home, it is impossible to darken the room, but I have been using a sleep mask. It works pretty well. But I think I might be just a little worn out, rather stressful week, both emotionally and physically. I need a bit of a recharge - a good 8-10 hr. sleep night is in order, I think.

                        One problem I had with my new place is a small refrigerator - definitely not big enough, and just a little tiny freezer. I found a little one online that can be used as either freezer or a fridge, AND it fits in a little built-in cubby. It came today, hurray! I should be all set.
                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                        "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                        • Busy, busy, busy. The ER is the most popular place in Maine. At least that what it seems like! AND the boiler overheated, the seams expanded, and now there is water leaking everywhere.

                          I am tired! But I should be home in four hours. Ate some chicken.
                          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                          "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                          • I'm so thankful I don't work in a hospital any more! I hated working certain holidays because you knew your butt was going to get kicked. Hope you get caught up on your rest today.
                            Female 55
                            Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                            Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                            With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                            • Hi Siobhan (Judith?). Hurray for getting deposit back. And for not having to deal with him anymore. And I am wishing you the best in the men department. Looking for common-interest groups sounds like a great way to go, especially if they aren't centered on dating. Less desperation in the air... I do think putting yourself out there in some way is important. If I were in the market, I would definitely be looking for those kinds of opportunities. Being in a sparsely-populated area definitely complicates the whole issue.
                              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                              - Lewis Mumford

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                              • Whew, back at work. Busy tonight, but nearly as busy as last night, at least so far. The ER is slamming but not as bad as it could be. Mostly tonight is hard because the secretary keeps forgetting to relay the orders to me, leading to stuff not getting done and great confusion. I keep trying to think of something else I can do for a living besides this, but right now I am drawing a blank. Not a whole lot of jobs around here! On the other hand, I am very glad to have this job that allows me to live in this beautiful place and many nights it is actually pretty sweet.

                                I'm not going to talk about the food I ate, too boring typing it all out. It was all primal and all good.

                                This morning when I drove home I was more tired than I remember being in a very long time. I was fighting to stay awake, which is pretty scary. It is only a 20 minute drive, lovely rural road, no traffic. Also nowhere to pull over. I kept telling myself I would make it but it was obvious I wouldn't. Finally I got to a church, pulled in, put my seat back and passed out for 10 minutes. So my 20 minute drive took 30 minutes, but I made it intact and without injuring myself or anyone else. Don't ever want to do that again! I do have some catching up to do - I am tired out in many ways from the past few weeks, but this too shall pass. I will of course continue unpacking and arranging and making my new home nice and comfortable and hopefully nice to look at, but I'm going to build in a lot of rest and some play also. Of course I still have another night of work besides this one before I can do that. And I'm back at work Sunday night, so that is only two nights off. But all will be well.

                                When I am tired like this I can't imagine why I would want to meet a man. I am so looking forward to going home and being alone and having no demands and being with my pets, who conveniently cannot speak English.
                                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                                "Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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