Monday, November 30, 2009

Money Issues

The issue isn't that we don't have money, it just is not in our hands right now! We just made a VERY long trip with our 9 month old and 2 year old from Florida to California. We drove the whole way and the kids were FABULOUS! i was so shocked at how great they did! So we are waiting for our reimbursement from the trip from the Navy, the people who do it have been on vacation so we have no choice but to wait. We also have been having problems with our old landlord, he acted completely fine until two days after he knew we were on the road. He then said that we didn't leave the house in perfect condition. When we moved in there, there were dents in the walls and the trees were a mess, the carpets were stained, the kitchen faucets was broken, the weed whacker was broken, the lawn mower had lots of issues, and the garage door never worked. We fixed or replaced everything (and even left him the brand new weed whacker.) the only thing we were unable to fix was the garage door. It was a huge pain because it POURS in Florida and i had two kids by myself i would have to get into the house so i would have to get out of the car open the garage door by hand, and i am a weakling so it took a while, and close it in the pouring rain! If you don't live in the south you wouldn't understand this rain it was so bad that you can't see through the windshield with the wipers on full blast, as soon as you step out of the car you look like you were dunked in a pool. The hardest part is that it could look completely sunny, you go into a store and come out and it is pouring! Ok, i know i got way off track.
Anyways he is saying that we did all of the damage that was already there and I would understand if he wanted to get the carpets cleaned or paint the walls, But he is wanting to charge us for the garage door which he knew didn't work and kept saying he would come and fix, and for "cleaning" by the way he is doing all of this himself and is saying he wants to charge us for what someone would charge! HE also does not want to give us our prorated rent because we "broke" our lease. We are a military family who gave him 30+ days notice and had to move! I know we eventually "should" get the money back through the legal system but who knows when that will be. But that is $1500 of our money that he has not including the amount it should cost to get the carpets cleaned and walls painted.

I just had to write this to vent. But thank you if you did read this. If you have any advice please I am all ears... or eyes.

Also take a look at the yamaclauses I have had many happy customers! a package is going out today! Thank you to all of you who have purchased them and I hope you have a Merry Christmukkah

What is the point in the negative thinking?

In almost every person i know i have heard them moan and groan about their job and how they wish they could quit! I HAVE THE PERFECT THING TO SAY TO THEM NOW! "Do it then!" They usually respond (after a lonnnng pause) "I can't"
"Well, why not. If you are that miserable and you don't enjoy it then why stay?"
"Then i will be out of work and wont be able to find another job."
"So what you are saying is that if you quit you wont be able to find a better job? Well then doesn't that mean you have the best job that is attainable right now?? Why are you complaining, you should be thrilled!"

It stumps them... you should try it! It is a different way of thinking about things that will blow you mind! People need to stop focusing on all of the negative things going on in the world. The news rarely had happy stories! When is the front page of a magazine about GOOD things? We should all celebrate what we have, and share them with others who are feeling down! We need to encourage and support and show those who we love that we are there for them! we need to love those who are hard to love and also in doing so love ourselves! You will see the more you help others the more it will build you up (as long as you do it with a joyful heart!!! )

PS. The yamaclauses are selling great on here i will post another blog about it if you want to place an order just know if i do not have them already made it can take a couple of days to make them! but they are on the next page of blogs! I am having a lot of fun making them for you and the money is really helping! I will write a blog later about money difficulty but i am still thinking positive and know that everything will work out!

Thank you for reading! Also, remember to think positive and tell 3 different people how something you appreciate about them today! :)