Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blast through the Roof!

SO! My life has had an exciting turnabout! I showed off the house today, even though I had cleaned it up, it was still kind of a disaster, but they didn't mind. So they call back later and say that they want the house as soon as we can move out! What was a nice, meandering pace has now become a NASCAR breakneck speed! Ive got lots to do tomorrow, such as calling both my father and grandmother and getting my car photo'd and up on Craigslist.

I even washed and vacuumed and cleaned it! Those that know me will remark this as a momentous event. Plain and simple: My car wont weather a Canadian Winter, which requires a block heater to keep the battery from being totally drained and driving it there is kind of a worry since I don't have money to get the brakes looked at or the Transmission looked at either. I can't say for certain if I would get behind the wheel of a full car without having the brakes looked at.

Lots of stuff is going to happen within the next week or so. I will probably be in Canada right on time now, haha funny how life turns inside-out to reveal another path to your destination.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Little bumps in the road...

So...there are those little potholes in the road that sometimes derail your objective. Mine happens to be a school bill that I left unattended and became a monster; gobbling up my paycheck. I have a whopping 9 dollars to my name. I dont get paid for another week after Friday so things are looking kind of grim to put it nicely.

But I am still determined as ever to get to Canada. I am sorry if I kind of jump around subjects here, I am folding laundry in between typing sentences.

I am totally serious. There is a little goblin, that resides in both the washer and dryer and he happens to prey upon socks. I have had that scenario where I put my socks into the washer and pull them out of the dryer and I usually find three socks without matches. Unless you put them into a mesh bag to transport them between the washer and dryer, they will become lost. I wonder where those lost socks go...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Yep, an update from me. Canada was AWESOME. Which is why I am moving back, and I even made a Must Do List. Its a 'To Do' list, but taken to the extreme. After Friday, I have to go get my car looked at for brakes and other mechanical do-dads associated with my car. Since I need to wake up for work tomorrow, Id best get some sleep. 7AM comes pretty early for me.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back from the North

Yes. I am back from Canada. However, I am deeply thinking of returning not just visiting; but actually living there. Wages are incredible and its relatively easy for me to get to work, since I have dual citizenship in both Canada and the United States. This would mean a road-trip again(YAY) with all my stuff(packing OH CRAP!) but my grandmother already has a room all set up for me there, its just a matter of getting there.

Getting there however, might prove to be a challenge. My car is not in the tip-top shape it requires to travel 800+ miles to reach my destination. I am working on getting my car there though, as I bought a new air filter for it today, and plan on getting an oil change for it soon. There are also lots of mechanical hick-ups that need to be looked at inside my car, but I believe I can get there after all is fixed and done. My gas mileage will fall dramatically due to pulling a fully loaded trailer and filling my car with boxes and moving all that stuff.

I really liked being in Calgary, being back in my hometown. For some reason, it brought a sense of calm to me, and I would love to have that for the rest of my days if I could. Despite all the challenges ahead of me, I am willing to put it all on the line for this.

I do not have all the money to pay for gasoline or for assistance if my car breaks down on the side of the road, but as soon as I got it, I am gone. So, the earliest I plan on getting there is in about 4 weeks. My reasoning is that I get paid next Friday, but it will not be a whole lot; it will provide the finances for me to repair my car into the shape I need. The next paycheck will be my gateway to leaving. So, in 4 weeks it should all be done. Will I miss the States? Ask me in 5 weeks; I might have an answer for you.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blog Post!

From the Great North! How is the rest of the planet? I'm having a wonderful time with all my relatives. Its COLD! Im glad I brought my layers of clothes, the wind and cold do not penitrate through them; its like a sheild. However, through my shoes and pants, it rips RIGHT though; no mercy from Mr. Freeze. Anyway, I am just making a post since I promised I would, and I know my friends read my blog and its all good.

I still have come Canadian money to spend and I might get something special for my brother-in-law, since he's awesome. Anyway, just making the post, good night. I've got lots of work fixing my grandmothers computers/television equipment. Later!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Road Trip Part Deux!

Well! I bet you were all waiting with bated breath for the update on the Road Trip huh? Wait...you weren't? Hm...need to change my approach. Anyway, my boss(being the AWESOME boss) he is managed to give me the days I require off for the Road Trip! Jubilations! It makes me really happy. I didn't honestly really have to drill it to him, I was kinda like "hey my dad called last night seeing if I could go to Canada for Thanksgiving" He was like, "oh. Ok, Ill see what I can do, you are going to work an extra shift for it."

Sweetness! So expect something from my when I reach my destination on probably early Thursday night since there will be adults who all can drive so we might just make a straight shot through the night. I Promise to bring my camera and take lots of photos. Only those of me and landscape and city sky-line you are going to see. While this is my blog, I am not about to spring the whole blogging thing on the rest of my family.

Im currently draining my Ipod for the trip so I can get a nice, full charge out of the thing. I don't know what Im going to do about my cellphone. It cannot keep a charge for the life of it. I cannot carry a decent conversation unless its plugged into the wall socket! Then, after its died from talking on it I will turn it back on and just joking! It comes back with a single bar of battery life.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Road Trip Part Deux?

I got a call from my father earlier in the evening with the proposition of heading back to Canada for Thanksgiving. I didn't realize it was already around the corner, actually being this weekend. The supposed plan is to drive to Washington and let the children sleep[since my older sister and her children are coming, both of whom are under the age of 3] and make a straight shot for Canada the next day.

This sounds like a wondrous plan to me if I didn't have to work for the three days of the plan. I am going to talk to my boss about it tomorrow and see if we can work some kind of arrangement for those days. Its been literally FOREVER since I have been to Canada. It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. However since it is kind of a spur of the moment deal it might now flow over with my boss. That is acceptable since it is kind of in that nature.

I really hope this can float! I would love to have some quality chocolate again....Hmmmm delicious, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

The Update.

HA! see? It came around after all. Well, of course it would come but its a little bit sooner than you expected huh? Anyway, the status of the moving scene: End of October is the plan. Of course that means fixing the rest of the house, including the bathroom(which is really a mess, but workable) We have already had some people looking at the house even in its 'incomplete/moving' state. I am super excited to be moving down to California; someplace new and exciting.

Anyway, singing to a different tune, lets talk about the Bailout/Recession progression shall we? For the past(my memory is a little fuzzy this far back but I do remember Alan Greenspan talking about this) 8 years the Chairperson of the Department of Treasury was always saying that the inflated economy will eventually burst, resulting in a economic recession. However, like we are we didn't want to hear what he had to say and went about our daily lives, taking loans and mortgages and second mortgages in efforts to afford what we want.

Well, after all that time ignoring the one person who spoke about what was happening and after he retired from his position, Alan Greenspan wrote a book on the subject. Which judging by the current state of the economy, I surmise not a whole lot of people read it. Flash forward to present day. Lots of people cant make due on their loans, while the banks hand them out like water, and the banks go: "oooh crap! We dont have enough money to loan out to people!" Which causes everyone from the poor to multi-million dollar peoples of this country to default on their loans and not be able to pay them. Was the bailout of 700 Billion dollars worth it for the average American? For right now, there is not a lot going for them, because even though the bailout passed Congress and will probably be signed into action; then it begs the question 'where will the money come from?'

We won't know the outcome of this for years, probably decades later until we know the true impact of what the bailout means to the various banks and subsequent stocks and the world market.

While it is an interesting topic to ramble about for an entire post, I believe I will stop there. My eyelids are getting droopy and my throat burns--probably from the onset of a cold. Oh, one more thing.

Oregon is the strangest place I have ever been to. The people are interesting granted, but its the weather that really gets me stirred. Imagine this: You are driving with the window down, it being a sunny day, with only a few clouds in the distance when suddenly you see raindrops on your wind shield. Yes raining. Not just a little sprinkle, but a full on downpour; this is the weirdness of Oregon I cannot stand. It toys with my emotions...it makes me happy for the sunshine and sad for the rain at the SAME TIME.

With this post, I bid you all good night, as its quite late here, its past 1AM already, which means its time for bed, even though I had an energy drink at around 9PM of yesterday. Its a good thing I don't work tomorrow.