The past week was crazy. Crazy people, crazy events, crazy busy — just crazy. I kept asking the Hunter if it was a full moon because it sure felt like one. The great news is that many of the things I was bitching about two weeks ago are being resolved.
The car situation has been successfully resolved. I got the leased car inspected and it will be turned in momentarily. A new car has been purchased and I really like it. I am still working on quashing my snobby “is-it-good-enough” inner voice, but it drives great and I have always wanted a compact SUV, so I am just telling that voice to shut up. It has all the bells and whistles I like (rear camera, blind spot, bluetooth, etc.) so who cares who the manufacturer is? I paid exactly within my budget and my payments are exactly what I wanted. I got my preferred color and it feels great to drive. As I rack up the miles on it, I won’t worry so much about the cost of the car. Whew! Problem resolved.
I had a couple of projects right at the finish line (a.k.a ready for a paycheck) and they took a quick unexpected detour. Sigh. We have gotten them back on track, but that set us back a week or so. Robin and I just sigh and talk about drinking….
The Kracken has been neutered (thank you, sweet Jesus) and we are already seeing a calmer dog. Now that he is neutered, he can go to doggie day care which is fabulous. He had is his first visit and came home happy and (more importantly) exhausted. The Hunter was ready to get rid of him, but I asked that he be given more time. I know, I know — I blew that golden opportunity, but I knew that the Hunter was acting in haste. The Kracken has good potential — we just need to be patient (never a strong trait of mine).
My son is home for the summer. He came home in the midst of drama (Wildflower passing, car buying, etc.) My Ex persuaded him to give up a low-paying job up at school to come back home to work for him and me (wish he had talked to me about that). I think my son also returned home because his girlfriend was going to be home for the summer also. My son hated working for my Ex, so Taz and I think he just didn’t have the guts to stand up to my Ex.
My son is staying with me right now and just got the possibility of an unpaid internship with a nearby non-profit that fits in perfectly with his major. I told him that if he wasn’t going to be paid by any of these jobs, then take the one with the non-profit. He has an interview next week and the Ex set him up with another non-profit so hopefully he gets one of those. He needs something on his resume that doesn’t have one of his parents as his supervisor….
I successfully tackled and won the lease renewal on our home. My landlord is a bitch, so I told the Hunter that we won’t win next year, so we better be ready to move. She came by to “inspect the house”, but had no idea what she really wanted to see. When we got into a mildly heated discussion, I asked her what outcome she wanted from it all because she was dropping into a “you said, I said” argument. The outcome she wanted: “I don’t know”. Geez, you like arguing just so you can be right? Stupid. I finally said, “OK, it sounds like you want better communication from us. Would you agree?” She did, so now I send her follow up emails on work that is being done on the house.
My favorite client that kicked me to the curb when I founded Maggie & Co is back sniffing around. I have kept the lines of communication open, sent them some information and now they want to have lunch on their next visit to town. That’s great. I have a new project idea to put in front of them, so I have to focus on getting an introduction to someone who won’t take my phone call, I can’t find her email and she hasn’t responded to numerous messages, voice mails and letters. I have 10 days to reach this hussy. She works two hours from me. I have blocked out a day and plan to drive to her office to stage a sit-in until she or her boss sees me. #Old School Sales. My BFF is egging me on to do this to see if it will work. I’ve done it in the past once and it worked. Will I be 2-for-2?
I feel good things happening and good things in my future. If that fave client thing would take off, it would be like winning the lottery. I feel lucky, so wish me luck!