Hi Teresa: I am so glad that you let us know about the good things in your life! It's always nice to unexpectedly hear from an old friend. That must have made you feel so good to hear that somebody was thinking of you. And your yard work...boy, I am so jealous!! (I have a large and very unattended/unloved yard right now.) I think its great that you have worked on some many things in it. It sounds like you might think that its not so much right now...but everytime you walk out of your house or drive up it should make you feel like you truly accomplished something. And what about a finishing touch --perhaps a container of spring flowers on your steps or around your mailbox?
And congratulations on the call about your interview. I know it isn't your expected salary range, but it could give you a nice place to step back in and restart. Let us know how the interview goes!
Last, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. It seems like you haven't mentioned her in awhile, so I had my thoughts and prayers for you that perhaps she was either stablizing or getting better. I'll continue to keep you both in my thoughts.
Im glad that you have got your garden looking good. As for the dead tree... there isnt much you can do about that other than have it cut down but that costs money. Besides... where would you hang your fairy lights at Christmas! Its nice that your friend called you after finding your number... you must have meant something to her otherwise I guess she wouldnt have called. Hopefully you can get talking regularly again.
Im sorry to hear that you sister is no better but try to focus on the good things in life. Thats not to say you should ignore the bad things but dont let them dominate your thoughts. Otherwise, as you well know, you drive yourself further and further down into the rut.
Remember we are always here for you.
If its been a while since you have spoken, sometimes the first conversation can be a bit edgy and icy. I think meeting up with her is a great idea. If nothing else its a day out of the house! As for the Harley, I know its tough for you at the moment but i'm sure you will get your equivelant soon... then you can impress him with your sports car!
Im so glad that yesterday was such a positive day for you. A potential new job, a rekindled friendship and legalities getting finalised... no wonder your so mentally worn out! Hopefully you will be able to go out with your friend more often and this will help boost your mood!
Let us know how you get on with your car stuff... I know that legal red-tape is a nightmare to fight through but im sure you will get there. I have faith in you and your abilities.
What I don't understand is how that dealership can fix your car when the garage said that it can't be fixed. Are they going to fix it for free? You really should talk to your attorney about this. It sounds fishy to me. I hope that it all works out. Can you get your old car back if you return it to the dealer? I would think that they could at least do that. It doesn't make sense that they have to sell it before they can pay you back. I wish there were some men on here that could help you. I don't know that much about cars myself. I know a little though. And I still don't understand what is wrong with it. Is it the engine, or the front end or what?
I hope that you can enjoy your day. It has been beautiful here, been out walking and playing in my greenhouse. Planted a bunch of flower seeds. I hope they come up, though when it comes time for transplanting, I will probably fizzzle out. I can only go so long and then I get tired of it. But hope to give a lot of stuff away.
Take care, keep in touch. I woke up really tired today, I must be over doing it I guess.
Do you not have farms near you that give mulch away free? Maybe thats just a British thing!? You have inspired my to get out into the garden now that our weather is starting to look good. (Although it is supposed to rain until the weekend now!)Its so hard to get motivated to do anything as I will be moving out in June but its nice to have one last summer in a nice garden before I move back into University Halls. (Where we dont have a garden! LOL) So you can take pride in the idea that you have inspired me to get out into the garden.
As for the car, I too think this sounds fishy and would talk to a lawyer about it. I am no expert in mechanics or US law so I dont think its really my place to hand out advice.
Keep your chin up and your face smiling!
If attorneys are anything like lawyers, they cost an arm and a leg just to talk to them on the phone! As for the mulch... farmers see it as a waste product and are glad that people come and take it away for them! Maybe your animal farmers have crops as well and they use it? You can pay for mulch in britain too... but I dont see the point since it is a lower quality and its not free!
I hope you get the car sorted out soon. It sounds like the dealership are not really listening to you. Sometimes it can be so hard to get these people to listen. Being a woman doesnt help either (And im not being sexist... but men get these people to listen better because of stereotype!). I hope you have a really boring day today