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A Reason To Smile

I have had practically no sleep but I tried going to bed several times and was woken up by nightmares 2 times and then Laila decided she wanted to play and started pulling the covers off me; little bugger! You can’t help but love her though.

What do I have to smile about??
Well for one thing I think I solved the problem with JC commenting thanks to Melanie.

#2. I went to go unto his blog to copy his post where he used my name as evidence to take to the police. It appears it has been removed. I am cautious about getting too happy about it because I’ve never seen him back down that quickly or back down at all to be honest; not with me anyway.

I did send him an email the same day he had commented, before I even found his blog again. All I said was to think long and hard before he starts slandering me and my business. That I had been respectful enough to not put his name or affect his ability to make an income and the law would not take him trying to destroy my business lightly. I told him to have no doubt that he will not bully me into silence again and I would seek restitution in court. I said if we go to court you can be assured EVERYTHING will come out and I WILL have witnesses.

Recounted a couple of events and I reminded him of his professions of undying love and lying to me about him dying, the girl in Africa who he got pregnant and told him he really doesn’t want to go there.

I told him I have gone on with my life, he probably has found the perfect woman for him and that I could have never been that for him. He should get on with his life and not put himself back in mine.

I don’t know if it had any effect but the blog is gone; for now.

I get my teeth finished today!!! I am so excited and nervous. I got my hair cut (I have cut my own hair for 12 years) and dyed it last night at my girlfriend’s house and had a nice shower and did laundry.

I had a good day yesterday all in all, made $350 which is great seeing as I owed $125 on my phone and $100 for hydro. I bought some groceries also.

In my town they recently passed a new law that says all business now have to recycle anything recyclable. I took it upon myself to do up a brochure I am going to hand out to all the businesses in town saying to support their local small businesses and that I deal with CCon Steel; a local small scrap yard. I showed it to the owners at CCon yesterday and they were very pleased. They gave me a Tim Horton’s gift card when I walked in as a little appreciation for my business gift so it was perfect timing that I had the flyer to show them. I wanted to make sure they didn’t mind my name associated with theirs, but they were thrilled so this could be profitable for all concerned. The owner is a really nice hard working young guy who really is trying hard to make it honestly in a cut throat industry where breaking the law is common place.

While I was at the scrap yard I got my usual “Hey Lady Witha Truck!” from the guys. One of them I asked, “how are you today?” and he replied, “great now that I’ve seen you”. You know people get you through the tough times. Like on here, all the support, genuine caring and concern overwhelms me some times. I really feel blessed to have stumbled upon this blogging thing; I have been helped way more than I have helped others. I am blessed.

Everyone is so happy for me that I am finally going to be able to smile without feeling self conscious. Its been so long.

I am throwing some offers out there to see where they land and then play the cards I am dealt. I guess you could say I shuffled the deck. I wrote up an offer to purchase my dream lot at Everglades. I figured it out using a mortgage calculator at 5% interest, for $40,000 paid bi-weekly over 5 years. I forget right now what the exact payment amount was but around $700 a month. Banks won’t give loans on property in there because it is zoned strictly recreational and its in a flood plain, so he is going to have a hard time finding a buyer. He doesn’t really need the money; who knows, he just might bite. That’s how I got mtg first truck. $100 and a promise to pay it out in a year. You never know.

Also I am doing up my resume and handing it in to CCon in case they are looking to hire an outside sales person. There is an area north west of Vancouver, Squamish; a small town on the way to Whistler that I love!! JC worked up there years ago and I fell in love with it then. There was a lot of scrap up there then and recently I talked to a young guy who told me I should be going up there. He goes up and comes back with a full load every time. He said he thought I’d do really well. I lost my big truck and my small one doesn’t haul enough weight to make the trip worth while. BUT if CCon wanted to get into that area before any of the big scrap yards do I have a home on wheels and would be willing to go up there and get things started; all they have to do is rent a small yard and a big bin.
Who knows something might come of that.

Also I am almost finished my letter to the premier of BC where I present my ideas on helping women get back on their feet after an abusive relationship. The provincial government recently announced they are prepared to invest a substantial amount of money into resources for abused women. Some thing might come of that!

Oh yeah! I almost forgot; my latent painting talent? As soon as I move and have room for a small painting studio I am going to start selling my artwork on here and give 20% to my own charity for abused women.

Now that gets me excited!!

Well I best get dressed. Have a great day all!”

Love ya!!
Hugs
Carrie

Grafitti Under The Bridge

I took the dogs for a walk today and it was hot for a change and I was looking for a shady spot to take them.

I went under this over pass and found a virtual art museum. I didn’t walk deeper in because you have to cross railway tracks and with the dogs I was nervous; but you can see the artwork goes back quite a ways. I thought it was a rather cool effect looking at it through the tunnel; 3D.

There is some real talent going to waste; hopefully some day who ever does the nice work will be recognized for it in a positive way.

Posted by Carrie the Lady Witha Truck