Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Title

First, I have been tired all day. I had allergies that kept me up last night and I might have gotten 3 hours of sleep. The hard part was that I was cranking all day long, non-stop plus the heat. On top of that, when I got back to the yard and thought I was done for the day, well, I find out I have another run I have to do. I delivered in excess of 100k worth of material today to 4 different locations plus pickups, so the OT is obviously warranted. I found out today that i do have next week off, so I was happy to get the final run in today, even if tired.

But you know, when you get off of work after working that many hours without a break and toiling in the hot sun, you don't really want to do anything. It normally doesn't work out that way for me when I am feeling like that, today was no different. I had forgotten to buy dog food yesterday on the way home from work - I was out - couldn't forget today. The dogs got 3 pounds of hamburger meat I had in the freezer yesterday plus 3 cups of white rice, not like they didn't eat yesterday,they ate quite well in fact. So, to Walmart to get dog food.

I was debating while at Walmart whether I wanted to go do the title for the trailer I am buying. Debating heavily, I might add. I went in to the DMV (motor vehicle office) yesterday and found fully 60 or 70 people waiting in line just to get a ticket to get - in line again. The reason I was debating it in Walmart is because I thought I might buy some groceries while in there. I ended up not buying any food, just dog food, still unconvinced that I had enough energy to go in there and deal with all of THAT - a SEA of humanity all crammed into a rather small building. We're talking screaming babies and fighting siblings, all that good stuff, every time I have ever gone in there.

I mosied on out of the parking lot and headed east instead of west - west was to go home, east to the DMV. Got there and saw the parking lot was half empty. Yahoooo. Went inside, about 15 people ahead of me, I figured I could deal with that. But it took the guy FOREVER, it seemed like anyway, to get people moving and give them the ticket to get in line - again - to wait for an available agent. Well, when I got up there, he just handed me a ticket without all the questions and time-consuming this-and-that. Well that is all well and fine, why couldn't he do that with everyone ELSE?

My number was called maybe 5 minutes after I sat down to wait again. THAT amazed me. Nice looking sweetie behind the counter too, very personable, the visit was pleasant, lol. She spent at least 10 minutes attempting to find in old books what that trailer cost when it was brand new. Apparently the state of Arizona uses some sort of calculation with that number to come up with the current title; plate; registration fee. What I was terribly afraid of was that this trailer is from out of state, out of state title. What kind of trouble am I going to get trying to get this thing titled in my name, through AZ?

Well, the ONLY hangup was her trying to find an amount for the trailer to input into her computer. The fact that it was from out of state had no bearing on anything. Didn't used to be that way. State budget cuts also cut back a lot of red tape. Before, at the very least, I would have had to bring the trailer in and had it inspected - they find the VIN plate on it and compare it to what is on the title to ensure that the 2 match. Nothing doing now.

$32 for 2 years. A steal as far as I was concerned, I paid up the full 2 years instead of 1. I then asked about the other trailer - I forgot that it is out of registration, might as well get it up and going, too. $22 for 1 year. Did that. Then I asked about my car. $140 for 2 years, but, I have to have it emissions tested. Well, the registration doesn't expire until next month and I don't have to go into that place to renew registration - THANK GOD!!!

That was it. Haven't heard anything from Phoenix or Tucson police. Don't really want to, but, be prepared for whatever. The fact that I'm completely innocent of any wrongdoing is pretty much enough for me to remain calm, cool and collected about the situation, whether they come over here - or come FOR me - or not. Although, if it was a serious as the Tucson police officer alleged it was - well, they should have made contact by now.

Whatever. My week long vacation for next week has been approved. What, if anything, I do is up in the air. I don't feel like doing ANYTHING. The summer heat is beginning to drag me down a bit. Out in it most of the day, the sun beats down and just bakes you to a fried crisp.

A bit of a time lapse in writing this, like 3 hours, lol.

I'm done.

G'nite.

ben






Wednesday 8/10/2011

Wednesday

So, I get on the computer at home this morning, check Facebook and here is another message from Rey, the ex-slob-tenant. He informs me is "god", screwed my mother all night long and that "I am coming up to Phoenix in 2 weeks, we need to put on some boxing gloves you need to be respecting me" and other BS that isn't really worth going into.

The problem Rey is having in this situation is that one of his best friends - she went to high school with him and has known him all his life - also likes me. Not in a sexual way, just that Rey brought her to my house when he was in the alleged car accident for her to help him. We hit it right off. So, Rey calls her up and she is giving him an earful, more than just one ration of stuff, telling him to pay me the rent he owes me.

Meanwhile, Rey is claiming his ex-wife came over and left the money on my table, which is a large load of donkey-dung. My continual question is: please send me her phone number so I can call her and ask her.

I have no idea what is going on with the Tucson police, whether they contacted the Phoenix police, no clue and not going to lose any sleep over it. The point, however, of all of this is that Rey is talking a big talk, but clearly he is nervous. I mentioned the fact that he is a drug addict (addicted to Percosett or anything similar drug he can get his hands on) and he sells them, apparently, to people he knows in Tucson that use them to get high with.

I did write him back this morning and ended my statements to him with that fact that he is lost, has no peace, needs God.

Meanwhile, I continue to write ads for the room and continue to get - not that much response. But, I have been through this before, it's only a matter of time before someone shows up to look at it.

I get on the news and the top story is Wisconsin - again. This time the end result of the recall efforts the dems tried against the GOP in their attempt to oust 4 of them. None of them were ousted. That would seem to put those union workers in the minority. It would also seem to speak, to me anyway, the tone of the country. The only thing the dems can regurgitate over and over is to "increase revenue", ie: more taxes. We don't WANT to be taxed more, I do believe at least some of us would like to see the tax rate go DOWN, not ever upward.

Yesterday, I checked my 401k account, my stock was down about a grand. This morning? Back up $500. Weird stuff.

Ummm, that's it for now. I pulled a HUGE order yesterday to deliver this morning. Not quite finished with it, but it's about $110,000.00 worth of material. That's a LOT of product. The semi is almost totally full and WILL be once I get through with loading the rest of it on. Nice to have a good load going out - we haven't had an order this big since the crash in 2008.

G'day.

ben

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