Happy New Year

Woke to no heat.  Thankfully it was in the 30’s this morning.  I woke up about 3 am to pee, good thing this was not a “hangover” day for me.  I noticed it felt cold but too lazy to walk to the next room to “turn up the heat” which is what I thought was wrong.  Went right back to bed shivering.  I woke a couple of hours later colder, went to turn it up and felt the radiator cold as ice.

Damn!

It went out a few times last year.  We have an old boiler in the building but last year after new management took over, my heat has not only gone out once in a while, it’s not as warm as it used to be.  I have not seen the heating & cooling people out here for a while now, maybe saving money.  I have a space heater I turned on and made some hot coffee to warm myself after dressing myself in layers and then wrapping myself in a blanket fleece robe.

I waited for a while to call the caretaker, being a Holiday and all.  At 10 am when it was still out he said he had gotten other complaints and restarted the boiler again.  That was cause for celebration indeed.  Another slice of “better than sex” cake!

It’s alive!

Warm is good.  Cold bad.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

How about beginning again.

I am officially retired, I guess.  Lost both of my part-time jobs that I had in 2013 last month but just started collecting a not very substantial social security payment early.

I really am po’ now, but no longer a girl.  I just liked the title.  It sounds better than Po’ Woman Shines.  It also seems better to be poor if you are younger.  When you’re older it somehow screams that you have failed in life.

Thank God I don’t consider life pass or fail.  It’s just life.  I have had my ups and downs, good times and bad and I have never been a slave to money, though I have worked very long and hard in my life.

I still buy my lotto tickets and made sure to dig myself out of the 10″-12″ blowing and drifting snowfall that hit my area yesterday to purchase them.

So this is how I am beginning 2014.  Unemployed and not able to make all the payments needed to stay in my home.  I guess I can hang onto it for a while longer, but as soon as we get the spring thaw, I will begin to search for a place I can afford and have to let my super, duper upside down house go anyway they want it.  If I can’t rent it out, it’s either signed back over to the bank or a short sale.

I have also promised myself now that I have more time, I can really beef up my website or forget about it.

Post or get off the site is my plan.

Below are some pictures of probably the same weather most of you are having.

Good Luck, God Bless and Happy New Year to Everyone!