I am now a statistic: I’m.
Eleven days ago, I lost my job. And being unemployed affects everything including one’s health. Those eleven days have been a flurry of activity doing all the things that one does when one looses their job:
- Applied for unemployment benefits — I don’t know yet whether I’ll get them. When I log onto the Texas Workforce Commission’s website the status still says “TWC is reviewing your claim to determine if we can pay you benefits. If we need additional information, we will contact you.” *sigh*
Not knowing whether or not I’ll get any unemployment benefit checks, I assumed “worst case scenario” — that I won’t and started making plans:
- Pre-paid as many bills as possible. — There are certain things that I’ll have to have if the worst happens I’m going to be out of work for a while: medications, rent on storage unit, cell phone, internet connection, car insurance...
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Check out the cool logo to the right…
I did good! I likes it! I likes it!
And I did it all by myself!
(patting my self on the back)
I’ve been toying with the idea of opening an online shop selling t-shirts, mugs, buttons, etc., for ages. But I’ve never gotten around to doing it. I’ve got literally hundreds of quotes, quips, and design ideas jotted down on paper.
Most of the designs are dance related. Surprise! LOL!
Oh, and the other designs are LOL related. As in LOL Cats. You may have noticed that I’ve created a few LOL Cats for my blog, using them to illustrate whatever the topic at hand may be. I’m putting the best of those into the store first, since they represent already created artwork.
The health of my truck affects everything, even my health! I have to have a vehicle to drive the 44 mile round trip to and from work or else I don’t have a job! If I don’t have a job, I’m on the streets.
And let me tell ya, those street people don’t look too healthy! And we won’t even THINK about what all this will do to my budget and how it will affect my ability to dance and compete! Eeeeeeeeekkkk Urrrrrrkkkk Ugh!
So, sit back, or lean forward, your choice, and enjoy my tale of woe and angst while I use the process of telling you about my tale of woe and angst as a way to get my thoughts in order and come to a decision about “OMG What am I going to do??????!!!!!!”
But I digress… 😉 Back to the clunking and clanking…
Saturday, yesterday, at lunch I went out to my truck, got in, turned the key and *CLICK*. Nada, nothing, not a chirp, not a peek. Not a single erg of power. Not good.