Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Just When You Thought I’d Left The Building…

….ta-daaaaaa!! I’m baaaaaaaaaaack…

So, had shoulder surgery in October and spent the next couple of months alternating cursing the surgeon, the dog, the hubby (poor darling…he was collateral damage, really), the Internet for telling me what a breeze recovery was for some, myself, and all the undiscovered tribes in Bali and other exotic locales..just because I can, okay?

It hurt to have my shoulder ripped apart and put back together.  It still hurts, but every day it gets better.  My own Marquis de Sade, a/k/a physical therapist, is impressed with my progress.  I cursed her too. Often and loudly.

Since we last met, besides the aforementioned surgery, I’ve had:

  • my job of sixteen years eliminated
  • my sister sue me over a land deal I have nothing to do with anymore
  • another patch of property I’m trying to sell come under contract twice – both times falling through

Let’s take these one at a time, shall we?  The job, well I’ve known since last spring that the job I have now would likely change.  Unfortunately, the new owners of the plant have a very different view of ‘change’ than I do.  Their idea of change was for me to drive over 125 miles ONE WAY to work every day as my position is moved to another of their plants.  For me, that’s a 2.5-3 hour commute…and did I mention that is ONE WAY?  Yeah, so I said thanks but no thanks.  I now have to find a new job.

Y’all, I haven’t even interviewed for any job in sixteen years. I have no idea how it’s done anymore, but I find out later today as I have the first interview.  It’s like I’m a virgin all over again.  I’m curious as to how I’ll come across.  Strangely, though, I’m not the least bit nervous.  I imagine it’s because I don’t know any better.

Sister, sigh…this particular sister lives in a place we call “Not Reality”.  Always has, likely always will.  Apparently, she’s managed to convince an attorney to come visit her Not Reality and I’m being sued now.  It’s such a stupidly convoluted story I can’t really explain here.  It involves property borders and disputes.  But here’s the thing, the property in question isn’t mine anymore.  I sold it a year ago. A. Year. Ago.  Why she’s included me in the lawsuit with the current owners is a question only answered by those living and working in Not Reality.  Personally, I don’t go there.  Terrible hamburgers.

Property sale…this land is across the street from the land I’m being sued over. ….fortunately it doesn’t attach to any of my sister’s land at all.  However, I keep getting people saying they really, really, really, really love it and want to buy it BUT…….(insert something stupid or something that exists only in Not Reality here).  It’s getting to the point where if my broker calls to tell me I’ve got another offer on the land I just wait for the punch line, because it is coming.

So, how have y’all been doing?