Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Okay ... soooooooo

Ok... soooo I had a new experience today... luckily.. there will be a happy ending for today... I  THINK..  

We've ALWAYS carried Triple AAA ... car service... since I can remember and if we make it till November it will be 27 years of marriage... and I've NEVER had to use it.. and believe me .. I've had my share of incidents with a vehicle... just ask my husband..

Anyway.. I just went TODAY in fact.. to get an estimate on getting a tired replaced... and had an appointment scheduled for this Friday... trying to                      catch a sale.. at the place (I dont think I can name the place..not sure but dont want to get in trouble..) that supposedly starts this Friday.. go figure.. sooooo to make a long story longer... I've never had an occasion to have a blow out on a tire.. several other vehicle incidents but never a blow out...  Now knowing that I was getting the tired replaced I felt more comfortable and was super extra careful.. driving etc..   But none the less... after picking up my daughter.. at school... I hit one of those speed bumps just right... and there was such a loud noise .. I thought someone fired a gun!!!  and had no idea it was me or should I say MY TIRE.. !!  Okay so I was lucky not to be driving one of the longer highways... where there is absolutely NOTHING IN BETWEEN your two destinations but beautiful views and a couple of scattered goats!!!  
I was VERY THANKFUL for that.. !!   I contacted AAA to schedule my trip back down the hill as they say here... and the guy instructed me to call back after midnight.. to schedule for the same day.. 
I then called at about 12:15am .. and got a very friendly understanding representative Keith..   I then explained to him my situation.... cause I'm thinking I'm talking to someone here in Hawaii.. but that office is already closed.... and it is a 24 hour service so this guy is in LA...God Bless him... cause he listened, laughed and understood... as I had to run outside to actually find the address of where I was.. (I was staying at a friends house) ... it is very very dark here on the island .. and trying to find an address with a flash light in my pjs I'm sure would have been a wonderful site... for some poor soul.. Anyway, we got things set up for the first thing in the morning... a 50 mile ride in the tow truck... actually very interesting.. very nice young guy that knew alot about the island... 
Finally got to the place where they would be replacing my tire... and I knew it would be awhile... because of them fitting me in and it was a last minute appointment... they said it would take a few hours .... LIKE FOUR HOURS LATER.... they tell me the tire is on ... but THEY CANT BALANCE IT OR ALIGN IT!!! HELLLOOOO !!!  FILM AT ELEVEN.... AHHHHHHHHH!!!  I love this island... but sometimes... its SOOOOOOOO FRUSTRATING!!!!  

Aloha & A Hui Hou!!!  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Things don't ALWAYS look the way they seem??

I have always lived in transient places.... Places where people..move to... and it takes about two years to find out if they will actually make it living there... for lack of jobs, friends or just plain homesick to move back where they came from.  For this reason their roots don't really take here and when you think you've possibly made a friend or two... in this day and age, with the lousy economy, large companies closing, the small businesses starving,hours and wages being cut, and people resorting to desperate measures just to make ends meet.... people and situations don't ALWAYS look they way they seem.  Unfortunately, these unpredictable situations are what change people and the maybe once kind and caring person... will do just about anything to a possible friend just to get ahead or avoid an expense even if it affects that other persons livelyhood.  So instead of helping one another... it seems as though we are just out there to, like Archie Bunker used to say.. "Take care of #1!!"  

It truly is very sad... and totally against how I was raised, anyway... So I'm finding through my experiences these days... that I need to have a tougher skin... rely on my instinct .. and ever faithful women's intuition.... to get me through my day whether its personal or business.  

I never thought I'd say it .. but "It sure wasn't like this in the "Olden days... "  

Thank God I still have my faith...

A Hui Hou...    we're NOT in Kansas anymore... :)   

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Being at Home

Being at home with the baby all day has really given me a new appreciation for my mom. I guess before I just didn’t realize how much she did or gave up for me and my siblings but now I know what a hard life it was for her being all alone for so long. I really appreciate how much she gave to raising us and staying home with us all the time. I can only imagine how much different things were for her back when there wasn’t TV or internet or anything like that to entertain her during the day – geez! I recently went to www.clear-internet.com to get a good internet connection for the house and that’s been instrumental in me not losing my mind. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t online shop while the kids are napping and just have time and ways to check up on my email and Facebook and all that. I really miss work but not enough to go back!

Monday, January 2, 2012

It another year....

Wow .. its 2012.... a NEW year!!! A year full of changes... changes already taking place.... 

There are soooooo many things I want to do and so many successes and goals I am GOING TO MEET for myself this year!!! Writing goals, business goals, creative goals, mental and physical goals.. and I dont want to go yet another year.. procrastinating ... and denying myself .. my BEST LIFE... 

... I'm GONNA DO THIS... 

Aloha & A Hui Hou!!!