Hattie Ann on September 2nd, 2014

I love coming from a large family, growing up it had it’s many challenges but these days I’m very grateful for each and every family member. I have several brothers that all have different interests and numerous talents that come in handy. It seems that when I need something done I can usually turn to one of them for their help. Every one is always happy to help each other out when in their time of need.

One of my younger brothers can do just about anything needed on a vehicle, a good mechanic and also does body work and painting and detailing as welll. A few years back my brother lost a good friend of his in a car accident, who was also in the car restoration field. He has remained close to his late friends parents, they have just informed my brother that they have decided to keep their late son’s body shop (that is located in their huge back yard) and that my brother will be allowed full access to it at any time.

The shop hasn’t had anything done to it in all these years, so it needs a little bit of work to get it up and running again. My brother has volunteered to get in there and do what ever it takes to get it all back in order for use. One of the things that needs to be done is to get some new explosion proof paint spray booth lights installed, which my brother has turned to the Internet to find the best that there is out there to put into use. Magnalight.com has a good selection, come to find out, so the process has begun and soon he will be pounding out a good amount of work from there and everyone will be happy.

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Hattie Ann on August 26th, 2014

Funny how when you hear the words “the other woman” that it is assumed that it is based on some type of romance. But this time the other woman house cleaning my house is about really having another woman come into my house and home to help keep it clean. I have never been one that enjoys house work, nor do I enjoy cooking every single day at least once, some times twice and every now and again 3 times a day.  But having another woman in the house to help me was never even considered an option.

Not that I would have her come in every week, but maybe once or twice a month to do some of the deep cleaning that I always put off for some reasons or another. It’s hard being a working mother.

kicking back for a moment

Kicking Back and Relaxed

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Hattie Ann on August 20th, 2014

The “submit button” was pushed this morning for the pro tools 11 that I have been eyeballing online for my kid brother’s birthday on September 30th. He will be turning 30. That is a big deal for most people and he is no different. So we are holding a good sized surprise party that should be and hopefully will be a blast.

He has been wanting this Pro Tools 11 for a while now so I figure I’d try and put a smile on his aging face on his big night. I hope we can all pull this surprise party off. It is really difficult to keep any type of a secret in this family so it will be interesting to see how this all pans out. I hope the weather will be a lot nicer by the end of March, so far it has been cold and windy with lots of rain, sleet and snow.

This is a good video about the Pro Tools 11 on YouTube.

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Hattie Ann on August 14th, 2014

We think that we have found a swing set in chesapeake va that will be a good match for what we have been looking for to put in the backyard. The old swing set really hasn’t been in the best of shape for the last couple of years. When all the kids in the family come over and head out to the backyard they generally run right past the old swing set that is just sitting there rusting and providing a great place for many of the bees, hornets and/or wasps to make their nests in, which isn’t the best place to pick, of all places.

Anyway we have found a company that will custom make any type of backyard playground playsets for a very reasonable price. I have the perfect vision in my head of what I’d like to see built back there. It’s going to be a challenge drawing my idea on paper so that others can see what I have in mind. I am not the best with drawing things. The best I have ever been able to do are stick men, a house, a couple trees (or maybe they are bushes, hard to tell with my sorry attempt) and a strange looking hippie looking creatures that my two older sister’s and I made up back in middle school to use for when my eldest sister ran for Class President. We drew it on posters, flyers, and anywhere else we thought people would see it and vote for my sis. She actually won that election and we would all like to think that our drawings played a key role in the outcome.

 

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Hattie Ann on August 8th, 2014

My younger is really upset these days with all the phone calls being placed to his home and cell phone from all his bill collectors that are trying to get him to cough up the money that he owes. He lost his job earlier this year and wasn’t able to collect unemployment benefits and has been really struggling. It’s a good thing that we have a large family that he has been able to rely on to get him through these horrendous times, but he is starting to running out of options.

This is going to be a very lax Christmas for a lot of people this year. No one has any money and what money they do have they don’t want to be spending on frivolous Christmas gifts, I can tell you that. And it doesn’t look like things will be letting up any time soon. Unemployment is still high, gas prices haven’t come down at all in quite some time and with the cold weather coming upon us a lot of our money will be going towards keeping our houses warm enough to live in.

My parents have been urging my unemployed brother to consider utilizing a debt consolidation loan that so many are taking advantage of. This can lower your monthly payments, lower or eliminate high interest rates, and hopefully stop all the annoying phone calls that invade our lives.

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