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365 ONE: day 179…Bad News in Three’s?

Day 179: July 5th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Tamta/Agapise Me” by Marinella

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Tic Tac”

Anything to Note =

It’s been one of those BAD NEWS days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1). Got a call that my doctor is now on an emergency leave so out of town until next Thursday, which is after I leave, so will not be able to see him now as scheduled on Monday…

2). My health insurance company called to let me know they will not be covering any test strips and materials for my glucose meter since I have not met my deductible…

3). The other broker called to let me know we may have a snag in our apartment purchase going forward as the board requires us, me and Stuart, to both be present for our board interview, which of course I will not be since I will be unable to fly that late in pregnancy…so working on that to see if that can be worked around now…

JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So bad things happen in 3’s….so that was 3….so I hope I’m done for the day!!

Guess what??? It’s HOT and HUMID again today!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, what a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although yesterday was reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllyyyyy bad!

I had an episode yesterday on the subway again where I thought I was going to pass out – it was horrible! It was just soooo hot on the way to the subway that I must have over-heated or something or been dehydrated….and had no water on me of course! UGH!

What saved me was a small teeny apple I had put in my bag that I forced myself to eat while sitting on the platform recovering, and the juice from that managed to hold me for the rest of my journey.

It’s just not a nice feeling – the feeling that you are about to fall down and you are by yourself so hope you land okay if it happens….of course that freaked me out the most – I was concerned about my phone and wallet and it being stolen if I passed out, and then the idea of falling down while pregnant took over….thank god it didn’t happen!

It just makes me more weary of this heat now.

The heat and humidity that makes you drenched, and then when you see someone and give them a hug, it’s like:

“Hey! Good to see you! Or drench you as am a giant pool of sweat!!!”

Nice!!


365 ONE: day 176…Far Far-Away

Day 176: July 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Broken Love”

Anything to Note =

Long day.

I had to drive to Cederhurst which is out near Far Rockaway, to read the board minutes for the apartment we are interested in – there was no other way but to drive there as no subway was near the management office annoyingly.

Then had to drive back and park it in the garage in Astoria and walk up to the subway.

Then had to go to the office, despite how brief, to take care of things there for the limited time I could before I had to leave again to go to my glucose specialist doctor appointment.

So then had to get up to St. Lukes hospital for that appointment.

That actually took way longer than anticipated – I had no idea – thought we would be just talking about things but instead I had to learn all about gestational diabetes as my slight rise in one of my glucose tests I did means now I have to do a whole week of testing with a glucose machine and pricking my blood to get readings and monitor myself as protocol.

So have to get the five or so times I do that into the schedule now too!

So I was supposed to run some errands up near Columbus Circle after I was done but was done later so managed to only do one thing off my “things to do before I leave for the UK” to-do list.

Then my phone died!!! Of course!! So was unable to take care of some work things so had to go home in order to charge the phone to respond and do some work.

And now am sweating buckets at home…..sweating me some buckets from the computer on my lap in my warm non-A/C living room while trying to get things done 😦

I am trying to cool the bedroom down right now so I can go lie down!

I might as well be in a bath right now!


365 ONE: day 158…Reprimanded For Being Me

Day 158: June 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Help Me, Rhonda” by The Beach Boys

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Old School Diva”

Anything to Note =

I had to meet with a client this morning to see her apartments to take on as a potential client along with her listings for my boss. I was warned that this client was a little difficult and despite the warning I was indeed surprised, however once you step back from the personal attack, I became intrigued with her as a character!

She was difficult to say the least but seriously what a woman! It was fascinating to step back and observe her at the same time. She would be one hell of a character to take on and portray, so I very much enjoyed learning and gaining insight to such a personality.

Of course I less enjoyed being told off. Yup, I was literally told off! Numerous times. Literally.

– I was told off for saying “yes” or responses of affirmation as she was speaking despite her obvious pauses for agreement or some sort of beckoned response, as this apparent “agreeing” interrupted her but also implied to her that I was finishing her sentences, or that is how she felt it to be.

– I was told off for not taking notes as soon as she started speaking.

– I was told off for having left too long of a message on the phone the day prior.

– I was told off for basically having a muddled accent that her trained professional ear could not decipher, or better yet, pin point, so it kept throwing her.

– I was told off for not speaking from my gut in register all the time, and thus I was too much in my head voice.

– I was told off for nodding! Again, the affirmation it gave off apparently meant I was interrupting and not listening to her at all.

– I was told off for speaking too fast at times.

– I was told off for saying information that to her was irrelevant and so why should she care.

At first it was startling, and I had to re-group and adapt quickly. I also found it very difficult to not nod or respond in some way as she was speaking as I guess that is something I do and is engrained and a part of me! I kept catching myself doing it! Despite the pauses and tone of her speaking that I believed begged for some sort of affirmation whether a vocal “yes” or a nod,  I realized that I just do that naturally regardless of such a pause or tone.

Well after being told off and dealing with it all and adapting rapidly as we talked I started to admire her and her ways as a strong single older female and just treated her as a subject matter to study and not be personally afflicted by it. Everyone is different and she is certainly one of a kind! Laugh internally, shrug it off internally, take it with a grain of salt, and move on – that’s the motto!

At the end of speaking, after she had “vented” a bit about things (her words), she actually apologized a bit for her being so grouchy and explained that prior events that were “vented”about were the reason to why she was taking out her frustrations on me, but then also announced what a tough cookie she was (if I hadn’t gathered that already haha!).

But make no mistake – that was not apologizing – as you just know that’s just whats she’s like. Which was further confirmed by a later phone call where I was told off again numerous times.

So, she must be treated with caution. Especially if she takes us on to represent her listings – there are lessons to learn and rules to follow when dealing with her now that I’ve met her and spoken with her. She said numerous times today how she fired the last representation she had, and that person she said was a really good friend of hers!! Great!

Hmmmmm….

The word that comes to mind is = oyvey!

The image that comes to mind is = Sunset Boulevard 🙂


365 ONE: day 157…”Free” My Butt!!!!

Day 157: June 13th, 2012  = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Hoodoo Voodoo” Billy Bragg & Wilco

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Fat Joke References”

Anything to Note =

I took Stuart to see the Briarwood apartment today as it seems to be something we (me) are very interested in. I did take that video of the apartment but figured he had to see it with his own eyes. We actually saw two apartments in the building as coincidentally another similar unit came on the market just yesterday – so now we have to really think…

Most of today was about me gathering materials and submitting them to a mortgage broker that we use at work to see what we could be pre-approved for. No idea what they will come up with from us paupers!! Speaking of that – it just made me think about the lottery we played yesterday so must check that ticket!!

So we were asked to check our credit scores online today to give them a sense of what scores Stuart and I have. I’ve never actually checked my credit score before – everything turned out ok though as was waiting for something bad or random on there – glad I paid off my credit cards a few months ago!

BUT…

…I didn’t read the fine print on this website I was on and managed to get signed up for a monthly credit report membership instead of the advertised “free” check. I was rushing as had so much I was also doing at work at the same time and then as it was loading I briefly saw the $17.95 at the bottom in teeny weeny writing…and it was one of those “ah crap” moments 😦

I’m glad I saw that figure in my peripheral vision as wouldn’t have known. As after my free trial I would have been charged almost $18 a month to an account that would not be able to accomodate that!

So then I had to search for how to cancel this sudden membership – which of course could only be done via phone! And on the phone it took forever as she (the salesperson) of course wanted to sell me every possible option – long read out speeches, one after another, of options I could still have if a member. After the fourth courtesy listen I then kept interrupting  with “no thank you” every time she revved up for another speech.

Finally she said “I guess you have your mind made up to cancel everything”

YA THINK????!!!!!!

Sidenote: I wrote some notes about this blog on my blackberry, as I do every day along my day to remember things to 365 blog about later, and I ended up on the wrong subway train at the wrong stop! UGH!!

Lesson today then – don’t take things for granted. Don’t take things at face value!!


365 ONE: day 155…Dreamville to Ville BUT Still a Ville

Day 155: June 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Cecilia” by Paul Simon

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Apartment for Stuart to See”

Anything to Note =

I had my first subway tip-toes tunnel experience on the E train today as had to go out in Queens to see some apartments. I was expecting a long tunnel but actually it wasn’t so bad at all. So far then the worst is still the bloomin’ R train!

I went out to parts of Queens I had never been to today in order to pick up keys at one location to an apartment and then to see two apartments that were the next best on my list. So today was my first trip to both Forest Hills and Briarwood! A little exploring 🙂

First stop was Forest Hills to get the keys from a realty office. I got off the subway and entered….DREAMVILLE!! It was amazing!! It was 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan and there I was suddenly walking down green grass paths with countryside road signs and beautiful rows of chalets down the roads! It was dream house after dream house! I’ve never seen anything like it!

I took two photos of two houses but only one would upload so here is a little something of what I am talking about…

This photo doesn’t do it justice! It was incredible!!!!

I have to start playing the lottery as this is truly DREAMVILLE!!

So after a trip down DREAMVILLE to get the keys I had to go out to Briarwood, further out in Queens, to see the two apartments, and it was a little sad after coming from amazing greenery…I got off the subway and was a little disappointed….certainly not DREAMVILLE 😦

BUT…then saw an apartment that was kind of exactly what I have been looking for or had more of what I am looking for at a cheaper rate – which realistically I need to consider as this whole upfront cash downpayment thing is going to be the death of me! AND…I kind of like it actually….more than like really…

I had to take a video of the apartment for Stuart to see as he couldn’t make it – so you can see the upload of it on my other blog 🙂

So now need to think. Really think!