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Just a quick update

No, i am still alive! Just…

i've been very depressed recently and not very talkative, when i get like that...  sorry...   no money, waaaay overdrawn and no prospects, very depressing.    Have pared my spending down to the bone, in an effort to take control of my finances... instead of ignoring it..

i have also decided to throw out at least half of everything i have, empty the storage container and save £50 per month too.  i have a small storage area here in the hotel and i will fill that.  Everything that won't go in, gets thrown away...  i will keep the books i can't bear to throw away, like my 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy i bought in 1967 etc but having a savage prune already...  The videos are going to be the main casualty and all of the ones i recorded [all ? 1000? yug..]  are simply being thrown away, can't really sell them, no value.  i am considering selling the 300-400? 
bought ones on EBay, as is-where is but if i have no takers or interest, they will go too.   i am testing the waters with a couple of small lots at the moment, some coins and a couple of Star Trek badges...

i figure if i can live without it for almost two years, i don't really need it - whatever 'it' is...  and i have far too many clothes, i never wear - yup, they will go too...  time to get rid of a whole load of stuff, i should have sorted a long time ago...  But my computer i keep and all my James stuff of course....

Not sure what to do about some of my photo albums.... probably scan them into the pc and put them all on discs, would be better and less weight to carry round - if i keep the negatives, i can always have one or two reprinted but simpler to print them from the pc, so they will probably go too...

i am even considering selling the stamp albums too, never touch them anymore...  i have quite an extensive Aussie collection, but the oldest ones are my Dad's... don't think anyone in the family collects stamps now.

And so it goes on...  it is curiously liberating, getting rid of things... i halved my earring collection overnight! and still kept too many but there, some things will take a little longer!

i do feel a bit better now but it will take about a year? to get my money shit back on track...   Mind you, being so broke at the end of last year and missing out on seeing James in LA in September kinda rammed it home to me - i've been drifting and 
not taking care of business, so i get in the shit.  Time to climb out.   i do want to 
see him again and all the girls, i miss them a lot.   Luckily Sue, Lynnie and some 
of the other girls are here in
UK, so i can see them once in a while.  But Char is in Alaska and Lene is Norway, etc, etc.  We will meet again and i feel better knowing that.

Uberbitch is mostly occupied elsewhere, thank you Goddess, and only spreads a nasty smell around once in a while... she is having to hustle for a change and 
prove she is worth the exorbitant money they pay her,  for pretty much damn all return so far...   useless cow...
well, that's about it for now...  going to climb into bed and watch 'Supernatural'.
oh yeah, latest book i read was The Time Traveller's Wife - one of the most original books i have ever had the pleasure to read, And it was a first novel, can you believe it?  If you haven't yet, give it a go...
Later, guys
 

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deborahw37
May. 15th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
I loved The Time Traveller's Wife

Sorry to hear that things are so tough for you right now . I hope that you manage to get finances back on track and that James does something a bit closer to home next year that you can get to.
Meanwhile at least you have your memories of Toronto and of the other events to look back on.

lovejames
May. 16th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
Thanks, babe
i am hoping he will get that second CD done and come back and do another tour to sell it. i have already prodded Himber to see if it can be done. So, hoping i'm at least half sorted by the time that happens - please all deities that it does!!
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samifidler
May. 15th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Great minds think alike- I'm hitting ebay to sell all the clutter here that has me so depressed and overwhelmed. So far so good, and it's really taking a load off my mind. You'll dig out- you're where I've been for month's now-- -thing's will improve and so will your mood. Meanwhile you're not forgotten.

Hugs & kisses


Sami


PAS- ebay is cool- its like a gate sale on the computer-cash in the attic! LOL who knew
lovejames
May. 16th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
You too? sad in a way and curiously liberating in another, isn't it? Whenever i move house, i throw out at least 3 or 4 bags of accumulated 'stuff' i really don't need. The money thing is a bitch but it is my own fault. i'm good with everyone's money but my own!! LOL
My bad...
Thank you for thinking of me - i often wonder how you're getting on. Catch snippets from peeps on MOZ thru the photography threads etc, which is cool... i hope they get back up soon, it's a hole in my life here!!
Take care, my friend
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kazzy_cee
May. 16th, 2006 06:04 am (UTC)
*hugs* sweetie - sorry you're feeling so down about things. But the good news is that you're being positive about making a difference. I agree with the earring thing - I have so many that I just look at and don't wear (apart from rare occasions). You might be surprised by the E-bay response to the books etc you're planning on selling. I would stick all the books on and see what happens. It's all in the way you 'market' them.

Good luck!
lovejames
May. 16th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
Aaawww, ta!!
i have been an EBay buyer forever and have sold things on there before - it just depends on what is selling at the moment... even if your items are very well presented, if nobody wants 'em, you won't sell. But it is amazing what you can sell, if you know what i mean...
DVDs sell well but Videos don't always and so on. But i keep plugging away and will 'clear house' as much as i can.
Nice to know you guys care - i do appreciate it!!
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stretfordditto
May. 16th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
The Time Traveller's Wife just blew me away! You just reminded me, my daughter asked me this morning what I want for my birthday and that's it! My very own copy. Thanks for reminding me. :)

Where do I click on EBay to find you? I don't know from EBay, but my sister gets stuff all the time.

My family chucks stuff out every week or so and then we buy more stuff from charity shops and car boot sales. We think of it as recycling. :)
lovejames
May. 17th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
Hey babe!
you will find me as jillcro on Ebay. i'm selling coins & Star Trek badges at the moment. i was hoping to sell off some VHS videos [PAL] but i saw over 20 pages that NOBODY was bidding on! so it looks as though i will be throwing them away too!! damn.... i have between 300-400 of those... It's all DVDs now. i have gone to DVD too but for space and storage, which i guess is the true aim of such things.
oh well, one does what one must, huh....
kissy kissy
vampgaia
May. 18th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry to hear about your finances. I understand how things can get away from you. I'm working hard to pay off my credit cards. The interest is a b!tch.

The LA event won't be the same without you, but hopefully JM will do another event in the UK and I'll have another excuse to travel across the pond. I hope he waits until I pay off some more of my credit cards though. LOL.

Good luck with ebay. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Ginger
PS I read on someone's LJ (someone I don't know) that Char had passed away. Is that true? If so, it's a great loss to all of us.

lovejames
May. 18th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ginger love! i will struggle on...
Christ! who is putting that little rumour about?!!! Char is very much alive and doing pretty good but she isn't posting much as she has been almost blind for the past 18 months - she has been undergoing a series of surgical procedures and has just come back from Seattle from having some. She had to wait for this due to a reluctant oedema (sp?) They have removed a lot of scar tissue and the cateract that was obscuring her right eye. There is a silicone bubble keeping the retina flat at the moment and we are hoping when it is taken out, in September, her sight will improve dramatically. Then the cateract will come off her left eye!
THEN she will get new glasses and actually be able to SEE James when she next sees James...
i'll keep you all posted.
Take care babe
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