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* Hind quarters getting sore. Have now applied onl…

* Hind quarters getting sore. Have now applied online to one job possibility and signed up with another recruiter. A good friend helped search out several others and has inspired me to barage people with resumes and cover letters at a rapid pace. Must break for coffee and maybe a brief bit of reading. I am disappointed that I did not get marketing materials out today. I’m detecting a pattern since I’ve been trying to get these into the right hands since before Christmas–fear? procrastination? ambivalence? decision through lack of decision?

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* Sent 3 marketing emails to other web developers …

* Sent 3 marketing emails to other web developers in the area – hopefully this will at least help get my name out a bit

* Did some brain stimulation by helping to solve someone else’s problem online – no avail – tis still broke

* Update domain information and set up 2 more domains with my host and setup email so that I could send marketing email with the correct viral marketing. Tis silly to ask your competitors to use you as a sub when your website says you compete with them.

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Beautiful Moments I love my time with my kids. …

Beautiful Moments

I love my time with my kids. Getting ready for bedtime is the best with baby in lap reading stories to each other. First I read to her, then she reads to me. I need more such quality time with the older ones. The 10 year old is grousing over an unfinished long term project. I fear we are reinforcing her procrastination. Must work on that. The 13 year old is in the bath going on 1.5 hours now. And the 7 year old is lying in bed reading (and sneaking play time with the Playmobile). He’s an angel!

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* Worked on a new marketing flyer this morning. Lo…

* Worked on a new marketing flyer this morning. Looking good. Plan on mass distributing it beginning this afternoon

* Took son to psychologist for his weekly appointment. Roughly 1.5 weeks worth of medicine left (note to self, budget $35 for refills)

* Several calls to other local developers to market my consulting services to them

* Call to head hunter to see how many people are fighting over my resume–got voicemail

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* Lied down to rest and brainstorm (hide). Deep sl…

* Lied down to rest and brainstorm (hide). Deep sleep.

* Sears called seeking blood from a turnip. Due date Jan 25 Past due currently $72. Collector asks “Can’t you borrow some money to avoid the late fee?” My thought “No, I may need to borrow money to feed my family!”

* Current fear… NBC will close my checking account if I don’t show activity in it soon

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A New Day! Had some very nice closing remarks f…

A New Day!

Had some very nice closing remarks for last night but lost them due to scheduled maintenance–sorta my luck. Basically I calmed and remembered the ever logical words of a friend of mine regarding creditors “they can’t eat you.” We will pull through this somehow.

Let’s start the day off with a PayPal donation link:

Time to get the kids ready for school.

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Friend comes through! Had an unbelieveable phone c…

Friend comes through! Had an unbelieveable phone call from an online friend. Was our first verbal introduction and I was completely thrown both from the unexpected call and that his voice sounded distinctly like an old friend of mine. He generously is putting me in touch with a client of his that I will be able to help.

* Paid Comcast only to later discover that I could have waited until the end of the month. Someone had simply turned the volume all the way down on the television. That money should have gone to Cingular. It’s interesting trying to keep everyone happy while watching the funds dwindle away.

* Birthday celebration for the father-in-law

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* Added art machine to switch box; now resides on …

* Added art machine to switch box; now resides on a failing monitor that gets dimmer everyday. Surprisingly that’s metaphorically quite similar to my situation.

* Phone interview scheduled for Wednesday for a contract job in Memphis. Let’s see. IF the job comes through, I have no money for food, travel or lodgings in Memphis and it’ll be a couple of weeks AFTER they make their hiring decision before I see a paycheck so income could be 4-6 weeks away. How the Hell does that work?!



Once our society beats you down, I don’t see how anyone ever gets up again.