Sunday, March 29, 2020


Hello all well here's my story so far. Being what the situation is which is staying at home until.. Who knows when. We are faced with some pretty tough challenges ahead of us. For me  that the places I normally order from  are closed. ( which I don't do to often) and with my partner not cooking as much as they use to the job now  is mine or we don't eat) Not sure if that's a good thing or not. I have challenged myself to learn how to reuse what I have to make leftovers. I have come to realize  that what I  was running away from  away from which was cooking is not to bad if you plan your meals and make them last for a least 2-3 days. Which I am working on doing. I will confess I am not the best cook, Heck I am not even ok but we can eat it and be thankful for it.. 

Also I am looking  at what I have at home and trying to make it last since the last thing I want to do is go back and forth to the grocery story. It was already stressful with out this Virus now it's more stressful to me. Because you have to be extra careful and wipe down everything. Put gloves , mask and extra layers on. Wipe down your food, shoes, mail. Oh my god this is so much to do and remember but it's for the best either do this or get sick.

                                                                       So that's my story what do you think?

Thursday, March 26, 2020

My Life Now

 Hello all well here's my week so far. This is my life right now gloves, mask and a lot of Lysol spray, wipes and hand washing. I want to know what were people doing before all of this? Was nobody washing their hands. Why must we be instructed over and over again to wash out hands. That's part of being clean or so I thought. Well  when it comes to wearing the mask I feel like I am suffocating, Yes I do wear it but it's so uncomfortable to wear.  I have to force myself to wear it because of the safety factor. But every chance I get to lower it from my face to breath air I do.

Also  with most things closed except for the basics places. What else can I do but clean my house and start getting ready for yard sale season. I am making a pile of stuff to sell as we speak and I mean I have stuff.  What you need I probably have it!

Nothing really special to report living once day at a time  while saying this to shall pass.

                                                                        Be Safe and Careful out there.

                                                                     That's my story what do you think?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Making Me Crazy

 Hello all well here's the story for the week. I am stressed , tired and crazy. Here's why my partner went into the hospital this past weekend. Can I tell you with this virus thing going around the hospitals are more crazy then normal. First you can not visit your loved one in emergency. You have to sit in a lounge and hope that they let you know what's going on with your loved one. Mind you your sitting for hours waiting on some news. The hospital personally are all wearing mask and plastic gloves but they don't have any for the visitors  in the hospital. So basically  they are saying to you  your on your own buddy with this virus thing.

After all said and done this is not a good time to visit a hospital if you don't have to. All the surgeries including mind has been put on hold and everything is crazy. Which leads to frustration and stress.

                                                     That's My Story What do you think?

Thursday, March 12, 2020


                                                                 Hello All..

Here's the story for the week. I got a refund form the hospital.  I am getting surgery soon and the hospital called saying that my co-pay was $750. I paid it with my charge card. I thought it was high but if that's all I have to pay from a $30,000. hospital bill I will pay the $750 and not complain.  So I get a call from the hospital saying I overpaid and they owe me $550. Which is good. They told me that I should have only paid $200. Even better. So I am waiting on the credit to go back to my charge card.

Con Edison in New York is greedy as H*ll. Here's why. I am paying the bill on my rental until I can get a tenant. Nobody is living in the house  which in returns means that no services are being used. Con Ed charges me $270 a month for an empty house. Then they got the nerve to send me a letter threating to take me to court because they can not get in to the house to read the meter. Really Con Ed I am paying your high A** bill on time at that!!  Anyway I called them and we made an appointment to  have the meter read this month. Most of the time I just read the meter myself and give them the numbers, But they stated they need to physically look at the meters. I also wanted to go on a level billing plan . They shot that down saying it's a rental property which doesn't qualify for the level billing plan.

A nice con Ed person told me that  I can have my meters changed so that they can access the meter from outside. I called the number that I was given and the person told me that service is free but it's not in my area yet. Ok Con Ed now what!!!

                                                                So what do you think?

Friday, March 6, 2020

Buy Hawaii


Hello all Here's the story for the week. Good-by Hawaii. I had planned on going on a cruise for 2021. But with this Virus thing going around and  princess cruise ships having their fair share of problems  My partner said cancel until further notice. Which I did. Now I just have to watch for my $850. deposit back to my amex card.

I got a thing for toilet paper. As soon as the news media and other started saying stock up on things  just in case you have to stay in your home for a couple of weeks. I  ran to the store to get enough toilet paper to last me and my partner for a least a month. I don't know why I had to get toilet paper more then anything else. Guess that's just me. I also stocked up on the basic didn't go to crazy because we already have a food pantry that we stock stuff like soups and cereal. Thank god we are good.

 So that's my story so far what do you think?

Friday, February 28, 2020

So Stressed!

 Hello all  well here's the story for the week. I am so mentally stressed out. This week and last week has been nothing but doc's appointment. I am trying to coordinate my surgery with my partners. I have mine first and his is last. That means doctors and hospital visit before hand with a lot of medical instruction and medications. We have been running so much  we both are mentally and physically tired.

I use to have faith in the medical profession  now not so much. I see that the hospitals and doctors  are lacking compassion and organizations. Everything now is do it yourself from  making sure you get all your medical documents in order  so   all your doctors and specialist get what they need. To making sure your insurance company  get's their paper work so that you will not get a big medical  bill. Stress on top of stress.  Medical situations is now a do it yourself job. My how times have changed.

I will be glad when this is all over we both need a vacation and no more medical problems god willing.

                                                                  So that's my story what do you think?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Expensive Feburary

 Hello all well here's the story so far. February for me has been an expensive month. Here's the breakdown. First I was told that my rental unit need shiny wood floors  so when  people come in to look at it to rent. It will rent faster this is coming from a rental agent that I wanted to use to rent my house. I got a quote and the floors plus some other things will cost me $1000. I have to have surgery and the cost out of pocket for me will be $750. ( thank god for insurance if not my surgery would be costing me $30,000. wow!!!) My car broke down repairs cost $1400. You see where I am going here. I am glad that the months almost over that way maybe in march I could save a few dollars.

                                                 So that's my story what do you think?

Friday, February 14, 2020

Love this Show

Hello All..

Here's the story for the week. I am hooked on Watching Downtown Abby it's a pretty good show. I get on channel 21.1 on my tv. I have been driving myself crazy and here's why  I have to have surgery in March and before I do that I need to have a pre-surgery appt. From last Friday  the pre-surgery dept  called me to make one. When I called them back I get a machine.  The pre-surgery dept in the hospital where I need to go never calls you back. I have called 10 times and when they do call I am not home. So  what do they want me to do wait home all day to see if they will call or not. I don't think so.

Then the pre-surgery dept had the nerve to call my surgeon to tell them they have a hard time getting incontact with me. Well if you return one of my 10 voice mails we would have no problems. I tell you our health care places have gone to H*ll. What do you think?  

That's my story so what do you think? 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Few Things

Hello all well here's the story so far. The Post office sucks. I send a package in December and get it returned to me in January. The package is damaged and the contents are no where to be found. I shipped a video game to someone. When  I went to complain about the package the  postal guy asked me if I had insurance. I told him no. So he said sorry I am Sh** out of luck.  To say I was mad would not be correct I was hot! The postal service damaged my package  and admitted in writing they damaged it . Then they  had the never not to return it all to me. I just got the damaged case what happen to the game and booklet that was inside??? I fussed so much they allowed me to file a complaint now let's see if I get my money back. I seriously doubt it.

 Got the  results of my court case that I told you about. You know the one where my tenant sued me for her security deposit back. Well the outcome is  I only owed her $14.50 because her damage and the amount it cost me to fix her damage which was more then the $2000 deposit was a wash. The only reason I owe her $14.50 was because I had to pay for her court cost.  Which was $20 minus my court cost of $5.50 makes it $14.50 I owe her. I can live with that!

                                          Well that's my story so far what do you think?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Darn New York


Hello all well here's the story for the week. I just got an estimate on my property tax bill for 2020-2021. The house I am currently living in will be $9875.00 coming this year and next year's property taxes. That's a $2400. jump from last year. That's crazy.  This is why New Yorkers are leaving in droves  because of the high property taxes, quality of life, high food cost, rental cost  need I go on.

I can not at this point move so I have to go on a  tight budget.  So I can pay the bill when it comes due. Because if I don't between the water bill & property taxes if these are not paid the City of New York will take your house with a quickness. Time to start looking for cheaper places to live in the near future.

                                                  So that's my story what do you think?


Friday, January 24, 2020



Hello all well here's the story for today. I am finally finished with my court issue. I went to small claims court yesterday because I had a rental tenant who wanted her security deposit back. So they took me to court. We went to an arbitrator  instead of a judge because if we had to wait for a judge we might not get seen until April sometimes. I felt that was way to long for  a case that's  under $5000.

So the arbitrator wanted to call it a wash I keep the security deposit and I would not charge the tenant for the last months rent  that she owed me plus the damages to the house she made. which happen to be more then her $2000 security deposit.  The tenant said no she wanted all of her security deposit back. So the arbitrator stated that they would send me a letter in 14 days of the decision. I said fine with me. I have gotten to the point that life is to short to argue over money.

                                                 So that's my story what do you think? 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

No Plastic

Hello all where to start?   First I read where my Con Edison bill will be going up to about $20 extra this year. It sucks living in New York. I really live in the suburb's but it's all the same the prices of living in New York has gotten out of hand. I am paying $260 a month now for Con Edison which includes my Light & Gas but now I will be paying $270 and I am on a level billing plan. Is that crazy or what. What if I was on a fixed income I would be driving  myself crazy trying to find that extra $20 in my budget.

No plastic bags what is this! Come March 1th  2020 they are not giving out plastic bags in my grocery stores anymore. What no plastic what am I going to do when I buy groceries. The cashier told me bring my own bag. Now I have to make sure to bring bags with me everywhere. Really!

                                                            That's my story what do you think?


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Really Tough!

Hello all happy new year. Well here's the story for the new year so far. One of my new years goals is to get rid of two cars that I have sitting in my driveway. I called a few places like charities and they have to get back to me. So I call a dealership to talk about a trade in. He said that I should be careful about donating my car to charities because he has hear of horror stories regarding them and your donated car. I also went to my insurance man about how I could get rid of my cars. He says donate them. I went to the junk man and he tells me that he would take them. If I bring in my car I get $100 bucks for it if they have to come get it I get $50.

Why is it so hard to get rid of old cars nowadays? One car I will be trading in for a new one because it has low mileage. The other one is still up in the air. I might find a field and throw some  gasoline on  the older car  and burn it up. That's one way of getting rid of a car. Just kidding.

On another note thinking about getting a job for the Census for 2020. Hey they are paying about 20 bucks an hours. Works for me. So that's my story what do you think?

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Really TV

 Hello all Happy 2020. Here's the story for the week. My $1400 TV that I purchased 3 years ago is now broke. Yes I said broke. The volume on the Tv is not working. So now I have to call a repair man and my partner says that it will cost about $100 just for him to walk into the front door. Really!!!
I have had Tv sets that was over 20 years old still working. This only shows you that they are making junk and selling it for a high price.

Just like the refrigerator that I told you about that  broke after 4 years of usage. Besides that it's pouring with things that have to be addressed this year and it's only 4 days into the new year. I have to deal with a health issue beside trying to get rid of stuff like old cars and junk that's been laying around this house forever. A lot of stuff to deal with in 2020 .

Hope that your first 4 days of the new year is better then mind. So what do you think?