Monday, December 18, 2006

A Stand I Must Take

As if I didn’t have enough on my plate right now, I am (figuratively) going to war tomorrow. I got a certified letter today from the Huntsville Urban Planning Commission. The owner of the 420 acres of woodlands next to me is wanting to cut it all down and put in another tacky McMansion subdivision. 420 acres of old growth forest cut down to make way for that monstrosity. This will mean the loss of all that wildlife habitat, including the nesting grounds of the red tailed hawks that annoyed me so much earlier this year. (And now I’m about to fight to save them, go figure.)

Anyway, the commission votes on whether or not to approve the subdivision tomorrow night. I will be there of course. And intend to cause all the trouble I can in the meantime. There’s a public comment line that will be open from 8 to 5 CST again tomorrow. If anyone wants to comment (it doesn’t matter that you don’t live here really, comments are comments and PR is PR) the number is 256-427-5100. The subdivision is R/S of Terry Properties.

I’ll doubt I’ll win this fight. Certainly not tomorrow. But I’ll definitely be able to tie it up in litigation long enough that they come out scarred with a massive migraine.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

New Job and Craft Sales

I started a new job on Thursday. It feels like I was unemployed forever, though it was really just over a month. Try telling that to my wallet though, lol. This job isn’t as good as the other one as far as salary and benefits are concerned. That’s okay though in that I can make it but it will be tight. I actually LIKE this job, so that makes up for a lot. I’m a cashier right now so I’m getting lots of people interaction, which is a good thing with my extraverted personality, lol.

Slso, I’ve been selling lots of my homemade soaps and lotions. In less than a week I’ve sold eighty dollars worth of soap and taken lots of orders, and have lots of orders for the lotions. That’s not as much as it sounds like because of supplies, but most of the supplies will last for many more sets of soap. I have all ready made a profit, so I’m not worried about it right now. The way I see it, as long as I’m making a small profit it’s all good. I enjoy making them and I can use the money to help me along my path of self-sufficiency and independence.

P.S. What’s the most dangerous thing in the world? Getting between chocolate and a woman with PMS, lol.