A mild storm blew through on Friday night and broke off the tree
branch that I have been stressing out over for six months. So far I cannot reach the neighbors who the tree belongs to and I can’t reach the insurance agent. We got a quote yesterday on the removal which was $500. We do have some minor damage to our house and fence but at least no one got hurt and there was no major damage. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I told the neighbor about the rotting tree on New Year’s Eve and they claimed they would have someone take a look at it but apparently they didn’t. If the insurance
company calls it an act of God then we will be stuck paying for the clean-up and damage. But I did blog about it….would a blog stand up in a court of law?
Where Do I Go From Here
A year ago I took on an assignment from Military Money Magazine.
The assignment was to interview a soldier who had transitioned successfully to civilian life. A successful transition means they found a job right away and have no mental issues resulting from their service. Some say this magazine is trying to paint a pretty picture while the magazine claims they want to give hope to returning soldiers. Regardless you can view the article here on page 31 and the author bio on page 70; http://www.incharge.org/transitions
Yesterday we took the kids to see the movie Brave. Finally a princess made to look like McKenzie with long, red, wild, curly hair. The movie
was wonderful; it was a mother-daughter bonding kind of movie which you don’t see much. You have movies like Finding Nemo and Lion King which are father-son themed but this one is quite different.
But with all good things there must be bad: the cost to go to the
movie was astronomical. For our family of four it was $65 and that only included the tickets, two small bags of candy for the kids (they didn’t want popcorn) two small drinks and one large drink. The movie theatres should be ashamed of themselves. We paid $4.50 for candy which sells for $.99 at Wal-Mart. If I would have been thinking ahead I would have put some candy in my purse before we left but rumor has it that they randomly search purses and that would be just my luck to get caught. And they wonder why people don’t go to the movies much anymore.
But anyway, Brave is a must-see movie even if you wait until it
comes out on DVD or pay-per-view.
First UK Book Review
Yesterday I received my very first UK review on Amazon. Reviews
are very important to authors and it makes me so proud to know that my book is being read across the pond. You can read the review here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3FIF84O57DYZA/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1937758133&nodeID=266239&store=books
Have a wonderful day passengers!