I realize it has been way too long since my last posting. This one has no pictures (but at least I’m writing something!).
Since I last posted, I took a gig as a night-time newspaper delivery girl. The pay isn’t spectacular, but it covers that spot each month where I feel tight. So its working out for me. Its down to just under an hour a night now that I know the route (except for Friday and Sunday mornings where I’ve got a longer list). So, on the other days of the week, I get up at 4:35am and deliver papers til 5:30am. Then I can go back for more sleep before work if I wish or, as is the case today, I can be uber productive for the rest of my morning. Do you realize how much a girl can accomplish between 5:30 and noon? Tons! Now that I’ve got my sleeping schedule worked out I don’t find the route the least bit taxing.
BUT I would like to take a detour for a mini-rant on house lights, house numbers, and contrast. First of all, if you read my blog and you do not have a house number…please take pity on the poor person who delivers your paper at night by the light of a small LED. Get one today. Nail it up now. If you already have a house number, use common sense. If your house is white, do not paint your numbers cream. That is invisible in the dark people. Finally, if you have a house light it should shine on the numbers, not out from behind them. I challenge you to stand on the sidewalk outside your place and read numbers while backlit. I bet you’ll have to walk all the way up your porch steps until you are directly under the numbers, craning your neck in an uncomfortable way while your dog all the sudden starts to bark, scaring the daylights out of you and simultaneously waking up the whole house. End rant.
I personally will be taking the house numbers matter into consideration in just a few weeks because I found a new house! Most of you have read my postings on my landlord’s foreclosure, and many of you have listened to me complain about relations with her going down the tubes fast. Well, I’ve officially had enough and also have found a great (read: better than here!) place to move into. My co-worker Lila will be my new housemate and we are both sooooo-per excited. September 13th is my official move out date here. Pics of the new place will come as they can.
While I’m doing new-ness, might as well go all out right? I finally went through the last proofing process of my business cards and I now have new, spiffy, large(r) print cards coming out my ears…thanks Dad! (I’m going to blatantly plug my dad here. He’s by far the best printer I know and has his own little shop in the garage with a really printing press and everything. He’s got affordable rates too. If you have a job needing printing, be in business cards, brochures, wedding invites, etc I’m happy to pass along his info!). Next new thing? My website! I have been slowly plugging away with my upgrade. It is taking much longer than expected because I thought I could merge my “student” site into my “professional” site and then make changes. Actually, I have to re-upload everything. Which means hours of digging through my harddrive, processing for web colors/contrast, and re-sizing. It’s intense. Its kind of up and running now although it isn’t technically “live”. Sneak peak for blog followers: http://feliciakieselhorst.sites.livebooks.com/ Feel free to give me comments and feedback but realize it is still very much a work in progress. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, do not give this link out to strangers. Keep on using my old http://www.FotosByFlee.com It will eventually contain this new site.