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$12 more- translation

March 29th, 2006 at 12:43 pm

1 small translation- 1 page
need to add $12 for my March total...just noting it down so I don't forget!

"MY" car is here!!

March 29th, 2006 at 07:45 am

at least, the car I want to buy is here...now, all I need is $2700! ...the car will be ready for delivery next week...the guy has promised he won't sell it until I've seen it and decided whether I want it or not!...woo-hoo!!!
(I'm fed up with asking for rides!!)

IF I get this car (or WHEN I get a car, even if not this one) I'll come back and post a picture!

LOL! I thought the site was blocked!!

March 29th, 2006 at 07:32 am

someone left a comment asking for my resume...I commented this to my boss and, I thought he had somehow asked IT to block my access!! ha,ha,ha,ha!

...now you know why conspiracy theories are so popular! (because we are all paranoid to a certain degree!)

$25 late payment fee reverted!!

March 22nd, 2006 at 09:03 pm

I was looking at my cc account on line and found a $25 late payment fee...I did NOT pay late!...soooooo, I look for my voucher, find it, it's safely tucked away with the cc, check the date and...oooops! ....I took the wrong plastic with me when I went to pay!...so the payment was applied to a different cc....soooooo, I ran to the cc company at noon and, explained the problem to a customer service rep who proceeded to transfer the payment to the right cc...and I asked if there was any chance of reverting the late payment fee...and she said YES!!!...and she did!!!...woo-hooo!...I feel $25 richer!!

Translations - unpaid ones!

March 21st, 2006 at 09:07 am

Wow...they just sent me a presentation to translate for upcoming trainings...we do them in English and all our trainings are in English, but, if we want to reach all levels in the organization, we need to translate the materials so that HR can give the trainings to the whole company....this is 1 out of 3(trainings) that need to be translated...This presentation alone is 89 slides!!!....and it has like 8 handouts!! ((faint))

I HAVE to quit the English lessons

March 20th, 2006 at 08:03 pm

...as soon as it is humanly possible..not only am I exhausted by Wednesday, but Ale is having trouble at school and I cannot really help her...I mean, I tried today, but, the poor kid was falling asleep on her notebook! (I arrived at 8:45 and, I had her practicing dictations and spelling until 9:15, which is a bit past her bedtime!)...plus, I feel like a drill sargent, Mom is not fun anymore!...she has a "graded dictation" on Wednesday...
And, I can't really expect the nanny to help..she's more than willing but, it's difficult for her... I had to explain the word "dictation" to her... after all, she only went as far as 1st grade herself...and at a public school, too!!...

Food just got MORE expensive!

March 19th, 2006 at 08:04 am

...don't try to tell me it didn't...I bought the usual stuff at the supermarket, and spent $67 (okay, I had a few items, totalling about $12 that are not weekly purchases, but, still...-hair dye, a flea collar and a shampoo for Fiona)...I paid almost $55 for what would have been $40 two months ago!! It makes me so mad,because all my efforts in other areas are rendered null by the supermarket bill!

school work on Sunday -ugh!

March 19th, 2006 at 08:00 am

because Ale is not doing well in her dictations and, because the teacher at her school knows that I donīt have a lot of money for private lessons,she sent me her notebook so I can try to work with her at home...obviously, the only days when we can really do this are Saturday and sunday...so, right now, Ale is working on the words that she got wrong on her dictation....less than yesterday, so it's progress...but, honest, I somdays feel that Ale is going to think that having me at home is worse than not having me, she hates it when she doesn't do it right, and starts crying, which in turn makes me mad...so, we are not the best of company to each other when we are frustrated!!...((sigh))
Hopefully, this will all be resolved soon...

why was I invited to this meeting??

March 16th, 2006 at 08:57 pm

today at work I was invited to a meeting. Since I cannot tell you what it was about, suffice it to say that it was a working meeting -not a general one- and not for the training team...
I know I wasn't there to take notes...
so, I still don't know what the purpose of INVITING me was...

Unsolved mysteries!

Disappointment or Anger??

March 15th, 2006 at 07:46 am

I don't know which one prevails in me right now!...I just called the bank and, my loan application was denied...they say I'm reported with DICOM (the local agency that tracks your payment records)...since I got a loan in November, I'm sure my credit was "clean" back then...and, all my accounts are current now...except for the telephone line in my name that I installed at my cousin's...the one from which her son called Canada every day....totalling $975!! - which she can't pay!!...so, I guess the phone company has reported me (obviously, it's in my name!) and that's why I cannot get a loan for my car!!...honest, right now, if he were here, I'd kill him!...as soon as that line is paid off, I'm cancelling it!...I feel sorry for my cousin, because I know she NEEDS that line for her business, but...there is no way I'm going to let her kid ruin MY credit ...If I had the money, I'd pay it off today and cancel the thing! (I know she hoped that once she had paid it off I would just cancel international calls and let her keep the line, but, that's NOT going to happen!)

The land of temptation!!!

March 14th, 2006 at 07:31 pm

Several places are lands of tempation for me: bookstores and shoestores are at the top of that list!!...I HAD to go buy some shoes today (I really really need a pair of nice brown shoes and I really really need a pair of nice black shoes to wear with my dresses...)...I found the perfect pair of black shoes...but, they didn't have them in my size...and, I found beautiful tan shoes...so I bought them...problem is, now I feel deprived...I saw soooo many beautiful shoes....(back when I was at the university, my sister used to call me Imelda Marcos...I cannot believe I only own about 6 pairs of shoes now!!- and, yes, I NEED them all!...one pair brown boots, one pair black loafers, one pair tan pumps, one pair tennis shoes, one pair black sandals, one pair brown sandals) ...flip flops and slippers are "home" shoes and don't count!

Ale's eyes are perfect!

March 14th, 2006 at 07:12 pm

Forgot to "report" on this...her eyes are perfect 20/20 and 20/30 actually...she'll have to take additional classes in the afternoon until she catches up! ....((sigh))

today has been crazy!

March 14th, 2006 at 03:21 pm

I've been working like crazy and I still didn't finish even half of what I needed to do...the good thing is, I finished with the most important things, at least!...tomorrow I get another chance to catch up with work! LOL!...have to find something that I can do in 10 minutes before leaving for the school...hmmmmm

Who's the new Mayor??

March 13th, 2006 at 07:09 am

We still don't know and, unlike previous elections, this time the percentages are REALLY close!...so we really won't know until all votes are counted (well, they have been counted by the individual voting tables, but the numbers have to be consolidated!) ...either way, it's a victory for ARENA...San Salvador has been headed by the FMLN for the past 9 years and, traditionally, the difference has been abysmal...
Now, San Salvador is our capital city, that's why we all care about who won, but, actually I live in Antiguo Cuscatlan, and we know who won THERE!...Milagro Navas has been the Mayoress (does this word exist?) for 9 years there!... I used to believe that she got elected because of the inordinate amount of people from San Salvador who chose to vote in Antiguo (it's extremely close to San Salvador, so many people opted to vote there in the past, to avoid crowds, nowadays you can't really choose where to vote, it gets decided based on your address!)...but, when we went to sell school supplies at the Antiguo Cuscatlan fair this February, she came by to see how things were doing at the fair and, everyone seemed to know her - and like her, too!...Also, if you go to the city hall, they'll tell you: we don't support any party, we support HER...and, really, she has done a lot for the town and its surroundings...

Voting places were really crowded!

March 12th, 2006 at 05:25 pm

seems like everyone decided to wait until after lunch!...there were no parking spaces, either...I had to park almost 5 blocks away!...but, if bullets couldn't stop us in the 80's, 5 blocks, crowds and traffic jams are certainly NOT going to stop us now!

We are still waiting for the results, of course, but, they should be announcing the preliminary results at around 8:00pm tonight (it's 7:30 here!)