When I picked Jessie up at her mother’s yesterday, the house seemed a little dark and quiet. I didn’t think anything of it and once Jessie and I were in the car and on the way home, she mentioned that the power had been cut off to her mother’s house earlier in the day. (Biting my tongue very hard at this point!) She said it in such a nonchalant way, you’d think she thought it was something normal that happens to everybody. Last night I told Jim about it and my concerns about Jessie staying over at her mother’s house with no power. It’s cool enough weather now that it’s not a health risk, but I won’t allow her to stay over there in the summer if it happens again!
I swear, her mother is the poster child for irresponsibility. She has the mentality of a twelve year old and can’t keep track of her money worth shit. Her phone is constantly being turned off for non-payment, as are her utilities from time to time, her truck has been repossessed before (a family member helped her get it back), … yet she promises shit to Jessie all the time that she really can’t afford and SHOULDN’T be promising to her. For instance, she keeps telling Jessie they are going to get a dog … she has a cat already and can barely take care of it. She used to have 3 other cats beside it, and she had to get rid of them because she couldn’t care for them or afford the cost of their care (all three needed fixing, and two had health issues).
She’s now promising Jessie a cell phone for her birthday. Jim and I have been adamantly against this and I’ve voiced my concerns repeatedly (not to mention she is NOT supposed to have one at school!), and yet she thinks she can afford everything she has now AND pay for an additional cell. The woman can barely keep HERS on. Jim and I have agreed to get Jessie on our cell plan when old enough, but that’s a few years off.
I stress and rant and bitch about Jessie’s mother … I know anything that woman does shouldn’t surprise me, but I swear she keeps surprising me by constantly reaching new lows. :roll:
After all, this is the woman who was turned down by those “We Buy Ugly Houses” people. For the last couple months she has tried to feed us some cock and bull story about how some cash for settlement place that she talked to. Apparently she received a flyer in the mail from some guy saying he was a buyer of structured settlements and now she’s convinced that some inheritance she had lost years ago they can get for her. I asked her if she understood the concept, and read the flyer saying something about cash for annuities and promotional products. I don’t think she even knows what any of it means … I swear, this woman will fall for just about anything!
*Proceed to beat head into desk repeatedly*
A friend of mine listened to me rant on and on about her one day and laughed. She said, “Not the brightest bulb in the pack, eh?”
Understatement of the freakin’ year.
Anyways, other (more interesting) stuff going on: I ran across a nice WordPress plugin this morning called AWSOM Uninstaller. It’s basically an uninstaller plugin for all of the AWSOM plugins. While I don’t use any of their products, I love the concept and wish many other plugin makers would follow suit!
It would be nice if once in a while, you could uninstall (rather than ‘deactivate’) a plugin and have it remove its files, directory (if applicable), and any tables created in your WordPress database!
And last but not least, I’m feeling pretty special because I can do three of the things on That’s Fit’s “10 Things Most of Us Can’t Do” list. :mrgreen: