Commentary:Houston isn't as near to Baytown as I'd like. I think I've had that thought since I was about fifteen.
I was on my mother's car insurance until I was sued. It was then that she decided to drop me (I was paying my portion but with my credit, it was a lot cheaper to go on her plan). She did not alert me of this. I drove around ignorant until October when I went to get a new insurance card and they did. Because it had been several months, I went from possibly getting 'rollover rates' (which means that you get benefits for selecting a new insurance company) to instead getting 'penalties' (because I had been driving uninsured during that time). This happened right as several of my web clients decided they needed more time to get the capital (we are talking five thousand dollars) to pay me for all the work I did in 2011. The lowest rate I was offered for six months was eight hundred and my highest was sixteen hundred because I went so long with no insurance (even though I'd been clueless that I could even be dropped since I had paid for a year on her plan). My mother is nefarious and I've apparently blocked out a vast majority of that after my father/grandfather/grandmother/uncle passed away a few years ago. So in many ways, the idea that she was no longer involved in my life regarding insurance was great but it has left me unable to afford it so I've been driving without insurance which is a red sign no-no here.
I had court in Houston. We ended up getting a hotel that wasn't in our budget (the walls and ceilings were black lit it was a true Trucker Love Spot. All night, you heard the floor above and under you thundering. My daughter was kept in pajamas.) We didn't go asleep until four in the morning from all the racket and my daughter running around. I had court at 8 so I didn't sleep. I took a taxi from the hotel to the civil court and began the wait. The debt collector lawyer was friends with the judge. Before court began, both of them were hooting and hollering. A hour into the session, my lawyer (which is my mother's because I cannot afford a lawyer I have $229 in the bank and the five thousand on hold for another three weeks) and finally reported on the docket for the case.
It was motioned for a continuous for 90 days. The full amount is thirty-two thousand (which jumped in leaps and bounds from what I originally owed because of interest). I was a bit surprised in the elevator with the lawyer when he revealed that ten thousand would make it all go away (unfortunately, there's no way I could come up with that). The only contact that my lawyer has had with their office is a deal of fifteen thousand at $679 a month for twelve months. Another impossibility.
I have kept these feelings and such inside for all of this. I certainly didn't want my toddler to see me weeping. Therefore, every shower has turned into a sob fest. It's safe to cry in the shower, you know. That's what I thought. However, I had a grand mal seizure yesterday morning. I suppose the stress still gets in subconsciously, whether or not you can block it out. My fiancée shared last night before bed that I was turning into a very bitter person. That she doesn't want our daughter being raised around someone so antisocial, apathetic and lost. I wish I could say anything opposed to all of that.
If I spent every dime that's going to come in and get my horrid mother to match it (ten thousand total) there's an opportunity that this student loan will go away. However, I have two others that she had lied to me and said she'd taken care of as a last wish of my late father. What grounds is there to believe that she'd match my five to begin with? Then that leaves us only with what substitute pay and commission work that I get monthly (which is about two to three hundred) and that doesn't cover rent for future months.
If I had been intelligent (not naive, young and suicidal), I would have never moved back to Texas. Beside my daughter and my fiancée (who is still having to deal with our wedding being called off because of this debt), my life has been all losses and just those two gains. I was making student loan payments, working at General Mills/3M/Minneapolis musicians when my father passed. I could have kept on track with all this. Even if I moved back, I should have directly moved on to a bus line in Houston. Maybe then I could have used these degrees of mine that collect dust. Visual Communications? Bachelor in Communications? Those don't have any merit in a place called Baytown. The would in Houston.
Houston isn't as near to Baytown as I'd like. I think I've had that thought since I was about fifteen.
The Weekly Discount Continued
This week if you want a commission (any) then you will get an instant $10.00 discount on any pieces that feature...
That First Kiss! 10 bucks off!
A passionate scene! 10 bucks off!
You and your partner! 10 bucks off!Got an idea? Shoot me a note. It may just apply to the discount!
No charge for additional characters.
There is a limit 3 characters
to every piece. This means that you will not be charged for additional characters if your piece calls for it up to three.
SMILER / COWBOY BONES: $15 With Discount only $5!
(Headshot or to Mid-thigh sketch/line art)
JUST BONES: $15 With Discount only $5!
(Full-body line-art or sketch)
THE SMILER: $25 With Discount only $15!
THE COWBOY: $35 With Discount only $25!
(Head to Mid-Thigh)
2. [link]NEW ITEM
THE CLUB $35 With the weekly discount, it's only $25
(Full-Body black & white with flat color accent)
THE MONTY: $45 With the weekly discount, it's only $35
(Full Body shot)
3. [link] After the limited 3!
Extras = +$5 for additional characters/concepts
Additional characters will be negotiated. Some couples intertwine which actually means less work for the artist.