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I've been "Burning the Candle at Both Ends," and I believe it's finally gotten to me.

My domains, my school supplies, my regular job, and recently having joined family members in buying two investment houses in California, are affecting me in a most negative manner.

This is just one of the things that have me worried about the future of our economy:

Ford to cut up to 5,000 white-collar jobs in North America

Have YOU been affected by the decline in the U.S. Economy?

I will soon find out if I went into these two ventures at a wrong time. The good thing about it is that the payments are divided among three of us with the first house, and five with the second. I can't fail because I'm totally on my own. Let's see what happens.

I have been hyperventilating allot, and I haven't been able to sleep for the longest time. I was taking four Tylenol PM's to help me sleep, but they're not working anymore. I feel tired all the time and my energy level is almost at a nil.

This month I made some pretty big mistakes that have cost me money. My web sites were down for about eight hours a few days ago. Why? Because I noticed a big charge on my American Express, for four consecutive months from a COMPANY I didn't recognize. I called American Express each time I received my statement and demanded they block that COMPANY. They did, because American Express is wonderful. I finally ended up calling up the COMPANY and reprimanded them terribly. I demanded they stop making charges on my account. They said they would. A few hours later, I went to check my email and noticed it was down, along with all my other domains. A bolt of lightening hit me and I realized that COMPANY was the one I do business with on the net. I called the owner immediately and cried with apologies and begged him to forgive my stupidity. The angel forgave me. I then had to call American Express and beg them for forgiveness for my stupidity, and asked them to please permit that COMPANY to continue making charges on my account. American Express is the best! I was shaking with embarrassment and rage at myself. I made such a fool of myself!

I also have a phone stalker that has me shaking. It's a girl who lives in Las Vegas and calls me on week-ends from morning to night time. Her calls show up as "Private Caller." She's been doing this for about two years now and it's finally starting to make me jumpy. I counted the times she called this Sunday and it was a total of 50 times. She'd let it ring and ring, then hang up and start all over again. I took the ringer off for a few hours and just as soon as I put it back on, the phone started ringing and it was her. I'll soon close my account with this phone co., and start using my cell phone only. Thank God she doesn't have that number. First, I must make sure I give my cell number to all those who must have it, before I discontinue the regular phone.

Maybe I'll be able to sleep again, because I called my doctor and begged him to prescribe some sleeping pills. The angel called it in right away, to the pharmacy. Tonight I'll start taking one Ambien 5MG Tab.


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Jan. 24th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
you sound like you are under a lot of stress. i hope you get some rest, and things calm down for you, so you can at least take a break from it all....just be carefull with the sleeping pills....those things are never any good.
Jan. 25th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you my friend, for caring, I appreciate it.

I cut the sleeping pill in half last night and literally passed out into lala land. Some of my LJ friend's recommended some herbs to help me sleep, and I'll look for them as soon as possible. I really don't like to take any kind of drug, much less, become depended on it, just to be able to fall asleep.
Hugs Sweety Pie!
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
my heart goes out to you me friend. Hopefully you'll sleep tonight and things will get better soon.
Jan. 25th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I do feel pretty good this morning, thanks to a good night sleep last night. The pill worked wonders.
Hugs Sweety Pie!
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
oh no
1. I am NOR the Vegas stalker.

2. You need chicken soup.

3. I hope for you only the best. Don't let all the bad vibes get you down b/c then the problems add up. you are a smart person so I think if you do the necessary things, you'll e fine.

4. Take a long hot bubble bath before committing to your sleep. No pills. Try a glass of warmed milk or a quick cup of lettuce tea.

* hugs
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: oh no
I know about ambien. It is too good. You better be in bed when you take it. The first time I took it I was picking up the last few of stranded toys in the living room. I woke up on the couch freezing with no blanket.

Take then when you need them, not like multivitamins.
Re: oh no - playgirl - Jan. 25th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
4 Tylenol PMs (at once?) are too much and you are overworking your liver. Pretty much anything over 750 mg of tylenol is not used by your body, but still has to be cleaned out by your overworked liver.

Try something else. ambien....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Jan. 25th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
it also depends on your mass.

i used to take 3 tylenol pm, 3 nytol, drink a case of beer and a pint of whiskey just to get 3 hours of sleep.
(no subject) - playgirl - Jan. 25th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
I am sorry to hear you are not sleeping well. That is no fun, I know. I hope you start to feel better soon. You need to take care of yourself, or you won't be able to take care of everyone else.

Your phone stalker is breaking the law. You should get the law involved in it. You should at least call the phone company and get the number she is calling from and file a complaint.

If the Ford job cuts make you worry, consider the following:

The average CEO makes about 200 times what the average worker makes. That is a huge increase from 20 years ago. If minimum wage had kept up with CEO pay increases, then minimum wage would be over $15.00/hr. In all actuality, most of the increase in wages has gone to upper management. The effective take home pay of the average worker has actually gone down in the past 20 years.

School supplies? Are you going to school?
Jan. 25th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
No, it isn't fun at all, but I was able to get some good sleep last night, thanks to the sleeping pill I took.

Yes, I do have have many who depend on me. Some people may find it ridiculous that my responsibilities are Grandpa and a bunch of 4 legged, babies, but I still worry about providing for them because they all depend on me.

The school supplies I mentioned are actually the compatible forms for models 888,888P,888P+ for test scoring machines. I sell them much cheaper than other competitor's to schools and book stores.

I'll elaborate more about my phone stalker in reply to another LJ question here on this page.

Hugs Sweety Pie and you have a great day!

Jan. 24th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
*BIG HUGS* LOL! You're starting to sound like me in a way. Actually, you have more debt than I do. But, at least the tourism industry in Cali isn't suffering from hurricanes, and your properties are usuable. I mean Feb. is already booked for you while I just found out yesterday that the furniture I bought a year ago for my properties were destoryed in the hurricanes. So honey, it may be bad, but it can be worse. I can't even sell the properties if I wanted to. But, don't worry about me. Even with all the problems (including the ones in our economy), I'm still confident that things will turn around. We just have to hustle a bit more.

I'm going to a Travel Industry Association of America meeting tomorrow. I think they'll be discussing FL tourism, but I'm sure they'll discuss the over all tourism industry. If I hear anything, I'll let you know.

Here's something that should be of interest to you:

By the way, I don't know who your target market is in your venture. But, as you pointed out with your link, many white collared employees will be hitting the job market soon. And, this trend will continue because many large industries flourish when the economy is booming, especially when it comes to owning transportation vehicles. For example, working people trade in cars and take on more debt, and they can do this because a company is expanding so people get a raise or they get a promotion and so on. Well, now that there are many industries shifting direction and it's affecting our economy and many other industires, many companies are changing the way they operate. And, when that happens, management changes.

So, if your target market was upper middle class families, then you might want to expand your marketing to businesses and clubs and so on. The only problem there is that they might travel in groups, so your house won't be enough. You might have to expand your venture to controling more properties. But, that doesn't mean you have to buy more properties.

And, there's so much more I can say, but hopefully this helps you a bit. Anyhow, I wish you the best of luck with it all.

Jan. 25th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
What a bummer about Florida, and I'm sorry about your situation, but I know you will surpass it all eventually with flying colors. You’re a very smart guy! One thing is for sure, Florida is a paradise, and hopefully, it won't experience another terrible hurricane, as it recently has. I can feel it in my bones that everything will turn out super and my bones never lie!

Well, you sure have set my mind at ease! If you should hear anything that might be of interest to me at that meeting, let me know.

Thanks for the great advice; I will definitely consider marketing to businesses and clubs that is something that wasn't considered by any of us. Right now it appears that retired couples seem to be the most interested in the home in Costa Mesa. Renting it as a vacation home has been kind of an experiment, but it's looking promising and yes, we already have all of Feb. booked, along with some other days and weeks for the year! If it should become a total success, then we'll eventually do the same with the home in Oceanside, CA. We decided to rent that home fast, because the payments are astronomical. After the tenant’s monthly rental, and after dividing the remainder between the five of us, we'll be able to manage.

Having my domains has always been very stressful for me, because I make some pretty good money, especially sexylegsplaygirl.com, but now that I've gone into this home thing, the stress just got out of hand. When I read that link I placed here about Ford, I started really hyperventilating and going through total sleepless nights. I started imaging Grandpa, ALL my pets and myself, sitting in some park, homeless!

Thanks for the advice and the link, I appreciate it. Always know that I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will be a huge success, because you’re intelligent and you take chances. This I mean from the bottomed of my heart!

By and by, I'm dragging you by the back of your shirt, to check out her armpits! If you need a clothes pin for your nose, I've got one right here for you; got one for myself, too. Remember, I still have to check out other end!
Jan. 24th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Lack of sleep can take a real toll on you. Hope the sleeping pills help you. Getting rid of the stalker will probably help more than you realize.

Hope ever thing works out for you.
Jan. 25th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
It sure can and it finally caught up with me. The pill worked wonders last night and slept as I hadn't for too long a time.

I'll soon be rid of that girl, she has made my life miserable for the longest time. It's kinda like she as actually entered my home, to harass me; not bodily, but mentally. This is as close as I can explain my situation.

Thank you for caring, I appreciate it!
Jan. 24th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Greetings, M'Lady!
Hello, Lovely Lady with the really great legs!
{Yeah. Mouthful. Try saying all of that fast - and getting it all out corectly!}
Went by Your site(s) yesterday.
Aty least I think it was yesterday.....
You really do have some great legs my Lovely Lady.
I'll even add -
to boost and feed Your feminine ego -
a great head of really cool dark hair.
{Wish I had hair that good. Wish I had that much hair!!!}

Had a thought just a few moments ago -
have You tried a non-prescription herbal?
Valerian. {NOT Valium}.
Together - for me - they work.
Not habit forming - not for me anyway.
You may well indeed want to check with Your healer
to see if these would work for You.....

Saw the photos of the houses.
Very nice.
Do you have caretakers for the properties?
Something that nice ought to tended and cared for.

You must have a very good, caring and understanding family
to go into this 'biz. venture' with You....

Feel not bad about 'messing' up with Amex and Your 'Company'.
You have been sleep-deprived.
That messes things up severely.
Been there - suffered through sleep-dep.
Not nice.
Twists your head around to some very weird places
You really don't want to go to or be.....

Take Care.
Stay Safe & Secure.
Remain Careful & Cautious.
Remain Out of Harm's Way.

Blessings Be.

14:22 {2:22p}{pacific/'california'}

Jan. 25th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Re: Greetings, M'Lady!
ya left out kava kava complex!
Re: Greetings, M'Lady! - playgirl - Jan. 25th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Greetings, M'Lady! - olafthunderfoot - Jan. 25th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Greetings, M'Lady! - playgirl - Jan. 25th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 24th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
Can you report this stalker to the phone company and have them trace it. Two years of that is awful. Hugs.

By the way, sometime (only if you want to) I would like to understand your involvement in sexylegsplaygirl.

Jan. 25th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
I know this crazy bitch personally, infact, we were in high. I've actually been dealing with her harassment since back then. I'm only grateful that she moved to Las Vegas. It's strange, but she only harasses me on Saturday's and Sunday's. I'll be getting rid of that phone soon, and will only stay with my cell phone. I've heard she's selling her house in Las Vegas and having one built here, but I'll definitely file charges if she tries to enter my property. I know I'll have to deal with her, because she's as crazy as they come.

I created SexyLegsPlaygirl.com a while back. I taught myself the html language and codes and created over 1,000 pages under this particular domain. It is extremely successful and gets approximately 150,000 visitors every 24 hrs. The total comes from ALL my web pages under sexylegsplaygirl.com. It's a dog eat dog world, and must work like hell and keep on my toes constantly.

I have about 5 more domains, and one of them caters to Spain and all the Latin American countries, and one of my domains in particular, with over 1,000 web pages also, http://www.amorpostales.com is quickly becoming just as popular as sexylegsplaygirl.com My Amor Postales site is my favorite because I've created beautiful graphics with very romantic music and Spanish content. Close to a year ago, I created a program for my visitors to easily send greeting cards, and over a million have been sent to this day!

You won't believe this, but when I first started doing this kind of stuff, I only had religious pages and rarely got hits. Although they don't produce any money for me, I still have them out on the net. This is proof that the majority of people prefer sites of adult content, as sexylegsplaygirl.com as proven.
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Jan. 24th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
I hear a brick in the head helps people sleep sometimes.

So you have a stalker. I'm guessing an internet stalker non the less. Does that shock you entirely??
Jan. 25th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
A bang on my head with a brick was going to be my next option for falling asleep, but thanks to the sleeping pill I took last night, it wasn't necessary! heh heh

Any girl who has a cam site, has net stalkers. It's a ruthless world and produces many enemies, but those are the prices one must pay in order to make money. This type of stalker doesn't phase me in the least. It's the stalker who actually knows you personally and knows where you live, that worries me.

I personally know this girl, and I know for a fact that she's unstable. What makes her most dangerous for me is the fact that she's a coward, and cowards are the ones to fear.

Hugs Sweety Pie and you have a great day!
(no subject) - see_dog - Jan. 25th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)
Hey can't you have the phone company trace the call then obtain a record of how many times she has called your house since the start. Also something else you could do is have the phone company put a block on blocked calls so that she would have to dial star 82 in order to call you. If the former works then you can go to the police and have them file a cease and desist order against her. If she continues then she can be arrested for harrasment.
Jan. 25th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
I know this girl personally and have had her bugging me since we were in high school, and have since tried everything in my power to get rid of her. There is no doubt that she is totally unstable.

If she had been a true friend, I would have befriended her, no matter what. She has gossiped about me terribly and is one of those back stabbers. I have told her many times that I don't want her friendship at all and not to be calling me, but she continues. It's kind of a love hate thing she has for me.

Thank God she moved to Las Vegas, but I've heard she's bought property here in my city and plans to sell her house and have a home built here. I do have high fences all over my property and the front is over 10 ft. tall. My many vicious dogs will also help in keeping her out of my house.

Phone stalking is a cowardly way of harassing a person, because they put you in a helpless situation, otherwise, it is another matter when they contact you physically. Should it come to it, I'll just use some of my Army training and beat the shit out of her! If it comes to that, I’ll make sure I do it in my own property; I sure don’t want her to sue me!
Jan. 25th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
~gives you a masage~

first things first, real estate is never a bad investment, especiallly in socal! trust me, i used to live there and ghetto houses are now in the 400k range!


as for your phone stalker, you can have your phone service set up to where unlisted numbers have to unscreen to dial through to you. why is she stalkin you?

~gives you a deep tissue, full body massage with a "happy ending"~
Jan. 25th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
I hope all goes well for me, because I just can't fail, or else I, along with all my little critters and Grandpa will end up in the streets. But, thanks to a good night sleep and lots of input from you all, I'm starting to feel a little more relaxed.

That phone crazy girl stalker won't be having access to making my life miserable in my own home soon. Hopefully, I'll have my phone disconnected by next month, and will be using my cell phone all the time.

By and by, that body massage from you last night was terrific!
Huggy's Sweety Pie!
(no subject) - olafthunderfoot - Jan. 26th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
Declares a curse on the dialling finger of weird stalking lady. Offers opinion that you should visit Australia for a holiday, bring Grandpa, and spend a month on a Norht Queensland beach. Oh wait, that isn't going to lessen your financial responsibilities. :P

You do of course get an unlinited supply of free warm hugs, and gentle kisses.


Jan. 25th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Do you know, that if there's such a thing as having lived in another life, I was alive int Australia?! Ever since I was a little kid, I'd look at pictures and swore I had been there. Of course, I never have.

To this day, I can see a photo, and without seeing what part of the world it is, I know instantly it's Australia! Absolutely beautiful part of the world!

Yes, that girl is pathetic, and I know she'll soon have a major cardiac arrest, when she finds that particular phone number doesn't exist anymore.

Those warm hugs and kisses are a must, when they come from you!
Hugs Sweety Pie and you have a great day!
Jan. 25th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
With that Ford thing, I'm thinking certain product lines have met their shelf life in the market. Most jobs are centered around product lines because of the commercialization process. And, now that those products are outdated they're not selling as well as before, so it's probably in the best interest of Ford to change its production lines to prepare for a better unit which they will bring out later to compete with other companies in the industry. Basically, cutting jobs is a good way to increase profit margins during such a time period as this in order to have more money to re-invest into the market and bring better products to consumers in the long run. So, most likely, they're only changing their strategy in the industry to adapt to the market changes. Plus, the technology in the industry is changing towards more fuel efficient vehicles, so I?m sure that plays a part in the whole ordeal. Just look at how Honda is doing. I?m guessing that their success is due to all the various types of hybrids they?ve introduced into the market. Ford now needs to catch up or innovate an entire new product line.

(But, don?t take my word on that. I really didn?t do any research towards it.)

Anyhow, you said most of the people interested in your properties are retirees. Well, my first thought to that is that baby-boomers are approaching retirement so that increases your odds. But, that actually might not be until a few more years, so maybe you're getting in at the perfect time before business really booms in your section of the industry. And, if that indeed is your market niche, then now you can develop a business strategy that attracts retirees. After that, you can expand from there. But, I don't know what type of market research you've done into this venture actually, let alone how promising it is to market to retirees. I would suggest looking into it some more and act on more sound information so you're not shooting at your target blindly and hoping to get tenants.

As for the weather, don?t get me started on that. I just might freak you out.

And, that meeting I told you about. I was misinformed about it. It was actually a marketing firm conducting a sales orientation and TIA, so I didn?t stick around for it. My apologies.

Anyhow, hopefully you?ve done the numbers for your venture or at least someone has, and make sure you overlook them yourself if you haven?t. You don?t want to get side swiped my HOA fees or taxes or some other unsuspected expense. That happens to some people, and then they?re forced to sell their properties at a loss. You want to overshoot your overhead costs, not under shoot.

On another note, I do business with my father and cousin, and our motto is ?Family is family and business is business?. So, I hope you share the same one with you family. By the way, thank you for the compliments. You?re precious. And, I?ll hold your bones to it. If not, your body is mine to do what I please with it.. Kind of makes me not feel so bad if things don?t work out for me. :P

Oh, and I?ll just take my shirt off if you?re going to drag me by it. MUAHAH! :D
Jan. 26th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Yes, sometimes LJ gets quacky!

Your motto is the only way to go, and that's the way it is for us. This is why I'm so worried about succeeding, because if I fail, there's nobody to bail me out, and that's as it should be.

As for the compliments, they're facts. I'm so glad to see that spunk in you again, that I saw way back when the war started! You're just a Sweety Pie! My bones are forever yours heh heh!

Things will work out for you; must not ever give up!
This is one of my most favorite quotes by that incredible man, George Bernard Shaw, and I really take it to heart for my personal survival!

"A life spent making mistakes
is not only more honorable
but more useful than a life
spent doing nothing."

As for your shirt, too late, I already took it off! grrrr
(no subject) - tigron_x - Jan. 26th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 25th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Ok, something is acting up. I swear those question marks weren't there when I wrote it. Weird stuff.
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