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Journal 03-07-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Saturday March 7, 2015. The temperature is 69.8°F and the humidity is 9% (or maybe less) at 4:24 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 7.6 with gusts of 13.6 mph. It was clear when I stuck my head out this morning. I saw the Big Dipper and a big fat full moon, with pearly moonlight all over the ground. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 84 today. There’s also a wind advisory, saying, in effect, wind of 20-30 miles an hour with gusts up to 50 miles an hour are expecting in canyons and passes the morning and into Saturday evening. In short, the classic Santa Ana—rising temperatures, dropping humidity. The wind probably won’t get that high here. It’s mostly in the mountain canyons where it gets that nasty.

In the background with death of my friend’s (whom I’ve been calling Dora) stepfather, there’s also been a tussle with the people that I drive for. They provide commercial liability insurance, which expired on February 28th. I’ve been trying since some time before then to get a copy of the new evidence of liability insurance. You’d think that would be fairly easy to do. Big company, they have the liability insurance thing down, right? Because, strangely enough, I won’t drive without it. I cancelled scheduled drives and refused new drives. All week. The result is I won’t get a paycheck for this week, despite multiple emails, and repeated verbal requests by phone. I’m unhappy about that, to say the least.

One person did finally get back to me with the number of the company’s insurance agent. When I called them, I was told that they are no longer the company’s insurance agent and have not been for some time. Which meant that the evidence of liability insurance that I had been carrying had not been in force “for some time.” I haven’t had any accidents and don’t plan on having any, but that news obviously didn’t sit well.

There’s more going on, and I’m really beginning to wonder if they have liability insurance. It bothers me that I can’t get a straight answer. If they require drivers to get their own, the jig is up because, frankly, the insurance would cost more than what they pay me. If they’re saying they have insurance and don’t, that’s called “fraud” and I’m not touching it with a 10-foot pole. If they’re just extremely confused, I’ll wait them out, but either way, I’m not driving until I have a copy of the evidence of insurance. And I’m sad that I won’t have even that starvation-wage income.

Shifting gears: spent nearing the entire day Friday doing the last of the wedding stuff. Got my ear pierced. Can’t get an earring through my right ear anymore. Took Mr. Siduri’s suit to the cleaner’s. (He mentioned to the guy behind the counter that he was getting married. “You need it tomorrow?” the guy asked. “No, not till the 21st,” Mr. Siduri said. “Oh,” he said. “Some people.”) Got gift cards for the maid of honor who has gone above and beyond her call of duty so many times. Got a gift card for the friend who will be taking the pictures. Other than buying a few thank you cards, I think we’re done. There will always one last minutes things. That’s why we’re doing that “last things” two weeks in advance. Next weekend is Dora’s father’s memorial.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule:

1. Finish Examiner review of Poems, Protest and a Dream .

2. Start another Examiner review.

3. Continue reading Teresa of Avila

4. Finish beta reading “Infinite Prison”

5. Read and review S&N “The Lost World”



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arthurchappell wrote on March 7, 2015, 2:39 PM

Sounds very busy and quite an emotional rollercoaster ride hope everything goes smoothly

msiduri wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:06 PM

Thanks, arthurchappell . Today was a nice day. I've gotten very writing done. That's happening too often, I'm afraid. You well wishes are appreciated.

trufflehunter wrote on March 7, 2015, 10:52 PM

All the best for your wedding preparation. Do take good care of your health.

msiduri wrote on March 7, 2015, 11:10 PM

Thanks for your well-wishes. Once the wedding is over, the stress will drop considerably.