The past few nights I’ve been watching The Lord of the Rings movies. When the Fellowship of the Ring first came out I didn’t think I would like it. But, my mom wanted to go see the movie so we went. I ended up liking it so much that I bugged my mom to take me to see it again. We also saw The Two Towers and Return of the King when they both were released. I have such good memories of these movies and I never tire of watching them. Tolkien, I think, created something quite special when he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
A few of you know DirecTV was shut off. My family just hasn’t had the money to pay for it. We’re being charged $120 a month and we usually only watch about 20 channels a month. My mom has called the numerous to try to get bill lowered, but all the packages they are willing to put it us on that are cheaper will get rid of channels that we watch. My mom is always told that there is no other way to lower our bill unless we switch to a cheaper package. However, I’ve researched TV companies online a lot these past few weeks. And even in the past, I’ve heard from so many people that all you’ve got to do is call them and they will be willing to lower your bill without making you switch to another package. Even all the reviews I’ve read for DirecTV have said the same. We’ve been with them for 11 years and they aren’t willing to lower our bill unless we switch to a cheaper package which would eliminate channels we watch while keeping ones we don’t watch. I have no idea how some people are able to get their monthly bills lowered so easily.
So until we can get TV again, I’ve been watching DVDs and watching YouTube through my Wii U.
Scott also has not moved out. He is, however, staying at his parents and trying to avoid, while also avoiding paying his room-and-board as well as his cell phone bill. He’s on my mom’s cell phone plan. I don’t know what’s going to happen with him. I just know he hasn’t moved out. All of his stuff is still here.
Today my mom and I will be eating at a local church in our town. They do a community meal which everyone is supposedly welcome to come. We started going there last year simply because we had to find ways to get food. Even with the food stamps we have still been going because it helps. It also gets us out of the house one night a week. And besides the meal, they have food you can take home. A guy named Joe brings it in because he wants to sure people who need food get it. He’s a very kind and caring person. I wish I could say everyone at the church was like that. Except for Joe, we’ve been treated horribly by many people at that church. The one woman who runs the Celebrate Recovery – it is a group like AAA, but for more than just addiction to alcohol
Except for Joe, we’ve been treated horribly by many people at that church. The woman who runs the Celebrate Recovery – it is a group like AAA, but for more than just addiction to alcohol – has just terrible.
We used to bring a meal home for my dad from there. Because of his health problems, it’s not the easiest for him to go out at this point so we would bring his meal home. The one night my mom had the woman, her name is Joy, for plastic wrap for the dessert she was bringing home for my dad. Joy told my mom she would have to ask one of the people in the kitchen. Joy then persuaded to the table in front of me and bashed my mom to the people sitting there about wanting plastic wrap.
They also tell everyone they are allowed to take food home from the meal. Whenever we ask to take some food home we’re told they aren’t letting people take it home yet. Then right after us, someone else will ask about taking food home and they will give them a to-go box of food.
I’ve also been drinking hot tea because besides that, all they have to drink is water and coffee. I don’t like coffee and I don’t always just want water. Since I’ve been drinking hot tea, they won’t put out hot water anymore. And since my mom drinks coffee, they won’t put out cream or sugar anymore. Not to mention, they’ve also been trying to stop Joe from giving people food.
The people there just aren’t very nice. They have made it very clear they don’t like me or my mom and would prefer us not to come. And I have no idea why. We’ve never done anything to them and we’ve always been nice. I don’t know why they are so hateful.
I haven’t been writing as much as I was before. I have written some poetry, but I’m still stuck on that chapter of my book. Honestly, I think it is just the stress. I have been feeling more positive so I’m going to try to continue writing my book again.
I also submitted some of my poetry to an online magazine. I should know in about 45 days whether or not some of my poetry.
I was finally able to borrow volumes 22, 23 and 24 of The Walking Dead graphic novels from my library. I’m not going to spoil anything, but I’m not happy with Carl.
We’re still stuck in town because we’ve only got one vehicle and it’s not reliable. My mom has tried to get David here to fix it – he’s my one half-brother from my dad’s first marriage. He came here on Saturday four weeks in a row. He’ll talk to my parents for a long, work on the vehicle a bit, and leave with nothing fixed on the vehicle. The truth of it is, he doesn’t want to fix our vehicle. He doesn’t want to help us at all. David, as well as Dan – another half-brother from my dad’s first marriage – are both very well off and could help us if they wanted to.
David makes more than $80,000 a year. Dan makes more $125,000 a year because he works as a house parent for Hershey’s school. And Hershey gave him and his family a house to live in, they pay for food and everything else they need. The only thing Dan needs to pay for is their cell phone bills and car insurance. They know how much we’re struggling and just refuse to help.
I ordered some craft supplies from eBay. Once they come in the mail, I’m making another bracelet to sell. I love buying craft supplies from eBay. The prices on there are great.
I’ve been playing Octodad: Dadliest Catch on the Wii U. It is such a fun and silly game. I watched Markiplier and CupQuake both play it on YouTube. It made me want to get it to play, but I thought it was only on PC. I was happy to find I could get it on the Wii U. I’d recommend checking out the videos. They are fun to watch, but if cursing bothers you I’d recommend just watching CupQuake’s videos. Markiplier does curse, especially when a game is making him mad. He enjoyed Octodad, but the controls are very unique and can be a bit challenging. Markiplier had a hard time at different parts in the game and he kind of went into a bit of a rage lol.
I got a bit frustrated with the controls at one part, but not like Markiplier lol.
I probably ought to stop the post here. It is pretty long. But, I will let you all know if any of my poetry gets accepted. I hope you all have been well.