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March 31st, 2003
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I didn’t have a very good day today. It’s a “no-job, no-money” blah kind of feeling. I really wish something would happen… anything. If I’m not going to get a job, then I think maybe we should just hurry up and move out already. If I *must* live with my in-laws, I’d like to know NOW, rather than prolonging this “maybe we won’t have to” torture much longer.

Sigh. We had to spend a bundle of money we don’t have (hello credit card) on our car to keep it road-worthy. Today, we find out it needs EVEN MORE work–while working on the steering problem, the mechanic discovered the exhaust manifold is leaking. So… another $200ish to throw at that problem, or apparently we could pass out while driving from exhaust in the cabin. Oh joy.

I think this is just one of those really, really crappy days.

Posted by Claire at 11:26 PM | Days Go By | Comments (0) | Tweet This Post

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March 30th, 2003
Oh Yeah

I really liked this entry at not.so.soft so I thought I’d share it all with you.

Coca is Not Cocaine.

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On A Lighter Note

I had a great day at the market. I actually made enough money that I had to pay an extra dollar for my daily fee! (It’s a sliding scale based on what you earn.) I’ve been there four times now, so next time, I don’t have to prepay. I’m also moving up the “fill-in” list, what you might call the seniority list. Another 11 visits, and I can apply for a permanent spot! Yippee.

I really need to make more soap. I sell more and more as the weather gets nicer, and I have some really nice new scents. Raspberry, vanilla, and a super-duper tea scent. Yummy. I really should make some tonight, but I’m tired… so I might not get that far.

I really need to get on with the fiber projects. There don’t seem to be any weavers and the knitter I saw wasn’t really doing what I’m into (natural fibers, earth tones, etc). I saw a lot of acrylic yarn and bright (which to me is just garish) colors. I really have a thing for earth tones, both in my soap and in my clothing…It seems to sell well too, so I guess I’m not the only one.

There, a long update to “what Claire has been doing.” No job, no interviews, just all soap and fiber, all the time. We’re getting desperate. We’ll be living with parents at the end of April if the situation doesn’t improve soon.

Posted by Claire at 07:54 PM | Days Go By | Comments (0) | Tweet This Post

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Lest We Forget

War means civilian deaths. Robert Fisk is on the ground in Baghdad. It’s not pretty reading.

Posted by Claire at 07:48 PM | Peace | Comments (0) | Tweet This Post

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March 28th, 2003
Veterans

This is something that really gets me going. All we hear from the so-called “pro-war” crowd is Support The Troops! If you aren’t Supporting The War, you’re Not Supporting The Troops! Yadda yadda.

Okay then. Then why do I keep seeing homeless vets up in Portland and down here in Corvallis? These men shouldn’t be homeless. If we gave a damn about our troops, why do we allow them to be on the streets, hungry and cold? What, we only care about them when they’re getting shot at?

Or this one. Congress JUST voted to cut funding for veteran’s health care and benefits by almost $25 billion over ten years. These men and women shouldn’t have to pay for their freakin’ health care! Many of them have health problems directly related to serving. They shouldn’t have to foot that bill, and we all know how much medical care costs these days.

Argh!! Makes me so spitting mad! Why aren’t all these squealing pro-war people down on Capitol Hill, demanding Congress take care of the vets? Huh? I’d like to know.

Support the Warrior Not the War: Give Them Their Benefits!

Posted by Claire at 01:11 PM | Peace, Rant | Comments (2) | Tweet This Post

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