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2009-10-06 - 11:33 a.m.

Woke up early this morning to go to the bathroom...and couldn't go back to sleep.

I was wrestling with a problem, and my brain wouldn't let me relax.

Finally I got back up, went online, did some research, and got a partial solution. The FULL solution needed daylight hours.


Here's the deal.

I've spoken here of my financial problems. I had tried (with no success) to sell some things on eBay. Yesterday I tried again - with better results.

One of the things I put up sold at the Buy It Now price...within eight hours of its listing. Boo-yah! Score!

Except that the buyer is in Australia, and my listing said "ships to US only".

So my dilemma was this: do I turn away a buyer (and a good-sized chunk of money), or do I ask him to pay international shipping?

I chose to e-mail him and ask for time to look at the international rates. I had a reply in an hour - "go ahead and let me know". And he even threw in a "thanks, mate".

So last night I looked. Now that I have an idea of what the rates are, I need to box it up and get an exact weight. Then I'll e-mail him with the charges and see what he says.

I have a feeling he'll go for it.

Here's the funny part - last night I was going over what I need to do to solve my financial problems. And I kept telling myself, "Patience. It will happen. Step by step, one by one. Relax."

And it happened. Boy, did it.


Then when I came home, I opened the door...and Laila got out.

One of the neighborhood strays (the big male I call Socks) was on the landing with me. Laila dashed out for a visit.

I said, "Laila - NO!"...and she turned around and went back in!

I choose to take this as a sign that she sees this as her home now.

Maybe I'm just an optimist.


Or at least I'm an optimist when it comes to the kittehs.

The founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation has spoken up in favor of Roman Polanski being released.

Take a look at this (emphasis mine):

"My personal thoughts are let the guy go," said Peg Yorkin, founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation. "It's bad a person was raped. But that was so many years ago. The guy has been through so much in his life. It's crazy to arrest him now. Let it go. The government could spend its money on other things."

Hubba hubba WHA??

But then, maybe I shouldn't be surprised. Some feminist groups gave Bill Clinton a pass (what was it called - "one free grope"?). And there seems to be no outrage at David Letterman's shenanigans.

My, how times have changed, huh?


Okay. I have a trip to the post office planned. And lunch in there somewhere.

And then work.

Step by step, rung by rung...

Be seeing you.


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