Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh the joys of SPAM

So this was an actual SPAM e-mail that I got today.
I love it!

I come through the internet (very accessible for Communication) seek assistance from you.Miss Corine, a young heir to my late father who was a personality known for his dedication to his youth. I want to recieve what I had when I asking you to help me recieve this amount from his bank.I have all the documents that I entrusted to my pastor.Incidentally, I inform you that that sum is $ 6.5 million dollars.Thanks and God Bless.
Best regards

First of all I love that it is addressed to just "dear". No "Dear Friend," no "Dear Sucker who may possibly send me money," just "Dear". My next favorite part is that she has to explain what the internet is. Because anyone reading e-mails really wouldn't know that its "very accessible for Communication". I also love that at no point in time do they actually ask me for anything. I'm pretty sure the gyst of the scam is that they've been cut out of good old Dad's will and need money in order to get the "Incindental" 6.5 Million. And will then share some of it with "dear" me. Frankly, I'm half tempted to send "Dear" some money so she can invest in English lessons or even pay for a decent translator.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Starving Students

Guess what!?! Chad's in Reno again for the week. He's there to get some tools and possibly a truck from PacWest. But I’m going to cross my fingers on that one until it’s actually in the driveway. We finally got on unemployment so here in a week we'll have a nice little debit card from the state of NV.

Now we just need to sell the Forester get on food stamps and possibly Medicaid and we may just make it. If we can get on glorious welfare for a bit, then the world will be slightly less stressful. Let us be honest, it’s not like I’m not going to pay it all back in taxes once we’re gainfully employed again.

Now I just have to get over the feeling that we’ve taken 2 GIANT steps backwards. Financially we’re a little better off than when we were in college because we actually have some savings. But I can’t help but feel like a starving college student again, except now I have 2 children instead of just one! Chad’s even thinking about taking the GMAT and trying to get into Grad school for his MBA. So maybe we really will be starving college students again!

But we're settling in a bit. Its still sort of weird living in Grandpa M's basement. Because it's Grandpa's basement. But I'm so grateful that we don't have to worry about rent right now. Its a huge blessing to us and I know we're helping him out as well. Its been nice to be able to just walk upstairs and talk with him. Hearing Grandpa's stories has always been one of my favorite things and now I get to do it often. But after being away for so long it nice to be close to my family again. We even got to go just hang out at my parents house for a few hours and then come home.

So we're trying to make the best of everything. Because yet again the only thing I really have control over is my attitude. But we're doing fine and both Chad and I know that everything is going to work out for the best. Thank goodness for knowing that Heavenly Father has a plan for us!