Archive for : September, 2014

Happy birthday to mom!

Today was mom’s birthday. We went out to dinner to celebrate, like we usually do. I don’t think any of us were very happy with the food where we were eating, but maybe we just won’t eat there again. I gave mom a check to pay back my phone, and for her birthday, all in one check. In a completely unrelated note, the post about my phone was the 1500th post on this blog!

I’m getting a new phone next month.

I went to Verizon on Tuesday to try and upgrade from an iPhone4S to an iPhone 6, but there were issues. I’m on a family plan with my parents and my sister, but I’m not an authorized user on my mom’s account, so they wouldn’t let me upgrade. Even though mom tried twice to call and authorize me, it stil wouldn’t work. Mom ordered my phone yesterday, and I should be getting it next month. I’m writing a check to pay her back. I told her she’ll probably have to go to the Verizon store with me to activate it, because of the authorized user thing. the phone will ship to me on 10/24, and I should get it by 10/26 or 10/27, I got a 16 GB iPhone 6.

We’re singing a very strange song this Sunday.

Well, it’s one of those kids songs that have really obscure lyrics, and no one can find the exact version on Youtube. When the teacher sent me the instructions for the activity we’re going to do, she sent me the lyrics to this song, which are: Come,
let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before our King. Let us worship
and bow down. Let us kneel, and let us sing. He is our God. He is our
God. We are always under His care. He is always there.
It’s based on Psalm 95:6-7, which says: 6
Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,

for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
the flock under his care.
Here’s a link to one of the versions on Youtube, (I’m not embedding tit, (as I will have to format this post as a video, and that will throw the whole thing off.)

I started Sunday school today.

I actually made it to Sunday school today! I got to be King Saul during our lesson today, which was fun, although we were reading 1st Samuel 24, where David is in a cave, and Saul goes into the cave, and David wants to kill Saul, but instead he cuts a piece of the hem of his robe. I actually had this thing over me, (I’m not exactly sure what it was,) and I was wearing a hat-type thing on my head that was like a crown, and it was interesting, because if I would have known I was going to do that, I would have memorized the relevant scripture parts. I’m teaching with a couple people from Prayer Seekers cafĂ©, and we usually have a lot of fun there on Mondays, so it’s the same dynamic during Sunday school. We laughed a lot, and none of us were really prepared, which made things even more hilarious.

It’s time for an upgrade!

When the iPhone 6 comes out on 9/19 that is. Apple announced the phones today, (yeah, both phones today… yeah, there are 2 of then,) I plan to get the smallest one, which is 4.7 inches. The other one is 5.5 inches, and I don’t think I really need a phone that big! They also announced watches, but I really am not into wearing anything on my wrist, so I won’t be getting one of those. My contract with Verizon expired in December, so I think it’s definitely time for me to get a new phone! I’ve been using my 4S since December 2011.

I was supposed to start Sunday school today.

I didn’t though, I forgot to take my phone in my bedroom. I ended up getting up at almost 9, and missing the call from the person who was supposed to pick me up for the 9:00 class. I could have set my alarm if I would have taken my phone in there with me, but since I didn’t take my phone in there, I didn’t set it. I ended up calling the person back way too late to make the lesson, so I had to miss it and just go to the service instead. The bus had to pick me up, and we got to the church with 10 minutes to go until the service started.

The bathroom ceiling finally got fixed.

The bathroom ceiling got fixed today, but only after filling out a maintenance request 2 and a half months ago. This was of course after I was supposed to have an inspection yesterday, and my landlord had to call and reschedule it, because he didn’t think I would pass the inspection with a crack in the ceiling. All that’s left to do is prime and paint the patch, but it should pass inspection if that doesn’t get done.

I got my last SSI check today.

The check put my account over the $ 2000 limit that I had while I was getting SSI. The limit only applied if you were over before the check came in though, it’s nullified now though, so it doesn’t really matter. the SSA called me yesterday to read me the written notification of my increase, yeah… I said they called me. When I filled out the application, she asked me what format I wanted my notices in, and I said just standard print, because that’s what I’ve been getting them in, and my caregiver would read them. When I was filling out the application, the lady said she could have an agent call and read notices to me, so I set that up.
I was supposed to have my yearly housing authority inspection tomorrow. Yeah, supposed to… until the landlord rescheduled it, because he didn’t get the bathroom ceiling fixed in time. In fact, he hasn’t worked on the thing at all. He came up and looked at it at the end of June, and he’s had to fix a couple leaks upstairs, but he’s never actually worked on my ceiling. I’m supposed to have my annual recertification next month, (usually this happens around the 10th or 11th of the month, but with the inspection pushed back until the 23rd, maybe it won’t happen until the end. I’m not sure what this will mean for my rent, because it’s most certainly going to be raised because of my benefits increase, ($126, in fact,) as to when it will be raised though, I’m not sure, (usually those things start in December.)