Thursday, January 24, 2013

Job possibility

I've been applying for a job thru something called "Experience Works". It's not really a job since I would be a "participant" in the program. Apparently they have a government grant that allows them to pay people to be prepared for employment. It would be 20 hrs. a week and I would get minimum wage.
It sounds great to me. I'll hear back from them by next week. It might last up to 4 years.
I've been selling more of my etchings on Ebay. I'm not getting as much as I would like because only one buyer actually bids on each of my etchings at a time. At least they are moving.
I find myself buying too many old laptops on Ebay. I need to stop bidding on the Ibooks. They are simply to old and slow. I need to use my limited resources to get the Macbook Pros working. I could sell them at a profit on Ebay.
The van still has a problem with the heater. I think its a stuck door inside the heater itself. I felt the hoses on the control unit under the hood. They were both warm so that is apparently working. I'm thinking about getting an electric heater that I could plug into the cigarette lighter. That would keep the window from fogging over, at least. I think I'll go to Wal-Mart and pick one up today. If I get a good price for my last etching I might be able to afford to have it repaired.
I was turned down for a loan that I would have used to pay off OneMain Financial. If I get the job, I'll apply again in a couple of months. It would reduce the interest that I'm paying from 23% to 13%. I would have to pay it quicker but it's worth it.
Not much is happening here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm back

I haven't posted for quite a while, so it's time to get back.
I sold a couple of my etchings. I'm getting $100 each for them. At least I'm making a profit. Today I shipped one to Virginia. The last one went to Spain. The advantage of selling on Ebay is that you can sell throughout the world. The disadvantage is that people can't see the real thing that you are selling.
The computers are a bust. The MacBook Pro's are too expensive to have repaired and the Ibooks are too incapable of doing streaming video to mess with. I give them to poor people through Community Action. I'm thinking of having classes for them at Java Johns so I can teach people things like downloading software for them. I'll have to talk with Joan about that. I've got 2 more that are ready to go. One is a Nobelis that I gave to Nick a long time ago. It's so old that Flashplayer doesn't support it.
I'm having trouble with this computer. It has shut down twice, now. I don't know what is going on. Alice said that her computer was doing that as well. I think it might be that I have the wrong memory chips in it. I'll have to buy some more on Ebay. 
I also have troubles with the car. It doesn't warm the cab at all I think the lever for the heater is stuck. Maybe the heater valve is stuck. I'll have to take it to Dan and see if he can work on it. At least I have a little money to pay him with.