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Here I Go Again.....I just wanna move or crawl into a hole

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    Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago

    If I ever had any good luck I'd probably die of a heart attack because my heart wouldn't be able to take it.  Just got word that the place where I work has been sold effective the first of the year and will be shutting down the Nebraska office.  HA now is this not a kick in the ass or what.  Does any one want to adopt me and my dogs?

    1. That Grrl profile image76
      That Grrlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No way on the dogs. I hope you have better luck as the year goes on. Is there anything you could do as a home business? Maybe a dog walker? You must be out there walking your own - so you are an experienced dog walker. If you have a backyard they could be there until their owners come home from work and pick them up, dog sitting could bring you some money.

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sarra, is this the job you only got a couple of weeks ago?

      That is awful , just when you thought things were looking up too.

      Now I think you live in a caravan in the countryside, though I'm not sure if you have transport or not, but there are ways of making money when you need to.

      Local markets?.. what can you sell? Wildflowers? Plants that you have grown? What about looking for stones, or gemstones? http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Nebraska … agate.html

      I am sorta getting into collecting beach stones and polishing them. There is a huge demand just for beachstones, unpolished.

      You are not near a beach, but you are in the country. Are there any rocks around?

      Especially blue agates.

      Chop them up with a hammer, and you can sell them on eBay, or Etsy. There is a huge demand for them. They don't have to be polished. Most people who are into making jewelry have their own machines to grind them down.

      Have a read here too: http://www.gatorgirlrocks.com/state-by- … raska.html

      Honestly, a single piece of stone can be worth a dollar or more.

      Try and think outside the box. Now that the internet is here, we are slowly learning what people want, and they want the most surprising things.
      I guess most people live in cities, and have no access to the things the countryside provides.

      Supply them.

      You have the internet. You have the countryside location. You may even find that the broken tree branches you step over are in demand.

      Hopefully 2013 will see you settled and comfortable, and with an income you have made yourself smile

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        Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Izzy M.  Yes, this was the job I just got.  Ha, just my luck.  I thank you for the websites!!!!!!   Stupid of me not thinking about rockhounding as my sister was a rockhound and used to make beautiful jewelry!!!  I'll be looking on the ground for new found money now everywhere I go.  lol.  My sissy and her husband traveled all around the country and have a beautiful collection of gems.  If I know my sissy (she's an Angel now) she just might point me in the right direction where to find some.

        This is a new year and a new start. Gotta keep forging ahead!!!

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Izzy has a point - somewhere there is somebody that wants nearly anything and we can get touch with them via the net. 

          I would not have thought of rocks, either, or even tree branches.  Big pine cones, yes, I know people want those and the only question is finding those people and how much they'll pay.  A little brainstorming could pay off...

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            Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Ok folks, here we go, brainstorming.  Any other good ideas? I have even thought of doing laundry from where I live.  But think of things I don't need a car for. 

            I could purchase a horse at the auction for $25 for a means of transportation, however, no place to put it.  It's gotta get better, It's gotta get better...

            1. ATexanagain profile image61
              ATexanagainposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              No transportation huh? I know around here cars are donated to people who really need one maybe they have something like that where you are. There is always bartering, I know on craigslist they have a section, maybe you can work for a vehicle. Just suggestions.

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                Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I'll check this out!

    3. breakfastpop profile image84
      breakfastpopposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      One door closes and another one opens. I wish you all the best.

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        Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is what they say.  I'm kicking down doors instead of waiting for them to open.  lol.  It's the only way to make it in this world.

  2. mactavers profile image87
    mactaversposted 4 years ago

    Any chance that you and the dogs would have better luck by moving?  Hope 2013 is a better year for you.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I do believe that moving would be my number one thing to do in order to get out of this.  This is just too unbelieveable to me.  There has got to be a better way.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Sarra, Im so sorry! Hang in there, good has to be on its way.

  3. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 4 years ago

    Things will get better. Keep checking out ways to make money from home. Not allowed to promote hubs but I will tell you that setting up a baby sitting service is easy and very lucrative.All you need to do is advertise for mature( hopefully car owners) as sitters. Plenty of school teaching assistants, cleaners and cooks need the extra cash and have already been crime checked. They are your emploees and you can take a 20% cut. This business never fails.

  4. Judi Bee profile image87
    Judi Beeposted 4 years ago

    So sorry to hear this.  Got no great ideas for you, just letting you know I'm thinking of you and hoping for another piece of (permanent) good luck to come your way.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Judi Bee.  No worries, I will come back once again.  I'm starting to feel like the loosing end of a yoyo.  I am in hopes that I have all the evil behind me and can forge forward this new year with a new beginning.  Believe it or not I have 6 things that are keeping me alive:  My 5 dogs and I keep hearing my military drills telling me not to quit no matter how bad it seems. This, of course, is not as easy as it appears to be.  It's not easy to  have courage as it's so much easier to just throw in the towel.

  5. peeples profile image88
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    Sorry to hear!! Do you have a car and the ability to move?
    If you make it near SC I'd be more than happy to provide you with a ton of dog food and a warm meal. (I know this does not help your situation at all but atleast everyone would have a full belly!)

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Peeples.  lol about the dog food! I would love to move and moving back to SC would be a blast.  I did my basic training at Ft. Jackson and purchased my first house there in Gaston, SC.  If I had a car I'd be there in 24 hours for sure.  Just need to learn to write better so I can finish my book. 

      I'm looking at this new year as a new beginning, well, there is no other way to look at it I guess.  I do know for sure I've got to get out of Nebraska.  I've been here for almost 3 years now and have had the worst time of it. 

      I so need a car and a job....it Will Happen.  Can't quit now.........

      1. ATexanagain profile image61
        ATexanagainposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ive read about your plight come on down to Round Rock, Texas, fastest growing population and a good economic area!

        http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/rea … ies/9.html

        1. Scribenet profile image81
          Scribenetposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If you got one job, Sarra, another is there somewhere and if Round Rock Texas has jobs ( and probably warmer weather) maybe that could be in your future (when you are able to move).

          Hopefully you have a little time left before the company you are at closes it's doors. We are rooting for you. Keep focusing on the positive. Thinking of you! smile

  6. A Driveby Quipper profile image60
    A Driveby Quipperposted 4 years ago

    You are in good company. The rocket scientists from NASA are in their second tier of "unemployment insurance" now. Happy New Year in the Brave New World Order.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, what are they going to do for work?  Build rocket cakes?  I just can't imagine what these scientists are going through wherein they are 'brainiacs' and I'm just an every day person.

  7. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    Oh no, Sarrah!  That's awful news.

    Are those jobs going out of the country (like India, maybe)?  Due to foreign competition?  If so, there might be federal help available - my wife got some kind of program for 2 years plus schooling when it happened to her.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What program was that does she remember?

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sorry, Sarra, neither of us can remember.

        She went to school for a year, paid for my uncle sam, and got unemployment for nearly two years, including school time. 

        Foreign competition cost her her job and this program was instituted just for that purpose - to help those that lost their job from foreign competition.  We do remember that she worked through the unemployment service for part of it.

        googling, we think it might have been TAA (trade adjustment assistance).  Sorry I can't be of more help.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's ok.  I'm at the drawing board once again.  Just published a new hub so I need your critique and assistance.

  8. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    You mentioned once having survival skills. Would you be able to teach these to people? Does foraging come into those skills? Here in the UK, foraging in particular is very popular and people are paying good money and sometimes travelling long distances to attend a half-day or full-day course.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I could teach this.  The people of Nebraska are for the most part very intuned to the out of doors.  Being a state full of farmers and ranchers it may make it difficult to get any interest in this type of class.  I'll have to research this one more.

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    Nell Hoxsieposted 4 years ago

    Sign up for CloudCrowd . com. You have to take a few tests and pass them. But then you write specific assignments. Once they are approved by reviewers they send you the money via paypal the NEXT day. There's always some kind of work there. Just follow the instructions exactly and you'll be fine. No waiting for Google to like your pages or anything like that.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Kewl, Thanks!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ok, tried Cloudcrowd and you have to sign in using Facebook. 

      1.  I don't use Facebook
      2.  A Firewall has blocked Facebook

      So, I gave it the good heave ho and I'm still heaving but I'm not a ho.  lol

  10. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Sarra bear....

    A hypothetical question....

    You are broke and homeless. You find a wallet in the parking lot of your local supermarket. Darn thing is stuffed with 20's and 100's to the tune of $900. What do you do?

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I would turn it into the supermarket where I found it.  It's not my money and if there is that much money in the wallet I'm sure the person who lost it wants to find it. Taking it to the police department would probably be better though because there I know they would try harder to find the owner of the wallet.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What about taking the money and dropping the wallet into the mailbox? Yes or no? An email response is fine.

        No, re your inquiry. My wallet is fine. big_smile

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          No!  Too much to risk with identity theft.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I got your email. It was a worthy answer. smile smile smile

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              Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you smile  paradigmsearch.

              1. CASE1WORKER profile image86
                CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Hi sarra- I keep reading this post and hoping for good news-

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                  Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Me Too

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      did you loose your wallet?  lol

  11. A Driveby Quipper profile image60
    A Driveby Quipperposted 4 years ago

    I can only direct you to hope. Sorry I can't give you any, I barely have enough for myself. I lost my job more than two years ago, and it is almost impossible to get more than 26 weeks of unemployment in Florida. Forget the tiers the president set up. We have a republican legislature and governor who do not respect the federal government's efforts to keep us from starving.

    Sooner or later, you have to quit cashing in your investments, taking stuff to the pawn shop, and running up your credit cards. Don't even borrow from relatives. More often than not, trouble will follow you if you seek refuge with relatives and friends. We live in a neurotic culture, and there is little stability.

    Anxiety, self pity and depression are waiting for you to fall into the pit. It can be hard to avoid such traps. They  litter the path more as the light fades.

    I came here to try my hand at HubPages as a possible source of supplemental income. I regret I did not spend the same amount of time and effort collecting cans from the side of the road. It would have paid much better.

    This is still America, where we have opportunity that doesn't exist in other places. It is so much easier to settle for the ho hum humdrum, and the twisted relationships of corporate culture than to set out into the unknown with nothing but faith as those who exploited the continent before us. They created what we have now. It looks like we still have a lot of work to go to realize their dream of a better tomorrow. Maybe we have made too many mistakes.

    Money . . . I have none. What I have, I will share. This tip from Jesus has kept me from being drowned in the pit:

    “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or for your body, as to what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air. They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? Who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? Why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow, yet they do not toil or spin. I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.  If God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ The world zealously pursues all of these things. Your heavenly Father knows what you need. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

    “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen Driveby!  I do think of those words everyday from God and play them over in my head.  I haven't given up and can't give up.  It is very easy to fall into the 'pit' as you said.  It's not easy to stay positive and having courage is very courageous!  I'm a fighter and a survivor so as long as I keep one foot in front of the other I just know something will happen to the positive.  It's not easy being 50 and starting over; oh to be 20 again.  I can't turn back time as time is continuing forward always. I know I will succeed once again by the Grace of God.

      1. A Driveby Quipper profile image60
        A Driveby Quipperposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well sister Sarra, I will not worry about you too much. However, I wouldn't be 20 again if you paid me! I am glad to keep moving.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile  I just want to have my body back like I was 20 again.  Damn it sucks to get old!!!

  12. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    Oh, Sarra...I'm so sorry to hear that. I was really excited when you got the job.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So wasn't I.  I even enjoyed it. Oh well, Corporate America strikes again, the bastards.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know if this is psychic or what... But something has made me want to suggest that you check out your town's website for jobs. Maybe a 911 operator? Or who knows? And then there is County...

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          Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          great minds think alike.  I've already put my resume in with the town.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            WTG! I submit that it is only a matter of time before you are back in business. You're out there doing what needs to be done, so sooner or later the probabilities will show up in your favor.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You're right - it's only a matter of time.  I don't think you can keep our Sarra down for long - she's just not one to give up.

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                Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I'm too ornry to be kept down for long smile  There's more than one way to skin a cat!

        2. A Driveby Quipper profile image60
          A Driveby Quipperposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          911 operator or hotline, or something like that would be a good fit. Regardless of what path she takes, your insight is right on!

  13. innerspin profile image86
    innerspinposted 4 years ago

    Taxi firm call operator? You seem to like telephone work, they might give you lifts to places as well. I admire your spirit., keep it up!

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      Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you innerspin for the kind words.  Unfortuantely, there are no taxi cabs in the town I live in.  The closest ones are in Omaha and that is 50 miles away.  Good thought though.

  14. LongTimeMother profile image95
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    What are your circumstances now, Sarra? Do you have somewhere to live? Have you found work? Are you and your dogs okay?

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi LongTimeMother.  Just got out of the hospital actually.  I woke up the other night having to go to the bathroom and couldn't move.  I called for my big dog and was able to grab her collar and she dragged me out of bed. Thankfully later that day my landlord came home and found me and called an ambulance.  My dogs are fine and are the best in the world!  I'm back home and moving very slowly.  I'm starting to run out of steam quickly and can't take much more.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sarra, if you get a minute, let me know where you in relation to Bellevue, Nebraska.  It's about eight miles south of Omaha, I think.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'm about 70 miles away from Bellvue.

      2. Hyphenbird profile image95
        Hyphenbirdposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sarra! How are you feeling now? Bless our fur friends. Many of us would be dead if not for them.

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          Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Hyphenbird.  I'm getting around much better.  I'm so tired though and sleep quite a bit as I can't keep my eyes open very long.  I've started making my jewelry again and will be selling it at one of my new found friends stores.  I am also making wall Rosaries for him to sell as well.  I also want to crochet some lap warmers and shawls for the elderly to hopefully sell.  My brain isn't working well and I forget how to spell quite a few words, simple words, and this is driving me absolutely insane.  The thing is, I don't see the word as wrong until I read it several times as some words aren't picked up by spell check.  I so need to see a doctor about this.  But I'm still tickin away

  15. ALL4JESUS profile image84
    ALL4JESUSposted 3 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of another American employer. A job is fundamental.

    God bless you and your community. I pray for all to be gainfully employed.

  16. LongTimeMother profile image95
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    I'm glad you're back on your feet, Sarra. That must have been very frightening. Three cheers for the big dog and the landlord! I'm too far away to be of any help to you, but I'm hoping someone in your part of the world has a few thoughts that can help you. Thinking of you anyway. Take care.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, my big girl is the best dog in the world.  She's a rescue that I took from a neighbors house as the chain on her neck was digging into it.  I'm moving slow but can get around.  I do sleep a lot though.  My landlord/roommate is my hunting buddy and he is taking excellent care of me.  I take the dogs out myself so I get fresh air and walk around a bit.  I may be a grey mare but I'm a tough old bird.  I'll make it through this.  I'm so thankful that I have a roof over my head and a man in the house to help.

  17. ahorseback profile image47
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Sarra , Hello my dear , heres a hub hug for you !   Now , this is what you do !  Take control of your own future !  Go to work for yourself !.......Find that  one thing that you do well and turn it into a business !  Thats what I have done , after layoffs  after downsizing , after self centered a&& kissing career climbers stepped on my head enough . It can be your dream job !

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hello my friend, ahorseback.  It's good to hear from you.  I totally am with you on the self centered a&& kissing corporate careers as I will never work for corp. America again.  I have been making jewelry and have found someone who will take them in their mexican store.  I started making wall hanging rosaries and they are selling.  The owner of the store isn't taking anything out for himself which is so nice of him.  Have to conform to the area around you and the client base so hey I make it and it sells I can dig it.  It is so nice to hear from you! Hope all is well.

  18. CASE1WORKER profile image86
    CASE1WORKERposted 3 years ago

    Well done Sarra- whatever life throws at you, which it sure as hell does, you find a way to fight back- jewellery  making should be quite calming and may help with your illness- I am so pleased for you- good luck with the new business venture

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Case1Worker.  I'm still going like a run down Energizer Bunny lol.  Just wish my brain worked as I am mispelling a lot of words and I can't remember a lot of words.  So frustrating.

  19. ahorseback profile image47
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Sarra , You my dear are obviously a survivor , in the end thats what it comes down to ! Awesome for you !......Ed

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Ed!  Doing the best that I can.

  20. ahorseback profile image47
    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Sarra , about eight  years ago I reached the fifty something years , no company wants  me  anymore because I make a little more for my talents , and expertise !   Believe me !  I went to work for myself and now I'm getting calls from the idiots I worked for and with , that  KKiss&& all the right as&es too  , and now are looking for me to hire them !.........I win !

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You go  boy!  Don't you love it when you beat Corp. America!!!!  I used to have my own secretarial company and answering service.  However, there is no call for that anymore with small businesses.  Not to mention the fact I don't speak spanish.  I'm working slowly in getting a business together.  It takes money of which I don't have but I'm getting there.

 
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