I’ve been pretty quiet on here lately because life has been hectic. Today is my lazy Sunday at home with Julie, so while she is searching the Internet for the perfect chest to sit at the foot of our bed, I thought I’d jot down a few things.
Julie and I met with an architect. We gave her a list of things that we want in our house, which included a lot of photos and DIY articles that Julie had been stashing. She was very receptive and I loved the fact that she wasn’t at all an engineer! (We tend to see the function as more important than the form)
After paying a reasonable retainer, she has managed to send us several preliminary take offs to look over. Hopefully, by this time next year, construction on our house will be well underway.
At work we have landed several more contracts. I have hired more inspectors and had to purchase several more trucks for them to use. I’ve also had to explain to the owners of our firm that while a purchase of $42 grand is a lot, that pick up will be paid for in the first month that we bill our client.
Our latest contract is one that has the potential to both make me crazy and make us a ton of money and build us a terrific reputation, all at the same time.
It’s a total roadway reconstruction project near Carlsbad, NM. It is a stretch of 42 miles that has been beaten all to hell but the excessive heavy truck traffic coming in an out of the Odessa area. (For those who are unfamiliar, Odessa/Midland is the oil Mecca of Texas and all these trucks are hauling that black gold out of there)
The kicker is that the project is slated for a brief 90 days. So, in 3 months we will have to have this entire stretch completely finished.
To put this into perspective, when I was tasked to oversee the reconstruction of a comparable road in Austin, it took a year.
However, if anyone can do it, it’s me! (At least that’s what we have told the client!)
Huey is finally getting back on track and we are both registered for the summer semester at school. Yes, I’m still trudging along with my academic endeavors and while some days it seems impossible, when I look at the number of credits I have, I’m pleased to see its getting larger.
Now..I decided to start this post off with the good because the one area of bad in my life has me fluctuating between frustrated and angry.
C. Yes, C is back and I’m ready to simply cut that cord and move on.
About two weeks ago I got a very rude and confusing message from her (let me say this. She will only communicate with me through private messages on Facebook. No texts, emails, etc)
It caught me completely off guard because I hadn’t received anything from her for 3 weeks prior to that. In it she accused me of calling her “ugly, stupid and incapable of loving anyone”
At first I didn’t respond. I wasn’t sure if she was just trying to bait me into an argument or if she was having another of her now famous tantrums.
After a while I simply responded with “I didn’t say or think those things. In the future, I would appreciate it if you would ask if I have a certain opinion before you pounce on me”
In typical passive aggressive C fashion, she read my comment but waited another week to respond. Her response was simply, “Agreed”.
Another week goes by and I get a message from her about how someone has accused her of sleeping with a man. I’m still not certain how that affects me, but in her message she included a screenshot of the exchange.
I asked her to not send me things like that and she said she understood. That was then followed by a few brief messages back and forth. One of which I reminded her that I have people in my life that I am responsible to and she just doesn’t take priority over them.
That then prompted her to call me. (Through Facebook by the way)
I answered the phone expecting to hear her continue the discussion we had been having. Instead she proceeded to tell me about work, her kids and other details about her day to day life.
After a few minutes of awkwardness, I made an excuse about packing for a trip and rushed off the phone.
This behavior is why I’m convinced she is emotionally unstable. Why she has decided to focus that instability on me is a mystery I may never figure out.
For now, I’m playing the wait and see game.
She is acting recklessly and irrationally and after all that has transpired between us, I prefer to distance myself.
I guess some people never do outgrow the tired dyke drama.