Posted by: Terri Lynn | August 4, 2014

Stepping out of another comfort zone……maybe!

When we start a new job, we are always behind the learning curve, and moving into uncharted territory. After 20 years of continuous employment with my current employer, I have added a second job. I’m finding out that I’m going to have to go places if I really want to make money, with Uber.

Like Dallas proper

Perhaps even into Oaklawn and Lemon………….

Or even worse, Uptown.

Today was Monday, and I stayed in Far North Dallas, actually Plano to be exact. I only had two clients. The first pick up was at Frito Lay HQ on Legacy to 15th St. The other was from someplace at 4700 W Park Blvd to someplace in Lewisville. Between the two fares, the total $$ was okay. About $47 total. A decent total, if I can average that amount over 5 or 6 days, for part-time income. If I want to stay with my current day employer.

But I need about $200 a day in fares, to be able to quit my current 20 year experiment. And more $$$ means more rides are needed.

So maybe on Thursday, I’ll hang out in the Oaklawn and Lemmon are to see if things can be better. Maybe Uptown too. But only until it gets dark. Driving around there in the darkness is total madness.

What I’d really like are long runs like I did today, and perhaps trips to the Airport, DFW or Love Field. Those would be good too.

Posted by: Terri Lynn | August 4, 2014

Untouchable

Have you ever had a financial goal, where you needed to save some money and not touch it? Did you struggle with not using it for something else? Or did it actually become untouchable, until you had the full amount in place. What kept you from spending your then secret stash for important stuff?

As you know, I’ve been attempting to save money for breast enhancement and facial feminization surgery. I currently have several places where the funds I plan to use are untouchable. The most safe one is my GoFundMe webpage. I cannot use those funds until I have an checking account set up with my preferred name on it, not just my current legal one. But there is one drawback; they will take 3% for me using the site. Split between the service that transfers the funds and the actual GoFundMe website.

I also have a couple of other area that I am setting aside funds for these surgeries. Chase points; These are semi untouchable. Meaning that I cannot touch the point until they hit at least 2000 points, convertible into $20. Right now Chase is offering 5% points for gas expense’s, so it’s kind of hard to not to go for free points/cash, and run gas through the car. But with the way May/June were financially, it’s kind of hard not to want to convert the points to a cash statement credit to help lower the CC balance, seeing they all got maxed out.

The one area that definitely has touchable funds are a dime jar, and a rolled coin and cash lock box in my closet. While the cash lock box is out of sight, out of mind, it’s still there in the memory, knowing that I could access the funds for an emergency. Or to just pay down/off a credit card balance/payment. The loose dime jar; it sits on my desk, as the balance slowly rises.

It’s tough knowing you could take the usable funds to help get out of debt faster, but it also means you prolong the date of your surgeries. But there is a quiet blessing knowing that the $51 in my GoFundMe account are safe and virtually untouchable, until I’m ready to pay for the surgery. 

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 31, 2014

Doing some Uber Driving

Well, today was the day. My first day to drive as an Uber driver. Totally ready to go by 11am. Sat out in a parking lot by Addison Airport, to wait. Thought it might be a good place. Twenty minutes, the App goes off, I roll. Get about 2 blocks away, the ride is cancelled. Same thing for second one. Third one was a live one. Pick up on Dallas Pkwy to DFW airport. After a wrong turn close to the airport, I got him to C19. Next one was a Love Field pick up. Not sure airport pick ups are legal, but I got her home, in Uptown. Number 3 was several blocks away from #2 drop off. Fourth one was a short hop, only about 3-4 miles. The final one was the best. Young couple off of Cole St, to S. Lamar to some dance hall. GPS got us all jacked up. They were a fun couple, and in the process, I found out where NYLO Dallas is, Where Taylor and Paloma love to party. Total fares for the day $90.71. So if I can do this amount 2-3 days a week, it should cover the car payment and increased insurance.

I desired five rides at the beginning of the day. God provided.

So Until the Next time,

Terri
www.gofundme.com/4gndu4

 

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 31, 2014

This Will Move You………

Terri Lynn:

This was interesting; from a mother. While I never verbalized at a young age that I was a girl, and identified as such, I knew there was something different about myself, from around the same age. Thankful for this young person that she has a supportive mother.

Originally posted on TG Or Not TG? That Is The Question:

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Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 30, 2014

Birthday and NYE

So, relatively speaking, it’s four months until my birthday, then ad another 27 days to it, and it will be the greatest party day/evening of the year. New Years Eve.

After spending the past Saturday with my friend Cristina for her birthday evening, I mentioned that my birthday is coming up in December. Several weeks before NYE. And from the current state of things, they are very real potential dates for us going out. Of course that means clothes shopping. And the fact that Cristina mentioned that she wants to do my make up again, as the hormones have taken affect, and have made my skin a lot more beautiful. She also mentioned doing extensions also. And since I mentioned getting a red dress for my birthday, I thought I would preview a candidate here below.

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It available from Venus.com.

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 28, 2014

A new adventure awaits……….

I just received an email this afternoon. My Uber kit has shipped. Should be arriving in 3-5 days. So excited to be starting a new adventure. At minimum, I hope it pays for new car and insurance. At best, I hope it allows me to quit Pizza Hut.

So, I guess I get to go clothes shopping, Black slacks, dress shirts, and perhaps some polo shirts.

So excited.

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 27, 2014

Sunday July 27, 2014 – the Day before Payday

So it’s Sunday, I’m off today and another week has passed. Tomorrow is another day off, and it’s also payday. I’m sitting at home trying to decide if I want to get showered and go out an do something, or just stay in the apartment and do nothing. I could clean an organize, as that always needs to be done. Especially in preparation of doing laundry tomorrow.

Or I could get moving and drive 75 min to the north to Durant, OK and check out the casino. Not that I have wads of cash to spend. Yesterday was not that bountiful, and after going to Fort Worth for my friend Cristina’s birthday, I do have limited resources. I do have 1/2 tank of gas in the Camry and $26 available, planning to only take $20 in to the casino if I went. Worse case scenario, I walk out losing the $20; best case, walk out with more than I walk in with.

Then too, another nap sounds good.

This has been a fairly decent month, financially and all. Looks like most everything is getting paid. On time and even early. Kind of nice, and stress free. Now, August may be a different story with a second car added to my insurance, and a car payment by month end.

Still waiting to hear from Uber; I emailed them the pictures of my insurance card and temp registration, after they did not upload clearly enough to be accepted on the website. If I do not hear from them by Tue (which will drive me nuts) I’ll try uploading the originals from my phone. I’m so ready to be done with Pizza Hut.

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 27, 2014

Love and cupcakes!

Terri Lynn:

Tis post, I have to share; written by a partner of another trans sister. While I do not have a partner, one can only hope that when the time comes, they are similar in thought and feelings.

Originally posted on steffi's Blog:

I have a very special guest blog today, written by my beautiful partner at my request about why she stays and is my rock.

I wouldn’t have stayed!! You’re a better person than me!! Probably the 2 things I have heard, as a partner of a trans-gender person, the most often. It is something that I have thought about often.. And I usually come back to 1 of 2 answers .. 1. I’ve never found anything that was more important than love… Or 2. It’s really just about the frosting!

1. I’ve never found anything that was more important than love .. I know that sounds kinda sappy and romantic, but it really is the truth. I think some of the issue is people believe this has been a sudden revelation in our relationship. That is sooo not the case.. This has been a part of our life on an…

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Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 21, 2014

Bonus Post

I don’t usually intend to post two entries a day here, but since I got a bonus today, I thought I would share it, and do a bonus posting.

Today, I got my HRT prescriptions refilled at Kroger. While they are not usually cheaper on all of them, they do price match to their competitors pricing when they are lower. As the young gal was checking me out, I commented about the progesterone, as it was in a tall container, and looked like to be more than the 30 capsules on the refill. She assured me that it was just 30.

But tonight when taking my evening doses, being the nerd that I counted the container. Yes,  there were 30 capsules in it, PLUS 60 more for a total of 90. Score!!!! A definite help to my next 2 months budget.

UBER UPDATE

I had replied to one of the emails from Uber, telling them I was not sure when I could upload the needed Documents, as I was waiting on the copy of the registration for the new car. Reply email, said I could upload a copy of the bill of sale, or a picture of the temp license plate. Now all I need is a copy of the proof of insurance showing the Camry on the coverage. Maybe by the weekend I can have it all uploaded, and get driving next week.

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 21, 2014

20 Days…….

They say, (whoever  they are), that all good things must come to an end. Really? Why?

If something is good, why should it end? Why cannot it continue? Especially if it serves a purpose and makes people happy.

So for twenty days I had visitors to my blog. And during that time, I also wrote on many of those days. Which I’m sure was part of the reason I had visitors; more blog activity (writing) creates more blog activity (viewers). And while many of the posts seemingly were not really about my transition, they were about things in life. And it also gave me an opportunity to practice my writing and typing skills.

So for all that visited during that 20 days; Thank You. Lets do it again and go for 30-45 days straight. But this time, please feel free to comment.

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