Posted by: Terri Lynn | January 2, 2017

So begins another year, version 2017

     Recently I received a pension distribution from Pizza Hut for my 20+ years of service with them. Seems that when I started with them in 1994, for their full time employees, they started a pension fund to which they contributed money. I was first made aware of this when in recent years a former co-worker had received her letter, and called me asking about it. So when I left their employment in October 2014, I knew it was there, but not how much I would receive nor when I would find it in my mail. I received notification of the payout in Sept/Oct 2016, that the payout would occur in December 2016. And the week before Christmas, it arrived, minus the 20% they withheld for Federal Taxes.

     After going with out having an internet accessible computer most of 2016, I opted, after paying a few obligations off, to purchase an HP Notebook. It kind of feels nice to be able to be amongst the tech users again, as surfing the web and taking care of business on an iPhone just did not quite cut it for me. And one of the things I hope to restart again is sharing my thoughts and feelings here. Regarding transition and other life issues that may arise and be connected.

Where I’m at right now
     This seems to be a good place to start, to bring everybody up to speed. So let’s begin.
I’m still living in Dallas, and at the current time transition is still on hold, having discontinued HRT in Feb 2015 because of finances. Because of meds in 2015, from high blood pressure and cholesterol, I also gained 50lbs. Needless to say, I’m drastically overweight, weighing as much as my father did at one time. This just totally saddens me  to realize I have basically become my father. So I now have at least 170lbs to lose to get to my goal weight.

     Financially, with the cash influx of my pension $$, I was able to get every account current as several credit card accounts had fallen behind and had caused my credit score to drop from 704 to 539. I’ve also paid off the Lin of Credit with BBVA Compass, paid off my mother, and paid my car insurance premium for 2017. This should free up about $300 from my monthly budget. And I also have a $1000 baby emergency fund, and I’m endeavoring to put $5 additionally a week into savings. Additionally I’m hoping that some of the credit card payments will be a bit smaller with decreased balances.

     I’m still driving for Uber, but not sure about the future. The car is currently having some body work repaired and I’m totally reliant upon Uber or Lyft to get around. With having about 2 weeks off work, this gives me a good opportunity to get all my paperwork in order for the approaching tax season, and  to start blogging again. The past several months have been really slow, as Uber has continued to hire more drivers. The amount of drivers waiting in the airport queues is out for control. One day after dropping a rider off at DFW airport, the Uber app showed 229 cars ahead of me waiting for passenger requests. While I love the job, it also puts restarting transitioning in a no possibility area. Interestingly enough, this year I have developed my own private rider business. People who call me directly, to schedule cash rides. This I think accounts for about 25% of my income this year. These are mainly older folks who desire someone consistent that they can trust to drive them. Several do not even have smart phones, so using Uber or Lyft is not an option. And I’ve gotten several riders that are referrals of referrals, so this year could be interesting.

     I do apologize for not writing anything in a very long time. I do enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts. I’m also hoping to begin getting back to my creative writing. I finished writing ‘Dating the Divorced Stylist’, and am looking forward to further developing and writing ‘Pizza Delivery Call Girl’.

Until the next time…..Terri Lynn

 

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Posted by: Terri Lynn | December 27, 2016

Been way too long

Wow, it’s been since July of 2015 since I last wrote and posted anything here.
To my followers, I’m sorry, its been a long struggle.
Considering where I’m at in life, and what all is going on, writing and expressing my thoughts here would be a good thing. And since I have a new laptop, I’ll endeavor to do just that. However this post is not going to be a long one nor too informative tonight. My car goes in the body shop on Thurs Dec 29, so I’ll have about 7-10 days to write. A year end, Year in Review will be a good post. I’ll bring y’all up to date.

Love, Terri Lynn

Posted by: Terri Lynn | July 10, 2015

I just wanna….

I just want to……

  • Be slender
  • Have a nice pair of boobs
  • Be Debt Free
  • Be Happy
  • Be Loved
  • Be a Woman
  • Have long hair
  • Date a muscular black guy
  • Have lots of money

I just want to be a slender busty older woman that dates a wonderful black guy!

Posted by: Terri Lynn | June 11, 2015

Overdue Update: Bullet Points

After several months of not writing, it’s the middle of the night, I’m awake so I’ll give a bit of an update.

  • Due to finances, I had to go off HRT on February 19th. That week between prescription refills and a DR office visit, I just could come up with the needed $400
  • A month later I’m back on Spironolactone because I’ve got fluid retention in my lower legs. Edema official called. Have seen some relief from the Spiro but pretty sure this is caused by the hours I sit on my ass driving, with out getting out to walk around.
  • I still drive for Uber.
  • The dream/desire to transition is still there. The finances to do anything, are not there.
  • After working many months with only a few days off, I started taking Sundays off. Things seem to have improved with the amount of Uber fares I’m getting. Increased # of $1000+ weeks
  • My weight has increased in 2015. A major depressing point. Currently around 310-315. Clothes don’t fit. Need to exercise more.
  • Due to having a person back into me, several months, and having about 20 days off work, taking a vacation seems unlikely this year. Though I have a seeming moderate desire to attend a cousins wedding in August.
  • Not sure why I still have my GoFundMe page. I’m stalled out at $51.
  • Sometime last year, I finished a three idea story. With ideas Taylor gave me. Felt good to finish one. she moved to Chicago in January. I miss her.
  • Have not had the desire to write in a long time. Might be because I feel the need to always work. Need to hit my Uber financial goals, are predominate on a daily basis.
  • Need $180 to $200 in daily Uber fares to net enough income to pay bills.
  • May was the first month, in a long time I was able to put a small amount in savings. Though I still owe it about $600 in borrowed tax $$$.

Until the next time.

Posted by: Terri Lynn | October 18, 2014

Yes, I still blog

……however it may not seem like it.

Since July 31, 2014 I have been working two jobs. Pizza delivery for Pizza Hut, and also driving for Uber. While in years past I never had the desire for a second job, since transferring to Plano, it had created an environment that required me to do so to stay afloat financially. While looking for other employment opportunities, I came across an Uber ad. And the rest is history as they say.

While driving for Uber has been totally enjoyable, working two jobs has been tiring. So, on Sat October 11, I gave my notice at Pizza Hut. and I’m counting down the days until I remove myself from the restaurant industry.

Then too, I’ve been tired and have not had the desire to write also. So hopefully in the next several weeks as things begin to even out, perhaps I can begin again (like my transition) to share my thoughts and happenings regarding my transition. There is much to share.

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………

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.

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.

Birthday2014

It available from Venus.com.

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