While we teach our students each day that they should take advantage of public transportation, there are times when taking a cab is necessary. As a woman, walking alone late at night when the buses have stopped running is not advisable.Unfortunately, on weekends, buses stop running sooner. You would think they would run later on Saturday nights, but that’s not always the case. Some stop running as early as 8:00 p.m. People who do not drive–blind or sighted–have a right to stay out as long as they want. So what do you do? Unless you have a buddy who drives and only wants a little bit of gas money or something to eat, odds are you’re taking a cab. Be careful with cab drivers. If you find one that you really like, get their business card. There are cab drivers that will take the longest route possible and the meter keeps on running. I had a cab driver who stopped for gas and left the meter running. He also failed to tell me that there was a $15 fee to get in the cab. Then, like I warned you about, he took the longest route possible and didn’t listen to my sister when he talked to her on the phone for directions. My cab bill ended up being $70. OUTRAGEOUS! I was only prepared to pay $45. At that time, I was living in the middle of nowhere. So if I wanted to get to my sister’s house, I had to take a cab. Another good reason to take a cab is if you go grocery shopping. Getting groceries on the bus is doable, but a shop for the whole month can be a pain. There are also emergency situations where cabs are a good thing. Here’s the issue: cabs do not always show up right away. If you’re a woman in labor, but not too far along, that’s not so bad until contractions get really close together. But enough ranting for now. Be careful with cabs if you need to use them.
Hello everyone. I hope everybody had a nice Valentine’s Day. I know I have been bad about keeping my blog updated, but this week has been crazy. I was not only working on my plans for my first Avon party, but I also had to prepare for the monthly chapter meeting of the National Federation of the Blind of Denver. I am currently the secretary for the Denver chapter board. That means I have to take notes during each meeting and read the notes from the previous meeting. Since it was my first time reading notes, I was nervous. It went really well. At the Avon party, I had several different samples of fragrances and gave away four door prizes: two for men and two for women. It was a lot of fun, but being my first party, I have a lot to learn. But as they say, every experience you have in your life can be a learning experience.
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You may recall my posting about my travel agent business. Unfortunately, travel is not something the average Joe can afford to do on a constant basis. Those who can afford it typically own condos and other vacation properties. So they don’t need someone else’s help with deciding where to go. You may also recall me scraping the internet for work-from-home opportunities. Everywhere I turned, everyone I talked to, it was scam after scam after scam. I have seen ads for Avon for a long time and was always hesitant to take that route. I thought there was no way it could be that easy. Of course, nothing takes zero work that’s real. So I contacted a local representative to find out more. After talking to two different people in the business, I decided to go for it. Not only can I sell through my web site or in person, but there are fundraising opportunities, as well. If you or someone you know has used Avon or is interested in buying, let them know that you have heard of someone who is selling. To purchase online visit http://www.youravon.com/jspears. If you are a frequent Facebook user, visit my page by going to http://www.facebook.com/SpearsAvonDeals. i am determined to make this work. If it doesn’t, I will wind up working just to pay for daycare. I really don’t want to do that. As an incentive, shipping is free if you spend more than $30.
Hello everyone. Sorry it has been so long. This is just a little update on what we have been doing. Enjoy.