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Live long, and prosper

I'm alive!

I know, I know, It is a miracle. Twitter has been the way I'm keeping up with a lot of people these days, but I find I miss LJ, (as I always do after a few months of absence). I've been reading a lot of your entries, (even if comments have been sparse).

I'm in the home stretch of my undergraduate career. I basically hate Belmont, (they enjoy making my life difficult), but other than that, I think things are moving along smoothly. I am stressed to the absolute limit, but what can you do. What must be done must be done.

I'm trying to sell a Juliet Pro60 braille embosser, a Voice Sense notetaker, and a SyncBraille 32 braille display. All prices are negotiable at this point since I need money so desperately. The situation is really bad. I don't want to go into too much detail, but trust me when I say I'm so deep in the hole, finding a way out almost feels impossible sometimes.

In good news, I'm in a loving, nurturing relationship. Kevin is absolutely the most wonderful man in the world...well I think so at least. We aren't without are problems sometimes, but we always communicate, and it is never a mystery to me hat he's thinking. This is a refreshing change.

I have also figured out what I'm doing post graduation. I'll be in Dallas for the NFB convention in July, then it is off to Louisiana Center for the Blind for me. For those who don't know, it is a 6-9 month independence training program which will help me brush up on and improve a lot of my skills. I'm coming in with a reasonably high skill set, but I've lost a lot of vision over the past six years, and feel like this will not only improve my skills in many areas, but my confidence as well. I plan to start a training blog, (which also will deal with other blindness related issues). Kevin is helping me develop this idea more, so I will keep you all posted.

If anyone wants the equipment mentioned above, or more information, please EMail me at brileyp@gmail.com. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who wants it. It is serious, and I am even willing to consider payment plans, (provided the person is trustworthy).

There is a lot more to report, but this will have to do for now. I must head off to the bank then kick myself until I finish this homework. Boo.

Miss you all!

Testing Testing

Ok, I think I've finally fixed LJ notifications? If someone could please comment so I could see, that'd be neat. I suppose I could comment on my own entry but that is semi lame.

I am trying to get caught up on the FList, so please be patient with me. I'll get there, and all of your important life events will get love.

In other horrible news...

Voc Rehab isn't paying for tuition or rent this semester. When did they tell me, you ask? Yesterday.

No, I'm not kidding. I can't believe they did this to me. I understand budget issues, (they are still paying for this other girl who's been doing her undergrad for 7 years who has transfered 3 times, but that is beside the point), but they could've given me some kind of notice. I have no idea what I'm going to do now. If I don't pay, I'm out of the apartment. I used some of my SSI check to pay rent, but I have no other money for any bills or food or ... O I don't know... school.


If anyone knows of any way I could earn some money online, let me know. If anyone needs anything they're willing to pay for, (no, not that you dirty old man), please EMail me at brileyp@gmail.com

I really don't want to be kicked out of my apartment.

Off to...figure life out.