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Monday, Feb. 28, 2005
Vanilla Transition

I'm doing a nice big fat overhaul tonight, as you can see. Starting over from scratch, in fact.

I'm not finished, as you can probably also see. And it annoys me because I set my diary up to be the most current XHTML format... Only unfortunately Andrew doesn't use the most up-to-date XHTML for the Diaryland templates, so no matter what I do it will show errors when I check it, darn it. At least I've done all that I can.

I'll probably continue to tweak this for a bit longer but I really need to call it a night very shortly. I've been playing with the template rather than recording tomorrow morning's newscast or reconstructing my friend's computer. In other words, I've been goofing off. Pardon me if I don't feel the least bit sorry, heheh!

I have one big reason to celebrate: my baby sister has finally filed for divorce. She told me originally that she couldn't afford to file for another couple of years because they were in so much debt. But she did a re-think and realized that it is only going to get worse if she stays married to this man. To give you an idea, he already told her he is going to let his truck go back to the bank specifically so she has a black mark on her credit. He refuses to pay for it and won't sign so she can sell it, and she can't afford to keep it. She's already taking on 100 percent of their debt because he won't hold a job.

In reality she's going to have to sell the house, because her darling soon-to-be-ex-hubby is a real piece of work. When they separated once before he was stalking her (among other things) and it got nasty. This time around I'm guessing it will only get worse. Her divorce becomes final in May. Wherever I end up, I suspect it'll be just a matter of time until she follows. Hopefully she doesn't arrive by ambulance, wearing stitches and a body cast.

I also suggested that she write a letter to the credit bureaus about the truck situation. It won't take the black mark off of her record but because absolutely EVERYTHING else is spotless, it might be enough to make a difference.

Her ex signed the divorce papers already - frankly I think he was too stupid to realize that by doing so, he defaulted and can't argue with anything.

Ugh... I've put work off for about as long as I dare, so I suppose I've got to call it a night for this and let things stand as they are. And hope that diaryland doesn't eat any more of my images!!!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )