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Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year!


 

I have deleted a recent meme post.  Denice pointed out to me something in the photo I didn't notice and it doesn't belong on this blog.  I didn't catch it. 

I've been very careful about what information I repost, I will now watch images for trojans.  Weird times.  Its almost over.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Are We There Yet?

 


Ten years ago tomorrow Brian Kelly and I got a phone call from Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf.  That all got prompted by some harassment we got from Hong Kong for publishing a video of a "POOF Interview" about a wire transfer of 39 Trillion dollars from Hong Kong to The Bank of NY.  If you go back to the postings from Early 2013 you can read about that.  

Brian and I weren't really sure what we had stepped into.  The Internet was still somewhat in the golden age of online freedom, and the harassment was nothing like what has been created in recent years of de-platforming on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Yet we did get threatening emails from lawyers in Hong Kong and we pulled the video (out of fear we were endangering POOFs life) and later re-posted it when he gave us the go ahead. 

Heather told us she called to "straighten out the energies" we experienced from China, and thanked us for what we did and the data that was revealed.  China was trying to re-age old debt and pass it off as new money.

A whole lot of stuff has happened since then, which was published here quite regularly until about 18 months ago when I was asked to not do so.   There are reasons for that. 

Heather's filings are still in effect, as were the filings put forward during the court case in Tennessee.  She has not stopped working. I'm not an immediate part of that work at this moment.  I frankly could not be a part of it given the health issues I had in the summer and subsequent housing issues after that I had to work though.  I know a few acronyms but I couldn't really explain them right now.  It's not my role at this time.   But it is a continuation of the concepts she laid down in 2013, so you know most of it.  It will be explained when it's implemented.  I don't have dates for you.

At first everyone thought we were crazy in 2013 for saying the governments is a corporation. Not just ours, nearly all of them, whether democratic, or communist.  A lot has transpired since.  It's a known fact now.  

In 2017 while in the midst of the RKB/HATJ trials in Tennesee, Q began his disclosures, which was more a "how to" about research and a road map to significant data points available in open source documents online.  We didn't know who Q was, but the timing was very interesting. That came shortly after the jurisdiction hearing with the Court Magistrate when Heather revealed there was an ongoing "Universal Cleanup" of corruption occurring on this planet.  I didn't get all that deep into the Q stuff as I had more pressing matters to deal with in Tennessee. 

The the bio lab leak of COVID19 further "red pilled" a lot of people as the blatant use of tyranny in the name of fighting a virus for the public good, was just in everyone's face.  And it was the exact same response worldwide in a coordinated move we have never seen the likes of before.  We see that political overreach waning in the USA, Canada is still in the grips of it with Trudeau, Britain has back down on the lock downs after huge protests, and the dawn of light is appearing in Australia, haltingly at first, but its growing.  There are parts of Europe where things still look pretty bleak to those living there.   

I was contacted this week by one gentleman who has worked long and hard to educate people on the filings, but he was frustrated, at how long everything has taken, and frustrated he doesn't yet have "unfettered access" to his value.  And he means that in a spendable form.  I get that.  I have struggled for years and in the last 90 days worked my butt off just keep a roof over my head after my lease expired.  All I could tell him was "I don't know the when".  I can feel that it is immanent, but I don't know the details of when, nor the mechanics of how it happens, other than the mechanics that were already outlined in 2014 when the first bond documents were created.  I was 56 when this journey started, I did it so my daughter would have a better world, and at 66 my daughter is skeptical of everything I told her will every come to be.  When things take longer than expected, it doesn't make one a liar, it means it just took longer.  And look how many more are awake now than they were in 2017!

I am not a skeptic.  But I do know this is much more complicated moment than the times I was in North Africa or the Alps.  It will happen.  Hopefully before the end of my life, there are no guarantees, but if not I can at least be in peace knowing did what I did to get it this far or however far it needs to go.  

All the narratives of controllers have played themselves out.  Every monetary trick they have used to kick the can down the road has led to this moment now.  Its writ large in every war attempt to create WWIII (they think they can hide if the can get humanity to blow itself up - they aren't too bright).  

Freedom is a state of conscious.  I have seen poor people who are rich in life.  I have seen jailed people freed up to do the inner work they had to do.  The jailer is as much behind bars as is the prisoner, (although he does eats better).  I say that not to fob you off with vague philosophy, I say that because that's how I view it.  My expertise is not banking or law. But I will say what I know... We were always free, most of just consented to a grand delusion of separation from Source.  

We all live in one giant slave plantation, the most elegant slave system ever devised where most people think they are free... until a virus leaks, and you can't travel, and they shove swab sticks up your nose in the most intrusive testing of the public short of a cavity search.  They want to create CBDC digital money to monitor every purchase you make, yet oddly they'll pass a 1.3 Trillion dollar spending bill without anyone knowing where it's all going. There's no blockchain transparency on Congress.  

All of this last minute panic by the controllers is unsustainable.  They can't go off world, their underground bunkers are cut off, and once their ability to print money is lost, they can't have unlimited funds to bribe congress, hire mercenaries, or fund any of the huge energy siphoning hedge funds.

I can't give you details, other than what I feel.  For many that might not be enough.  WE ARE THERE. How you see it, will vary with your awareness.  It's okay to feel frustrated. Just don't camp out there. The food is awful. There are lightworkers who have been awake since 1970s and they are a very paranoid lot too, given all they had to navigate over the years.  I've met a few of them.  Everyone's moment of awaking is perfect, you can't preach a person to your point of view, unless they want to know.

There is no QFS, no NESARA/GESARA, all that is Chinese dragon narratives that keep getting regurgitated ad nauseam on the Internet since 2000.   Lipstick on the same old pig. People have a hard time thinking larger than what they've been used to.  

YOU ARE SOURCE.  YOU ARE THE VALUE.  EVENTUALLY THAT SINKS IN EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WHOM.  And maybe this paragraph is really the final step everything is waiting for. No politician is going to save you.  No banker or bunker is going to save you.  YOU SAVE YOU.  YOU ARE LIFE ITSELF.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

XERXES: A Short Message





A Short Message From Xerxes
as received by *Denice

December 20, 2022

THIS MOMENT OF YOUR "EARTH" TIMELINE IS BUT A BRIEF ASPECT OF THE WHOLE. CONSIDER THE "AGE" OF PERSIA. AEONS AGO. A MOMENT AGO. A BREATH AWAY.

THAT IS THE MINUTE SEGEMENT OF TIME/SPACE/CONTINUUM PERMITTED FOR ONE TO "EXPERIENCE". A BRIEF ASPECT.

CONSIDER THIS. YOU AS A HUMAN STAND ON THE PRECIPICE OF THE GREATEST MOMENT IN  ALL OF  HUMAN "HISTORY".

THAT PRECIPICE IS NOW. DO YOU TUMBLE OVER THE EDGE WITH THE CRUMBLING ROCKS OR DO YOU TAKE A SLIGHT STEP BACK AND GROUND YOURSELF FIRMLY AS ALL THAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU FALLS AWAY?

GOOD MAN!

IN THESE MOMENTS. YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY ALL OF CREATION.  I WAS. I AM. IT IS IN THIS RETROSPECT THAT I SHARE FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE. MY OWN DEMISE.

WHAT IS NEXT IS OF COURSE NOT YET SEEN. NOT YET REVEALED. HOWEVER. IT IS WELL PLANNED. WELL CONSTRUCTED. AND WELL OBSERVED AND DOCUMENTED.

TAKE THAT SLIGHT STEP BACK AND GROUND YOURSELF NOW.  IT IS HERE.

I AM AS ALWAYS.
XERXES. 

*Denice has an Andromeda communications implant in her ear.  She is also a skilled telepath.  It was not stated how this particular message was received.  It was not channeled. Xerxes has a craft located somewhere in the former kingdom of Persia.  There are other messages from him on this blog. This message seems directed at both the planet and a particular individual. 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Recent Downloads




Got a download last week the message was very clear.  "YOU ARE NEEDED HERE."  Felt like the bigger part of me.  Doesn't mean I can't visit my friends off world, but I clearly got, that at least for the short term, I am living in Austin.  And that's certainly how it flowed. Whatever those reasons are, they will become known shortly.  

Got another realization last night, not so much a download, but a greater insight into who I be.  And I realized that I have been gaslighted by a faction for a very long time.  I have spent 10,000 cycles here on this planet, not because of something I did wrong and was exiled as a result of it, simply by my own choice because I cared about this planet.  

I am not going to be gaslighted anymore.  I love who I am. I love how Source created me.  I have seen when I was created. I don't have to apologize for who I am or what I did to help mankind.  The cosmic engineering I did to preserve life and choice for this planet. I along with others equally capable, made it impossible for malign galactic interlopers to contaminate all of existence.  We aren't greater than you, we are Source like you. We've just been in physicality a lot longer.  We got very good at it.

My very existence, when it wasn't bogged down in this life (and perhaps others) with gaslighted self doubt,  has only ever served the ALL.  THIS I KNOW.  And that is regardless of how many identity thieving beings have projected their own deeds and intents on me, which were deflections away from their own responsibilities.  

Now they reap what they sowed energetically. And I don't have to do a thing, except lend a hand in compassion if they ask for help.  I can't help but that, if they ask, it's the way I was created.  To serve the ALL. 

Gaslighting is about keeping someone from reaching their full potential.  I will no longer play that game.



Clif High: Masakatsu Agatsu.


This seemed particularly timely for me. Maybe it is for you too.  I had two preferences for my next location and neither happened, much to my frustration.   For various reasons, which I won't focus on, it didn't flow on world or off.  

Instead I am smack in the middle of the expensive geographic area known as Austin Texas. I am not downtown but am central to nearly everywhere I go.  I like Austin and I like the people in it. It has been described by Matthew McConaughey politically as "a blueberry in a bowl of tomato soup".  

But I don't see it as left or right.  

It's a bit of Southern California in the middle of Texas.  It feels like San Diego and Orange County.  And it's the best of that tradition, which is dying out under the rule California's corrupt elections.  These people are coming here because they have no voice in California.  But it's really the influence of tech minds and the people who create such things that makes it feel this way. Its their choice of foods, entertainment, housing and it shapes how things are here by its sheer economic power.  It feels comfortable and familiar to me. But it is considered odd by many Texans.  

Nobody escapes the culture they find themselves in the midst of, and while they may not be Texas natives, they are certainly becoming Tex-i-fied!  I know I am! I carry a bit of every place I have lived within me, Scottsdale, San Diego, England, France, Morocco and Italy.  So does everyone who lives here.

Still it's been a long battle and I just wanted out of here (meaning this planet). Tell me you never felt that way! You can't stop people from projecting their childhood wounds on you, but you can do your best to get out of their way, until such a time they love and heal themselves. 

-Terran

Masakatsu Agatsu.

December 15, 2022
By Clif High


Lessons are incoming…

Universe is in charge of this Matterium.

This Matterium is your ass, and all that stuff that you sit your ass upon, and all the stuff that supports that stuff. All those ‘atoms’, all that ‘matter’.

We are matter, partially, here in this Matterium.

This Matterium is going through one of its Grand Shifts.

This shift is the movement out of Pieces into Aquarius.

These shifts involve Great Energy, Great Changes, and great opportunities for individual change that we call ‘personal growth’.

These Great Shifts of the Ages are filled with opportunities that only exist during these Times. Many souls seek to participate. Universe decides which are among the Fortunate Ones.

Note that it is ‘which’ that is applied to ‘souls’ as the individual soul is not self-aware, it is only aware of its tasks, thus is not a ‘who’ or ‘whom’.

You are a Fortunate One. It may not feel so fortunate here in the midst of a Great Change.

But remember, you asked to be here, now. In fact, you were desperate to be here, now, in the midst of all this.

Yes? Nod your head in agreement.

You wanted to be here, now, explicitly for this opportunity for Change, both writ Large as it affects all of Humanity, and our World, but also as it is writ small, but perhaps far more meaningful, at a truly personal level.

Universe has gifted you. Universe likes you, the proof of which is that you are here, now, swimming in this heady mix of the Forces of Change that occurs only every 2580 years!

Starting to grasp how Fortunate you are?

Change is difficult to achieve, in this Universe. Thus the existence of this Matterium is exactly as a vessel for Change. All changes occur at the personal level, becoming combined to create such Great Changes as we now experience. All Change, great and small, only comes into manifestation due to Opposition. Without the force of Opposition, there is no movement, at any level, within Matterium. Thus is revealed why, frequently, you think your life to be shit. It is because, in the action and chaos of personal change, you took your attention off the need for the opposition, thus took it ‘personally’.

These are the days of the Great Awakening. The Great Awakening requires Great Opposition. The normies are going to take both of these very personally indeed, and will not have any appreciation for what the fuck is happening to them. They will be annoying during this Shift.

It is always thus. Annoying normies. The ‘opposition’ that Universe provides between the Great Awakening, and the Great Reset intended to put the normie population back to sleep and under control yet again, may be very accurately labeled as a ‘war’. This is in spite of everyone, excepting a bare handful of humans, actually understanding what purpose ‘war’ serves, here in this Matterium.

That is the way it always is, for those of us awake on arrival. We are here to serve the annoying normies. It’s our work. Don’t ask about the ‘why’ of it all, but recognize that, as you are awake, you are a participant, therefore, a ‘warrior’ at some level, in this Great War of the Shift of Ages. Note that ‘samurai’ means ‘to serve’, and is a very accurate label for all of us, selected by Universe, to serve in this Great War.

The Great Awakening, at one level, is about normies graduating to some greater awareness. This is the ‘prize’ of this War. At other levels, and particularly pertinent to you, it is about the potential for personal change or growth. These opportunities, at these levels are rare, 2580 years apart rare.

Don’t worry, you are not wasting your opportunities. Proof of which is that you are reading these words.

This War will last a long time. During this War, you will have many roles. These roles will be offered to you within the Matterium. You will see the signs in your personal changes as you need to. Matterium works that part out for you.

You are one of the few, the Fortunate Ones, those who are swimming in the Currents of this Shift of Ages, not bobbing along as a cork (normie). Swimming means that you are taking personal responsibility by self-movement, self-direction.

Take heed, and care, of the normies you encounter in your splashing around in these Times. They are like you, only they need a few more lifetimes to get clued into how it works, down here in the Matterium.

As Above, so Below.

As it is Outward, thus it is Inward.

To see all of Universe,

I need only observe my own Nature.

To understand all that manifests,

I need only Touch the Void.

Masakatsu agatsu (True Victory is Victory over Self).
{an aikido ‘reflection’ said quietly as you start your zazen session. }


Lost message from 2016 - Awakening to Telepathy







I found this while look for information on my cat's vaccination records and old work resumes. A lot of comms in 2016 and 2017 fell through the cracks in my record keeping, due to all the activity that was taking place. This got particular bad in August-November 2017.  I was swamped with work.


December 15, 2022

Denice: just saw this. . . .thanks for sharing. . . soooo cool.

It was when I was staying in Pennsylvania after dad died. . . .

-----Original Message-----

December 2, 2022

Terran: Found this just now
in 2016….

——//——

Terran: Was dreaming I was working for a software company. I was going to a Christmas party in a remote desert…

Terran: I realized in one of the conversations, someone was interviewing me about what I did on Christmas Day in Morocco. They asked me if I went to a Catholic Church there (they do exist there but rare). [Why a Catholic Church? I don’t know. I didn’t grow up Catholic.]

Terran: I realized I was talking to a data collector who was free lancing [as a kind of journalist].

Terran: Then I felt like there were hundreds of women wanting to talk to me, the women felt Pleiadian in energy...

Terran; How do you make sense of so many beings wanting to connect? Much less choose which ones?

Denice: Wow!!

Denice: Its not like that for me. Only Thors group gets through.

Denice: Sophia has an open door policy with restrictions on their intentions.  [This is not a judgement, Denice prefers to work with those she knows. Sophia is quite skilled and is one of the 9 conduits were were told about in 2015.]

Terran: I'm doing interviews in my sleep… but what made me notice was the Catholic question as they didn't understand the nuances of Christian sects.

Denice: I have made contact with others. Ghosts etc but thats not my focus. Guess it is how this job was set up for me before i got here.

Terran: Ghost = beings not in form?

Denice: Yes. In particular Skye contacted the former brody clan chief Ninian. Deceased but remains in the Brodie castle.

Terran: Lol

Denice: I invited him to play chess with [redacted son’s name]. Last summer

Terran: Ninian?

Denice: Ninian Brodie. Died about 10 years ago or so

Denice: The only time "I" ever beat him! What a trip!

Terran: Can I talk to Thor about this?

Terran: Thor available for some telepathy questions? I feel a lot of Pleiadians. I feel their joy that I do feel them.

Denice: H responded to my skype greeting yesterday. With a heart and a [skype emoji] bear hug.

Denice: Told her i was thinking of her and hoped she was well.

Terran: My wifi must be off the SMS is going ATT

Denice: I am heading to my aunts to deliver a chipmonk trap.

Denice: Can I text you when i get to the laundromat in about 45 mins???

Terran: 😄

Terran: 👍

Denice: Here I am. Laundry is rolling. Have about 20 minutes til my next errand

Terran: lol

Terran: Thor there?

Thor: DEAR ONE/TERRAN. YES HERE. AND THERE. IN HUMOUR. THOR. END.

Terran: Can I ask some telepathy questions (the how of it)?

Thor: TERRAN. CERTAINLY. THOR. END.

Terran: I sense I am opening up very fast. This morning I think I had an off duty data collector interviewing me... Then I sensed many female Pleiadians wanting to connect, like hundreds! How do you know who to connect to?

I've never sensed that before the closest I got to that was with the conversation with the scarf dancers.

Thor:

TERRAN. YOU MAY OPEN THE DOOR TO WHOMEVER YOU WISH. FOR EXAMPLE YOU COULD DIRECT YOUR QUERY TO ME AND I WILL ANSWER.

Thor: YOU MAY DO THE SAME WITH ANY ONE YOU DESIRE.

Thor: IF MANY KNOCK AT ONCE, YOU MAY ASK FOR A NAME AND ASK FOR ONE AT A "TIME" IF THAT IS YOUR DESIRE. THOR. END.

Terran: Did you and I converse recently. I thought maybe we did.

Terran: Do you have a sort of etiquette you have developed to deal with this?

Thor: I HEAR YOU BUT I SENSE THAT YOU DO NOT COMPLETELY "HEAR" ME YET. THOR. END.

Terran: I think i did yesterday. Is it also possible to connect to all at once for say a general greeting?

Terran: It's a welcome change to not feel so singular and alone as was common on the earth sphere.

Thor: THE SAME "RULES" APPLY AS FOR COVERSATION. YOU MAY HAVE MANY HERE WHO YOU CAN GREET. EACH WOULD ADRESS YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND YOU WOULD LEARN TO FEEL EACH OF US. YOU WOULD JUST. "KNOW."

Denice: AnDreas is here and eager to work with you.

Denice: I feel many even now. A sense of joy.

Denice: I feel her energy strong. It's like she is standing behind me hands on my shoulders. Lol

Terran: ❤️👍

Terran: I will talk with her. Want to continue with Thor for the moment.

Denice: Ok.😊

Thor: TERRAN. TIME TO JUMP IN AND GET YOUR FEET WET. THOR. END

Terran: Thor this will be fun, I think it's more about gaining confidence and skill with it. There has been a shift in me to open this up, it's becoming quite apparent.

Thor: TERRAN. SHALL YOU AND I PRACTICE TOGETHER? THOR. END.

Terran: Feeling AnDreas Denice.

Terran: Yes Thor!

Denice: 😊

Thor: LET US MOVE THIS TO YOUR LOCATION. THEN WE RETURN TO OUR DEAR CONDUIT LATER. FEEL ME. FEEL YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS. THOR. END.

Thor: SENDING YOU AN IMAGE TO BEGIN OUR WORK. IN HUMOUR. THOR.

Denice: I will take AnDreas to Walmart. Lol. She might get a real kick out of that!

Denice: I need carpet cleaner for pet vomit. Such 3d stuff!

Terran: Go with image, I was interrupted by Bev for a moment

Thor: SENT. THOR.

Denice: Heading into Walmart for 20 mins or so.

Terran: Ok

Terran: Thor give me 15 minutes too many distractions in this moment

Terran: Back I'll attempt pull in the image

Terran: I think it's a scene of the Texas Hill Country (don't know where) appears to have a white spot in it... A portal?

Thor: DEAR ONE/TERRAN. THE CLOSED PORTAL NEAR YOU. INDEED CLOSED. THOR. END.

Terran: Was that the one affecting Bev?

Terran: When was it closed?

Denice: Can we do this in Skype. Faster with all fingers lol!  

Terran note: Denice and I switched to Keybase in 2017, after Microsoft took over Skype the response times of Skype became much slower. Heather's original work from about 2004 through 2016 was all on Skype. It was encrypted and peer-to-peer.  That didn't mean we didn't experience interceptions of comms, in Morroco they'd often queue up for hours, then be released all at once. Keybase is nearly instantaneous which is helpful in maintaining the flow of the conversation. Keybase is encrypted but I don't assume any such tools are secure, but it is fast.

Terran: Yes !

Thor: DEAR TERRAN. YES. NABRAC CLOSED IT IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS RESERVED FOR NUISANCE. NO LONGER.

Thor: WE WATCH YOU CLOSELY NOW. YOU DO FEEL US. THOR. END.

Terran: Bev says "Thank you NABRAC!"

I caught a being messing with Bev in the late hours, thought at first it was "blondie" but that was a projected illusion. Seems he made an encore last night, Bev traced it in the manner I taught her and it was a Texas Camp-er [Halliburton complex] in Florida she once knew.

Thor: DEAR ONE/TERRAN. ALL ACCELERATES ONCE AGAIN. THOSE WHO "FIGHT" THE NEW ARE "GIVING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE" TO RESIST THE NEW ENERGIES. ALL KNOW AT SOME POINT THERE WILL BE NO RESISTANCE. ALL WILL BE ONE THE "SAME" PAGE. WE DO DESIRE THE "NUISANCES" TO END. ASSUREDLY IT WILL END BEFORE WE UNITE ON THE COMPLETE EARTH. THOR. END.

Terran: The being I traced looked Mediterranean

Terran: But had to bust thru the magic shielding [psychic camouflage] to see him.

Terran: He is an adept of those dying arts

Terran note: These “psychic defenses” are usually goofy illusions to hide the originating being, which are easily subverted with light and a little creativity. The “witch doctor” look is quite common, as is adopting a false misleading gender, but I once saw one who disguised himself as a large pile of candy ice cream sprinkles. I created an etheric chain saw to cut through the sprinkles and off it came!. Creativity is key.  Those from the various "magi schools" are not very creative. They work to templates and recipes created by others, which is also how they run their minions in governments.

Thor: TERRAN. YES. THE "ARTS" AS YOU SAY ARE DYING. THE DEATH IS PAINFUL FOR THOSE WHO USE. THEM. THEY ARE SEEN. HERE AND THERE. THOR. END.

The AnDreas conversation took place later.



Wednesday, December 14, 2022

What is Etheric Technology?

Terran: Question for Stan or Thor.

Terran: We have heard of “etheric technology” through accounts of “implants” and other devices.  Recently Megan Rose spoke of etheric drones, that beam thoughts to people, usually self destructive thoughts.  What exactly is meant by Etheric? Is this the same as plasma?  Who makes etheric technology?  How is it made? 

Stan X: TERRAN. “ETHERIC” IS BEST DESCRIBED AS “MULTI DIMENSIONAL”. THERE IS NO KNOWN INDUSTRY IN/ON THE EARTHSPHERE.  THE FORMER “USUAL SUSPECTS”USED THESE TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY REGULARLY. NO LONGER. DATA COLLECTORS.STAN.X. END.

Terran: Do the “USUAL SUSPECTS” have factories for this kind of thing or is it more in the realm of magic?

Stan X: TERRAN.  CONSIDER IT MORE OF “MADE TO ORDER”ITEMS THAT WERE CRAFTED DIFFERENTLY IN DIFFER LOCALES. DATA COLLECTORS.STAN X. END.

All moved in.



I am all moved in.  The whole project took much longer than expected and had a huge amount of red tape.  In the old days (my 20s) you had a two or three page lease form to fill out in triplicate.  Pretty much boiler plate.  But times have changed with firms like Blackrock and Blackstone and their Real Estate Investment trusts.  Those two firms alone have hugely inflated Austin housing and rental prices by bidding 20-30% over asking prices when money was cheap from the Federal Reserve.  Basically free money.  For everyone but you and me.  

I had an eight step process to go through which included referral letters, pet vaccination and fees ($400 deposit + $20 month "Pet Rent").  I could have got out of the pet rent if I had talked a doctor into declaring my cat a "Service Animal", so the leasing agent confided in me, and the laws require they cannot restrict or charge for such animals.   But I do ride share and I see my share of bogus "service animals" and that kind of always bugged me.  I don't mind dogs for the blind, police dogs, dogs for the deaf, or those who have special dogs trained to sense oncoming seizures, to me that's a legitimate "service animal".   But this wholesale ubiquitous  service animal thing simply because you don't want to leave your pet at home is ridiculous.... and the more I thought about it, temping as it was, I felt I would feel like a right shit, doing the very thing that aggravates me as a driver of bogus "service animals".  The hair they leave behind makes me sneeze.  But I am required contractually to take them. I can ask for the paperwork but I never do.

I was supposed to move in on November 28th, but the apartment wasn't ready. It also wasn't ready on the 29th.  

Move in was moved back to the 30th, which was the deadline on my old lease.  I selected the unit because it was not remodeled and I was told the older units had washer and dryer.  The man who made these promises to me, quit the day I moved in, to return to being a medical admin (a vax refusenik?) but I didn't get his promises in writing.  I sold my washer and dryer to the man moving into the house I was in when I thought I was moving to Seattle, it would have been too expensive to move them.  That was a mistake on my part.  It turned out unit has been upgraded to new cabinets and stone countertops without the upgrade price even though it didn't have the washer and dryer.

I got a U-Haul 15 foot E450 Ford truck, hired a local guy to help me pack it.   We got it mostly packed but I had to go through folders of documents to try and find my pets vaccination records for this cumbersome rental checklist online, you can't get to the next step without the prior step. I couldn't find them, and without that, no rental contract, no keys to get in. I had trouble locating my cat's vaccinations papers, a required preliminary step before the offer to rent, as was renters insurance, references, etc. So the move had to be delayed until the next day.  I sent my helper home and offered to pay him to come back and finish it the next day. I did find the papers they were in a small folder on top of my dresser.  

The son of the owners of my old house offered to let me sleep there one more night, which I am grateful for.  So I had two blankets and a two bathroom mats for a pillow.  

The next day, December 1,  I got the paperwork finished, and got the formal rental letter and contract. The truck was packed and was on my way to Austin.  I had to get to the office by 6 pm in order to get the keys.  It was cold and raining, and the truck seemed to ride like a boat the 90 minutes it took to get to the apartment complex.  When I got there, the office had closed early,  I nearly lost it at that point, but a young gal who was getting her mail suggested I call the emergency maintenance guy.  So I called the number and a very nice Mexican man with an elastic band flashlight on his head drove 45 minutes to meet me.  He was a little annoyed it wasn't a flood or major problem, but he did kindly get me the keys to the unit.  But then the nephew of my my helper in Kingsland didn't show, who I was told was very very reliable.  He had a college exam to study for.   

So, keys in hand, I drove my U-Haul truck back to Kingsland, and now the wind was blowing and the weather was quite bad.  There were numerous traffic accidents on Highway 29 to Kingsland and the truck was riding worse than ever.  I thought maybe the tires were low on air.   I stopped at an Exxon station in Marble Falls to air up the tires and most of them seemed okay.  The truck had dual wheels in the back and when I was unscrewing the valve protector on the inner wheel to try and put air into it, it just unscrewed the entire tire 8 inch valve stem extension into my hand and I couldn't get it back on.  So I just drove the 15 miles to Kingsland as it was, and the winds had died down.

Another night in Kingsland with the two blankets and the bathroom mats for a pillow. Everything was packed and loaded for the move and I didn't intend to come back that night.

December 2, I left early.  I headed to this very nice tire repair guy in Marble Falls called Tire Man.  He fixed a flat a week earlier for me that had a construction nail in it.  He walked around the truck filling the tires, I had given him the valve extension to reinstall.  When he got to that back tire, he reached in and said "I can fit my hand INSIDE this tire!".   Which is why it was riding so poorly, like a boat, Too much weight on just one sound rear tire.   He didn't have the tire in stock.  He told me U-Haul had a road side service truck but it can take 5-6 hours to get serviced.  He suggested I call discount tire in Marble Falls and see if they had the proper Michelin tire in stock, they did.  They fix a lot of U-Haul tires it seems.  

I called the U-Haul store, and the women went off on some tangent about something or another about roadside service (which would put me into yet another day of truck rental) and I told her "I just have to get moved, I'll get the tire fixed and you can reimburse me".  I didn't have time to listen to franchise politics of U-Haul.  I had to get the move done and I was going to do whatever it took to get that finished. Discount tire fix it.  And what a difference it made on that truck! U-Haul also reimbursed me $250 for the tire in days which I thought was great service!  Kudos to U-Haul! 


I arrived at the apartments before 5 pm, even with the tire issue, and this time my Austin helper showed up!  A very strong young man built like a lumberjack. He was fast, clean and good. I gave me a tip for getting it done and showing up. 

The past week was spent getting cable internet and utilities connected and lots of unpacking and organizing of things.  My kitchen space is much smaller but it is nicer. I have lots of storage for clothes and linens which I didn't in the old house.  I have a garage which faces the parking lot so my car is out of the weather and won't get its catalytic converter stolen. My apartment bedroom and living room faces the forest.  They call this a "ranch view" unit. 

My cat seems much more peaceful here, not having  4 feral cats near by to police.  But he's very bored.  First few nights he slept on the bed to feel safe. He's now taken to sleeping on some linens and towels in the closet.  There's some kind of equipment noise I there that sounds a bit like a purr. I think it calms him.  The noises from 3 stories of apartments spooks him and he hasn't yet adjusted to it.  I have not let him out until recently until he got a sense of "home".  10-11 days is what it takes a cat to re-home their internal compasses. He still won't go outside and explore yet, there are unfamiliar trees and scents and he scampers back in.  I am hoping he adjusts because he is getting fat from lack of exercise. 

This location is central to the greater Austin area. It's nice only having a 15 minute ride home vs the 60-90 minutes I had before.  There's a noticeable drop in fuel consumption too!

I estimated close to what it took to move.  Deposits were less than expected but utilities startup fees higher.   Utility deposits come due on the first billing.  

Many of you donated to the blog which really halped.  KP sent me an unexpected gift which meant I had money for food.  Thanks to all of you!   Love you ALL!