Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snowy weather and a weird paradox:

Here, I am again sitting at the computer trying to bring some different contents of text to my readers. That way, I do not sound like I am only asking for economical support to become a resident, and ask every time for more readers.

On February 11, 2010 I was snuggle up in my covers in a good sleep and that all stop when my

my wife’s phone rang at 6:45 am here it was her supervisor asking her how soon she could come in to work because of the weather. I looked outside and it was snowing hard. It is not every day here in Texas that we see snowy days especially eight inches of snow that was expected where my wife and I live in Texas.

I took my wife into work that morning and I came back home and I knew I had to walk the dog. These kinds of days I do not enjoy because she enjoys the snow and she forgets to do her doggy business and I have to spend at least more than 30 minutes in the snow.

While my wife was at work, which I had no idea when she was coming home and there is a chance she is not coming home until the next day. I have express to everyone in one of my blogs that how much I appreciate my wife. I do not have words to describe, but if someone is making all the money in the household and she put in many hours at work and of course, it takes a toll on her physically and mentally.

One day she came to me and said baby, if it is okay with you can I have a cat? Now my wife loves cats I am beginning to wonder if she would take any animal in if she could just to rescue it that is her personality she has a big heart for anyone or any animal. Unfortunately, I am highly allergic to some type of cats. While my wife was at work, I decided to sculpture a cat in the snow with whiskers and a tail. I called my wife up and I said baby you ask me for a cat, so guess what we have one on the porch waiting for you when you come home. Her reply was well because it is cold why don’t you bring it in and let it have a warm place and give the cat some food. I knew at this time my wife was clueless on what I was really telling her and I told her honey the cat is frozen. I did not want to go in details but I knew she was not thrilled to hear that her husband called her and said that there is a frozen cat on the porch waiting for her to get home.

There is a picture of it.
Well while she was on the phone, she told me that she had to work until the next day, which she said she could not give a time when she will be off work however; she will call me and keep me updated on what time. My wife loves these kind of days when it snows hard because she grabs all the overtime she can get her hands on.

On Friday the 12, my wife calls me at 1pm and says ok please come and get me from work I am so ready to come home now. My wife sounded exhausted, I know what was on her mind, and that was a shower and a bed, which, she knew that was not going to happen because she had to go to the group home that she originally works at and fill out her time card and paperwork. While she was there I decided to make a snow dog unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me so I can take a picture.

We got back home and I knew she felt great to be back home because with her being gone for over 30 hours she did look exhausted and when she seen the frozen cat she started to laugh. You could see a big relief in her face knowing it was not a real cat. Well she ate some dinner, took a shower which she took a long time in that shower which, is common for her then at 8 pm she went to sleep I do not think her head hit the pillow she was out cold. While she was in bed I decided to go outside and sculpture some more.

I went out with the dog onto the pool area of the apartment complex and let the dog play free on the snow meanwhile, on one of the patio tables. I started the creation of the peak of old sculptures and I made the Sphinx of Egypt and the 3 pyramids of Giza, Egypt. It really took me around an hour to an hour and a half just to do the Sphinx that pyramids they were not that bad and here's a picture of them.

That Saturday morning I got up and went outside to check if they survived because the sun was out and was starting to melt the snow away. I came back in and told my wife that I had a crazy idea about making the Roman Coliseum and I wanted to do it before the snow completely melted away. Therefore, I grabbed my craving tools, went to the pool area, and did my sculpture on the second table. Here is the picture of the Roman Coliseum that I sculpture.

Now, the paradox is that each table on the pool area on the apartment complex. It is separated by the pool. Paradoxically in the geography of Egypt and Rome only thing that divides them is the Mediterranean Sea. I never plan it that way, but the personal on the office make a comment.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and the blog that I have written. Nevertheless, I keep asking you to recommend my blog to your follower’s friends, family members. Everyone you can. That way I can accomplish my dream to become a resident of United States. If you really think I am talented is just half of what you can see. I am a sincere person. I do not lie to know one. I do not like liars so if you reply to this blog. Tell me the God honest true.

Finally, I thank all my readers and actual followers of this blog. I am grateful for all of you God bless you all sincerely yours with all my heart Armando Abreu.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Where society is going:

Lately, I have noticed more and more. How things go around us and around the world, for instance. I would say that it does not matter what color of the skin we are or what type of religion we practice. We are all humans -- and that is the only fact that no one can deny.

Unfortunately, more often than ever, we see people for their color or for their religion. Even for their nationality, I might not be a US citizen yet, or even a resident of United States yet. However, with my point of view I hope that will give you some insights, of how society is going to end if we keep doing what we have been doing for generations.

I will try to go to the root of the problem, I seen how people cheat the system.

Someone told me once. If someone really cares about you, he will hurt you with the truth. However, if they do not care about you, they will kill you 1000 times with their lies.

I was having a conversation with one of my neighbors. I found out that there are people that can help you if they can, and if they want too. However, finding out that even if you try your hardest, people will not understand what is going on. Even on the other side of the coin, knowing that this one exist and they will not even bother in trying to finding out what is going on.

We live at an apartment community that more than often seems to me, they are money hungry. My wife and I notice recently that the office it is not being taking care of on the cleaning part. My wife and I, we being extremely tight on our finances, and we thought why you do not give us a chance to clean the office. Therefore, you can pay us $30 that will help us and that will make the office more attractive and cozy to the public.

Unfortunate, the respond that we have was, -- sorry guys, we cannot help you with that, because you are not a company and you are not bounded and insured and if something happened to you we will be liable. -- for the last five months if not more, that office is not being clean. Therefore, you can imagine what kind of impression give to the new possible tenants or residents of the community.

Another good example will be plasma centers. Usually plasma is on high demand for hospitals, as well as blood, my wife is not able to donate plasma due to medical reasons. However, I can, and we thought, well, I can donate plasma and at least will have $30 to get some food in the house. She calls this place and asks -- do we need any type of documents to bring with us? -- the answer, you have to have your Social Security card and your driver license, which I do have. Therefore, because I do not have a Social Security -- that does mean, that my plasma is not good enough to save lives? Should I bother Then?

It is highly frustrating that the government apparently does not care about anything else other then their own interest, and many of you will think why I am saying this. The reason is that, when my wife took the decision to marry me. Accordingly to some rules. She will not be able to obtain any help. Even when she is a US citizen, who only tells me that your rights as many of you already know, they are not worth nothing. On top of that, she could go to jail, just because her heart told her that I was the right person to be married.

She could not apply for food stamps, but all the cheaters of the system do. Moreover, here is where I am going to hurt some feelings, and I am not generalizing. On the other hand, maybe I will do so. Hispanics, blacks, Hindus, Chinese, they have a bunch of kids and they get the help. Moreover, my wife and I we are not able to have kids on our own and with the procedures, tons of paperwork and money that we do not have. We cannot adopt either.

Sometimes we go to the food bank, because hardly with her check we can afford anything. In addition, we saw people coming to the food bank on a brand-new car or truck still with the temporary plates from dealership and something just clicks on my mind. What is wrong with this picture?

I know, this could sound harsh, but do you think that is right to spend gobs and gobs of money trying to defend the freedom of other countries. When they did not earn it by themselves.

Therefore, leave your own people, your own country defenseless of any terrorist attack, or major natural disaster. Just because, all your resources are being deployed on some other countries.

United States it is known as the land of the free. With this, I mean. Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom from slavery and injustice, and I could keep going on and on.

However, some people will say. Freedom comes with a price with the men and women that serve the country and defend us from harm. In addition, Freedom comes with certain responsibilities, and those responsibilities are infinite and that is how I know you earn freedom.

However, all this that I just say for some, will make a lot of sense and for some, it will not even stick to their skin. Therefore, I could keep going and going, but I do not want to sound like a broken record. If you know that, you are doing wrong. Change your ways if you know that drinking and driving is wrong. Stop doing it. If you know that talking on the phone when you are driving could cause an accident, stop doing it.

If someone should be responsible of your own well-being is yourself. Because if you are not responsible then you will be abusing of that freedom, causing harm to yourself and others -- you would not give a three-year-old kid a gun or a bottle of scotch, because that will be very irresponsible.

Then use your freedom taking responsibilities of your own actions and do it wisely.
Help others the same way you will wanted to be help if you were in need. In addition, if you have a job but your neighbor does not have one. Talked to him and offer him something to do, like doing the laundry for you or mowing the lawn, pay him some money on the measure of your possibilities, but explained that to him, because honestly I don't think he will feel offended by your offering, because any money is better than no money at all.

I hope we help each other and reach for each other. I hope that will change. The darker future, we are facing, and I hope this is not just a dream for a better future, but a reality for all of us. Thank you and God bless you all.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Step into my shoes:

To many of you, this small portion of a blog will have infinite similarities and this is how we can start.

We know the economy is bad but just imagine what it could be. If the entire household depends on eight dollars, and hour and you have three or more than three mouth to feed.

If all this sounds familiar to you is because it is the reality of these days to every single family in every part of the world. Probably the tabulations of money salary wise are different, but the domino effect is the same.

A few nights ago, my wife and I were going through several pieces of invoices of what we owe to the hospitals due to the medical problems she has. My wife and we notice that every single invoice a different color of paper quite fancy to be honest: I wonder why the hospitals charge that much. They have to keep up with the demand of the fancy paper.

If I put the example of how fancy the paper color was, one of the invoices was a two-tone red paper, another one on two-tone paper blue, another a two-tone paper green. in addition, all those color paper just mention degraded into a very nice and smooth, soft colors.

Anyhow, the fact is that as many of you, probably we cannot afford medical insurance. It is getting ridiculous. How a person that works with MHMR could make $8.75 and a gardener makes 75 cents less than the other person, a dishwasher does makes $9.50 an hour.

I am not coming with these numbers just for the hell of it but because I was a dishwasher once. In addition, I was a gardener, and that is how you started hourly.

Now let us go to the imagining part that I mention of the second paragraph again, by now. Your pantry is suffering a severe case of emptiness and you see your partner not being able to work because either he cannot or because no one is hiring or in my case, because you are not legal to work that will make you worry sick.

Then you will have two good candidates, to become sick, to high blood pressure, heart attack, embolism, or just a stroke, one for over doing it, trying to find a better job or another job besides the one that person have, just to try to make ends meet. The other one highly depressed and worry for himself and for the other person.

After all this, I will ask you, is your salary appropriate for the actual times. If you answer, was -- NO -- then what we should do? Banks have a stimulus package. Companies have a stimulus package what do you think your stimulus package would be.

One option could be raising the minimum wages.

In addition, really tabulate how much a person that works with MHMR, an RN, housekeepers, laundry personal. And so on and so on.

For example: doctors, surgeons, lawyers, engineers, architects, CEOs. They have salary and they do not need more money of what they are making because otherwise that will be the law of, let us make ourselves Richer and the poor poorer. If they want to keep making money then they have to sacrifice a little.

Well, I think already spilled my peace of mind here. The rest is up to you. Thank you and God bless you.

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