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Day Late and A Dollar Short? Maybe…

Well, it’s been a while since an update has come out for The Write Hand. Sorry for that but all from due cause. I’m still working hard for my one VA client, East End Business Solutions, and I’m constantly bidding on more jobs on Guru.com. A few more transcription files have come through and of course, I’m still doing some miscellaneous side work, like cleaning houses and working local events for tips.

I’ve done a proposal for another VA client (Oginga Carr), but as the story goes, he’s so busy that he needs my help, but we are both so busy we have to find the time to get together on things.

All in all, I’m still plugging along. So why am I so late with a post???

Life moves at an incredible speed one day and drags on others. I was able to take a brief 4 days to visit Wisconsin thanks to a silent auction I won in 2011. For the Love of Ellie helped raise funds for a very young child in our town whom is suffering from a terrible disease. She’s gone through many treatments for such a young child. I was able to finally enjoy the cabin I won at the end of May and first weekend in June.

Upon my return I had one heck of a week when I lost two very special and dear friends. One from a freak accident as he worked on his Jeep. This is my friend Mike Morris, owner of Saffron and Cedar Wellness. You may recall that I wrote his blogs for his company. The other friend Isaac Perez I spent about 8 years of my childhood with on the military base in Charleston, SC and kept in contact with his family since then. The sadness still lingers and certain things will set me off, but I have no choice but recall the good times and pray that I meet them again someday in a better life.

And then yesterday, my dear sweet grand daughter was baptized into the Catholic faith. My father and step-mom visited for the occasion all the way from Georgia. So I must say, after such a terrible week, the ending was ever so sweet.

I am still looking for another VA client, ghostwriting opportunities, transcription jobs, and so forth. I am managing my garden as best I can with this heat and riding my motorcycle less than I would like, but often enough to appreciate my freedom.

I realize this particular post doesn’t say too much about my business, but sometimes despite the need to earn a living, there are just more important things for the moment. May you all be well, appreciate your loved ones, cherish your blessings, and be thankful for your freedom.

Bhyre Lake, Fifield, Wisconsin – The motorcycle riding there is amazing but I really loved waking up to this view.

Mike Morris – aka Mike Motorbike – I Love You Buddy!!

Isaac and I are the two big kids. I Love You My Friend!!

Me, My Step-Mom Ms. Patti, Tina my son’s fiance, my grand daughter Kylee, my Dad Roy, and my Son Nathan

 

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Office Mates Matter…

As I finished up the work day at nearly midnight last evening, I was listening to my office mate whimper in her sleep. Chasing squirrels perhaps? Taking that long walk in the woods maybe? Who knows what she was dreaming of, and since she’s not the best conversationalist, I surely couldn’t get a clear answer.

Conversations or not, this little beast is by far my biggest fan.

World…. meet B.B. Girl.

B. B. is a teacup poodle, weighing in at a whopping 4.5 pounds. She is 10 years old as of March 8th, she’s full of grey hair, and missing several teeth. But this little girl is the sweetest, most dedicated friend in the world.

Since I truly sat down to focus on building my business 4 weeks ago this weekend, she has been right by my side the entire time. She used to get the privilege of sitting in my lap when I was at the computer, but now the work is more focused, not so much for fun; and the hours are very long. So she has taken up residence on the bar stool with one of her favorite blankies and sometimes her stuffed bunny/squirrel.

B.B. takes breaks with me to get a snack, a meal, a fresh beverage, check the mail, or whatever little household task may be at hand. But otherwise, together – PARTNERS IN CRIME – we sit at this desk together until all hours of the night.

Now don’t you go thinking that B.B. is a workaholic – OH NO…  From time to time she just has to jump on the Harley and take a ride to clear to her head.She has her own doggie backpack and Momma takes her on rides as often as possible.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Blogging, Creative Writing

 

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Zoom Zoom – Gone Too Soon

From the break of day to the fall of night, being on my motorcycle is always just right. The wind on my face and the sun on my skin, there’s a calm and peace lying within. Riding alone or riding with friends, the joy doesn’t stop until the road ends. Perils and weather can make the journey a feat, but a biker does not ever use the word defeat. We share a bond that only we understand, we are the world’s bikers, women and men. Watch for us please, we’re no different than you, only when we travel our wheels are times two. ~ Written by: Ursula Wachowiak in Dedication to Eva Grzegorczyk

Today’s blog post is not about #ghostwriting, #transcribing, or any other virtual assistant stuff. Yes, I have worked today, but all the while I was constantly brought back to a place in my mind and my heart that grieves. Last evening, a friend and fellow rider lost her life while doing what she loved so much ~ riding her motorcycle.

We bid you farewell Eva Grzegorczyk but we will not forget you. Now I was really a closer friend to her boyfriend Troy, because he rode with our group often. Eva however, worked a great deal building and establishing a name for herself with Nationwide Insurance. Eva and I shared banter back and forth on Facebook and I would visit her booth at motorcycle and car shows. In fact, she joined my riding group via a connection of another rider before I even knew she was Troy’s girlfriend. I mean really, I know 3 women named Eva so when he would speak of his Eva, it never dawned on me.

But today my friend Troy is at a terrible loss and I cannot fathom his pain. Motorcyclists in my group have shown much support and her Facebook page is of course blowing up with love and support for her and her loved ones.In today’s virtual world and with crazy schedules and obligations, we do not always get enough time to truly know the people worth knowing, or to spend time with them even when we know they are great.

So today, I merely write about Eva in a manner in which I can… I do not know her as well as I would have liked, but every time I saw her, she was radiant, full of energy, kind, and affectionate. Her zeal for life and for adventure were limitless. Her eyes were beautiful. And her smile was warm and welcoming.

I offer today a chance to give a wee tiny piece of your heart in remembrance of Eva. We will collect funds (amount of your choice) and we will send flowers to her service. In hopes that we receive too much for simply flowers, all excess proceeds will be donated to the ABATE Chapter in Eva’s area in her memory.

Whether you knew Eva or not, whether you ride or not, for some connection some how, you are reading my post ~ showing you the power of the internet, the power of social media, the power of word of mouth, and most importantly THE POWER OF THE HUMAN HEART.

Contributions can be sent via PayPal (please send as a GIFT so we do not lose valuable contributions to fees and make a note that says, “FOR EVA”). The email address for contributions is: the_write_hand@yahoo.com.

May God Bless Troy and Eva’s family in this challenging and heart breaking time.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Creative Writing

 

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