Proof of Life - 211207


Fool & Shadows 2021


Proof of life: confirmed.

Status: lawyered up.

I have formally engaged attorneys and the games have begun.

Also the bank is involved where the trust money is, because they’ve frozen the money and accounts because it’s triggered a suspicious activity report, also known as a SAR. SARs are only triggered for only a few reasons, those being...

They suspect fraud or embezzlement or terrorism.

Currently, the bank is refusing my SiL access to the money, which in Bank Speak means they do not recognize her right to have such access. Because They Suspect Crime.

It’s almost like I’m not the only one.

I have a phone call with Steven on Thursday at 11 AM. Should be a good time.

***

I have a med I needed to pick up today, but I did finally get approved for Medi-Cal last week…

Except Walgreen’s isn’t contracted with my brand of Medi-Cal. So Levi’s checking that the CVS near me does, so I can get my scripps transferred over there except I kinda need one of my meds -- Because No More Thyroid Yay -- no later than tomorrow and I don’t know how long it takes to transfer scripps. I also have two other meds ready to be picked up too.

I spoke to Capital One about the Truck and they’ve granted me an extension, so as long as I pay for November -- $594.26 -- before the end of the month, they won’t repossess it. Only problem is, I don’t know when money is coming in. At this rate, the movie will get funded before the inheritance comes through. Yay. Not.

We still need insurance for the Truck. No idea how much that’s going to be or how much longer before they suspend my registration/license/whatever it is they do.

Phones will be in danger of being shut off in probably another week or so and that’s $663.80.

And then there’s this: today is the day that registration for the CHSPE opened aka the test the Boi has to take to get out of school and be free. The registration fee is $230. Honestly, I’d rather pay this than the phones or the Truck if I didn’t need those two things. It’s critical to his mental health, especially since I had to pull him from school after the school shooting that happened several weeks ago. A shooting that was prompted by a student being outed as being gay. A student who ended up in the hospital and I still don’t know what happened to them. All they said was the kid would recover.

Recovery means a lot of different things.

And then there’s this other thing, that is a very good thing: my script for the Curse & Quanta pilot was named a Finalist for the Multidimensional International Film Festival. Because of that, a *different* festival wants me to submit to theirs and gave me a discount code, but it’s still $24.99 after the discount. This is more an, I’d really like to enter, but not critical.

There was also a photography competition that wanted me to apply, but I missed their deadline for Obvious Reasons.

***

I miss my father.

Today is his deathday.

I miss Tom. So much. It’s not his deathday. He died at the end of January. I have the first anniversary of his to look forward to. Looking forward to being, I hate it.

Like it goes in The Shawshank Redemption:

RED: I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

I just miss my friend.

***

Tomorrow I’m calling the kids’ schools to rip them new ones, because I Am Done with Their Shit.

I’ve got Levi helping me transition them fully to our little Avalon School.

***

Still haven’t called Customer Service for LA Social Services. I just can’t. Not this week.

***

Working harder on Curse & Quanta, breaking down episodes. I have more laurels to win and eyeballs to grab. Nothing like it to break a woman out of paralysis.

Though everything else still feels and looks bleak. And I don’t mean a book by Dickens.

Still no money to pay $5K to our line producer at the end of the month and I have to email her so she doesn’t think I’m ghosting on her. Because that shit don’t fly with me. This, combined with a massive shift that has happened with the feature, and we’re staggering over here. It’s all incredible, but it has changed *everything*. It’s just a lot.

Haven’t gotten a final test for the Ace of Cups. Hopefully this week sometime. I hope. But everything has been chucked out the window this week already, so I hold out no hope on that front. It’ll happen or it won’t.

***

Still alive.

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It is Giftage Season and I do have some things for sale at the following places.

Society6 is https://society6.com/anjisoddities

Society6 has a lot of new work from the side-series to the Apocalyptica, From the Waste, which are more the stories of those cards, but will also include landscapes I’ve taken of different shooting locations.

If you are moved to help in more direct ways, angela.n.hunt at gmail.com is my PayPal and my Venmo is @Angela-Hunt-237

There’s an Amazon list of things we need for if that’s something you’d prefer to do as support. I’ve added Yule stuff, Because Reasons. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QL0J4T3667QF?ref_=wl_share

I’ll be posting links to the kids’ wish lists later, because I’d like them to have a nice Yule season. The adults need nothing. I, especially. I got Lawyers for Hanukkah. I’m happy.

Yeah. That’s what I’ve got right now.