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Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL

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Thanksgiving Dinner and Maggie [Nov. 24th, 2016|06:55 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |thankfulthankful]

Thanksgiving dinner for one
by LionkingCMSL on DeviantArt

My Thanksgiving dinner which consisted of a .75lb turkey breast, whole kernel corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, a mug of Pepsi and some champagne.

I do not have fancy candlesticks so a beer bottle fills in.

And here is Maggie today:

by LionkingCMSL on DeviantArt

Maggie will be 21 in February.

Not bad look for a cat her age. She still has all her teeth, good eyesight, great hearing, and her fur is still soft. She does suffer from a bit arthritis though.
LinkFeed the lion

Good news update!!!!!!! [Nov. 19th, 2016|02:19 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 1pm I have to report to the UPS center in Lawnside, NJ for orientation as a driver's helper!

That's right, I finally got a job after 2.25 years! It is seasonal, but I was told I would probably be hired permanently after the season ends. The nearest UPS facility, and the place I would be working is less than 5 miles away.

So this Thanksgiving I something to be really thankful for. :=3
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Art from my stories [Nov. 10th, 2016|03:40 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL

by LionkingCMSL on DeviantArt

Here we have Dr. Cyntia Forbes, M.D. (cheetah) and Estelle Manor, R.N., BSN (white-tailed deer) walking through a space station corridor.

Both characters are mine from a series of stories I have written.
An interesting factoid is that Estelle is named for a town near me, Estelle Manor, NJ, which is located in what we locals call "the deer woods", because of the large population of white-tailed deer. :=3

The Mekron set is from "Scoopey", over at Renderosity, which I have recolored. The figures are Melody from LittleFox and Capsces. Clothing from different sources.

Posed and rendered in Poser Pro 2014.
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Update time! [Oct. 27th, 2016|09:35 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

Long time no post. :=3

First of all a month ago (Sept. 27th) I completed my 59th orbit around Sol. In a year I can retire, but retire from what?

I'm still in a holding pattern as far as jobs go. I've applied various places, but no one is interested in hiring me. A lack of transportation is a major issue, as I can't travel too far.

So, you may ask, how do I get around. Three ways: Underwater Tiger sometimes lets me borrow his truck, I walk, and I drive my yard tractor around town. :=3

People ask how I am surviving. Well, you may remember my power was shut off on April 11th. Some very nice people gave me some solar panels, and an ex-boss bought more of the same type. Those same nice people even bought me a 3200 watt generator! I did not ask for that, but they got me one anyway. They also drive me to the supermarket where I can buy groceries using "Food Stamps".

The same ex-boss bought me a 10,000 BTU kerosene heater to keep Maggie warm. He loves my cat, so he says everything he does is for Maggie. :=3

Actually, Jerry is a hell of a nice guy and he considers me almost family.

I also do odd jobs to get some money for non-food items. Various people have sent me things to make my life easier.

What do I need to get my power restored? About $6100.00 to pay off the back bill. Yes, you read that right; over six thousand dollars.

As bad off as I am I realize that it could be worse, so I take it one day at a time.

To reiterate, I'm not depressed, though I am concerned about different things.
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Yesterday, Sunday July 31, was a long one. [Aug. 1st, 2016|04:28 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |distresseddistressed]

As anyone who has been to my den may remember Colucci Lumber at the end of my road. It was the landmark I gave to let you know where to turn onto my street.

Well, I can't use it any more as it burnt to the ground yesterday afternoon. :={

Here is a news broadcast and I'm the first one interviewed in the video:
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A thank you is in order. [Jul. 25th, 2016|08:43 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |thankfulthankful]

Before I forget I want to thank everyone who donated so I could get to Philly last week.

It was greatly appreciated.
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Disappointed [Jul. 21st, 2016|11:34 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

Well, that was interesting.

As I had posted earlier yesterday I had to go to Philadelphia to a NS hiring session, to which I was invited.

I was dressed in a suit, arrived in plenty of time and had everything ready.

We, 22 of us, sat through a presentation about NS and what we could expect being a conductor.

After a short break we took a 88 question test that was timed. I finished in plenty of time, and then waited for a list of people that they wanted to interview to be posted. While there I met a gentleman who used to work for Amtrak at Sunnyside Yard and he remembered me. I also met a couple other railroaders, so it was interesting to trade stories.

Well the list was posted and can you guess who was *not* on the list of ten people they wanted to interview. If you guessed me, you are correct; so it is back to square one as of right now.

Before you ask, they do not tell you why you were not selected. :=/
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Help needed. [Jul. 18th, 2016|11:07 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

While I am normally loathe to ask for money, this time I am compelled to do so.

On Wednesday,the 20th of July, I have to be in Philadelphia, PA for the Norfolk Southern job fair, as noted in the previous post.

While I will have a vehicle to get there I need money for tolls, gas, and for kitty litter for Maggie.

If you want to help use PayPal and the lionking @ snip.net e-mail addy.

I pray everything goes well on Wednesday.
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"Invite to Hiring Session" [Jul. 6th, 2016|09:25 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

in an e-mail subject line does not inspire confidence and smells like a scam.

However, when the first paragraph of said e-mail reads:
" We appreciate your interest in Norfolk Southern and the Conductor position in Philadelphia, PA. After reviewing your
application, we would like to invite you to participate in the next step of our recruiting process. For further
consideration, please arrive promptly at the following time and location:
your attitude changes rather quickly. :=3

So, on the 20th of this month at 8am in Philadelphia I will be meeting face to face with a Norfolk Southern rep and possibly even get an interview.

The only concern I have is that I may have to spend up to 6 months(!) in Roanoke, VA. That is a long time to be away from my house.
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Another update so soon? [Jun. 28th, 2016|08:25 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL

This time with a bit of good news.

With some help from an ex-boss I have limited power at my house.
Using 6 solar panels, 24V-12Vpower converter (part of the solar panel package), 2 batteries, a 2000 watt power inverter, and required wiring I have limited 120V power so I can get on the net and charge things.

Granted it is not pretty, but I have something.

One bit of weird news is I found a beer bottle on my side deck this morning. I wonder if someone thought the house was empty due to the overgrown lawn. I'm glad they didn't try to come inside.

Update: I checked the beer bottle after I got home, I was using someone's internet connection before, and I found it was a full unopened bottle of Rolling Rock beer. Maybe someone left me a way to unwind. :=3
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