I’m still plugging away on recovering. At home, when I’m not working with Ricky, I’ve been working on my left ear hearing/processing. I’m trying to learn how to play the keyboard. I’ve never had any music training but I can play a few simple songs. When I was working, I would get comments on my rapid typing speed. Luckily, that skill wasn’t lost. I could always type even in the beginning of my stroke. It was heavily embedded in my procedural memory.
Today, my speech therapist told me that I keep meeting goals. I can’t take all the credit. Ricky consistently helps me even when he’s tired. A few weeks ago, he was sick and it showed up in my therapy results. I met 3 goals this week.
We are doing all this work so I can join the workforce again. When I was in the hospital, Ricky answered a call on my phone from a recruiter. Ricky told them that I had a stroke. Kindly, the recruiter told Ricky that I should contact him after I get better. He wouldn’t hold my stroke against me. I still get emails from recruiters.
When I withdrew money from my 401k, I set aside some money to take a trip. I’m hoping to go to Hawaii but we will see. I’m ready to go to a beach. We would have taken a trip a long time ago but we were stressed about the fraud. We need a vacation. I’m thinking sometime this year.
In the arraignment at court, one girl plead guilty. She got 5 years probation; one year probation for each card opened up in my name. However, I found out about 2 more accounts in my name since the arraignment which brings the total to 7 accounts. One from Verizon ($4000) and one from AT&T ($3500). How do you run up this amount on a phone? I have no idea. I’m assuming she will get 7 years probation once everything is finalized.
The other girl plead “not guilty”. I had no doubt this would happen. She is a thief. She has until June 1 to change her mind to plead guilty. If she doesn’t change her mind, it will go to trial.
I’m a little disappointed that they weren’t thrown in jail. This has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that the credit bureaus make it difficult to talk to a live human.
I’m still loving my new Rav4. The only feature that I miss on my Corolla was the gas mileage. It got 41 mpg on the highway. However, my Rav4 has an Eco mode which helps.
Over the past few months, we’ve had a few people mention that we need to give a testimony about our journey. The past 20 months have been pure hell. We will give our testimony but I’m not sure when. I’m not sure what platform we will use. We’ve dealt with many rotten, horrible people along this road. However, we’ve also met a few good ones.