5/23/18- As posted on my blog, I was in the hospital for 2 days with preseptal cellulitis, which is a fancy way of saying that I got a small scratch on my cheekbone, and the frontal fleshy area of my eye (not behind the eye or the actual eyeball,) swelled up and became the size of an orange because a bacteria had entered that little wound and was trying to kill me. I am assured by several medical professionals that had I not come in within the next 12 to 24 hours (or even less, possibly,) that I would have died. I felt really actually quite fine, for the most part, other than looking horrifying, and I still feel fine and am on tons of antibiotics, though I still look like shit, ha ha. HOWEVER, your appointment may have been missed as I can't really discuss your issues in a shared hospital room without annoying or terrifying my poor roommate...plus there were a lot of beeping noises and people drawing my blood and stuff, so it was a bit distracting. Please reschedule using this fancy link. :) I'm on the mend so now the really scary part is the bill as I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE. :(
5/14/18- As posted on my blog, I need all of my active cases to make an appointment with me here, so we can catch up quickly. I am back in Portland, I am totally working for 14 hour days again like you're all used to, and I don't plan on taking any vacations nor should I have any absences for the forseeable future, so I do apologize for having basically a (not fun at all) month off of work, and it was nothing to do with any of you making me mad or me ignoring you. I basically would rather have been working (really) for every second I was away, but sometimes life happens.
I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NEW BUSINESS for a few days until I have taken care of old business. It isn't because I don't want your business (I really could use it, seeing as I haven't earned any money for a month,) but I need to take care of my paid stuff.
If you sent in an application for new work, please RE-SEND it, and I will try to get to you by THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK.
Thanks, everyone, for your patience. I suspect I'll be clearing out a few people if rude behavior starts up, so I think I'll be caught up super fast. :)
4/24/18 - Hey there everyone. Sorry for my absence. My grandmother was taken ill suddenly and seeing as she was a few weeks from her 96th birthday, it was pretty clear that this was serious. This kept me from work for a little over a week, and I'm afraid she passed away this morning, so I will need to be at the funeral in the next week or so, HOWEVER, I will not be without internet again, so other than the actual funeral, I should be reachable. Please kindly give me some time to set up a system to rapidly take care of overdue business. Thank you.
Again, while I shouldn't have to say this, my absence was in no way personal against any client whatsoever, so please do not take it as a statement against you. I do apologize for not having wifi where I was and again, I've remedied the problem to have a device with cellular internet capability in the future so that no one is forced to wonder where in the heck I am henceforth. Thank you so much for your patience.
4/5/18- Hey there everyone, as posted on my blog, my better half had a flare up of a health issue he has and also my computer randomly died again, so that is where I was for the last day or so. Were I not so BEHIND ON MY MOFUGGIN EMAILS, I'd have said to hell with this week, and taken the rest off, but I am not going to, because damnit, I'm getting caught up.
There are no conjures available for at least 2 weeks. I don't have the spare time to do the follow ups, I can't travel to do them right now, and so that is what it is. I need to sort my last 2 follow ups out as is.
I am not available for readings past 5:30pm until at least May.
I will be working this weekend to catch up. Thank you for your patience.
3/29/18- I seem to be a walking Mercury retrograde. I apologize for my site being down for part of yesterday. I basically had 6-7 hours (from approximately 10:30am-7pm) where if you emailed me during this time, it MAY have shown up later (I can't be entirely sure, some of it did show up later, some likely did not), all because I was supposedly having my cable provider getting the honor of providing my domain name (so I could pay less to own a domain name I've owned for almost 20 years,) and this was supposed to be done the 22nd, but apparently, no, no one did it, and then I looked like a jackass because the current domain name provider just figured no one paid them for the year and shut my site off....when technically no one did, since, er, I paid someone else who refunded me for it, and if that's confusing, just...Mercury retrograde bites. :P
To make this even more aggravating I had a huge ritual to do from 8am or so til mid afternoon. Making anything cancelled or moved not able to be rescheduled today at least until late. I seriously would love Mercury to stop retrograding all over my life, lol.
That said, I am free tomorrow excluding between 1-3pm, and hopefully I can get caught up by then without something else happening to my communications or business sites. ;)
3/27/18- Yep, it's definitely retrograding all over me. We decided to return our stinky modem, as from what I could tell it was giving myself and John the world's worst web, made our cable wonky, and well...we all know I've been having problems emailing large (lots of data) emails, where they are not even going through. So, this involved taking the modem and cable box to the cable co, which since it's a bit away from us and we live in the city and don't have a vehicle meant getting a ride to drop this off and then get a new one. I figured "Yay, I can take 3 hours away from the mofuggin phone and email!" and sent off my fiance with the offending cable hardware. He did complete this task, ran another errand, and lo and behold left the modem in his buddy's car. So we figured this out shortly upon him returning home, and what started out as me thinking we'd just have an extra hour's delay turned into almost 30 hours without internet, phone, or cable. :( Because apparently when you have a car and you give your buddy a ride somewhere it's too hard to drive 7 miles back there within a few hours....yeah. So I'm not dead, and I'm sorry that I could not tell everyone where I was for over a day. I know I have to reschedule some things. Please forgive me for all of the trouble. :(
I will try to figure out a special once I come to grips with the horrifying inbox mess that occurs when I am stuck without access to my email for 30 hours. :( So you'll save money, once I pull myself out of this crazy mess! :)
3/17/18- Hey everyone, I had to be out of the office yesterday unexpectedly. I've been putting in some long days, often ending my work around midnight and starting around 7-8am (sometimes later or earlier,) so I did not expect ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-TWO NEW EMAILS in 24 hours. :( Please try to LIMIT communication so it is NOT several emails in a single day. Please refer to the terms of service where, outside of huge emergencies, this is really not necessary and slows EVERYONE'S RESPONSE TIME.
Please DO NOT use Facebook as a primary mode (or an unscheduled mode) to contact me. I check in maybe once a day, and since MOST of the messages I get are from school friends or people entirely unrelated to work, I check my messages there even less often. :/ I used to be on Facebook way too much and I have, by choice, cut down my social media presence. At one point, it was sort of a nice escape with funny pics to visit there between readings, but now it's just a lot of angry opinions and political BS and I find it better to not go on there nearly as much as I did even a few years ago.
While I am actually a pretty patient and nice person, please do not lower yourself to being rude. 3 different clients of mine have said this in the last week and I have to agree - for reasons known only to the Gods, even the nicest people decided to get downright nasty in the last 10-12 days - not just at my business or in my life, judging from what I gathered from multiple clients complaining of the same problems in their lives. Well, that's terrible, and honestly, ineffective in dealing with 90% of the population, so if you're one of these people, try not acting rude to others. This won't get you anywhere with me...if someone acts out one too many times, I fire them. It's right in the TOS and client agreement. I have enough people who do not have a problem with this, so I don't need to entertain someone who can't be pleasant when I deal with them.
As always, many thanks to MOST of my clients, who are a pleasure to work for. :) It's a shame that some bad behaviors stand out so much and that I have to discuss them, when in reality, most of you are a blessing. :)
3/13/18 - I was playing catch up for the last 20 hours (literally very little sleep,) so I am coming into the office a bit late today. I am still playing catch up tomorrow but I put a real hurting on my inbox already. :D I am looking at having backlog cleared at an amazing speed if I can keep this up. Let us all pray the gods of coffee won't fail me in the next 48 hours. :)
Thanks for the kind thoughts on my busted molar. $3000 to fix it, but when I do, I'll have a shiny new crown, so, that's good? ;)
3/12/18- I'm sure some people are freaking out already, but I cracked my upper left molar all the way to the root, and was pretty much in a world of hurt for a little bit, so if I am late in reply please understand that I had a broken molar with an exposed nerve, and it wasn't anything personal.
Also, if I replied to anything at like 2-3 am, that's probably because I also didn't get a lot of sleep (I'm actually super tired right now that I am not in a world of hurt, ha,) and was trying to get a few brief things done. :P
Thanks for understanding.
Oh, and what did it? A barbecue potato chip. It's always gotta be something where i Could have chewed through leather or something and nothing happened, then something relatively easily palatable cracks a tooth. The all time weirdest thing ever to chip one of my teeth was iceberg lettuce. :P The reality is that I suffer from bruxism (tooth grinding) in my sleep, so it was probably waiting to happen. :P
3/7/18- The client agreement has been updated under part 18. All chargebacks now cost $350 EXCLUDING chargebacks instituted on a service not provided which are now $100. Please check it out. And if I cancelled a service or you did before it was provided, kindly request a refund, and then there is no chargeback fee. ;)
3/2/18 - While definitely not the most WTF week ever, (2017 still contains the most by that description, ha ha) this week certainly was kinda WTF. ;) Bird ate my phone, still need a landline (it's embarrassing to admit a bird can eat a phone, but he does,) unflagged all of my emails, and managed to get sick around midweek and am feeling better at last, though forgive me if you thought I was weird on Wednesday...me coming down with a mild fever usually means I'm a bit rambling, though most people don't notice (leading me to believe I'm always a bit on the rambling side.) ;)
Luckily most of you missed that, so I'm not too shamed, ha ha. ;) I'm feeling tons better - in fact other than being super lacking in energy once I realized I wasn't doing so hot, I was mostly fine...just sleeping too much for a day or two. I was able to complete spells but did not manage to go out and replace the bird molested work phone, so that will have to happen this weekend. Please let me reschedule all missed readings with you today and tomorrow, with my apologies for any wait. If you prefer a chat reading, I will set that up, and it might be faster to schedule than a phone reading.
Please do me one favor and DO NOT FREAK OUT IN MY INBOX. Replies are behind, yes. I'm trying to work quickly to remedy the situation. Most people don't need me to write a novel, so hopefully I will have that solved in a few days. :) It helps me when you do not send me MULTIPLE EMAILS in an effort to speed reply. That actually slows replies for you and for everyone else.
2/20/18 - OUTLOOK is finally set up. No more stinky webmail!!! It only took forever for me to be able to locate the damn bug causing outlook not to download my emails. :P Looks like it is syncing properly, and everything in my sent box on webmail has moved over. Hallilujah, we have working email reader again. :) For those of you not in the know, an inferior reader program like Win10 mail only uploads emails on the webmail server, and never syncs the program to the inbox, so I couldn't keep a record of sent emails. Outlook actually communicates non-stop with my webmail, and so anything I sent on webmail over the last month or so now has a record in my inbox and sentbox in Outlook. It's a blessing.
This does mean I need to go through A TON OF EMAIL. :P Now that I can sort everything the way I like, I need to find all those dropped threads and etc. It will take a few days. If you were missing replies from me, you might be like "really? I sent this 2 weeks ago, and we've talked since," because I really need to make sure I have everyone updated.
The sale ends TONIGHT, so if you've not taken advantage of it, now is the time.
2/16/18 -Huge sale over at my blog to celebrate me getting my computer back and finally all set up.
Please do not consider yesterday a business day. I literally needed 24 hours or more to get this computer back the way I want it. :)
2/9/18- Due to a thief, I'll be closed until at least Monday. Unfortunately some people think it's brilliant to rob a rootworker. And one who knows the law as well as I do. ;) I'll be dealing with the legal BS for a few days. :/
Remember, if you ever have a problem with a service or you think you might be due a refund for a service NOT PERFORMED, please contact me. It might take 2-6 hours for me to refund, but I do if you're entitled. If you just try to chargeback, you're due $250-$350 per item charged back. I've reimbursed more than one person for a service that was never performed (like readings,) so it's not a problem. Stealing the money IS a problem. Please settle your payment issues WITH ME, or else you breach contract and end up owing A LOT MORE than whatever you couldn't wait a handful of hours to get back. I have existing active repeat clients who have had unrendered services reimbursed, but if you stole from me via chargeback, it's the same as grabbing money out of my wallet - please have enough class to sort these issues with me and do not commit theft of services or fraud. It's not just a violation of your contract, it wastes everyone's time while I deal with your actions.
2/5/18 - Please DO NOT count today as a business day. I'll be out of the office for too large of a portion of today to count it as such.
My cable service has been a bit wonky with the unpredictable weather in the last week or so. Sorry for any inconvenience. :/
2/1/18- Thank you to everyone who made payments on their overdue bills, albeit those who did were not the ones considered to be in serious violation of payment plans...so, I deeply appreciate it, and yet I apologize if you felt threatened by the last group of announcements. :(
I am late on a few conjure follow ups. These should be in by this afternoon. Sorry for the delay. I managed to fall asleep around 8pm yesterday which generally means I didn't get enough email work done because I'm often doing much of my correspondence later in the day after dinner. :(
I should be transitioning back to the old computer soon (the one I had to have fixed, which is technically a brand new computer, lol,) so this should help with email a great deal. I've been using the webmail rather than a reader to save my "sent" replies and it is NOT easily navigateable like Outlook would be. :P I can't WAIT to graduate back to a reader program when I'm done using this danged loaner. :D Speed of reply and my ability to find older threads will benefit immensely. :D
1/29/18 - Despite the weekend being my time off, I received, on average, 65 emails a day, each day. I was also doing conjure ALL WEEKEND, which I did tell everyone. This is a hugely exhausting procedure, and while I should not be expected to work on my days off as is, I had no energy to reply having done more conjure work in 3 days than I normally do in 3 months. :P Please be patient while I get back to you, as I have a huge queue of email currently.
I am going to try to connect some lust for results articles to the site. Of course, the people who need these would never bother checking this (I tend to repeat things that are posted regularly to them over and over,) but in the vain hope people DO start reading the site or my blog and save me time (even just one person doing this will save me a ton of time,) I am going to see if I can't attach a few articles for everyone. :)
ALL OVERDUE PAYMENTS (unless previously arranged to give you more time) are due. PLEASE HAVE THEM IN NOW. I am going to start taking legal action as of the first of February.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR SERVICES UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO PAY.
Please remember that I have five business days (Monday-Friday) to reply, and that the 26th WAS NOT A BUSINESS DAY as I had posted (I was conjuring.) :P Do not spam me in an attempt to get a faster reply. It isn't helpful.
1/24/18- Hey everyone, my hand is not crippled any more. I felt A LOT better after the first 2 days. Apologies again to anyone who had a chat reading bumped.
I AM DOING SPIRIT CONJURE THIS WEEKEND. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP IF INTERESTED. Why do spirit conjure? It works amazingly on tough cases, and spirits can do just about anything you might want (within reason - if you want me to turn you into a werewolf, I will decline.) While most requests involve diffficult love problems or success, I think the most unique request I have ever had was from a soldier who wanted to be safe from harm and effective in combat. Needless to say, he escaped with "not even a scratch" when an explosive device went off and killed 3 of his comrades, one of which was, according to him, perhaps 3 feet away from him. So, spirits can do some amazing things.
NO MORE READINGS AFTER 7PM - I get up at 5am every single morning, and tend to be really tired after about 7pm. I need to be able to get some rest at this time to do spiritual work later in the evening, and I've bumped a few too many readings which were scheduled after 7pm lately for the reason I'm actually often asleep or too tired at the time they are scheduled, so I'm doing away with reading services after 7pm for the time being. Sorry for any inconvenience.
I am reworking the general list of services. I'd actually had that filled out perfectly and I've no idea whatsoever as to how the list disappeared. Sorry for the inconvenience. Over a month since I had to redo the site and it is STILL a working in progress. Sorry for any inconvenience.
1/18/18- Hey everyone, so I managed to injure my right hand yesterday early-ish in the morning. I couldn't even hold a fork last night at dinner, so I didn't get much done. It's a lot better today, so unless you want a chat reading, I think I can manage shuffling cards, and all appointments should be OK. Despite being very injury prone, that doesn't mean I can get away with working less than five days a week. For being absent most of yesterday (the storm made my internet sucky, anyhow) consider Sunday a business day.
PLEASE PAY YOUR BILLS. I won't keep asking. If my confirmation is late, I will be confirming it today.
1/15/18 - It would seem my pleas for my clients to pay their overdue bills and be timely on payments has been ignored, so it bears repeating. ;) Please pay your overdue bills.
Please remember that you are bound to the client agreement and terms of service. If you break the posting/sharing clause, I will deal with you and basically you're breaking a contract. Realize that at least in the US, unless laws have recently changed, anyone running a forum is not responsible for what you post - YOU ARE. So, while, to some degree, if they are allowing some really illegal stuff to go on, they might get in trouble, if you decide to go on a tear and tell everyone I'm a big stinky bitch face that you hate on some review site or forum, or that I'm awesome and you love me on some review forum (both are breaking your contract), you are breaking your contract. I actually can come after you legally. I've been relatively generous in this respect. Most people I'd take on as clients don't trust internet review sites because they are ridiculous by nature...regardless of what they review. ;) I live near a diner where a 2 year old was being fussy and screaming for an hour until the owner told the parents to quiet her down. When the upset parents (who apparently felt everyone wants a screaming toddler overpowering all voices in a restaurant for over an hour) reviewed the place, suddenly a bunch of fake reviews of this place went up, people claimed "Marcy" (who had sold the place years ago and was not the owner any more) spat and blew her nose in the food, and all sorts of ridiculous bs, none of it true, because they were upset that someone would ask a person to quiet an unruly child. I shit you not. To this day, this place does great business and you wait in line to get in, but it was such a complete viral shitstorm (because that's what internet reviews are, exaggerated nonsense people forget really soon,) at the time that the owner received death threats, and still has fake BS up about her establishment. On the other hand, people who really hate having little children not be minded by their parents and being allowed to be...well, awful little toddlers as toddlers sometimes are, - but I mean, my mom would have taken me out and walked me around to quiet me down if I was acting like that, and this is what these people expected - these people, who never ate at this place - gave it RAVE REVIEWS. Um, look, we're reviewing a restaurant, not if you like or don't like it if someone will or will not allow a child to scream for an hour. How is the food? The price? How fast did you get your food? OK, that's at least most of what people want to know, but I'm pretty sure zero stars or 100 stars for "they tell you not to let a toddler scream for an hour straight" is the least of most people's concern (to be fair, that would make me want to go more, haha.) So, even if you hate the "no screaming for an hour straight" policy, if everything else is on the up and up, that should be four of five stars, right? But this is most if not all online reviews. Either it is ridiculously gushy or it's so negative as to be unbelieveable, and generally based only on a perceived slight. Over a decade ago, I had a woman say I was a mega stuck up c*** (she even stalked me for awhile) because I would not reconcile a woman (not her, some other person) to a very physically abusive man. She'd never asked me for services, I'm just a c*** for not prolonging abuse. I wasn't mean, and the person I rejected said I was rather nice about the whole thing...this woman still went on for quite some time saying I'm horrid if I say no, so having never even F***ING SPOKEN TO ME DIRECTLY, she reviewed me as mega-bitch. Again, this is not going to be a helpful review of my services if 1.) you are not versed enough in spellcasting to be able to understand it at an adpet level and can compare it to multiple other businessnesses also being able to understand their practice if not rootwork (one cannot grade performance if one does not really understand what a good performance is, as - like I say in my blog that TEACHES SPELLWORK - spellwork is not like a vending machine where you get exactly what you want because you punched in a number,) 2.) you are not reviewing the services therein provided themselves which is what someone is paying for but rather just reviewing the person's personality, and 3.) if you base effectiveness of said services on the "bedside manner" of the person providing these same services to you. I am not running a hotel or restaurant. If the best doctor in the world is a jerk but can cure almost anything, which is more important? If the best lawyer can win almost any case but isn't really very talkative with you and doesn't act like your best friend, which is more important? And if you actually knew me, you'd know that unless YOU become a mega asshole, I'm not even likely to show you my cranky pants side. At least 10 times a week I hear "Wow, Cat, you're actually super nice!" so I'm pretty sure if a five star review hinged on me being nice, I'd be doing pretty well...but I don't want to be reviewed, and frankly I could care less if you think I'm a bitch. ;) That aside, the stupidity of review sites is not the reason I have the no posting/sharing clause. ;) Should you be curious as to why (and people have been over the years,) I would gladly enlighten you. :) Just ask me sometime.
All spells are begun within 36 hours of payment. I realize with the computer issues a week ago, some of you got confused and felt I didn't start this or that. I did. ALSO all RECEIVED EMAILS are in my webmail, so no info was lost. The only issue was getting into my computer. :)