Since January 24...my world has been at MACH-10. I am ready for it slow down a little. Not sure that is actually going to happen....but it is a nice fantasy.
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I was glad that I wasn't the only parent on Saturday morning who needed "one more hug" when dropping the kids off for Quebec. (And thank you for all the support on our decision to do this!) They made it there safely, although later than expected. The teacher has sent an email each night (or morning, as it is posted at 1am!!) that everyone is fine and having fun, even though it is COLD.
Sassy has NOT e-mailed us....which either means she couldn't figure it out with the Wifi (and we told her to ask an adult for help....) or she is just too busy/excited and having fun. Either way...not happy that she is not checking in. But very happy she is enjoying herself (or at least she appears to be in the few pictures she has been in that the teacher posted). And she had her camera in the pictures we saw....so at least we know that she hasn't lost it. lol
Yes, this is New England in the winter. It snows here. But we have had back to back storms for 2 weeks...enough. Need a break.
It is snowing now, and my office is closed until Noon, but I told Boss that I am just going to work from home today anyway. No school today....still need to shovel....and
My car is back in the shop....for the third time in 2 weeks. I had to get a rental car last Thursday that I still have (and that was a story in itself....seriously.....not everything should be a story, but it seems like in my world, that is just how I roll).
My car actually is at a different shop (again....a story) and should be done today. Front drive shaft....$724. On top of the $812 we already paid...oh and the $93.....oh and the rental car..... this little episode is somewhere around $1800 now.
I have to balance the checkbook, pay some bills, sort some stuff out. I have just been in crisis mode for 2 weeks, and I have just done the bare basics to get by. I "think" that is on the slate for tomorrow night.
I would like to do our taxes this coming weekend and be done with that. Plus, we could use the refund.
I am going out on Valentine's Day with a girlfriend, and a few of her friends. We are going to have dinner...and go to see THE MOVIE. If you don't know the movie....you should be able to figure it out fairly easily. I NEED some time off!!!
I did take Bossy to the trampoline park this weekend, with 2 friends and their kids. I thought I would feel silly jumping on the trampoline, but it was INCREDIBLE stress relief. I highly recommend it.
Things are starting to roll! I am holding off on reporting too much right now, but we are hopeful at this point.
As for a new house...we are actually looking at a NEW house. Never did we think we would be able to do that! But there is a popular builder who is an "all inclusive" (i.e., many of the standard features are what most think of as upgrades) and we are looking at that community. While there is a floor plan that I LOVE....that one is out of our price range. But there is another we like and IS in the price range. The community has a pool. It is the school system we wanted, and because this area is a little further out than we wanted...the taxes are even cheaper. Our drive will be just a hair bit longer than we were hoping for, but still less than we are doing now. And this is an up and coming area, so there is a good chance that our house value will continue to go up.
Like I said....bits and bobbles!