Okay I am catching up on blogs and this new comment thingy, (don't know what else to call it) is driving me nuts. I either I am blind or impatient or both but I constantly cannot figure out what they want me to type and then after about three tries I am done. Also my very favorite blogger Rhitter the first blog I ever read, I can't comment at all. It keeps asking me for an address of someone else? So for you Rhitter, Congrats on the pay off amounts and please e-mail me directly so we can talk as the blog thingy( yes there is is again) won't let me.
We had a very busy hard weekend. Lots of moving and I am exhausted. We drove 8 hours there moved, packed, moved, packed, cleaned, drove 8 hours home. But I was able to see grandson and he is cute and fun the best! I love their new house. Much larger than I expected. Three good sized bedrooms and two full bath up stairs. Large front room , office/bedroom, full bath, kitchen and dining room downstairs. Tons of storage. I love the walk in pantry off the kitchen. Also a walk in under the stair cupboard that is carpeted and leads clear under the wide stairs that turn and go upward. We put grandsons toys in this closet and you can see him playing from the kitchen. So daughter can clean/cook dinner and still see the baby. It is a wonderful set up. He just played in there for hours and we worked away at the house. It has a three car garage! (We have a one car) It also has a huge loft room unfinished above the garage. They would have to have 6 kids to fill that space. The good news is they bought it for about $100,00 less than it originally appraised for and put a huge down payment on it and owe less than most older couples owe on houses they have paid on for years. But they waited 5 years to buy a house, have a 4 year old car paid for and drive another that is a 1985 jeep. No debt except for the house. This is the way to do it folks.
My daughter has admitted to me that growing up with no money and the constant lack there of and worry about bills has made her not want to live the way we lived. That makes me feel bad but also I am proud of her for seeing that the cycle needed to be broken. She is just much smarter and much better at this than I was. I look back and try to see how I could have done it differently, but looking back does no good if you are beating yourself up. Look forward and do not make the same mistakes. ( Go and sin no more)
I am going for my first medical treatment of the new arthritis drug this Friday. I will drive 2 hours to middle daughters Thursday evening. after I teach and clean the bank. She will then take me into Spokane to Sacred Heart Medical. I will have the IV drip and she will drive me back to her place. If all goes well I can start self injecting later next week. I am still frustrated about the cost, but if this works it will be worth it. I am getting worse and worse and I cannot imagine not trying to seek help.
We were able to stay on budget with this trip and I came home with over $100.00 cash not spent, but this has really been an expensive month with all the travel and gas and now I am going again. Also I have now been able to sew for many days of the month because of travel and I am so(sew) behind.
I was able to add over $5.00 in change to my sealed pot. I heard Carla was weighing hers? Great idea!
Out My Window: It is rainy, I mean really rainy. Typical winter here. It should be like this for the next several weeks and then be a beautiful spring.
Well I had better get myself cleaned up and hit the machines. I also have to figure out a new sound system for the studio, as the one we were using was on loan from an Irish group and they go on tour this week. I do have smaller systems but with 28 pairs of hard shoes going you really need a good set of speakers. I need to figure out another challenge after I tackle the tupperware cupboard.
Have a great and productive day!