Wednesday, September 03, 2014
3 months ago, a longtime friend (my husband has known him since high school and I met him 10 years ago when my hubby and I first started dating) asked if we'd be interested in moving into his rental house. It would be a good deal for all of us, as we weren't happy with the house we'd been living in for 5 years (houses way to close together and all of the yards being "community property") and they would benefit from having responsible tenants. They had had to evict the previous tenants for not paying for nearly a year, as we just learned. It seemed like it would benefit everyone, so we've been living here for the last 3 months
There has been some weird boundary issues with him, and especially his wife. Things were starting to improve and then her behavior got even stranger. She started lurking around the property when our car wasn't here. We only have 1 car, so I was here and confronted her. She gave some weird excuses and said it was her property and she could "view it" whenever she wanted. We had pretty much decided after that incident, we would move when we received our tax refund in 6 months or so.
I was going to have a talk with her husband to see if she had a medical issue or even a drug problem, but then they informed us 2 days ago that because of rent not being paid for that year, they had fallen too far behind and the house will go into foreclosure on the 10th of this month. They were chickens and came over to do a repair (after 3 months of telling them about it) and waited until I left with our son to do his popcorn fundraiser for Cub Scouts to break the news to just my husband.
So, I get the call that this house is going into foreclosure while having to keep smiling and sell popcorn to customers. I just can't believe that "friends" would do this! I uprooted my kids from the only house they can remember and transferred them to a new school in order to move here! I'm outraged, disgusted, and sick over this. School just started today and I have no idea where we'll be living and what school they'll go to when we get officially served by their bank!
We were in this situation 6 years ago and had lived in a house for a little over a year and it turned out that the landlord had not paid the mortgage in nearly 2 years. The kids were toddlers at the time and don't remember it at all, luckily. I have no idea how to explain this to the kids now. Especially with it being "friends" that caused this to happen!
This couple has also been on vacation nearly the whole summer. They have gone to Vegas, Arizona, the Oregon Coast, and many other vacations. It looks like that's where our rent money went...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I have a potluck tomorrow and am looking for inexpensive, but healthy potluck ideas. There will be 20 - 40 people attending. I'm trying to get back on the healthy eating wagon. Thanks!
Friday, May 16, 2014
I reached my heaviest weight recently of nearly 310 pounds. However, I am happy to say that I am now 299 pounds and have met one of my short term goals of getting out of the 300s!
I am so proud of myself, yet so ashamed at the same time. I want to be happy, but I really am having conflicted feelings. I want to shout it from the roof top that I am no longer 300+ pounds, but that would also involve admitting that I did once weigh that much. I want to be happy that I've lost 11 pounds, but it's also very daunting to think that I have so far to go before I reach my goal weight. I've lost nearly 6% of the weight that I want to, but that still leaves 94+% that I have left to lose.
I know I need to just take it one day at a time, but I'm a long-term planner, so it's hard to focus and be proud of today.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I actually managed to grow an avocado from a pit!
Thursday, May 08, 2014
My morning started off really rough. I bought myself some chocolate covered Craisins as a treat for myself a couple of days ago. This morning, I found them on the couch and they had been cut open. I knew perfectly well that it was my daughter, but I am trying to have a calmer approach to dealing with her lying and taking things. She is almost 6-years-old, so I'm really trying to break her of these bad habits. Unfortunately, lying seems to be a genetic trait in my husband's family. I asked her calmly a few times if she did it and she looked me in the eye and lied to me. She then promised she'd never lie and take things again, which is a lie in itself, so I left her there with my husband and went to the store. I talked to my husband about his own selfish habits and told him that the kids pick up on it and how I feel disrespected a lot in our house by him and the kids. He blew me off as being over-dramatic.
At the store, I discovered that the hubby had lost his debit card and taken mine. It's not a big deal except for when I am stuck at the store with no way to pay! I was embarrassed and had to put everything back.
This led to another argument where he again refused to accept responsibility. He called from work to say he was sorry, but I told him that, for at least the kids' sake, he needs to take responsibility at the moment that he makes a mistake, not long after the fact.
When I was driving my daughter to school, my neighbor, who was driving her child to school, cut me off. When we were waiting for the kids' teachers, she tried making small talk, but I was not in a good mood and she was included in that after cutting me off! Rude!
I went to the store for the second time to buy the items that I couldn't buy before. Luckily, there was a different cashier. I would have been more embarrassed if it was the first gal. I also picked up some items to pamper myself after this rough start to my day. I am going to soak in a bubble bath and give myself a pedicure.
Today can only get better after this rough morning.
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