Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We have been busy! I have been helping Mandy get her apartment packed up and moved in here. We brought some things over, she bought new wicker furniture for her living room and we have put new carpeting in the bedroom area. it is shaping up nicely!
Tomorrow we have help from Church to get some of the larger things like dressers and beds. The biggest will be her GIANT side by sid refridgerator, which will wait till last. We need lots of manpower for that.
Hubby had today off and has tomorrow also. And he gets Saturday and Sunday off. We hope to be almost done by then.
We are so tired at night, we are asleep before we even get covered up!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hubby has been at his new job for a week today. It is an adjustment for both of us but it is going well. He really likes the job but his hours are different everyday. Sometimes he has to be in early and sometimes not till mid afternoon but he always gets 7 or 8 hours. He even gets an hour lunch to come home and get a small meal. He will have worked 9 days in a row till his first day off. But no one is complaining, we are grateful.
I am so glad I am a stay at home wife because I can be here what ever his hours are, and I will always have time enough to keep his clothes clean and ironed, the house warm and welcoming when he comes home, and fresh baked goodies for his lunch and snacks. that along with home cooked regular meals.
I will be helping my daughter get some sorting and packing done for her move into the downstairs of our house.
Exciting times!! And it`s all good!
Thank you to everyone who wrote encouraging comments and thank you for all your prayers!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Where do I begin? After 6 months of being laid off permanantly from his job, my Hubby got a full time job today! Week after week of frustration and searching online, newspapers and job fairs finally landed him a nice one. It is full time seasonal now till August but if they like his work it will lead to full time permanant.
The pay is less than half of what he was making so it still would be impossible to make the house payments, so the house would still have to be on the market.
Daughter Mandy lost her job a month ago and was struggling to pay anything to anybody for any bills. She went to a job fair with Hubby and she just got her third job offer today. She was already working part time at 2 jobs but still sruggling to catch up.
Then she was informed by her landlady who lives upstairs that she would have to move from her apartment which is downstairs so the landlady could move in it because of heart problems. The doc told the landlady no more stairs.
We all got thinking....and came up with.....
We have a perfectly good downstairs basement that is divided into 4 rooms, 2 big and 2 smaller, so why not fix it up so she can live there and help us with the house payment? Then we won`t have to sell the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She was more than excited because all the utilities and cable and water and garbage will be paid by us and she gives us rent to make up the difference for the house payment.
Mandy also has a job interview tomorrow for a full time job, no holidays, no weekends. And this job will be right down the street and around the corner, almost nothing to spend on gas and she could even walk there in about 5 minutes.
It`s all good!
I knew deep down that God was working out something, but in my darkest times I sometimes thought that He forgot about us. Oh my gosh...God is awsome! It is amazing how He worked this out for us!
And when she gets the kids every other weekend, they can get off the bus here on Friday and get on the bus on Monday morning. Mandy has 4 kids,but only regular visitation for the 2 older ones, age 13 and 15.
It will be nice for us too because we have never been able to be the grandparents we wanted to be. Now we will get to see them regularly and I have a reason to bake lots of goodies and not eat all of them because they will be gobbled up by to growing boys FAST!
And I will have a family supper on Fridays with everyone gathered at our table. Oh how I have missed a noisy active family since my kids have grown up!
God has given us more than we could have ever thought to ask for. God is good....all the time!!!!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Didn`t I know it....it was too good to be true! The deal on our house fell through. The bank was almost done with our buyer`s credit check and found something that was bad enough to deny them the mortgage.
Now the house is back on the market. The realtor is scheduling an open house for Sunday the 21st.
I know it`s a setback, but maybe God has something else in mind for us. Or someone else that would want or need this house more than the other people did.
I`m dissappointed, yes, but also excited to find out what God has planned for us!
I would also like to thank everyone that wrote sweet, encouraging comments on my last post.
I appreciate all of you, my dear Sparkfriends!
Monday, April 08, 2013
Things have really changed since my last blog update!
We sold the truck.
We sold the house! After only 15 days on the market we got an offer. After a little negoitation, we got what we wanted for it. The appraiser from the buyer`s bank will be here Thursday. We don`t have a closing date yet.
Because my hubby is unemployed, we cannot buy a doublewide, a house, land or even rent anything. He has to have secure, reliable income which unemployment is not because it will end.
This leads to a problem. We really don`t want to be homeless!
hubby has a wonderful best friend that lives in a 3 bedroom house all alone. He offered us the biggest bedroom to stay in until we get back on our feet. There is also a bathroom we can use, plus one downstairs. He is not asking for a thing in return. We always said that if anything ever happened to either of us, we would take care of each other.
We plan on repaying him in other ways though. Tomorrow we are going over to do some cleaning and straightening up. Our room is already empty and waiting for us to move in, but the rest of the house needs some work.
I will be keeping the house cleaned and do most of the cooking while we are there. i do love to cook, and it will be fun cooking for 3 instead of 2.
My kitty won`t like it there because I have to keep him confined in our room because hub`s friend has a really mean cat and I know they won`t get along. So my Maxie will stay upstairs with the door shut, and Gracie will be downstairs.
So all is good there.
Now there is one more thing. As much asI appreciate us having a place to stay, I am not looking forward to it at all. It won`t be our own place. How long will we have to be there? Not long I hope.
I am quite unhappy and depressed, and very easily irritated. Everything bothers me and I feel like screaming on the inside most every day. Nobody knows this, I try to keep it to myself and wait to feel better. It`s not all because of our situation, it`s just thatl things are bothering me so. I hope I am not hurting my health by feeling like this. It does help a lot now that i can get outside on nice days to walk. Maybe I just have had cabin fever.
But anyway, that`s my update. I will keep you informed if possible, of what`s happeneing till we don`t have the computer hooked up anymore.
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