Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's Raining

And I don't mean the water version. I mean the life version.
So I got 21 pillowcases down and will be heading south here soon. They are going to some kids.
The Girl finished her quilt. I'll get back to The Girl later.
And Vader is here for a visit. I can not believe how BIG he is compared to our other dogs. Holy Crap Batman. I just call him Big Foot. He will be back and fourth as mommy had to move to a rental that only allows two dogs and he is third man out. So she will sneak him in and when she gets caught he will be back for awhile. It's fine. Her other dog is older and it's a matter of time, until he is second man out. But in the meantime it's interesting having four dogs during the rainy season.
Where does one start on life? Hannah got out last night as fate would have it, Hubby and the boys walked up to the corner of the road. to check out some work being done and who do they find? But Hannah. Mind you Hannah minds like beans. We are talking about finding her a new home. Maybe someplace she can run wild with 5 acres? We don't understand the breaking out? Because the neighbor dog is in our yard? Sitka and Vader stayed in the yard.
Last week The Girl had a "Friend" over. Now I'm not one for teens and those under 13 running around with fireworks and guns. Nope kid ya not. The Teen and The Girl was out shooting fireworks. In doing that that dogs went though the back door, smashing the heck out of my foot. I have bruises in colors I have never seen before. Now fireworks are one thing, but when you see them with guns. You tend to move the kids away from all windows. Me freaking out I took photos and such and called hubby and whined.
Because I believe Parents should be watching kids with fireworks and guns? Just a thought right? But hubby is like don't worry a BB can't go through the window. Really? Needless to say we were fighting. Until the next day I wake up so cold. I kept getting up and putting on layers. My feet were so numb from the cold in the morning. We couldn't understand until I'm in the midst of teaching school and hubby is cleaning up the bedroom and pulls back the curtain to find a BB hole in our window. Went right smack through our bedroom window.
Tell ya the steam coming out of his ears. Kinda fun to watch, After a debate was it a rock a BB shot? Honey when was the last time you mowed the yard? Oh Yeah. so we looked and looked and sure enough found a BB. He scooped it up and ran to the neighbors with the steam coming out. Needless to say the window guy will be here next week and the neighbor will be paying for it. In the mean time I'm FREEZING. Mind you we live with one space heater right now. Hubby put plastic on the window and we covered it with a blanket on the other side so that helps.
So here is what I think happened? I think "The Boy" saw that I was watching him do target practice right outside the boy's window. As it was getting dark he went to the front of the yard. Where I couldn't watch him. I went to serve dinner and he saw a dark room and shot at it to teach me a lesson? So hubby ran into him that night and he asked what happened? Well we lined up pumpkins and was shooting at them. And one must have bounced off.
???????????????? WHAT?
Hubby came home saying what could I say? You can't argue stupid! Told them window guy will be here at 9am be here and pay the bill!
Mind you there are no pumpkins lined up anywhere. Mind you I gave them all the pumpkins. And this is how they want to treat them? So utterly tired of parents not supervising their kids. First who the hell is "This Boy" why was her daughter age 11 out following "This Boy" around shooting off fireworks and shooting at things? And why the hell were they allowed so close to my house?
Next time, I'm done, the police will be called.
OH and that night "The Girl" showed up wanting to play. Hum NO we are done. Kills me I put in so many hours teaching her how to sew, and quilt and such, and this is what I get in return? No utter respect and a hole in my window?
You add in the fact I'm Pissed at my husband, don't ever doubt my gut feeling. I tell ya they are going to shoot a BB through the window don't tell me that isn't possible!
TV is totally out tonight. Not only are we b/w but the lines are now sideways and moving all around. We can't afford a TV, we need tires. We need to pay off medical. Got an updated arm bill and it's like we can't make a dent. I'm paying and paying and I owe more then when I started. CRAP. I want to have it paid off by the end of the year. So we can restart the mortgage challenge but who knows?
A bunny finally died on us. And not the one we were expecting. 1 down 2 to go. OK it's not that bad, these bunnies are older then dirt. They are so spoiled no wonder they keep right on living. Hell one is blind and living in our living room. The cage is left open because he is blind he isn't going anywhere. When his bowl is empty he puts it outside the door and we fill it for him. Talk about spoiled.
Cole will be out of first grade math by the end of the month. We will finish up the DK math book in December and start second grade after our Christmas break. He wants to read so bad we are spending 30-60 minutes a day reading. He is cruising in English. He wears me out. Tucker will be done with part one of third grade math on November 13th. Talk about excited. Ethan is cruising, Just Thank God he has a math brain and I only really struggle with one in math. Ethan and I are so much alike I can often read the listen or just do it and he is like OHHH and takes off.
Signed up for health care, Don't know if I have covered that yet? I believe I did? When the medical bills are all paid off to have that money and the weekly insurance payment we make, back into our paycheck it will be interesting. I can't wait to start the mortgage challenge up again. OH Mortgage we are now .69 cents under 123k. That is exciting. Getting closer and closer to 120k. And once we reach that we will never be over 120k again. "if" we can stay on track we will be close to 110k by the end of next year. "If not" well then we won't will we?
Neighbor moved. It's been hard. Hate to see her go. My other neighbor can just go, but this one. Crap it's killing me. I'm glad she en-trusted me with her dog. This was a great idea so she doesn't have to get rid of him. And really I don't mind. At some point we will help her finish moving. Waiting on weather to clear a bit.
Going in to talk to our money lady soon. Mind you we have no money. We do have 3 months of Mortgage payments now saved up. We will have no lights or heat, but we will have a house for 3 months of anything happens? Of course we want to save more. But it's hard on what we bring in. We need to start to really work on our retirement. So we are opening Roth's. Putting a whopping 50 in them a month for the both of us. But hey it's a start?
I have a list a mile long of things to fix around this house. First up is the window of course and well the window guy is here we will get prices on other windows. I'm hoping to have tires by the end of the year? And then work down the list. We need to replace the house heaters. We just did Ethan's. So now my kid is no longer cold.
Boy I could whine all night long. And it's nothing compared so some others I know. I know it's my time to take some hits. And I"m taking them and hoping I duck the ones I can. But I'm tired. I would love some good news? Maybe a little money falling from the sky? Not much?

1 comment:

emaegf said...

Yes BBs can go through the window and screens as well. Just ask my mother. Her back neighbors "let" (more like told and encouraged)their two boys and their friends to shot them at my mom's windows. Every window on the back of the house has no less then three each. She has the BBs to prove it. And this was after she called the police and the dad had to write a nice fat check for fines for guns Not allowed in the city.