Of all the things we spent tax return money on its the final bills from the old house that feel the best. Traditionally, those are things that we poors tend to just leave out in the real life cloud to gather dust and generate collection calls in a year or so. Knowing that everything I owe is in this one nice, neat little pile here (credit cards, normal bills, student loans) is … [Read more...] about Public Aid, Preschool, and Money Planning
The only thing that keeps going through my mind is, "Be the present you wish to see in the world." Because I destroy perfectly good quotes and make them into other things and that's how I think. I'm planning a birthday party today. I'm not sure how to be present for the possibility of 28 3rd grade children in my not-small but not-big house-apartment-space. I keep going back … [Read more...] about Be Present….For What?
I was telling my friend yesterday that I was so sure we would have to move into some awful sacrificial place because we were such failures I am having trouble getting comfortable in the new place. The bedroom is bigger than at the house. The kitchen has a better flow. The windows are all normal and not kissing the ceiling with a narrow dare to find decent … [Read more...] about A Week In The New Place
All the big stuff and most of the smaller stuff is here at the new place. There are some things that have to get picked up. That may happen tonight if Mr. Brickie can stop there in between work and his Union meeting tonight. I told you about Saturday night and Mr. Brickie being so sick, right? We're still sick but it's tolerable. The problem with being sick is being … [Read more...] about 90% Done and Sick as Dogs
Mr. Brickie was breaking down (uninstalling? unbuilding?) the beds as we tried to figure out a new date to ask everyone to come by and help us move. We also went over moving truck options like U-Haul or renting a big truck from Enterprise and using that to move things. The biggest issue was the immediate (or near-immediate) need for my king-size mattress so I can sleep in … [Read more...] about Craigslist to the Rescue (I Hope)