There’s the woman at the bus stop who accused one of us moms of calling child services on her. She promised if her kids were taken she would take us all down with her. Dun Dun DUNNNNN! (She cold-clocked her kid upside her head in front of the mandatory reporter school bus driver and four neighbors … I don’t know why she thinks one of us moms called but she seems pretty … [Read more...] about A Rambling, Random Update
We’ve been lurching and spasming toward a longer-term gig since the season began mid-April. It began on Monday! (insert happy dance) The foreman says there are seven jobs lined up for summer and a bid is in for a two-year job. That means overtime is going to kick in any minute now and if the long-term job bid goes through we won’t have to worry about the rest of Mr. … [Read more...] about June 2015 Budget Update (Almost out of the woods)
That union meeting on Tuesday was fantastic. I wasn't there and I didn't even hear all the stories because Mr. B was so tired when he got home. I heard the most important thing - well, two things - I needed to hear. That BA was dead serious (his words) about making Mr. B a BA. There is no residency requirement. So, excuse me while I do the cha cha slide all over my … [Read more...] about Great News That’s Not Set In Stone Because What Is?
This is a super short one because I have been stupid-crazy-sick for a week with a fever and lost time and everything. I feel better today but still really weak and my brain is kind of hurky-jerky and it wants to keep a train of thought but before I know it I'm suddenly thinking about how awesome a slushie would be for my throat and totally forget what I was talking about … [Read more...] about How We Spent It State Tax Refund Edition!
This place is familiar. The place where the taxes are finished and on hold to be sent as soon as the government will accept them. The "pre-spending" list written over the course of the year and ordered most important to least important done. If there is a list, there is no giddy sense of overwhelm and no moment to savor. In order for our financial plans to work we must not … [Read more...] about Same Situation, Different Year, Different Situation