Well, it's been a piss-poor week. Luckily we don't have any storm damage, yet. It's hanging over our heads like a big ole water balloon about to topple and splatter. Gustave just keeps hanging around. Leave already.
Found a really cool house. I haven't seen it yet but I've heard enough about it to know it's cool. It has a fenced in yard...yay! I feel a puppy in our future :) It has washer-dryer hookups, a must for me. I have slepped enough laundry in my day. When the boy was born I did it in the tub for the first year or so of his life. Did you know that your knuckles will bleed if you try to scrub stains out of jeans with your bare hands? I didn't :) Thank God, I was younger then :) Anyway the house has three bedrooms(yay! a designated computer/library room) and a big ole outdoor storage room, a back patio i think, living room, dining room and two...yes, i said, two bathrooms!!! OMG, I cannot tell you how much having two bathrooms will mean to us. I'm just going to say here that as you get older you just can't hold it like you could when you were younger...seems like nearly every morning I have to rush the boy out of the shower and this is only after considering all other possibilities ie, kitchen garbage can...cat box...no, i don't think so....
oh, and I almost forgot...it is a rent to own and the boy can own it in 9 years! He will be a homeowner at 28...how cool is that? Another great thing is the rent/ mortgage is only $50 more than we are paying now! Woo Hoo!!! It belongs to the sister in law of a friend of mine (you remember, the one who's daughter died recently?) and has been vacant for over a year and it does need some work but she said she's been paying two mortgages for over a year and just wants to get out from under it. Oh, and we will have two little old ladies next door to watch out for us...I love little old ladies! They will call us when and if the alarm goes off...did I forget to mention it has an alarm system!!! After having all our stuff ripped off over and over again by the little criminals around here it will be such a relief! It also has hardwood floors...under the carpet but she said we could rip out the carpet and refinish the floors and they should be great. She said she doesn't care what we do to it as long a we don't tear it up. I told her we were grown, that if the boy was still four I probably couldn't guarantee that because he's always needed to discover how things worked, no matter to what end :)
Speaking of the boy, he's taking his GED today, so if you read this in time pray for him. I think he'll do fine.
Oh, and after months and months of discouragement searching for a social work job that didn't require a masters, there were four in the paper this week! Entry level social work jobs! Geez, shouldn't be long now :)
It seems as though everything is coming together and we're getting all we wished for. I promised the Lord that I would not get distracted by a man this time and would finish my degree and do what He wants for me. I silently prayed for a husband if and when I finished, that would love us and be good for us both...He has given us so much, maybe that was too much to ask for? Oh, well, as the saying goes, "I'm old enough so my wants don't hurt much anymore" :)
k, so I've had my break now, off I go back to the 37 boxes of books that never got unpacked from the last move 9 years ago(and have been my bedroom decor). I refuse to move that many again. Hopefully I can knock it down to 10 or so...might be wishful thinking, but at the moment there is a four foot high pile that is going to Goodwill.
We're going to see the house this afternoon, wish us luck :)