We have now officially been in our house for one year. So glad to have a house, but sometimes wonder if we did the right thing by buying a house. It has been a struggle. Getting the house was not the struggle, but repairing things that break down in and around a house is challenging. We have repaired a fallen fence (like a month after we moved in), had the electric box outside replaced and now we are having plumbing issues. It seems as if we might keep Drano in business! Neither one of us in very handy, but we sure try, but this bathtub we have might cost us a fortune. The drain gets clogged after one week. One week. REALLY!! I can't buy Drano once a week just to keep the drain clear. That is ridiculous. But, short of paying an arm and a leg for a plumber, which is next to impossible right now, we will continue to use Drano once a week. (But not till I get paid, so for this week, we just have to deal with water to our ankles.)
In other news, Anna is working on schooling with me. After going all summer long, we took one week off and then started right in on 5th grade work. (4th grade math) She is loving it and we are making good progress. We are still behind in math, but she is mostly remembering what we have been studying. We have our days, like one day this last week she forgot how to tell time to the hour, which we have been working on since Kindergarten. She has known that for a long time, but it was just one of those things that we had to re-learn. She does love horse club. I wished I could pay for her to do it more than twice a month, but it just isn't possible. Too expensive. I also need to find her an orthodontist. That girl is going to need braces.
I'm still working at the same ol' place. I'm not exactly happy there right now. There is a lack of authority there and we certainly need a take charge kind of person. Oh and to top it all off, the person I wanted to be in our dept I was told couldn't and now the girl they put in will be leaving. I so just want to say that I was right, but it won't serve any purpose. I am currently waiting on the results of an MRI I had last week as well. I sure wish I knew why they ran it. I will be carrying my phone with me tomorrow at work. I need to hear from them tomorrow. Until then, I just worry about what it could be. I try not to worry too much, but there's not a lot one can do. At least I worked yesterday and that took my mind off it for a while. I have been having several health issues lately, and I am trying to get some answers.
J's job is questionable, as always. His bosses seem to make up rules to suit themselves and then write you up. They have a common goal to make life miserable for everyone but themselves. I am hoping that J won't have to be there too much longer, but its hard to look for a job when the one you have emotionally exhausts you, which is sometimes worse than physical exhaustion.
I guess that's all. Still hard to believe that we have lived in our house for one year. Still have lots that I want to do with the house too. As J says we have 29 more years to get it done. LOL!! It may take me that long to get it the way I want it. Now, its off to search for Christmas and birthday ideas for Anna. She doesn't NEED anything else and we are in an in-between stage for toys and such. I'll be glad to accept ideas from anyone who may have them. LOL!! Take care all.
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