Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The End of October and the Beginning of a New Life

Oh October! My most favorite month! Not only do you bring my birthday, you also bring a whole MONTH of monster movies. I can find them on AMC or SyFy or This or many of the other networks. It just doesn't get better than that. It doesn't.  PLUS The Walking Dead started back up. My one and only show I watch.

To make it even better, hubs went to an invitation only job fair down in good old Houston. After a bunch of interviews and the aftermaths, Hubs accepted an offer from a company based out of Houston. (The job fair had jobs from all over, not just Texas, but we did want to get back there.)

We hung out in limbo for a bit while the ball got rolling, etc. Then Friday night Hubs got the call that he was to start work on November 26th. So we had 25 days to get him to Houston.

25 days to see if the military moving office would get us scheduled asap and see if housing would work with us in that time frame.  I was skeptical. Its the government after all. And there would be extensions and extra paperwork due to our year to move almost being up and our goods having to sit in storage past that date.

Today we got the answers we needed from the moving people...and they will be here to start packing us up on November 6th barring bad weather or something. So the first hurdle is conquered.  I began the withdraw process for Alia's school today. Thankfully Texas is one of the easier states to deal with on the home school front so I'm not worried about our time in limbo.

So now we are working crazy hard to prepare.  The plan is to get out of this house and make it as far as central Texas for a few months. The girls and I will stay with family that has a place for us to pull the travel trailer into and live out of for now. Dion will begin his training and his rotations on the platforms in Houston. On his off times we will start looking not too far from the Houston area for somewhere to finally settle down and buy what I hope is our last home ever. I probably should not have put that in print. LOL! We expect it will be several months before we can determine where that is and before a bank will give us a loan since we have been unemployed for so long.

So. I have 6 days to pull it all together and get the heck out of here. Please snow, hold off. Maybe we will head south before it catches us good. That would just be the icing on top of the cake since I hate snow.

I guess my little blog world will change up a little too while we become official trailer trash for a number of months. It will be interesting to say the least.

Remember us in your prayers still -- this is far from over yet!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Not Much To Say Now-a-days

We actually haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I would if I could.....

So a quick update for friends and family...

Torture. Sheer, unadulterated  torture.  After much suffering I finally got the attention that was needed and had Mouse worked with.  Why yes, there is a problem.  So, reading and math have been downgraded a grade. And after the state testing we did get the official letter stating that she is not 3rd grade material.  Wish her old school system that passed her would get that letter (and a fine for passing her too).  Like they would even care. A failing school, is a failing school is a ........

Things have improved with the correct curriculum,  but I don't see her in 4th grade next year. Ohio won't pass her and if we move to another state I still wouldn't try to put her in 4th. She needs the extra time with reading and math. The whole thing is kind of surprising as she is rather smart. We are also looking into a possible disability.

Life in general:
Bank account is almost on E. Looks like we will have made it about a year on our savings. Not bad. With a new President jobs would open back up where Hubs is experienced. Without a new one we could be looking at assistance. But hey, the Dems want that and will have the privileged of paying for it and providing it for us. So life is exactly like it should be, right? That's the bright side of things.

Songbird continues to work and now has a boyfriend. She is also paying for her own drivers ed as we can't help her with it....and she got tired of being without a license. So we should have a driver before much longer. I actually feel kind of lucky that I have dodged that bullet for a year longer than most parents. LOL. See, I can see the bright side of things.

Its getting cold now. Hope all my friends in the storms path stay warm and safe. I didn't buy cold weather clothes or coats for anyone as we had planned on being long gone from here before the cold weather set in.  Guess we are just going to wear things that are too small or just lots of layers. Thank goodness I did not get rid of the scarf/glove/hat box that is in the hall closet. Our ears will stay warm anyways! There is a bright side.

That about covers life. Maybe soon there will be some actual good news to share instead of the bright side of things. LOL!