I have had a lot of things going on lately.
Some stressful and some a big relief.
Here's a rundown:
1. No TV in the living room
We haven't gotten the outdoor antenna up, but we have a couple indoor antennas. Those are for the HDTVs. The third TV just sits there with no reception. It works to watch movies though.
2. Vacation time
My husband got paid not to go to work. He gave notice and they gave him a deal so he took it. Lots of family time for a while.
3. No more lonely nights
My husband found a new job. It is days and no weekends. After 7 years, I am more than ready for this.
4. Less pay
The new job pays less so we will have to make some adjustments. I may be getting a job, the lower pay could mean the loan modification will actually work, and I may have to figure out how to pull money out of my ass.
5. New kitten
Kiddo wanted a kitty from a friend. His name is Felix.
6. Permit time
Kiddo finally got her permit. She had a lot of trouble so this last time, she took it orally instead of on the computer and she passed. The state has an app with a practice exam, but you can only get it if you have an android or iphone. The rest of the lowly people seem to have a lot of trouble passing, but the android and iphone people do great. Kudos to you, Iowa!
7. Cell phone
My family is entering the modern age. We had to get a cell phone so Honeyman has one for work. They don't have pagers or radios, but give a monthly allowance for minutes used. It's not a "smart" phone, but it makes calls and that is all that matters.
8. Buying a dress
I have nothing against dresses. I just never have a reason to wear them one since I never go anywhere. Now, I do. My oldest niece is getting' married in about a week so I need to find one. My first kilt wedding!
9. Having a kid on the go
My daughter, at the ripe old age of 16, has found herself a social life. She's going to the pool or the beach, or to the MALL. It's a strange concept.
10. Lower stress levels.
In a lot of ways, we have been happier with less money. This time is no exception. The atmosphere Honeyman was working in was horrible. The best thing about it was the insurance. That will be missed. But, it was like walking on pins and needles and never knowing what crap was coming down the pipe. It made things hard and it was affecting the home life. So, this is nice.
Have a great Tuesday!