Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Falling into Place?

Gosh, I'm scared to even think it. Could it really be happening? It seems like everytime we think things are finally turning around, something else slaps us in the face. (Car repairs, tax liens, sick kids, etc) But, with the exception of Haley's Alopecia Areata diagnosis, we might be getting close to some sense of normalcy. We found a house that we LOVE and are waiting to hear back from Bank of America for our mortgage stuff. Once we get word, we'll be making an offer. Right now, it's a 2 bedroom 2 bath, but the basement is unfinished and has a rough-in 3rd bath and a daylight window so we can put in a 3rd bedroom. There is also a large storage room that we can split up between storage and play. It is walking distance to Haley's school where she will be for the next 3 years with Mariah and Grayson right behind. I'm trying to not get too excited, because if it falls through, we'll both be devastated. It's hard to believe we may actually be homeowners again instead of just renters! So, keep your fingers crossed that all goes well!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mariah is sooo my child!

Last night we took the kids to dinner and they had a fountain that you could throw pennies into. After the kids ate, we gave them all a penny and told them to throw it in and make a wish. When they were done, Nathan asked Mariah what she wished for (thinking it would something along the lines of marrying Joe Jonas). Her response? "For Haley to be stuck on a tree." I thought Nathan was going to fall out of his chair laughing. She is SUCH a turkey!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Goodbye Death Trap!

Wooo-freaking-hooo!!! I finally got rid of my van, AKA "Death Trap". We'd been tinkering with the idea and had gone car hunting in Olathe, only to come home empty handed. Well, after driving it up there this weekend to get our last load of stuff, Nathan decided I was right and it was time to get rid of it. We think the computer was getting ready to go out, plus it needed all new breaks, rotors, shocks and struts. Not a cheap fix, especially considering the van wasn't worth much to begin with. We didn't get anything brand new, but it's new to me. It's a 2004 Tahoe LT. It is really nice. It is leather interior with 3 rows of seats and has about every option you could want, minus a DVD system. We got a pretty good deal on it and my payments are lower on it then they were on the van. I'll take some pics soon (and try to figure out how to post them).

Monday, August 11, 2008


Is my first day at my new-old job. It's going to be strange. I don't know how people will accept me. Plus, I now have a new Cad/mapping system to learn plus I have to re-learn all of my old 10-codes. I'm sure I'll make a fool of myself the first few days; tone out things that don't need it and telling officers what code to run. I'll probably also give out a few J-codes. I can't believe I'm nervous, but I am. I don't want a lot of questions as to why I'm back and such. I just want to work and be done with it. But, I'm sure it won't be that easy.

In other news, Woody is feeling better. He's got a sore throat and lots of drainage, but no more 911 calls. He needs to see a doctor, but I'm sure that won't happen! Haley starts school on Wednesday. It's funny; some of the kids in her class I went to school/graduated with their parents. Nathan says it'll be like a big class reunion! We have an ice cream social tomorrow night at the school so she can meet her teacher and bring in her school supplies. She is very excited. We're still up in the air with Mariah and pre-k. She goes to test on the 21st. If she doesn't get in, we'll look into some area preschools that she can attend a couple of days a week.

That's about it for now. If you could say a prayer for a girl on my Mom's group, I'd appreciate it. She and her husband have experienced multiple pregnancy losses and she just found out at 20 weeks that she'd lost another. She had to be induced and will have a service for their precious girl this week. "C" is a very faith-based person and I admire how much strength she has displayed. But, I know this will be hard for their whole family.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I made "the" call

As a 911 dispatcher I get all kinds of calls and send help to people in need. But last night, I had to be the caller and try to patiently wait for the 911 dispatcher to help me. Nathan woke up and was having trouble breathing and suffering from chest pains. It scared the crap out of me. He is only 33, but has a long family history of heart problems. So, at 11:30 last night we had a rescue vehicle with 2 firemen and an ambulance with 2 paramedics at my house. They came blaring lights and sirens, as I knew they would. I must say, I don't like being on the calling end of the phone. Seconds seem like minutes and silence lasts an eternity. It was scary to see my husband hooked up to oxygen and a pulse-ox monitor. But, he is OK. It looks like the beginning of a nasty respiratory infection, probably brought on by not taking care of himself during this move. I hope from now on, I can be on the receiving end of the calls.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Too Smart for School?

How much sense does that make? Mariah is chomping at the bit to go to school so I thought with us being back I'd put her in Pre-K. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. Apparently, she has to be tested and if she is too smart, there won't be a place for her. How do you explain to a 4 year old that they can't go because they aren't dumb enough?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Almost There

Well, today is my last day at work. It's all kind of bittersweet. I'm excited about being closer to family, but I'm sad to leave the friends I've made. Wednesday and Thursday at work won't be the same without Ryan and Christa and our YouTube videos. I will also never look the same at biscuit dough again! We are going out for one last night of fun after I get off work at 11. But, I do have to show some self control.

The moving truck will be here tomorrow morning. (Which is why I have to behave tonight.) My inlaws are coming up to help load the truck. Some of it is going to the temporary rental. Some of it is going into Pep and Rudy's other empty rental and the rest is going in the storage unit. For those that don't know, Peppi and Rudy and great friends of mine who are allowing us to live in their rental until we can find more permanent housing. It's tiny, but it's affordable! My best friend is coming by tomorrow and taking the girls with her and they are staying the night in Derby while we move and unpack. I am so blessed to have such great friends who step up and help out. I'll owe them a girl's night out when all of this is done. Oh yes, and I have to cook Rudy dinner. (Once I figure out who to cook on a gas stove.)

Next week will be busy. I have to enroll Haley in school and also take my pre-employement physical. I've also got to get back up to Gardner to clean the house. Next Saturday we are doing our final walk-thru and I am PRAYING to get our full deposit back. We really need that money.

Other than that, not a lot going on! LOL! My first day at work is supposed to be the 13th, but I'm hoping to change that because it's also Haley's first day of school and I always get her ready and bring her. But, Nathan may take that roll this year. So, I probably won't be updating until our internet gets turned on next week. Wish us luck and we look forward to being back!