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Noises of Utter Frustration

The saga to score an Ohio driver’s license will never end, apparently. I am so frustrated! I am a reasonably intelligent person, but this is way too hard. Somewhere in the midst of moving 3x in three years my social security card disappeared. To get a new one I needed to go to the SS office with all the kids in tow because Kentucky does not participate in the online ordering program for some unknown reason. Instead of going to the...

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February: The Annual Worst Month Ever

Many nights I spend what feels like the entire night trapped in twisted dreams about my house falling apart, having to move unexpectedly, desperately trying to pack while it’s cold or wet in the house, not having enough money, mean landlords showing up, and feeling unsure where we will live. I have so many of those nightmares I’m afraid to go to sleep sometimes. It’s February. In February 2014 the heat stopped working in the cabin, everything including the toilet bowl...

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The Worst.

Ok well maybe not the very worst, but still. The IRS didn’t send an important paper. When the mortgage company called about it today the IRS said there is a delay due to hacking and they won’t be able to mail this paper until the 10th of June. And no, there is no other way we can get it other than the official mailed paper from the IRS. :( We’ve already paid for trucks and movers to come on Saturday because...

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The Big Week.

I’m writing this with only one eye open. The other eye itches so incredibly that I want to gouge it out with my fingernails and then shove ice cubes in my eye sockets. Have mercy on my soul, this is insane. It’s either from some seasonal allergen currently trying to kill me or from the (estimated) large amounts of mold growing in my damp walls. Maybe both. Regardless, I may be permanently blinded. My right eye is nearly swollen shut and...

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Stress.

I am just one huge ball of stress. I keep looking around at my half packed house and I don’t even know where to start. I just want to hide in my bed. I think the Alinia (Giardia medication) has destroyed my intestinal flora. Miserable. I just need to be well again. I need to not spend my days pooping, or waiting to have emergency poop because my belly hurts so bad. It’s like a curse. I would give just about...

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Kitchen Disaster Update.

Yesterday the property manager stopped by to see the kitchen. First time he’s been here to check on it since the insurance adjuster was here more than 70 days ago. He is very hard to read, but I think he was horrified at the disaster. All he said was, “I’m so sorry.” Twice. Then Tyler asked him what he thought was going on with the contractor and the property manager said, “That’s what I’m going to find out.” Then he walked...

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Old House Woes.

I’m having so much trouble getting anything accomplished as far as packing, or even routine household chores go. Henry, give mama a break here!! Tyler is still really liking the new job, which is good. He will be home this weekend, but he has to leave again on Sunday night to go back up there. We got the radon report back on our new house and the level was 10. The highest “safe” level is 4, so we’re asking them to...

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May the fourth be with you.

Today we gave away all of our chickens, and it was sad. I’ve had chickens for years. It will be so strange to not have them any longer, to not begin and end each day with opening and closing their door, to not save scraps for them. I used to spend so much time watching them, just relaxing. The girls cried most of the morning too. While we were loading up the chickens in my friend’s car Rosie and Ada took...

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More House Pictures.

This giardia is so painful at times. I just want to be all better. Now! I really do not feel well. I feel like my body is made of dust and I could just blow away and scatter with a gentle breeze. Weird feeling. My body feels so heavy and tired, but at the same time light and floaty. I don’t know how to explain it. I’m not sure if it’s a side effect of taking a toxic anti-parasite medication or...

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Things are rolling right along.

Tomorrow morning is the home inspection. I’m nervous about it, just in case there is some kind of hidden issue. I would be surprised if there was, but I won’t count my chickens before they hatch, you know? Tyler will be leaving at 5:30 tomorrow morning to make it up there in time for the home inspection at 9. Then he’s staying for the rest of the week since he’s starting his new job on Monday. Yesterday (Friday) was his last...