How about a picture of Brittany on a ledge. She took a small vacation to the grand canyon. I love this picture. Isn’t it majestic?
Britt has had a difficult summer. Her and Carey got a divorce. She’s a lot healthier than she was after she left Scott. Probably because she has a better support system and roots in Pocatello now. She’s dating some fine looking men, I’ll tell ya’ that much!
As far as my neck of the woods, our summer ended and life got super hard. It’s okay now because things always work out in the end. It’s better than okay. We didn’t even get the twins moved in until the middle of October. The nurse from hell sabotaged the move in an attempt to hurt the company we work for. We got caught in the cross fire and ended up defending ourselves to Adult Protective Services on ridiculous charges. I learned about faith and patience from August to October. Not that I have either mastered yet.
It feels like we had a year of torment smashed into a couple months. But, it’s over now and we’re rocking the home health thing now.
Normally, I get up at 5. Daniel gets up at 6 and we get the twins medicated, fed, and dressed. Our kids have been rockstars this school year getting themselves ready for school. They’re pretty much self-sufficient. Daniel takes the twins to their day program and I take our kids to school. Then we have from 9-3 off. We basically spend the day cleaning house (together! I still can’t believe Daniel helps) , taking the twins to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, napping, and mundane stuff like that.
The twins have meshed right into our family and everything is running smoothly for the most part. My client spends too much time in the hospital. Hes in right now for his third stay this month. I can’t go into much detail but he has lung and bowel issues that I’m having trouble resolving. We have a great hospital and tons of specialists in Omaha. So, I’ll get it figured out sooner or later.
We still haven’t gotten a full paycheck yet. That comes in December. I met with the financial advisor who got me on a good plan. Although, our first check was pretty small, we managed to put $800 in a savings account at a bank (inconveniently on purpose) across town. The first task the advisor gave me was to figure out living expenses for a month and times that by 9. That’s how much we need to have in an emergency fund for a loss of employment or whatever. The budget was harder that I expected it to be. I still can’t believe how much we spend on eating out. That’s a hard one to knock off. We’re always out doing stuff and it’s so easy to drive by McDonalds or take the family out to dinner. A family our size is an easy $100 for dinner. Ouch. That’s $100 that could be put towards savings for a kick-ass house.
We moved to a different house last month. I loved our house on Gertrude but part of the agreement to get the boys was get a different place to live. We found a 6 bedroom rental in an semi-decent neighborhood. I don’t really like it but for right now, it’ll work. It’s the same ward at church and the same schools. So we didn’t have to disrupt our lives too much.
That’s about it for me tonight. I have to get back up to the hospital.