Friday, December 27, 2013

What a Year!

2013, what a year! Moved 3 times within 6 months, robbed 3 times, part time caregiver died and fired a caregiver. The good times of this year was my cousin's wedding, new van and moving back home. Hoping 2014 will be a better year!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Katie's Shower

This past weekend was Katie's bridal shower. We decided on a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme. Mostly just used the colors and had "diamonds" and pearls sprinkled here and there. It turned out great! Katie got a lot of kitchen stuff. Saturday night we had dinner at Katie and Seth's house and I got to see someone special!

 My baby boy! He's doing great! He is so happy being a home dog. Sorry these are sideways.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Foster mommies

Today Lisa and I became foster moms to two adorable female puppies. The shelter says they are litter mates but I'm not sure about that. They are 7-8 weeks old. Pixie is an aussie shepherd mix and Jewel is a lab mix. To me Jewel doesn't look like a lab at all. Every Saturday they go to an adoption event until they are adopted.I'm hoping I don't get attached to them.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

What A Month!

May has been one hell of a month! Everything that could go wrong did. Our move is on hold till this week. After we signed our lease we found all sorts of stuff wrong with "our cute little house." We found that:

1. a new roof is needed
2. windows DO NOT open
3. screens are needed
4. wires had to be fixed
5. AC control panel needed replacing
6. toilets needed fixing
7. sink in 1 bathroom needed fixing
8. had to build ramp onto deck to get me in the house(we knew that)
9. closets need closet rods
10. needs stove & fridge(they gave us stove)
11. air vents needed

Lisa's ex-husband and ex-father-in-law built the ramp onto the deck for us. They also cut our yard too. While they were mowing our yard one of the city counsel members was driving by and stopped to thank them because it was getting bad. Come to find out the owners at one time had to be taken to court to tear down their garage because it was so bad. They also said the neighborhood was trying to get it condemned because it turned into a "drug house." It isn't in a bad part of town but guess the owners were letting anyone rent it. The counsel member looked around and sent an inspector and fire marshal out the following day.We find all this stuff out days before we were to move in. Since so much needed to be done we pushed moving back about a week. Nothing still had been done on the house and owners said they never got a list(which is a lie!). Tuesday of this week the fire marshal shows up and does a walk through and gives the owner a list of what has to be done. It takes the fire marshal showing up to get things done. Now we have working toilets, a working AC control panel, new ceiling fans, light for the deck, windows that open(3 out of 15 windows may not lock or open 1"...6 out of 15 don't have screens at all, the others do but have rips in them). Friday we took a load to the house ans started unpacking some. Lisa has the kitchen almost completely unpacked. While unpacking the kitchen we realized we only have 1 outlet in the kitchen to use.

On our way home Friday we had to stop and get gas. As Lisa was pumping gas someone drove up beside us, hopped out, opened the passenger door, grabbed Lisa's purse and drove off. I started yelling and Lisa popped her head in asking me what was wrong and I told her "HE HAS YOUR PURSE!" She turned just in time to catch the license plate number. After waiting 2 hours for cops to show up; and they didn't until after we got home, we decided to go to a station in the morning. While waiting for cops we call banks to cancel cards and my parents to let them know what happened. This is the 4th time within 8 months! So glad to be moving out of a big city.

There was 1 thing good that happened to us. We found a puppy! We took her back to her owner and they said keep her. Lisa's ex-boyfriend is taking her but I feel she will probably be staying with our pack. She's such a lover and a snuggle bug! Lisa's ex named her Sarah...Lisa & I named her Mulcahy when we found her but he said she looks like a Sarah.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Moving Day

It's almost time for us to move! The people we are renting from want us to move in on the 15th instead of beginning of June. So much needs to be figured out and done before I will be able to get in the house. That's why we wanted to move closer to June. We now have to tear down a rotting deck and rebuild one with a ramp so I can get in the house all by the 15!! I myself am starting to stress about that. We also need to put in a fence but that can wait a little bit. A friend of mine is coming over next weekend to help me pack which will be helpful. I'm excited but starting to get nervous at the same time.

On another note I found out when graduation is for summer class at KSDS. I now need to talk with the trainer and see if im in the class or not. I'm praying I am.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

So Excited!

After everything that has happened in our apartment complex this year Lisa & I decided to find a rent house. We had been talking about it off and on so a) we'd have more room, b) the dogs would have more room & a backyard to run in and c) hopefully less problems. Since our break in 2-3 weeks ago Lisa hasn't slept well and we don't feel safe at all so we have been searching hard to find a house. Monday I suggested looking in Rosenberg which is about 45 minutes to a hour away from where we are now. Lisa asked if I was okay with that; I of course said yes because it will get you closer to your girls and I want to move out of Houston. Tuesday we headed to Rosenberg to search for rent houses. That day we only found two. Lisa called on both, one didn't sound like he liked the idea of pets and the other one met her at the house to let her see it. The house is perfect for us. Yes, there are a few minor things we need to do to it but the landlord is perfectly fine with us doing what we need to do. With all that said yesterday we sent in our deposit and can do what we need to do before moving in(build a ramp for me to get in and put fence up). Once fence is up we will have a nice size backyard. We are planning on moving in around the first of June. We can't wait!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Had a good birthday! Started celebrating yesterday with a birthday lunch with my parents and my dad singing me his version of "happy birthday" which I always look forward to! Then had dinner with friends and had 2 adorable kids (3 yrs & 20 months) sing me happy birthday. Today I slept in and was woken up by 2 dogs kissing me happy birthday. Later on friends stopped by and gave me a cake. I think I have enough cake to last me till next month lol. This year I am hoping will be a great one. I certainly know it will be a busy one.