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One Item Ticked Off the List

I have a list of things I need to do this week while I’m off. Each day, I’ll choose a different task.

Today was my bathroom. I know, this pic, it doesn’t look like much was done, but I went through EVERYTHING! Four trash bags were filled!

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Fires Burn Bright


Fire! Fire!

No, I’m not making fire, or losing my mind. Just checking out outdoor fireplaces from OutdoorFireplacePros.com for no real reason.

Seriously, I have no idea why I’m doing it, but I’m having fun.

I’m dreaming big, and wishing hard.

Eventually we’ll have a house, and a place to put an outdoor fireplace.

Then we can enjoy and just spend time with family.

But for now, I’m content, to be with the ones I love, in a warm (or cool) dry place.

Wow. Just Wow.


Sadly, if we’re going to buy a house, I might have to look into getting a part-time job. It can be anything like mcdonalds jobs, to working in an office, inputting information. Something.


Because, even making $52k minimum a year, if we want to be able to afford clothes and food for our kids, we can’t afford a house payment more than $1k a month. Houses here? Minimum of $150k for a *lot*, not an acre. So, no yard. Not the greatest for school district (501 instead of Seaman, which we are in now), things like that. We have to *settle* just to be in a house.

We don’t want to do that. We shouldn’t have to do that. Land is worth a lot, I understand, but shitty areas should not be worth that much. RURAL shouldn’t be $300k for 5 acres. Yes, we have seen prices like that, in BFE. Freaking insanity.

And this is Kansas. Like the 2nd or 3rd CHEAPEST state to live in.

The bad thing? Any idea how hard it is to find a job when you’re only available from 9am to 3pm M-F. You’re not available on Saturdays, period. Available all day Sundays. Can’t work holidays, unless it’s a federal one, because your husband is working.

Yeah, it’s damn near impossible, even in the best of economies.

Falling Behind

I’ve been on the laptop most of the week. I’ve been playing with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 a lot on it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get the full version (using trial right now). I’m totally loving how easy it is to use (and that the laptop LIKES how it works ). It doesn’t KILL the RAM on it!! Might even have to use it on the tower!

Otherwise, I’ve been totally out of it! Thank god Josh had the week off (for the most part). Weather is going INSANE lately. We’re just missing the major storms (I’m six hours out of St. Louis), thankfully, but UGH! Still!!

We’re also still waiting to hear from our realtor on a house we looked at Tuesday. It’s like LITERALLY perfect for us. The only problem is the yard size. BUT, we’d be getting it for $93,900 and the city assessed it for $160,000. The total rebuild cost would be $216,000, according to our insurance agent. So, can we please just SCREAM steal? Hopefully, we hear back soon

Move It or Lose It

Photo is Forrest L Norvell

When we get a house, I have a feeling some of our furniture is going to require casters. Or something. I don’t really know why. I just know that none of us will be completely happy with how the furniture is arranged for long, Laughing out loud

How often do you rearrange your furniture? I would love to redo mine at least once a season, Laughing out loud