Friday, October 23, 2009


It's been about 2 weeks since I updated the blog. Been a pretty busy time....again, not REI busy, though....bummer......

Was finally going to go to the courthouse on Wednesday of this week. I had been putting it off, because of the guilt factor that my house is a complete and utter mess, and I kept telling myself I needed to get that under control first. But then it hit me - the house has been a complete and utter mess going on FIVE FREAKIN' YEARS! A day at the courthouse, to try to unearth a lucrative REI deal was not going to make one tinker's damn bit of difference in the appearance of the house. So I was all set. I got in the car and headed out.

And got lost. Sigh.

Now, I've been by the courthouse before, so I do have a fair idea of where it is at. But somehow I took a wrong turn, and in the process of trying to get myself back on the right street, I wound up so far afield that the only thing to do was to head home so I could get back in time to pick up the kids at school.

Being ever the optimist (ahem!) I said to myself "Ok, no worries, I'll go on Thursday".

Well, Thursday came, and my poor youngest was sick. :( So I kept her out of school for the day. Friday (today) was out because the kids had a day off for parent/teacher conferences. I may be able to make it Monday, but my youngest is now running a bit of a fever, so if it doesn't break by tomorrow night, I'll be keeping her out of school on Monday, too.

So there you have it. I'll make it to the courthouse. And I'll be sure to bring a Mapquest printout so I don't get lost again. :)

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Quick update

A lot has been going on with us since the last update.

My daughter Ruth had her echo cardiogram on the 28th of September, and the Dr. said she should have her cardiac catheterization either before the end of the year, or before the end of the summer of 2010. This is needed to repair the hole in the lower chamber of her heart. I have a call in to the Dr. so he can go over the details with DH and I, since I did not take her to her appt, as DH did that. This will require a trip to Charleston and an overnight stay in the hospital. I think we will opt for doing it over the summer, as I can plan for the out of pocket expenses with the Flexible Spending Account through DH's work for next year.

The kitties are doing well, despite a bout of diarrhea, which I hope will clear up soon for them. I took the other 3 kitties to my mother-in-law's on Wednesday, and they are doing well, too.

On the REI front, I had some extra $$ as I had sold some things on Amazon, so I decided to get Ron Mead's Probate course. It was a good read and worth the money! I will be going to the courthouse on Monday to do some research.

My next course I'm going to pick up is Steph's new Ebook, hopefully with the last paycheck of the month.

That's about all for now!