Saturday, September 18, 2010

Random...and bored

So life is somewhat returning to normal.  Frank has some work (praise the LORD!) finally and I am able to breathe a bit again.  It's going to take quite a long time before we are out of the financial hole that his unemployment put us in but I think I see a hint of light at the end of the tunnel.

Michael is tracked out of school right now.  It's the first of our three-week breaks that go with year-round school.  If things had been better financially, we'd be having a ball.  As it is we are pretty much hanging out at home.  The cool thing is that because Nick is out of town, Michael has decided to fill in some of the gaps and actually started doing some chores that he's never done before - like the dishes!  I mean, the boy just went in to the kitchen WILLINGLY and started washing dishes!  I was blown away.  And you know the best part?  I didn't have to RE-wash them!  Awesome!

Life is still tense around here regarding the landlord.  Although he and I made peace, Frank is still pretty bitter.  As it turned out, he DID file a claim against us in small claims court and even though he said that he wasn't going to go, Frank and I still did.  That was a pretty hard thing to do because while I am all like "It's okay, it's over, it's done" Frank was like "I'm here because he screwed us".  Not a fun way to spend an afternoon, let me tell you!  So we are looking at other houses to rent but really, I am afraid to make the move because of our finances and yet I cannot see making my husband stay someplace where he is so miserable and constantly full of hate and rage.  

We were blessed with a new dryer last week.  Well, not "new" new, but new for us since ours died and we were facing the cost of having to buy one.  Some friends of our had found out about our need and invited us over to dinner and gave us a dryer.  We offered them money for it but they declined.  It's not in pristine shape - there are some rust spots - but it dries WAY better than our other one.  We put the old one out at the curb and literally, 5 minutes later someone came and picked it up.  It looked like the truck from "Sanford and Son" but hey, at least it's not in front of my house anymore!

Frank is at a Tom Petty/ZZ Top concert tonight while Michael and I are hanging out at home.  I am feeling so dang lazy that I am almost ashamed of myself.  I have been playing games on Facebook all night.  No, not Farmville or Mafia Wars; I'm totally in to the Solitaire games.  There's this girl from high school that I am Facebook friends with and she is forever beating me at games and so my goal tonight was to take back my top spot.  Petty, yes, but I'm bored.  

Maybe I should find something more productive to do with my time...Nah, I'm off to play Algerian Patience Solitaire!


Rachele said...

So glad there's a light at the end of the tunnel and Michael should be proud of his "stepping up." should you.

Facebook is addictive, especially the games. How some people get over 500,000 points in Bejeweled Blitz is beyond me...but I'll keep trying:)

Lidian said...

I love the solitaire games on FB too! And I really like Mesmo games though they can be annoying about tokens - in fact, I spend most of my FB time on Mesmo. I have some stressful stuff going on now (elderly parent related) and it really helps.

It is so great when kids do the dishes, isn't it? I love it when my girls do it - I thank them and then run!