Not too much is going on right now. It’s pretty quiet around here. Jamie is back in school and he LOVES his new teacher and the kids in his class. This year is SO much different than last year. Last year, he had a very rowdy group of kids in his class and the class was always loud and out of control. This year, it seems to be completely different and he really likes it. Jamie likes rules and order and this seems to be what he’s getting this year. He has his first real “test” on Monday – a spelling test! We’ve been practicing every night, making him write them. Which is good, his penmanship is really bad – ‘course it’s not like Tom and I have beautiful handwriting or anything
Cassie is adjusting to being without Jamie during the day again. We are considering signing her up for the Spring session at a preschool so she can get some exposure to that. Tom decided not to push the district for speech help for her, I think he just doesn’t want to deal with the fight. I dunno, maybe she will get better. The lady there did say she would get together some worksheets for her. Hopefully Tom remembers to ask her for them.
Me? I’m working, working and working some more. It’s been a pretty crazy month the time of the year. Usually it’s pretty laid back, but for whatever reason, I’ve been going nuts, so much to do and everyone wants special projects done this month. I can pawn some of it off on subcontractors, but a lot of it is stuff I’m just going to have to do. I’ll survive
Tom is Tom. Plays World of Warcraft too much. Denies playing WOW too much. That’s pretty much how it goes. He and I did clean out the garage. It’s almost done, just a few things that need to be moved around. He also got a new tool bench to hold all his junk. Pics coming of my new and improved garage soon. I also have 3 mini-blinds up. *laugh* We just gotta measure and buy for the rest of the house.
Speaking of house stuff… we decided to buy this one. After our first homeownership disaster 9 years ago, I’ve been really reluctant to buy again. But, let’s face it, we really do need to buy again, for tax reasons and for stability reasons for the kids. And we absolutely love this house and our neighbors and the schools and the neighborhood and the area. It’s perfect for us. We loved it when we moved in April 2006 and we still love it, so I guess it’s a sign. The landlord was wanting to sell it, so we are in the process of buying it. We close next week. It actually feels pretty good that we were approved, I knew it wouldn’t be a huge problem, but this was all based on our income from our business, that’s a pretty awesome feeling.
So, of course, we have all these grand plans for the house. We organized the garage and are putting up regular mini-blinds. We want to concrete in the front patio area (right now it’s covered with mostly dirt and make a real walkway out to the sidewalk instead of to the driveway. The place needs new windows. I’d like to build a little covered patio area in the backyard to hang out in during the Summer and put up new siding and privacy fencing, but that will have to wait a while, first things first