Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Life has been a bit rough around here lately. The people who were going to buy our home backed out. We do have another buyer though. We will not close on the house till Sept. 9th. So, that means no vacation like we hoped. We are trying to make the best of it and are very thankful that we have another buyer. We have had to make the double payment. We know that God knows our needs and is in control. Last night I went to take a bath and had no water. We have discovered we have well problems. We are not sure yet how to fix it. We do have water now but have to shut the breaker off after we use it to keep the motor from running all the time and burning up. Sorry to sound so pathetic. Please pray for us.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Today I had a lot of fun. I spent the day at Evelyn's. We played Settler's of Cattan. She beat me two games to one. When I got home John was home. He needed to run to the office. So, I rode with him. After the office we had a date. We ate at El Potro. They have a very nice Mexican buffet there. Then we walked around Walmart. The Walmart here is better than the one in Orlando. It is not near as crowded. We hope to close on our house on the 3oth. God is definitely teaching us patience. On Wednesdays I will be taking care of a handicapped man. He is 32 years old and has schizophrenia. (John had to Google the spelling of that there is no way I would know how to spell it) He also has some learning disabilities. He is on medication and functions very well. He can read, count money, bowl, clean , and order things from a menu. I am sure he can do more than this. This is just what I observed. When he has an off day he will stay home with his mom. His mom is a real sweet heart(I think she may be a Christian). He is also very nice. Two days out of the month we will be at his house with his mom. Those two days he cleans and I supervise. The other two days we will go bowling, to the movies, shopping, or the library. I think this will be a very nice job. I think my schedule is full enough now. I will be working 14-16 hours a week. One day out of the week I will clean a house (I only have two cleaning jobs now Darla moved and so did Pat) ,one day I have Joy for five hours, one day I will take care of Ron for four hours, and one day I have Bible study. One of the cleaning jobs I can do after the Bible study. The cleaning jobs are every other week so it works out nice to have just one a week. I love that I can get my work done before the kids get home. God is good! I have not enrolled the kids in school yet. I am waiting for my new driver's license to come in the mail. In order to get my homestead exemption I need a driver's license with the correct address. To enroll the kids I either need a copy of the deed or homestead. I need to apply for homestead for next year any way. I decided to go with that. It costs to get a copy of your deed any way. Please pray for us that all of this will work out soon. It would be wonderful to close on the house and get the kids enrolled. After we close on the house we will go to visit Darla and Henry in Tenn. for a vacation. I can't wait. We are so ready!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
our new neighborhood. I am so thankful. I love my new house.
Sorry for not posting in a while. John's dad is great he got my laptop up and running. Thank you dad! We did not close today like we hoped. They want an extension till the 30th. I hate waiting. We have bought a few new things for the living room. John picked out the mirror over the tv stand(the mirror is gold colored not white). I picked out the picture over the sofa. I found the chairs and the end table at a thrift store. I found a dinning room table today that we will pick up tomorrow. I will post pictures of it soon. It is still a work in progress. Just ignore the extra junk you see in the pictures. I realized after I took the pictures there was stuff next to the chair. Oh well, I am tired I had a house cleaning job today. John is still working the long hours at least till Wed. One of the foreman decided he didn't want to be a foreman. So John is finishing his job that is way behind. That has been a bummer. We are enjoying the peace and quiet of
Thursday, July 05, 2007
We have had a fun couple of days. Tuesday night John, the kids and I went to the mall to walk around. We also went to World Market where I found some real nice curtains for the french doors. We ended the evening with watching Fly Boys. It was a pretty good movie. Yesterday we spent with John's parents. We had a blast. They came over for lunch. Then we played a game of Settler's of Catan. Which I won. That's always fun. We watched some tv on their projector and ate nachos for dinner.The evening ended with a soak in the hot tub. I have to say I feel like a spoiled rich girl when I soak in the hot tub. I am so glad John was able to fix the hot tub so easily. It had a few bad electrical connections. We have a very pretty view from the tub. In one direction is a bunch of beautiful trees. If you look the other way there is a fountain that lights up at night. Can you tell we are loving it here. The peace and quiet is so wonderful. The closing on the other house is still a go for July 16th. It would be so wonderful if it all went smooth. We don't have to make our first payment on this house till Aug.6th. That means if all goes well we won't have to make a double payment at all. Thank you for all your prayers. They mean so much to us.