Tuesday, January 19, 2010

To Recap

We are mostly settled in now. I mopped the floors today for the first time, so I guess it's official. There wasn't any reason to mop before since they'd just get dirty until we were all set up. I need to sew up some curtains for Jacob's room and get a few rugs or a large area carpet and it will be a lot cozier. It's chilly having bare floors in a basement in wintertime!

Having three large, shedding, dark furred dogs means that there are constantly dog hair dust bunnies. They breed at night, I'm sure of it.

The night before last, Jacob slept in his crib from 11 PM to 7 AM. Without waking. And that, my friends, is probably the longest stretch of sleep I have had without him tucked next to me since he was in the womb. I woke up at 6:15 and realized that I had never pulled the crib side up and I was afraid he would get up and fall out so I had to get up and fix it. Plus, I wanted to make sure he was still breathing, since he had a cold this week and we spent two nights of him not sleeping because he couldn't breathe out of his nose. Sadly, this was not a repeat occurrence last night. Even though I remembered to keep his crib side up. Maybe I should go put it down right now!

CS made arrangements to keep his truck for the time being. Ford has agreed to look into refinancing it and if they can't make his payments low enough to be affordable, then he's going to trade it in for something we can actually pay. It's a relief to know that we will no longer have this huge payment every month.

Jacob broke my phone on Friday. I stupidly let him take it from the table at my mom's house and was right next to him when he dipped it into the dog's water. I got it out and dried it off but I didn't take the battery off and later that night it wouldn't turn on. I let it sit in rice for a few days, and it actually turned on and worked twice but it was short lived. I took it to Verizon and they put a new battery in but it just kept shorting out. I have an upgrade on our account but they just changed their plans and I would have to pay an extra $10 a month to get the same phone because it's Internet capable and they are trying to turn a profit. Not that they need one, since cell phone companies are the Devil's minions but this is America, I guess. My phone had no water damage so I paid $50 for a new one and hopefully my old battery is not dead. If it is, then I have to get a new battery and then I will have to keep my phone under lock and key and in a zip lock bag at all times. I do not understand why I cannot keep a Verizon phone longer than six months. I never had any problems with my AT&T phones but something about Verizon phones just begs for disaster. This is why CS has the insurance on his line. I'm pretty sure he's gotten him money out of that deal, a couple of times.

CS is supposed to be starting a new job this week, we'll see how that goes. I'm worried that he's going from one badly paying job to another but they are paid by the government, so there is some hope. He still hasn't been paid for December and the biggest problem with that is that they claimed he was paid so we will be taxed on income we didn't receive unless it's fixed or paid. I'm all for turning them in for tax evasion or fraud and maybe some light breaking and entering to take equipment and pawn it but I'm sure CS wouldn't let me do it. He's no fun, that man. And clearly, I get my revenge tactics from my father. Also the ability to carry a grudge and curly blonde hair.

I'm baking a cake right now and it's supposed to be finished and the center looks like batter so I'm pretty sure I'm in trouble. It's a chocolate stout cake and I really hate the thought of throwing out a perfectly good beer cake. Plus, we're out of chocolate so I'm pretty desperate at this point. Cakes are like brownies, right? You want them undercooked! No?



Duncan Donuts said...

Fair Labor Standards Act - look into it. He's owed the money. Lawyers love these cases because the employer has to pay attorneys fees (so you don't have to).

Just saying, there are other options besides just wishing and praying!

Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) said...

If you are mopping the floors, then yes - the floor is officially YOURS. ;-)