Sunday, July 31, 2011

What's a gal to do?

Wife is away at a family reunion for the weekend and I stayed behind to watch the cats. Yesterday I ran a ton of errands and today I was planning on hanging out at the pool, except that is rained ALL FLIPPING DAY. What's a gal to do? Make pizza!
I made a gluten free pesto, goat cheese, mushroom and artichoke heart pizza. It was so awesome! I sent the wife a picture and she begged me to save her a piece while she's munching on the few vegetables NOT prepared with meat. I did. A very very tiny piece. I also prepared enough topping and a second crust to make later in the week :-)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How's my day you ask?

I had an interview on Wednesday before we left for the beach. THEY LOVED ME. The school had a great feel of all the things I love about my old school. The principal was away and they wanted me to come back in this morning for him to meet me. It went well but was awkward. Each time he went to ask a question they team would tell him, "she already answered that one" until he finally found two questions to ask. They said they would let me know within the next two days. I received an e-mail 2 hours later essentially saying thanks but no thanks and we passed your resume on to another principal who might like you but we won't tell you who or where it is. UGH.
There are fewer and fewer good positions available and either the schools are not interested in me at all or they call me in and decide I'm not what they are looking for. I need a change of environment at work, I'm just NOT excited about going back to my old school...add to the 50 MILE FUCKING HOUR DRIVE each way and you have one unexcited lady on your hands. I'm almost at the point of throwing up my hands and giving up.
Our meeting at the fertility center did not go so great today and it's looking more and more like we will be waiting at least an additional year to try and start a family. "Scared Shitless" does not even begin to describe how my wife is feeling and when I started running more of the numbers (without my raise and with my added driving costs, daycare, etc.) it's beginning to look more and more like a pipe dream. It was the one thing keeping me going and it's genuinely slipping away.
All I want is to do is go snuggle with my puppy but I can't. B-man is 550 miles away at my parents' house. He started to not do so well with the other dogs, no routine/schedule/space and when all of his toys were destroyed he began to show aggression. We sent him away about two weeks ago. He's doing really well up there but I miss him like crazy-especially on a day like today.
How's my day you ask? Fan Fucking Tastic.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Daily Schedule

It's amazing how little there is to blog about when you are homeless and not working. Here's what I did today: fed the animals, covered myself in sunblock in preparation for laying out by the pool, gave up after 2 hours of overcast, made lunch, played with animals, searched for jobs and homes online. See why I have not blogged recently? THIS IS NOT INTERESTING. What IS interesting is that I have another job interview tomorrow before we head out to the beach :-) Yesterday I sat in a workshop with my current co-workers and we began planning out the first nine weeks of the school year. They have NO idea that I have been interviewing any may be leaving, I felt crappy keeping it from them but it was better to keep it a secret than risk my "possible" departure turning into a big dramatic thing around the school rumor mill. We still have not heard back from the bank, but are keeping our fingers crossed that they will give us a reply next week. That's all for now, hopefully something more interesting will happen that gives me something to write about!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Positive News!

The seller accepted our offer and now we are in negotiations with the bank! We should hear back in about 2 weeks and could close by the middle of August. Hopefully I will also hear back from one of the many schools that I have applied to...and have them offer me a position. Wife says the school that turned me down was stupid because I'm awesome and they are missing out on increasing their awesomeness. I love her :-)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sweet Baby Jesus!

We have found an AMAZING home that is a short sale-the seller has accepted our offer and now the bank is reviewing it before making a decision. Sweet Baby Jesus let them accept it-the place is PERFECT for our needs and in a great location for our jobs and family...fingers, toes, eyes, everything crossed that the third place is the charm!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Updates from the homeless blogger

Today is the first day I have had internet since everything went crazy with the house and moving and putting 99.5% of our stuff in 1 storage POD and .5% in another storage unit.

Update 1:
The closing on my house went off without any problems. This may not seem like a big deal but it got a little shaky toward the end.

Update 2:
Wife recently got a promotion at work (with a raise) and yesterday she got an additional raise!

Update 3:
The sellers rejected our backup offer on the AMAZING house, and there's nothing out there at the moment that interests us. We're going to continue saving up our money until we find the "perfect" place.

*fun text anecdote regarding updates 1, 2 & 3*

Wife's dad: There is a bottle of wine in the fridge, you two should celebrate
Wife: Celebrate our homelessness?
Wife's dad: Haha, no your raise!
Wife's dad: As long as I have a home, you will never be homeless
Me: Text him, awwwww...puke

In case you are wondering, she did not.

Update 4:
The school where I interviewed said they would be in touch in the next couple of weeks...that's better than them telling me 'thank you but no thank you' right? I've applied at three additional schools so far just in case...

Update 5:
Baby news-after many LONG lesbian style over-processing conversations we have made a decision. We're going forward with the baby plans. Home or no home. We'll have a place by the time the kid is born (+10 months from now) and we're not going to wait an additional year when we may close on a place in 3-4 months.

Update 6:
With the realization that all of our possessions are packed TIGHT in a storage unit (and I mean TIGHT) we probably should have kept more things out than we did. Things like more than 1 frontline and interceptor for the animals, things like some fall clothes in case it takes more than a month to find a place. Good thing we don't have many bills during this time!