Arctic freeze!

I wrote out a fantastic post for y’all and… It got eaten. Gone. Sorry! Know we are all safe and trying to stay warm!


Hello, again! I am anxiously awaiting my upgrade from my android. Anyone have KitKat yet? Mmmm KitKats.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch apartment, we are chugging along, made a plan for furniture, with a real budget in mind. I really need to share a master list of everything we want to do in our home and a list of furniture. Another day, I suppose.

The new car is great, we are saving some major cash, just not seeing it coming yet as we have had to do more paying out for taxes, title, and license. It will come! We owe roughly 3 more payments on Brian’s car and it is paid off! It will be awesome!

Spring is here, and so are allergies. They have been kicking my ass. Thankfully, I have a regime that usually works and I don’t have to switch it too much. It is usually a matter of remembering to take everything before it gets painful (my sinuses get clogged by my eyes and can be super painful) and remembering to buy it when I run out!

Work has been busy, I have barely had time for much, we had a walk (where important people come see the store) so that was very hectic. I am glad it is over! I worked a lot of hours and only had one day off. We all did. Thank god it is over!

So, not tons going on, mostly life. What is new with you?


No, this is real life

Wow! I am amazed anyone even checks my blog anymore. I am so exhausted at this point. Let me give you a run down of what has been going on:
-I got a new job! I am now a baker at a grocery store. I am still getting the hang of it and the super early mornings (4am!!), but I love it. There is a calm in the mornings that just isn’t there in such a large metroplex. I love it. I also make more money (over a dollar more an hour!) So that is so nice. It has been a huge adjustment, I was only working on average 25 hours and now work more like 35. It is an adjustment for the whole house. However, my one week paycheck is almost a 2 week paycheck at my last job!
-I got a new car! We got rid of the gas guzzling truck (a 2002 Dodge 1500 v8 extended cab) for a more fuel efficient vehicle. Like a 2004 Ford Taurus SE. It works so much better as a family car than the tiny escort (2 door) and has better gas mileage (right now, 17.4). The two car payments are just $100 more than the truck payment alone. So, we are saving $150/month plus the gas money (I am too tired to do the math but it was something over $100/month). Huge savings and Charity doesn’t have to climb into the backseat just to run errands.
-Brian is working 7 days a week again. His cook quit unexpectedly while he was out of town for business. This means on top of my new job, I am taking care of dinners, after school stuff, dog walking, and laundry every night rather than just 5 nights.
-Brian went out of town suddenly for work. It was research. He ate a lot of barbeque. It meant that Lucky was confused and I had a hard time sleeping. There was also bad weather on his way back. Not good.
-A bunch of stuff for Brian to be really busy:
    *Fat Tuesday in a restaurant
    *A new menu roll out
    *Another beer dinner (that turned out great!)
    *St Patrick’s Day (at a restaurant/bar)

What is new with you? I can’t wait for Wednesday! I will have 2 days off in a row. We also have looked and researched and measured things for the house, so hopefully after not too long, we can finally get this decorating show on the road!