Foreclosure, the Update
We're firmly in the rental house. We like the neighborhood and the house. We're unpacked enough to get by, but still have quite a bit left to do. Some of our stuff is still in our friend Bob's garage on the other end of town. We need to get cracking on it-he may be in contract to sell his house up north and will hopefully be parking his cars in that garage by the end of the summer. (Bob, school starts August 16th. No pressure, dude!)
On the job front: I found a new job and started the last week of April. It is still retail, and I'm getting those 40 hours I was so desperately trying to find. It's commission, and eventually will become management. I'm glad I made the switch-I feel much better about the job situation.
Ed has started a new job. It's a job, not a career. He's still looking for something else, but we'll take the paycheck, thank you!If he gets 30-35 hours a week, his salary alone will pay the rent. That leaves me to get everything else squared away.
Chef has made some friends in the neighborhood, a definite plus. Having Mom and Jane around the corner helps all around. Right now, it helps us because Ed and I have overlapping work schedules.
The school transition hasn't been as smooth, but that should be ironed out next week. We seem to find that the paraprofessionals don't get all the info about Gameboy and take it upon themselves to 'reward' good behavior and it backfires. I think we learned a lesson-we sit down with the Paras as well as the teachers. Giving this child computer time is like giving a beer to an alcoholic. Not a good idea.
Yes, the finances are more than tight, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel.