Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The piece of shit!

The pile of crap that the step bastard bought and blew up around Christmas last year is finally running.  After 2 grand a lost $300.00 key and it taking up my spot in the garage for the past month, it finally started up last night.  The hubby worked his ass off the last two weekends putting the engine back together.  He ordered the key from VW in Germany, and spent the last two weeks putting it together and what do ya know, it started right up last night.  With the exception of the antifreeze connection that the idiot (step kid) put together that wasn't right, that leaked and entire bottle of antifreeze out of the radiator when they started it up, but they got it fixed.  So as of tonight that thing is out of my garage (not that I have it much longer anyways) (plus every time I walk by it I key, kick, or intentionally bump something into it because I hate him and that car so fucking much) and out of my hair FOREVER!  Life is good.

The house is coming along good.  The kids rooms, our room and both bathrooms have been scraped and textured.  Only the living room, kitchen and laundry room are left. The hubby also got a hair up his ass to texture the walls as well.  It puts us a little behind with the extra work. but it will be worth it and we had a little extra time.  The girl comes home tomorrow and she doesn't even know were moving yet.  I just hope all goes smooth the rest of the month.

So Saturday I got a jump on things getting prepared to move.  I cleaned the house and cleaned the oven and did a few extra things so I wouldn't have to deal with it at the end of the month.  So I go to cook in the oven last night and it doesn't light.  So WTF?  I clean it and it breaks.  I'm going to be pissed if I cleaned it for nothing.

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Official!

I am currently a homeowner.  I own my house free and clear!  I don't care that it's a mobile home, It's mine.  Now the renovations begin.  The popcorn on the ceiling is coming down so we can texture it.  We did it to my moms house and it made a huge difference.  It's amazing how much it opened it up.  Then the paint.  And then we will start little by little (since I no longer have a house payment yay me) replacing the counter tops.  Were putting granite up in this bitch.  Stainless appliances, and tiling the floors.  And the first trip I'm taking is I'm taking my kid to Disneyland!  The process went so smooth yesterday morning, I couldn't be happier.  I'm just so excited to start a new chapter, a debt free chapter, in our lives!  Not many people can say that these days.  But let me tell you we have been digging ourselves out of a hole for the last 7 years.  And the time to start reaping the rewards are here.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Next week came early today.

Well today around 10 this morning the house will officially be mine.  I didn't expect the lady to come in until this weekend, but I guess her dad isn't doing well and she came in yesterday and cleaned out the entire house.  So I called her and instead of next week, we are transferring title today.  We went in last night to look at the house a little more in depth then we did the first time.  I was so relieved to see that most of the stuff was gone and only 2 beds and a little furniture was left.  I was a little worried on how I was going to deal with 2 houses full of crap.  This is actually a great thing because now the hubby can get his guy in to start scraping the ceilings and texture and paint before we move in.  This gives us some much needed extra time.  Were going over to get the storage unit this weekend so we can start moving stuff little by little and  garage sale the stuff we cant fit.  I'm happy that it's not as small as I had previously thought, although the girls bedroom isn't exactly spacious but she will have to just deal with it.  I'm excited to start this new chapter in our lives.  It's kind of like getting a second chance to start over. And I'm excited to be able to have money for a change!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Run a ground

We went out to the lake this Saturday to take out the boat and get some sun.  Mom and my brother went with us.  We were suppose to camp but with everything happening with the house next week, we decided to just enjoy the day instead.  So, I'm not sure if my husband is just getting old and it impairs his judgement or he just had one to many beers?  We went out on the boat in the late afternoon to go swim in the middle of the lake.  Then started to run around a bit.  The lake is really low at the moment due to our shitty winter.  So were running around and I was like wow the weeds are out of the water over there, but he keeps going then decides to turn last minute.  Then this idiot on a sea doo is about to run right across our bow as were turning around because he acts like he doesn't see the big red boat to his left, so the hubby lets off the throttle and bam......instant stop.  We hit the ground, so while my husband is screaming and flipping the sea doo guy off who is pretending he doesn't see him and goes on his merry little way.  Were stuck in the mud!  So the hubs jumps out, water is to his knees, and has to push the boat about 3 football fields to get us off the ground.  How we went in that far to begin with without hitting the ground is a mystery.  We finally made it out, and I'm thinking that's probably the last time we will be at the lake the rest of the year.  He says he's ready for some safe hotel vacationing for a while!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PMS Wagon!

How do you know your about to start your monthly curse?  When a post from your granola sister in law about cloth diapers sets you off.  SERIOUSLY?  Didn't we already go through this with the first kid?  Are you having amnesia?  Nobody wants to change a mother fucking cloth diaper.  Are we in the fucking stone age here?  With all the non-leakable shit out there that modern technology has perfected to avoid explosions of diarrhea and to hold a gallon of pee just to make sure your getting your moneys worth from these things.  Why in gods name would you EVER consider this?  Quit being a fucking CHEAP ASS!  This ain't your first time at this rodeo.  God this just really pisses me off, but I suspect that the reason behind me getting my panties in such a twist is because of the "PMS" thing.

On to a new subject.  I got a call from the lady who were buying the house from this morning and all is falling into place.  She got the title from the housing place that day to replace the lost one.  We transfer title on the 30th of this month.  I was a little worried about my money coming on time so I called my 401K place and asked if the paperwork was sent yet, and he said Oh I can fax that to you.  PERFECT!  Alls my boss has to do hit the approval button and I will have the money by Monday at the latest.  I was getting a little worried there for a minute that I wouldn't have it on time, but no worries now.  Plus she will be out even earlier then expected.  Bonus!  The hubby traded the laborer at work our truck he bought when douche bag blew up the car for scraping the popcorn off the ceiling and texturing.  The great thing about her being out earlier is that we can now paint as well by going in with the spray rig and dousing everything down..  Things are finally falling into place for us and  I look forward to a new beginning.

Friday, July 13, 2012

And here we go!

Onto a new journey.  We looked at the house last night and bought it!  Then I couldn't sleep last night.  It's totally not buyers remorse, it's just nervous about a new chapter in our lives.  A smaller chapter.  Like as in closets and bedrooms.  But, like I said in the last post, I like money more!  Plus my hubby has a plan to make the master bedroom bigger by extending it into the dinning room area.  So aside getting used to getting back to smaller house (seriously 300 sq. ft. makes a difference) Moving again isn't on my list of favorite things to do.  I think this is taking a lot of pressure of the hubby though.  And really, in actuality, I have 6 years and the girl will be 18 and the boy will be driving, so its not like were just starting out with babies.  6 years goes faster then you think.  I'm thinking just ride it out and that would enable us to travel a lot with the amount of money we are saving.  And have a nice place to go back to with low maintenance.  Jesus, I sound like an old fucking lady.  And the best part is douche bag doesn't get a key, I may not even give him the gate code to get in.  There will be NO garage, so that's NO excuse to come over to work on or store any piece of shit car that he breaks, blows up, or buys!  Sorry there's no room.  You know what, this whole deal is just getting better and better.  Here's to NO MORE douche bag!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I like money more!

Huh, the most interesting thing happened to me yesterday.  My moms neighbor went into the nursing home and his daughter is selling his house for cheap.  Granted it is a mobile home, but it's in a gated community and the rent is only like $500.00 a month.  A couple years ago my mom bought hers practically gutted for 13k which we spent everyday for a month straight redoing it.  The lady wants to let this go for 7k.  So since we let our house go and were renting for almost $1300.00 a month, this seems like a win win at the moment.  Don't get me wrong, we moved from a tiny house to a 1700 square foot house.  So moving back to a smaller (1500 sq. ft.) house will be interesting.  I'm sad about losing the den which we made into the kid TV room, but cutting my payment in half is better.  Plus my hubby without a garage will be even more interesting.  But once again half the payment.  I come to the understanding I like money more and we will make it work.  This will give us a chance have money to do the stuff we want to do whenever we want to do it.  I wont have to worry if my hubby is out of work for a couple weeks because works slow.  Hell I don't care if he croaked, I can pay for it myself!  And having that piece of mind makes me happy.  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out. This has actually been a really good year for us, and I got one more truck payment, and 4 more quad payments and I own the shit free and clear.  After having some really hard times the last 7 years especially with all the house bullshit, the best thing we ever did was let that house go.  We have finally dug ourselves out of that hole and I'll be damned if I'm ever going to let that shit happen again.  Lesson Learned!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stupid Hippies!

We had a really nice vacation with the family.  We took a nice 8 mile bike ride to the keys, and had lunch on the marina.  On the 4th we roped off an area near the lake to watch the fireworks and set up a few chairs including a backpack stool thing of my sister in laws mom.  So we all went over to watch the fireworks and my mom says "Diane found pot in her stool."  "What?"  "Yeah, she says there was a pill bottle with some joints in her backpack."  "Holy shit!"  Then we notice the hippies in front of us frantically looking for something.  They were digging through everything.  It was kind of funny that your so stoned or so stupid you cant even remember where you put you stash.  Oh well, your shit out of luck cause it's mine now......hahaha, stupid hippies!

We went to the beach one day and Diane rented a paddle board to try out.  I really had no interest in this at all, but watching everyone was entertaining.  My brother got on it and kept falling off, but I was watching the other people doing it and realized he wasn't standing in the right spot.  So my cousin jumped on it and and did fine and then they were like hey you try it.  I got on and paddled around.  I didn't fall off at all.  It was fun, but would have been better if there were no waves, that made it a little harder.  We got my daughter on it and she did really good too.

Well back to work this week.  And it's going to be in the 100's this week.  Ugh, not looking forward to that.  The girl is back on vacation with my grandma to Disneyland.  Thank god for that.  We all had a little to much together time last week.  Oh yeah and I saw Magic Mike yesterday.  The movie sucked.  The acting was TERRIBLE.  If it hadn't been for all the stripping, I think I would have gonged it.  Hope nobody melts this week!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Vacation

Today is the start of my vacation.  We leave for camping tomorrow afternoon, to spend the 4th of July in Tahoe.  I'm looking forward to this drama free, relaxing, well as relaxing as the kids will allow, camping trip.  After the last fiasco, this will be like going to fucking disneyland!

This weekend my moms neighborhood had a huge garage sale.  I'm really not into buying other peoples crap, but her neighbor who owned a clothing store that went out of business had a bunch of clothes with tags on them for five bucks a piece.  I totally scored.  Igot 4 pairs of shorts, a top and a bathing suit.  My daughter cleaned her out of her costume jewelery and a pair of flip flops.  It's a good thing I ran out of money, but it was totally worth it.

Well time to get up and start my day.  Have a great fourth!