Sorry I’ve been a bit M.I.A. for a bit… or so…
I’ve been struggling a lot with life lately. If you’ve watched my vlogs or watched any of my videos recently, then you know that we had some family move here. I can give you one guess on who… Yup… THEM… EG is back and this time the visit is PERMANENT. They are 45 minutes away… or rather will be once the floors are done, appliances are put in, and the walls are painted… and of course all their stuff is moved from here to there.
It hasn’t been bad since they have been here though. They got here on Hubby’s birthday, May 15th. They have been going, going, going with getting stuff done so they can move in and finally be HOME.
His grandmother and I have talked and have come to an agreement so I hope it stays the way that it has been said. I’m hoping we only have to see them 1-2 times a week. Once here, once there. It would be nice to have set days on when we see them. I’m hoping we can start with 0-1 day a week and work on things from there.
Since they have been here, I have been working my ass off in getting my home… to feel like… HOME. I’m just about there. I really wish I had taken before and after pictures of the rooms I’ve already done. If you don’t know already, we live in a 2 bed 2 bath apartment. There are 3 adults, 1 toddler, and 1 mastiff living in this small apartment. I say “small” cause even though it’s supposed to be bigger than our last two apartments, I still feel like it’s actually smaller.
I have gotten the kitchen almost done, the living is done, the bedroom is what I’m working on now, and then just our VERY messy, unorganized closet. We also have several pictures to put up but I honestly don’t want to have them up since we are seriously considering a move. No where different, just down to the first floor. We are spending way too much time indoors and way too much on electricity. Our most recent bill for electricity was over $100!! When my husband and I lived with his aunt, before we were married and on our own, one of the bills that was part of our rent was the electricity bill. It was $199 a month, every month. The fact that we paid just over half of that for our apartment that is less than half the size of her house… yeah… enough said…
It will be a little more to be on the first floor, but if it’s only for a year, then I’m okay with that. I think that we will be able to save money since we won’t be paying so much for electricity.
Oh… Did I mention that my Hubby got promoted? Yes, I’m very proud. He’s not a supervisor, yet, like we’re waiting for, but there is a significant weight that has been lifted off our shoulders with this promotion. Though he’s only been promoted for almost a month and we have only seen one paycheck since then, it’s gonna be okay cause we have an idea of what he will be making monthly. (Bonus not included since it differs each month.)
Well, almost 600 words in and I’m ready to get some stuff done before everyone comes over. We usually go over to his aunt’s cause it’s bigger and there are no stairs, but her house is currently being used as storage until THEY can move into THEIR own home.
Thank you so much for “listening”!!!