Other than the tire situation, which is now taken care of, things are going surprisingly well. I’m feeling more social, (to a point), I’ve been talking quite a bit with my sister-in-law, and her and her husband have been very helpful with the move and other things.
We’re almost all in now, only 6 more days until we can fully move in! It’s such a relief to be out of this place, and even hearing my neighbour isn’t bothering me quite as much as it was, since I know there’s an end date in sight. Tomorrow my husband works, and I have nothing to do but catch up on some shows and read a book. Right now, everything’s coming up Milhouse!
Aw fuck. Just when things are going well, something shits all over it. This morning my husband came home from work and we have a blown tire, and one is leaking. Thankfully his brother is a tire guy and can bring us some new tires for a good deal, and install them for free. But for some reason we just can’t catch a break.
It’s the little things too. It snowed a bunch the other day and when my husband went to shovel that night after work, the people that he usually shovels alongside our own sidewalk, was done but no one took the two minutes to clear ours. We don’t expect it, but it would be nice since he’s always doing theirs.
I feel so bad for him. He’s got a lot on his shoulders and he could really use something good right now. I even made him take one of my Klonopins so he could sleep without his brain keeping him up. He’s usually up around noon after a night shift and right now it’s around 3:00 and he’s snoring hard! I may even need to wake him up when it’s time for dinner. That would be a first! Either way I’m glad he’s getting some much needed sleep, and I hope that the news about the tires ease his mind a bit.
So everything seems to be falling into place. After an annoying and frustrating stint online, trying to book a truck for moving, we’ve booked a cargo van (long story), and we have all the utilities changed over and appointments booked (another frustrating story). We’re set to move December 23, and will be settled for Christmas.
My head is so full of things that need to be done. It’s so full I can’t really even write a post. This is as good as it’s going to get.
It doesn’t take much to make me happy, but it’s not a feat easily done. Right now, I’m happy.
*Today we get the keys to our new house.
Joy has found me.
So we’re moving! We were out driving around yesterday and drove down a street to get to the bakery we like, and we passed a house for rent. It looked cute so we took the number down and called when we got home.
Today we went and looked at it and omg, it’s perfect! It’s definitely smaller than what we have now, but it’s still got 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it has a separate living space for a tv room downstairs!
It’s exactly what I was looking for, and I wasn’t even looking. Unfortunately we have to cancel our fun Christmas plans, but if I can move and be happier in a new house, then I’m content to give it up and have a family Christmas here.
So far 2017 is looking up!
Even though the pros outweigh the cons, I think we decided to stay where we are. We just can’t justify leaving a very good paying job, with benefits and stability, to go to uncertainty. Come February, I’ll be looking in our surrounding area for a new place to live. Hopefully we can find somewhere far enough away, yet close enough, that the issues I’m having are better. Ideally we’d like to save up for a down payment and buy a house. It’s hard when there’s no one to help you, like so many people have. Either way, I’m good with this decision.
Pros and cons of staying here
- I don’t have to work
- job security
- husband hates his job
- close to his family
- no support system
- it’s so ugly
- there’s nothing to do
- every thing