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FIrst REALLY cold morning in the little house! Brrr

October 4th, 2013 at 04:36 pm

Today was payday for both the hub and I. We are on track to pay off my car loan balance, $8800, by next month. I know we should pay down the credit card instead, but I want to go for the smaller victory first- especially since the larger credit card will be paid off by April and the other, which is zero interest, will be paid by May.

The little house was very cold this morning. We are skirting it, which hopefully will help. I currently have one small space heater and the heating system, which runs off propane. But I only have a 15 gallon propane tank and I am not sure how long that will last. If I need to add another space heater or get a larger one, I will. A large, 90 gallon propane tank will cost $3-4 a gallon to fill and I have to fill it twice a year or I will get charged a "low usage" fee. I am not sure I am willing to make that big of a financial commitment. I don't mind being chilly, but when you can see your breath, it's too darn cold! One way or another this needs to be remedied before the hub leaves for Alaska on the 16th.

The hub left with our oldest grandson, 9, this morning to go "hunting" (which is really a trip to the woods to shoot guns at non-living things, sit around the fire and drink beer - regular for the hub and root beer for grandson.) They are due back on Monday- I was going to go join them, but learned a few days ago that this is Z's last weekend with us. DHS delivered this message to DD2 so I am assuming it is true this time...heartbreaking and true. I want to spend all the time I can with him. DD2 and I may take Z (2.5) and granddaughter (4) up to the camp for an afternoon - not sure yet.

I am ready for the weekend. I sure wish work weeks were 4 days instead of 5!!

6 Responses to “FIrst REALLY cold morning in the little house! Brrr”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear that Z may really be leaving your wonderful family. I sure wish his future will be full of love!

  2. SicilyYoder Says:

    It's been hot here in Kentucky. My late Papaw Boots liked hunting with his Beagles.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I really hate the idea of Z being torn from the only family he knows like this. His bio family is darn selfish to put him through it.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Frown {{{HUGS}}} So sorry to hear the news about Z.

  5. scottish girl Says:

    Sorry to hear about Z Frown

  6. looking forward Says:

    ((Hugs))

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