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New treadmill and the truck vs the elk

July 27th, 2014 at 09:35 am

My son called to tell us that his in-laws are selling their treadmill for $60. They are moving into a smaller home and wont have room for it. I am not sure about the size of their new home, but I have a whopping 390 sq ft. However, I know this is a nice treadmill in good condition AND I am going to Hawaii in 10 months. What to do, what to do? My solution, out with the dining table and chairs, scrunch things up a little more, and in with the treadmill. Big Grin The hub is on his way to pick it up now.

We are getting to have little Z quite a bit- as in several times each week- mom gets overwhelmed and needs breaks - much to our joy!! Z has FINALLY been assigned a CASA worker- thankfully a seasoned one who understands the needs of the child and the pitfalls in the system. He is concerned about some of the decisions that have been made and is concerned about his moms ability to raise him and has requested evalutions. I sure hope Z isn't shipped back out of state to his grandma- he has been moved so many times. We are taking each opportunity to see him and enjoying every moment. He went with us yesterday to the local caves. Unfortunately, he wasn't tall enough to go on the tour, so I spent the afternoon with him while everyone else took the tour. I took Z for an ice cream, we went 'exploring', took lots of pictures and had a great time. He was none the wiser that he had missed out on any fun. And I loved every second!

My sons business is doing great this summer and he is slowly starting to pay us back- not much, but what they can- and it is nice to see the flow of funds reversing. I am so proud of him for working so hard to make his dream successful.

We were supposed to be camping this weekend. Unfortunately, on the way home from picking her dad up from the airport, DD3 and the hub hit an elk. Thankfully, they weren't hurt- the elk and the truck not so lucky. The truck is in the shop. Damage was about $2600- my surprise was that our deductible was only $60. Umm...I guess that's good this time, but I will certainly be raising that - as I am sure our premiums are reflective of such a small deductible. wow.

My oldest grandson, 10, spent the night with us last night- he is curious about ancestry- so we have spent the morning talking about our relatives. He was surprised to see a picture of my paternal grandfather and to realize his great grandfather was full-blooded Cherokee, which means GS is part Cherokee too! Fun times









6 Responses to “New treadmill and the truck vs the elk”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm glad they weren't hurt. Did the elk die? If so, did you get to keep the meat?
    Sometimes the game wardens will let you.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's great you are getting to spend time with Z.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    LR- the sheriff actually had to put it down and they took it from there.
    Laura- it is so incredibly wonderful to see him again. He is such a joy.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, poor thing. It is better when they are killed on impact. That must have been hard for your husband and daughter to see it suffering.

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    LR- it was really hard for them. It was a really unfortunate situation. Frown

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    I am SO happy to hear the news about Little Z coming back!! Big Grin
    Bummer about the truck vs. elk.

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