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Catching up

August 16th, 2009 at 02:26 pm

Buying and updating a house is EXPENSIVE, time consuming, hard work, frustrating...and very rewarding.

I have gotten everything done that I wanted with the new house...except the kitchen. I have $$ set aside to do most of it...since other stuff cost more than Id planned, I will need (?)...(um, ok- am choosing) to use a credit card to finish... Frown The good news is that our new budget will provide for that being paid off fairly quickly.

I LOVE THE HOUSE. I love the convenience of being closer to work, stores, library, etc.

Even though it has taken more $$ than I anticipated, Id do it again, no doubt.

On a different note...our grandaughter was diagnosed with JRA. She turns two next month. When she can walk, it is with a noticable limp. She will be getting a steroid shot in her knee next month, which if it goes well, may put the arthritis into remission for up to a year...(?) However, this is the type that can cause blindness, so she will have to have her eyes tested every 3 months... We dont have a pediatrician here who specializes in arthritis, so the kids have to drive 5 hours each way for treatment. I have asked the other 3 grandparents to chip in with me to buy airline tickets so that the kids arent taking extra days off for these trips.

This is the first child in our family thats ever had a serious health issue. It is so hard to see a small child struggle...and hard to watch her parents cope with it.

The hub comes back for two weeks tomorrow. He has been at this job for almost 3 months now. He still loves it, and I have stayed so busy that the time he is gone has flown, it seems to be working.

I do notice that I am watching much less tv and I have taken up reading again...which I love. Right now I am reading "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett" far its excellent.

By the way, even though I havent posted much lately...I am trying to read your blogs as often as possible!!

4 Responses to “Catching up”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry to hear about your granddaughter. I hope all goes well. Enjoy your new home!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Poor baby, mommy and grandma. Rissa had a serious health issue as a baby and it becomes all consuming as you educate yourself, pray, and go for treatments. It takes so much out of you emotionally and physically and those long trips won't be helping either, although will flying necessarily be faster as you have to arrive early, go through all the NTSB hoops, fly, get a car at the end, etc??? Perhaps driving would give her and her DH time to talk about things? Just a thought, but you are so sweet to want to do whatever you can to ease things for them!

    Glad your hubby is enjoying his new job. Makes it so much easier when they are happy about that. Glad the money is eased up a bit too! I want some pics of the the new pad girl!! Especially the garden!! :-)

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm glad you're enjoying your new house so much. Smile
    I'm so sorry to hear about your granddaughter. Have you checked in your/their area for support groups? When she's older (8/9) you might want to check into special camps that are just for JRA kids.

  4. homebody Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your granddaughter. I have a friend whose daughter has JRA and celiac disease both. Definitely check the support groups. They live in Oregon too.

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