The hub got a call from work that he will be returning to his 4/2 rotation when he returns this month. Meaning, he will work 4 weeks, and be home for 2 weeks during the remainder of the winter (May-ish) This will increase his monthly pay significantly and provides additional income I didnt budget for. I will likely put most of it towards our mortgage, since that is our final debt. I would love to have the mortgage paid off in 5 years, but since my income will decrease quite a bit by June, I am not sure how realistic that might be but it is something I am going to pencil out and see how we might get there!
DD2 called last night and said there is young girl who needs an emergency foster placement. (This is such a recurring event here locally). Both DD1 and DD2 are at capacity, so she asked if we would be open to meeting her and possibly taking her in for a while. If she still needs a placement today we will go and meet her. She is older, 16. I want to find out exactly what the situation is before considering this as an option. I have a 3 bedroom house, and could easily take a child in, but it would have to be a good fit. I guess we will see how this plays out.
I am putting the finishing touches on my Christmas decorations today and making a couple loaves of bread. The hub is going to make a pot of chili. I am finishing off the last of the split pea soup. The hub doesnt like split pea soup, so he is eating sandwiches for lunch.
My containers came for food storage. I washed one of them out and will fill it with pinto beans today. I want to keep a few pounds stored in gallon bags in the kitchen for easy access and then will put the rest in a second storage container.