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swimming against adversity

June 30th, 2008 at 04:52 pm

Things are still challenging.
The bean is three months old and still doesn't sleep through the night. dad is dying rapidly of pancreatic cancer.

I have managed to carve out some (very little) time for me, despite it all. Last week,I actually went shopping for fun. Not normally my style, but hey, when in a pinch.

Our savings plan is still moving along nicely. Although, June was expensive. We had to pay $648 to have our storm damaged trees saved and to have some damaged shrubs removed. It's been storming here almost every day for two weeks, and three of those nights were brutal, with tornado sirens blaring to 3 or 4 am.

We also are paying another $300 to have our hot tub fixed. Normally, I am very frugal and conservative, But last summer we bought a hot tub, used of course. It's been a more expensive project than I ever imagined. But we play a lot of sports, and sitting in a whirly hot bath when you have a knee injury or a pulled whatzit is really worth paying for.

That's all, except that I'm ashamed that I haven't made any money for the tiki challenge for a whole month. I guess I can forgive myself, considering.

2 Responses to “swimming against adversity”

  1. scfr Says:

    I'm really sorry to hear about your dad. Hang in there. Yes, by all means forgive yourself about the tiki challenge; it sounds like you have your priorities straight, and right now the challenge isn't it.

  2. compulsive debtor Says:

    Bet the bean will be sleeping through the night in the next couple months....

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