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Almost there...stay on target!

March 30th, 2011 at 02:01 pm

I thought we were through the Biblical plagues that ravaged the kids and totally upended our schedules last week, but alas.

Kid 2's pink eye reemerged. We are squeezing the last few drops out of the medication we have left, and hoping for the best. He also has a nasty cold, and was coughing and crabby this morning.

Hubby and I got in an argument this morning about it, because I had a work meeting downtown and we weren't sure if little man should go to the sitter's while sick. Hubby refused to take him, fight ensued, then off to the sitter he went. It turned out to be better. He was much happier to be someplace fun and new than he would have with one or more crabby parents who needed to be somewhere else.

I just got my settlement statement from the title company.We buy the house tomorrow. Paying $265,500, putting 20 percent down. Yet, with the credit for the HVAC, and after all the other stuff, we for some reason only have to bring about $49,300 to closing-- less than our 20 percent down payment. A pleasant surprise.

I'm also taking my mom to Las Vegas on Sunday for my Aunt's 80th b-day. It's my dad's last remaining sibling. Good cause, stressful timing.

I have been burning the candle at every point it's possible to stick a wick recently and I am totally beat. The mortgage, transferring utilities, designing to sell my current house, planning the LV trip, trying to arrange for movers-- which by the way, were not in the budget, hiring the carpet and HVAC guys for the new house. The list goes on.

On top of that, I have to do extra freelance work -- basically everything that is due before during and immediately after the week in LV, so that I can actually have something close to a real vacation. It's a lot. And a lot to keep track of.

My whole life has been scribbled on index cards lately. The night before, I've been writing down what I have to do each day on an index card. And trying to knock everything off the list.

I think the argument over sick kid today was a symptom of that. After last week--when all work and everything that needed to be done was delayed due to the kids' illness and contagion, I flipped. I can't push anything else back. It all needs to get done, and now. Murphy's law, however....

1 Responses to “Almost there...stay on target!”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Hang in there....you will make it through this.

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