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It's all good, bad, and ugly...

May 10th, 2011 at 07:22 pm

If I there were a way to let out a long, exhausted breath via words, I would be doing that right now.

I have been stretched to my absolute limit since we put an offer in on our current house about two months ago. I'm like a really bad Plastic Man wannabe-- all stretched out, only I haven't been zapped by some magic ray that actually makes me stretchy!

We are back to our daily routine, as far as where the kids need to go and the work I need to do, etc. Now that I have moved to the other side of town I basically live in the car, driving the kids to the sitter and to preschool. I HATE driving, so I made the executive decision today that we are switching Kid 1 to a preschool in the new neighborhood. We have two good prospects, and I am touring them both later this week. Hopefully, the preschool issue will be solved by the end of the week.

We moved out of our old place April 15. I am STILL working on it to get it ready to sell. It's taking forever, first because it's only me who is spending long hours over there painting and repairing-- because someone has to watch the kids, and I'm the handy one of my family. And two, because it seems like every surface needs primer plus at least two coats of paint to get it to look good. My fault, I tried a new paint and it's coverage is for squat. So, I had to spend more to get good paint unless I wanted to put on five coats. Frustrating, to always feel like you are doing the same project over and over yet it doesn't get done.

I still haven't received one bit of forwarded mail-- which includes about $1300 in freelance checks I really need right now. I went to my old post office, and they have no mail. They said it's been forwarded, and asked me to go to my new post office. I'm almost scared to do. If they don't have my mail, then where is it? Lost in some vortex, along with all the other halves of pairs of socks I've lost through the years???

I still have no idea how our mortgage will be impacting our savings plan or daily life, as I haven't had any time and energy to sit down and plan. And, I've been spending money on paint, supplies, cleaning, repairs, etc. on the other house, a temporary but spendy expense.

Add in that I haven't clipped a sinlge coupon or had the energy to hunt down sale sin feeding my family and my money situation is a total wreck. AAAAAAHHHHHH!

I just really need to get this house on the market in the next couple of weeks, so I can start putting some of my time and energy into all the things that aren't being taken care of while I'm slaving away on painting and mowing!!

Phew. Are you exhausted from reading that? I am!

On a bright note, I did manage to drop off four giant boxes at the Goodwill today. Phew.

10 Responses to “It's all good, bad, and ugly...”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i feel exhausted for you. *hugs* just focus on the light at the end of the tunnel.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    **Whew** Smile
    It'll all work out. Of course after a few weeks of hard work on your part. Wink
    Best of luck with everything.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    I have never received one piece of forwarded mail (the last couple of times I moved). I assume I didn't miss anything important! So, yeah, good luck with that.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Yikes! You need a magic genie to come and help you.
    I wish you the best with the new preschool hunting!

  5. CampFrugal Says:

    You should contact all of those people/businesses you do business with and give them your new address. This will help in receiving your mail and not waiting for it to be forwarded.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    I hope things ease up for you very soon.

  7. ThriftoRama Says:

    I had already changed my address with everyone I can think of, but my clients accidentally mailed two checks to the old address, and they are missing. For a month now...

  8. Jerry Says:

    That WAS an exhausting read, I can imagine what stress it would lead to during the actual living of it! Hang in there, it's not permanent (thank goodness). Soon enough the old place will be set, the paint will look good, and you will have it on the market. I don't know what to say about the mail, that is just annoying... there's no insurance that you will get things these days. We are living overseas and we got a Christmas package in March this year! (Well, half of it, anyway.) I hope that the checks are NOT in the sock vortex!

  9. ThriftoRama Says:

    I had my client cancel the checks and send new ones to my new address. The mail thing is way to confusing and random, as to what is actually coming through.

  10. baselle Says:

    I wonder whether its strategic to stop the mail at the old address for a week or so, then forward it. That's assuming you are confident in how your postal node handles mail. Frown

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