May 16, 2004


I've been awake for a few hours, looking at homes online. I really need to work VERY hard for the next few months to lower our debt so that we can afford more house. I did the preliminary "can you afford this house" stuff and I can't afford what I want. Or what I want just isn't for sale yet. I don't know, but I know we'll find what we need and in a decent school district.

I need to go to the commissary this morning. I'm tempted to leave and go do that in a few minutes, since I think it is opening right about now. I can get in there while everyone is at church. I also need to stop and deposit my check and pay some bills off. Then I need to take the Child shopping for some summer clothes. That should be interesting, since the last time we tried she ended up in tears and I ended up putting all the clothes back on the racks and not buying them for her.

John is doing OK. We are still looking at homes online and I need to get my behind in gear and start getting some paperwork together for buying a house. There is tons of stuff that needs to be done for a VA loan and it looks like we'll just my loan entitlement first since it is about 100 times less complex than his. Mine just needs a DD214, John would need letters and such. Not real high priority for them since they are deployed.

One more month until the Child leaves for Gran's house. That is probably a good thing since some weeks we are ready to kill each other. I know we both need a break. She complains that I make her do her chores, which in her eyes is "everything" in the house. She seems to forget that these are the same chores that she has had for years. Take out the trash when it is full and on trash days, police the litterboxes, clean up after herself in the living room and her bedroom. I'm a mean ogre because I won't clean her bathroom again for her. She ends up wanting to use mine since it is all clean. Yeah...right!

Gearing up for some web work. The good thing about that is I can use the money as closing costs for a house. For so many years I've always found that when we really needed money for something, it appears somehow out of the blue. I've been talking about this web stuff for almost a year now, and now that we're going to need the money, it is going to happen. We have some really wonderful people in our lives that are helping us with the whole house thing and with extra work for me. Everything always works out in the end.

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