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Its been a few weeks

January 20, 2008

Since I posted here. Our financial situation has not gotten any better, but not for a lack of trying.

So far since the Move I have:

1. Signed up to substitute (just waiting on the paperwork to come back, they said it takes a week to ten days).

2. Bugged, pestered, annoyed the HR at the local Lowes to get my transfer done (start on Monday full time days for the next two weeks).

3. Had an interview at the school closest to us for a kindergarten position. Not sure how that will come out, since it has been since college that I taught that age group, but I did my darnedest to get the job.

Next up on the to do list:

1. Go to the Middle Georgia Teacher Fair on the 26th in Macon.

2. Go to the Houston County Teacher Fair on the 2nd of February.

The plan for Lowes and subbing (if I don’t get the teaching job, I am still praying and crossing my fingers) is that after this first two weeks, I will go to working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, and weekends, leaving days available to sub. Tuesday and Thursday nights will then be open to do my online tutoring position.

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Other players in the game

December 2, 2007

Currently we have another family living with us. These are friends of ours from our time overseas, who are moving to our area, after retirement from the military. They are going to rent our house from us for about 6 months while they explore the area to determine where they want to purchase a house.

They will be known as:

Retired One: almost retired military man (on terminal leave), currently job hunting for a job related to his military job.

Brit chick: Native British woman, married to retired one, works for Evil Empire

Rocker: 13 yo boy who plays the guitar,

Alien: 12 yo boy, who we say is along with middle schooler, from a planet all their own. I swear they are a match made in heaven.

They also have two dogs, and three geckos.

This makes for a very crowded house but we make the best of it.

How we got where we are at part two

December 1, 2007

After we had lived here for about 6 months we decided that it was time to start looking into buying a house. The military affiliation that the Other Half is, has a regulation that states that they can not move you more than every 36 months, so we figured if we were here 12 months when we bought the house, we would have at least 24 in the house before we had to think about moving, and hopefully longer than that.

So we spent about six months looking at houses on the internet, researching mortgages, and looking at houses in the area (our lease was up after 1 year). Early summer we found THE house, figured out with housing allowance, and my paycheck that we could afford THE house, and worked with the mortgage company, the owner of the house, etc to buy the house. We signed on the house July 7th, 2006, Happy Anniversary to us (July 8th is our anniversary). We were so happy and excited. Everything was working out wonderfully, I had a job at an alternative school here in town, that was a short drive from our new house, and Other Half could drive the hybrid to work.

Then the US government decided that they had other plans. They decided that all of the people in Other Half’s job, the same rank as Other Half, with the same number of years in had to either cross train or get out of the military. They decided to tell all of them this, at the end of July. Yes, less than a month after we closed on the house. We still thought we would be ok because we were at first told that this job change would yes, affect us, but we would still be stationed here.   Not so much…

The players in this story

November 30, 2007

Today I am tired so I thought I would just share who the players in this story are.

Me, 34 yo teacher (most of the time), currently just a Lowes employee. Trying desperately to find a job at other half’s new duty station before we actually move, not having much luck.

Other Half, 35 yo military man, currently between stations and career fields, which plays a big part of our money problem. The military changed regs, then changed them again.

Teenager, our 14 yo daughter who is not looking forward to our move WHATSOEVER

Middle schooler, our 11 yo daughter, also not looking forward to the move, but is dealing with it better.

Little Man, our 3 yo son, who does not really get what is going on with our move.