Anyway, he picked up the money, and gave it to the Rental Company. $950 deposit, and first months rent. He's moving in TODAY!!! There's nothing in there (except what was in his car - LOL), no power, and no water, but he's IN OUR HOUSE!!! That'll all be taken care of before I get there with the kids, NEXT WEEK! That's right, we're leaving on MONDAY!!! So, I have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to pack and leave - no pressure, right!
And, I'm babysitting all day long today for one of the girls that babysat for me last week. When she asked me last Sunday, I didn't know I was leaving quite so soon. Oh well. She did it for me, so I'll do it for her. That just means that I need to pack EXTRA good on Saturday :)
And, my truck should be ready today too. The fuel pump was shot. It's gonna be about $245 for all the repairs. New fuel pump, the distributer cap (or something like that) and um, yeah, not really remembering what he was fixing. Anyway, he's fixing what was broke, and not charging me a whole lot for it. It's my moms good friends' hubby. He's such a great guy!
Can you imagine if it would have all gone south on the trip? Me, with my 5 kids, on a 1/2 cross country, all by myself, with a broken truck. Not good :) I'm glad that it broke when it did, so I had time to fix it :)
I did some packing yesterday. I packed all the kids clothes, except 5 changes. I'll put them in suit cases when it gets closer to go time (yeah, like 3 days from now -LMBO), but the others will need to go in the trailer. What else did I do? Oh yeah, I helped a lady at church finish off her family calendar. We did the 1st 1/2 on Monday, and the 2nd half Thursday. My mom, my aunt, our friend Luell, and Jimmy and I went to lunch at McDonalds. It was nice and warm in the playplace, and I was SO glad. First time I've been warm all day long :)
Since I packed so long today, and I'm usually the food cooker, we got Taco Bell for dinner. Beans are good! Then, after the little kids went to bed, we got Apple Fritters from Safeway bakery. Yeah, I'm gonna be ROUND by the time I get to Texas - LMBO! It'll feel really good to get back on track with my diet. One of these day....
We watched President Bush's farewell speech last night. Did you? Well, if you missed it, I'm "trying" to embed the video below. If there's nothing there, um, I guess I didn't do it right - LMBO!
WOW! It was wonderful. LOVE the man :) I knew the second I heard this quote that it was gonna be today's Freebie. Absolutely perfect. Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!
Never - HARDROCK
Tire, Falter, Fail - Harting
In the end, the government under George W. Bush succeeded in its most important role: since 2001, we have been kept safe at home, able to go about our lives. We go to school or to work, we spend time with our families and friends, we worship in peace; we go to sports games, see movies, volunteer for others, pursue our own understanding of happiness. We are the luckiest people in the world, and other people hate us for it. They are willing to kill us over it. After 9/11, George W. Bush refused to allow that to happen on our soil again. We owe so much, and I am ever grateful.
Thank you, Mr. President.
I must say, I agree! Thank you, Mr. President