Back to the Drawing Board

Mud Tech finally told Mike that they didn’t need them. Instead they hired an unskilled college “kid” for about half of what Mike was asking. So much for that idea.

He’s still working at the campground for half of what he was asking anyway.

I’m currently working on a website that I had been contemplating for a few years.  I actually bought a domain name and was ready to get started.

Then I let life get in the way.

Well, I had started working on it just before we moved to Texas. Then Ethan was born and we moved, again, I let life get in the way.

Finally, I’ve been working on it again. At the moment, it’s just a storefront. In a few days, I plan to add forums,  articles, and resources.

You can check it out here:

Working From Home, Sort Of.

Mike is finally working, although it’s not for much. He offered to help out at the RV park where we are staying. They hired him for $10/hour. It’s not much, but it is an income.

While chatting with the new boss, he found out something interesting… Some companies think that he might be lying on his résumé. Apparently, no one is multitalented anymore.

Hopefully, by working here, he could get a good reference from the owners. He’s already built a couple of benches out of scrap wood to put into the dog run, and painted the laundry room and clubhouse.

I do see a light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s pretty far off.

Good News!

Actually, it’s double good news. The first, even with out a job, we have been able to cut our expenses enough to last until February.

The second, it does seem that that Mike will have a job. Out of all of the interviews, this one seems the most promising. Because this company is expanding rapidly, they need someone who’s adaptable and has many talents. Of course it does help that one of the company’s biggest clients happen to be owned by my husband’s nephew.

We really won’t know for sure until Friday, but if it’s a done deal, it’s a new steady income and it’s still close to Athens.

Two days of Chaos


Plane taking off

Plane taking off (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Two more days and my husband and I will be off to Texas to look at houses and jobs. I’m not exactly looking forward to this. For one, I have a slight phobia of flying, Second, being pregnant, I do not look forward to the security scrutiny that I may have to go through. It didn’t help that I browsed YouTube just before making this post.


To minimize the trouble, (and to travel light), we had decided not to bring toothpaste, lotion, or any other liquid. I’m even going as far as to not bring my water bottles and just pay the crazy price after the security checkpoint.  When we get to Athens, we’ll stop at Wal-Mart and pick up a gallon of water from the dispenser as well as all the other goodies we decide not to take.


We also took care to make sure that the hotel has a coin-operated (mini) Laundromat so our clothes will also be limited. I think we will be able to fit all of our clothes in a small bag, with the help of some Ziploc Bags (more on that in the next post).


We will be dropping my kids off at my Sister’s house, but the dogs are supposed to be picked up by my Aunt and grandmother. My sister is concerned about her dog and Togo as they didn’t get along the last time they met. Unfortunately, I’ve tried a few times and I hadn’t been able to get ahold of my Aunt.  Tomorrow is probably my last chance; otherwise, I’ll have to figure something else out.


We will have our neighbor keep an eye on the house while we are gone as well as take care of any packages that won’t be put on hold by the postal service.


Tomorrow we will be gone some of the day as I have a midwife appointment to check on the position of the baby. Then we have to do shopping to buy some traveling supplies and some clothes for the kids.


We leave Friday. There is so much to do in so little time


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