My life is hectic and crazy. End of update.
Just kidding, but only about the end of that. Kevin has lost 2 jobs since May, has been out of work for 6 weeks, and is currently on a short term contract, which is not that great. Our house that was supposed to be sold in May is still not, but we are 10 days from it if the second who already approved the deal in May approves it again, which they said they won't unless we take an unsecured loan this time. Oh, that will be just fine. We moved out of that house in May and it is currently in foreclosure, which means all of the credit card companies just informed us they have frozen our credit. Nice. My student loan check has been delayed until the 27th of October even though I started in August ("We're sorry for that glitch"). No problem. We attempted to cash out a Roth, the paperwork for it has mysteriously been lost by the company. We understand, that happens all the time. We have a life insurance policy that we could cash out, but it is with AIG, and they are not exactly running smoothly right now. Lovely. Since my husband does not work in this town we are attempting to move down with family, but our rental company informed us that if we break our lease without finding a replacement tenant they will sue us, so we have started advertising the property. Eight people looked at it last week, one picked up an application, it does not look like they will be approved. I have to start a practicum at a school next month and I don't know where I will be living. Of course, this is on top of homeschooling, me going to school, having a midterm this week, running the kids around, trying to keep up with the house, baking everything from scratch-because that is what you do when you are cooking from food storage, and then there are all of the other little things that are part of my job. An older lady spoke at church one Sunday and said, "When you are younger you think that life will get better, it doesn't it just has a larger variety of problems." I looked at my husband and we both said, "You have got to be kidding."
I have also met some really neat people lately. People who heard we were in need and came to help. One woman came and showed me how to cook one turky to last for 10 meals, and then gave me a lot of other ideas. This is a woman who is in a spot too and also has six young kids. This example has been huge. My kids have also made a lot of friends in this new area. Aubrey is learning the dynamics of little girl spats, betrayals and "best friends." Even homeschooling has these learning opportunities, but at least it is kept to only about twice a week at gymnastics and parkdays.
We have also been blessed with several family members who are eager to have us move in with them, and it is nice to feel wanted and not a burden. I am in a one of the few classes that are both interesting and relevant-a class on helping students understand mathematics. And Kamron finally mastered long division, while Aubrey is steadily gaining ground on the understanding of place value. She has also decided she is going to be a scientist and we now have a model of the solar system on our ceiling, nature journals filled with drawings and descriptions, a bucket of worms in the backyard, mixtures of scents as she has created her own perfumes, unknown mixtures that have crystalized, been examined under the microscope and drawn-she thinks she will soon be rich from these- and the beginnings of a weather station. I don't think she has picked a field yet.
Things will work out. And life will have less problems when I get older-I think that lady must have had it pretty easy as a young Mom.