YAY! My husband finally called me. After waiting 4 long days, I finally got my first phone call. I’m excited and sad all at the same time. I was so glad to hear his voice, but at the same time it was like a wake up call, he is in Kuwait, so far away, and soon to be in a horrible place full of people who want nothing more to do than kill our soldiers. Ugh, I shouldn’t think that way…easier said than done. Anyways, he said he had been sick along with most of the other guys. I’m sure the climate change is tough on their bodies. He also said the time difference was whooping everybody’s butt. I can’t imagine such a huge time change like that. I’d want to sleep 24/7. lol. Other than that he just said they are keeping them plenty busy with classes and briefings. He said he would call again in a few days…so the wait starts all over again. Joy! I’m just thankful though that I got to talk to him, I’ll just hang onto that until I hear from him again.
Feb 26, 2009
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Feb 24, 2009
Well the bank turned down my offer. They want me to go up $20,000! Which is crazy! You would think with the economy being the way it is right now, buying a house would be easy…but nooooooo, its still a pain and difficult!
I went and looked at 2 more houses today. Didn’t like the 1st one much, but the second was beautiful…but again, they are asking way to much. People must think everyone in this little town is rich or something.
Last night me and my dad went and looked at some Modular homes. Now them things are NICE! I even found me a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom one that I really like. But with that comes, buying land, bricking it under, paving a driveway, and fencing in a backyard. Money money money I tell ya! I so wish it grew on trees!
There isn’t an update on the hubby either…still haven’t heard from him. I’m sure he is okay though, they are probably keeping him plenty busy.
Feb 23, 2009
Apparently the bank has decided to put my offer up in front of a committee in order to decide to accept my offer or not. How long is that going to take? Ugh I hate having to wait. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they accept the offer though. What’s that phrase that people say? “Good things come to those who wait!” Well I hope that’s the case for me.
Update on the hubby…I still haven’t heard from him. I’m praying he is okay. It is really tough not knowing and not hearing anything. It’s hard to believe that he is so far away, alone without his family…well I guess he isn’t alone, he has his battle buddies with him…I just hope and pray they all take good care of each other.
I started my new online courses today. I’m taking Environmental Science and Teaching as a Profession. I’m hoping I enjoy these classes. I’m going to try to stay caught up this time around. My last block of classes was a haze and I constantly seemed to be behind. I’m just glad I managed to pass them. This time I’m hoping to actually learn something and remember what I learned. lol.
Feb 22, 2009
I am now an Army Wife who’s husband has deployed for the 2nd time. Instead this time it won’t be for 7 months, but for 12 months. *sigh*
Today me and the boys went to my cousin Angie’s house for a yummy Sunday lunch. “Thanks Cuz!” It was delicious! The boys got to meet their cousin Aaron, whom I must say is growing up so fast and is just absolutely adorable! And Cuz if you are reading this, I just want you to know I managed to get lost after I left your house and yes I was using the GPS and still managed to get lost. LOL!
Tomorrow hopefully I’ll hear from my realtor letting me know if the bank accepted my offer on the house or not. Keep your fingers crossed everyone!!! Please!!!
And to my husband, where ever you are, over there on the other side of the world, “Me and the kids miss you terribly and we love you so much! Stay Safe! Stay Strong! Hurry Home!”
Feb 21, 2009
Well me and the kids are now in North Carolina! Hubby leaves for Iraq way to soon. We are going to miss him so very much. I can’t imagine my life without him for a full 12 months. But life must go on I guess. I’ll just take one day at a time. One good thing about being back home is being so very close to my little niece whom I absolutely adore. As you can see from the picture, Cassie loves her too. It is so wonderful for the kids to be so close to their little cousins again! Last night Kailey got to hang out with one of her little cousins at Girl Scouts. They were so cute holding hands and walking around talking. I enjoyed watching them bond, Kailey needs a girlfriend other than her sister Cassie and cousins make the best friends. One of my best friends is my cousin Angie and I want my children to know what its like to have a cousin to be best friends with as well. The joys of being near family!
In other news…I am looking for a new home for me and the kids to call home. Me and hubby have decided to buy our first home. How exciting and stressful!!! I honestly had no clue what it took. We had found one house that I had fallen in love with, but it ended up being in a flood zone and flood insurance is way to expensive! The things you learn. So we started the house hunting again and I came across this pretty house, it has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. It also has a huge rec room for my husband to call his man room. lol. Since he will be gone for a year though to Iraq, I figure me and the kids can use it as one huge home school/playroom! Cassie is very excited about the thought of having her own room. I must say I am jealous, I was a teenager before I had my own room. Anyways, we put a bid in this past Friday and since its a forecloser, we have to wait to hear back from the bank to see if they accept our offer or not. So the waiting begins. I’ll keep you updated on how things move along. Until then…byes!
Feb 6, 2009
Well good morning world! I’ve got lots to do this morning. I’ve got to call the Gas company, Electric company, Water company, and good ol’ AT&T to get all of our stuff cut off next week. Then we have to ride to the other side of town to go to the hospital pharmacy so I can get my medication. What fun!
This afternoon though we are going to Adventure Zone with the hubbies Company to have some fun. I haven’t told the kids yet. It’s going to be a surprise. It is freaking cold outside though! I think we are going to have to stick to the inside fun stuff if it continues to be this cold all day!
Tonight we get to go to the airport and pick my mama up. The kids are so excited! I’m surprised the girls even got any sleep last night. That is all they have talked about the last few days.
So I’m off to make my phone calls and then I have to get all the kids washed and dressed. Ugh it’s going to be a long morning. I wish I could just go back to bed! lol
Feb 5, 2009
I better clean house!!! lol I can’t wait for my mom to see Texas. I really think she is going to like it. The warm weather, the views of the mountains, the nearby mall, all the places to go and eat! I know I like it here…to bad I can’t move El Paso home to Laurinburg, NC. Then back home would be perfect! I’m excited that mom is coming to see us, so are all the kids. We are all counting down the days and marking them on Cassie’s new calendar she got with her Sonlight Curriculum. Speaking of Sonlight, I made a few little buttons for other Sonlighters to use on their blog as well, by request of a lady on their forums Wendy. Hopefully all the Sonlighters out there will get some good use out of them. But back to counting down the days…even though we are enjoying counting down the days until my mom gets here, I however am not wanting to countdown the days until we have to leave my husband to go back to NC. It’s going to be one of the hardest days of my life. To tell my husband goodbye and pray that I’ll get to see and hold him again soon. Once he gets to Iraq in a few short weeks, we will be many miles away from each other. They say “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, we shall see. I think its just going to make my heart break into a million pieces. :(