Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Things

       We got a new car! Yay! It's a 2004 9.3 Saab. It's so nice and I love it. One of my favorite things about it is that it's a stick shift. In heavy traffic stick shift is not so fun but for the most part I love driving it. Since I drive around more, Rusty will be taking the Jeep to work everyday. He won't be getting home until 5:30 everyday so that means I have to get a babysitter for an hour on the days I leave for work at 4:30. I also have to take the car seats out every day that I work. I think I might have a babysitter figured out though. I am hoping that I will be able to quit my job in a month or two so that I don't have to keep paying for a babysitter. We have the money for it, but I will hardly ever see Rusty. Plus he will be making more than at his previous job and so I won't need to keep my job. With the new car we do have another car payment but I think we'll be ok if I quit.
       I got the 2000 dollar hospital bill figured out. After Zeke was born we got CHIP for the boys but they originally told me that they would only go back to the 28th instead of the 26th which is his date of birth. After I got that ridiculous bill, I called eligibility since the boys are on medicaid at the moment, (They automatically put us on medicaid when Rusty was laid off from Build) and they told me that it actually did go back to his date of birth so they had me call the hospital to rebill. Hooray! I am still paying for Adam so I really don't want to have a huge bill for Zeke as well.
       I think me being baby hungry just lasted a day. 2 kids is plenty for me right now. Especially since my kids are probably more crazy than others. Zeke's birthday was so fun. He got lots of toys and some books and clothes. I still can't believe he is that big. Time goes by way too fast. Adam will be 3 in 3 weeks. That is even crazier to me. He acts like he is so much older than he is. A lot of times I have to remind myself of his age. He is just too smart for his own good. :)
       I don't think I have documented this yet but it has been almost a year since we got new carpet and a new couch. We also painted our living room and our house looks a million times better. We also have grass! It took us over 2 years but we finally did it. If we have known the first summer we lived here that KSL always has free sod listed, then we would have put grass in a long time ago! It looks kind of like a quilt right now with the three different kinds of grass but eventually it will all blend in. :) Our backyard has improved a lot too. We got free cinder blocks so we put them half way in the ground around the trampoline, swingset, and sand box and then put lots of bark underneath them. It looks sooo good! There are still some weeds where there should be grass but it still looks pretty good. We're just going to keep looking for free sod and hopefully get that back there some time this summer. So on my list of things to do for house almost every one of them has been completed. Now we just need an air conditioner and a new furnace! I am hoping we can do it this year but if not then hopefully next year!

1 comment:

Mindy said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up! Enjoy life!!!