Things are a bit on the side of stressful in this household lately.
Many of you may know that my step-dad moved out in March. With my mom unemployed and four kids still in school ... let's just say the timing wasn't ideal.
So money has been more than tight. Plus, Mom has some health concerns that we would all feel better about her getting checked out sooner than later. The only problem is she is uninsured.
Plus, I started working full-time in Pendleton/Hermiston. Which, depending on the day and destination, can be a 50-80 minute commute to work. Sometimes I'm not home until almost 9pm, only to be exhausted, hit the sack and wake up to do it all again. And, my job isn't quite what I thought I would be. I'm not feeling great about it, but I should be so grateful to even have a job in times like this. So, I'll keep working for awhile, but I'm also always brainstorming - trying to figure out what it is I want and where it is I'm supposed to be.
Fortunately things look like they could be on the verge of getting better. Mom has a serious job prospect ... in Boardman. Which is some 90 miles away from where we currently live. The kids are still in school. I'm working over the mountain, Mom may be ... so, anyway, we can't really afford to stay in our home. Which means we are all splitting apart, and I hate that. It is not what I wanted when I decided to move "home" for awhile. Hopefully it will all work out like it should.
Also, by some small miracle, Mom was reconsidered and now has health coverage. Which means I'll be making her an appointment asap.
Things are just really hard and not ideal right now. 2010 has not been so great. It feels like it's been this long, dark, dreary, cold winter. Maybe the last half of the year will make up for it. I'm hopeful.
Anyway, enough of my pity party. Look what I've done recently to the trailer: