adrift

Because there have been too many $200 trips to Lowes (though we escaped Home Depot yesterday with only a $15 dent in our pocket); because there have been too many trips to Wal-Mart, period; because we spent about $200 dollars getting my dad's car all street legal and happy (and that's not including the $73 for AAA); because we had to pay the cable company another $140; because the mortgage company for the house in WA (who have owed my dad $3000 since October of 2006!) claim to have finally sent a check that has yet to arrive; and most importantly - because we are uncertain (and terrified) of how much gas the moving truck will consume (we budgeted based on a gestimate, but wanted to have some kind of cushion as back-up) - we've decided to wait to leave here until after my mom gets paid on the 3rd. None of us are thrilled about it, of course, but since we've spent our 'cushion' on 'frivolities' like paint and prescriptions - we either wait, or go hungry on the trip if our math was off.

So, we will pick up the moving truck on the afternoon of Thursday, March 6th (it has to be a Thursday since that's the day our side street gets a visit from the street sweeper - there's no parking on one side of the street before noon, and no parking on the other side after noon - so it's the only day of the week that we'll be able to find parking space for the truck), hire the guys to load it the 7th, and leave (bright and early?) on Saturday the 8th.

4 comments:

K said...

Glad to have you for a few more days. :-) xo

Pacian said...

Always better to err on the side of caution with money, I think. I bet the time'll go more quickly than you expect.

jayne said...

Goodness. That's just way more than I can wrap my head around.

Good luck..and glad you're still here for a bit.

LuluBunny said...

Thanks you guys :)

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