I can tell I haven’t checked our website in a while, when I look at page and find the last update was in May, and now it’s already New Year’s Eve.
Apparently we’ve been too busy with the day-to-day living of life to take the time to update this blog. Or too busy with the changes to write about them, and then when things settle down it would slip our minds. Who knows, all I know is that lots have changed in the last 7 months.
One of the first changes from the last blogs, was that Shane is not working for his former employer. There was a parting of the ways due mainly to a misunderstanding. Apparently the boss thought that as Shane’s employer he should be in control of when and IF Shane should have free time. Our family plans didn’t apparently mean much to his idea of deadlines and launch dates, even when notified well in advance, or when it was the weekend.
With that change it became more difficult to complete the trailer in a timely fashion like we hoped. One of the things that really needed completing before we could work on the interior was the roof. Well, CraigsList helped us out there with finding the right sized trusses and a wonderful price for them to redo the roof. Unfortunately there was several rather heavy rain storms before we had a chance to start on the roof, and with other hold-ups as well we weren’t able to complete the roof soon enough. What do I mean about not being able to complete it soon enough, well simply that things took too long and the interior became very heavily mold infested. Too much so, for us to feel safe to complete the trailer or move in. Therefore the project was abandoned.
In September we moved out of Karen’s. Instead we moved in with Shane’s brother, Scott, and his wife, Charity. So now we are living in Arcadia, WI. We had thought/hoped that with Ashley Furniture and Golden Plump here in town, there might be job opportunities locally. Unfortunately we are the wrong ages and have the wrong skill-sets for those employers apparently.
December 13, my cousin, Brandi Lynn Allen, was fatally injured in a car accident. It’s hard to believe that such a bright young woman of only 19 is no longer with us. She will be missed by many.
Allyssa made out well with Santa this year. She received some Thomas the Tank things, TinkerBell items, a couple of dolls, and a few other things as well. It took her about 30 minutes, I believe to open all her gifts and she enjoyed every minute of it, and then became busy playing with her new gifts.
Unfortunately the 26th we seemed to have a bit of a flu bug around the house. Allyssa seemed to have it first, during the late night of the 23rd, but Shane and I seemed to have a bit of it on the 26th.