Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A few bumps in the road.

Filed under: Life — June 7, 2010 @ 11:29 pm Edit This

Well the shelves are up. Most of them anyway. We even have fabulous countertops in the laundry room. I have a laundry room!!!

Bylaw Enforcement Officer was here today. He was super nice. Someone in the neighbourhood complained about unsightly building materials all over my yard. There are two bins on the lawn and a small pile of wood under the tree. So he took pictures and will send me recommendations.

I am quite upset. Didn’t think I would be. I am pretty sure who it is that complained. And they are going to sell their house so probably want the neighbourhood to look nice so they get more for their house. We do live behind a jail and that brings the price down. Good if you are buying. Not so good if you are selling. But if it isn’t her then someone who is nice to my face is complaining about me behind my back.

Argg. I don’t like it.

And I have been waiting for 3 months for my heat pump to get installed and then we were to get reassessed for the Energy Rebates and we missed the deadline by 3 days. I still have the reassessment date booked but everyone I talked to said they will deny it.

So I feel like an idiot that I didn’t know the date and have it in my daytimer. I was leaving it up to someone else to manage. Is this another expensive lesson for me to learn that I have to rely on myself?

I hope not. I would love to be taken care of so that I could just relax and enjoy life. Owning a business is not what it’s cracked up to be. Sure we have flexibility in when we work. But not really. When someone is sick we have to work anyway or get one of us to work double shifts. And we haven’t had a nice holiday around Christmas for 5 years. Because Christmas is our busiest time of year.

And the good things are that my husband has the taxes complete ahead of the deadline this year. (way to go Dave!)

And we have two lovely and challenging foster children living with us.

Sienna is graduating this month.

I am in a Seminar with Sienna, An Invented Life: My Life My Design
So we get to spend Monday nights and Thursday nights together. And she gets to use the seminar to create her future. Me too.
I am using the seminar to create my future.

And next time I write it will be my wish list. Kind of like my bucket list with sparkles.
I found myself incredibly busy with the two kids and have not written anything in my blog.

I also noticed that because my life wasn’t the shining example I wanted it to be I didn’t want to share.
And here I am sharing anyway.

We are having a birthday party/housewarming on July 3rd which is a Saturday. It will be a potluck extravaganza. We are having a magician. And possibly two very talented lady singers. If they are available.

And the yard should be getting there. And looking fabulous. Maybe a deck for Sienna’s bedroom? Some fences for privacy.

Till next time.
Dar Archibald
June 8th, 2010

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