Just when Ben and I finally feel like we are geiing our break, We have yet another downturn that may be sending us right back where we started.

Today we found out that Ben’s employer, Unisys (Yes, you HORRIBLE company I am rating on you!) is changing his pay from hourly to a set rate 15% lower than he is making now with a “chance” to make up the difference in performance reviews. We know that isn’t going to happen. Ben didn’t get his last raise until a year after he was supposed to get it. We are losing our good health insurance for a crappy plan and we can’t afford to buy our own. Ben’s life insurance has been cut from $50,000 to $10,000.  There’s more but I’m too upset to even remember what they are.

I just can’t believe that we can never get our break. We always get to a point where we think we can move up, move on and go to better places, then our dreams get smashed into millions of pieces every time. I don’t even know if we are going to be able to afford the rental we are going to move into now. I feel like I may have to quit MOPS because we may not be able to afford it anymore.

I think I know how Job felt. Having everything ripped out from under you and not knowing why. I feel like I’m being punished for no reason.


It’s Official

I’m making a No Soliciting sign for my door.

Some moron in our complex keeps leting them in and I’m SICK of it!! There are No Solicitiong signs outside the building, but I guess no one sees them or has selective vision. I have had 4, yes 4 CU students selling magazines come to my door in the past 2 hours. These were the SAME kids that came last week and the week before. 

I am having fun leading them on. Asking as many questions as possible and right as they think they made a sell, I’ll tell them “You know, I have better things to spend my money on. My Daughter could use something with that money.” It makes them SO mad, but thats what they get for ignoring the No Soliciting signs!

Uh, What A Bad Day.

We needed groceries and up here in Longmont, the rain wasn’t that bad. I go to Walmart, and everything goes well for once until I go to check out. Not only did I get into the slow lane, but the cashier didn’t know what she was doing. When my receipt went to print, the register asked for her to “insert document, press clear” meaning put a piece of paper into the printer and it will print a duplicate receipt. She kept telling me to rescan my card. Um…… NO! I’m not getting charged $300 twice. She calls a manager over to deal with me, only for the manager to look at her like she was an idiot and told her to put paper into printer.

I got out of the store, and the rain has started freezing into little ice balls, that hurt like hell as you are walking into them. I rushed and got Ally into her seat and the groceries into the car.

I get home and the glass hatch on my Rodeo decided it wanted to fall on my head while I was getting the bags out of the car. I have a HUGE knot on my forehead and a 1/4 long cut on the bridge of my nose right between my eyes. I took these about half an hour ago, the lump is a nice purple now.


The plus is that I bought Ted Dekker’s BoneMan’s Daughters today. I’m stoked to read it!

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I just turned on the news and the Broncos fired Mike Shanahan! I know the defence sucked and we set a record that no team wants, but I didn’t see Shanahan getting fired!

I guess it could be worse, we could be Detroit!

My Wish….

So Alyssa needs a new carseat soon. She has just under an inch and a half left until she hits the top of the seat, and by law I have to have her in a new seat when she hits an inch. I was looking at seats online again and while we are thinking we are going to get a GRACO ComfortSport (pictured here)

I would REALLY like to get one of these two. They are Britax Marathon and Decathlon. (pictured in that order)



My problem is that they run for $280 for the Marathon and $275 for the Decathlon. I want one because they are safrty tested to the EXTREME! They are tested the they extent that cars are, front, rear, and side impacts! The GRACO, not so much. I can dream can’t I?

OH NO!!!! It Broke!!!!

I’m sad. My beautiful little pump broke. Actually this tiny little white ring that keeps the handle on AND keeps the suction shattered! The funny thing is that the company that makes it doesn’t sell that little piece of rubber as a replacement part. I emailed the and they were willing to send me a free bottle to make up for it. In my mind I’m thinking “how is a bottle that Alyssa won’t take going to fix my pump?”

Oh well. I was thinking of looking into an electric one anyways.

I’m sorry.

Let me explain. My family has a curse on us. Every time one of us washes our car, it rains. Usually only in the area they live in. Well, two days ago I washed AND cleaned out the inside of my car since we are selling it. I guess in my family if you wash your car, wax it, and clean out the inside after a year, it rains for a couple days straight. I also didn’t think I would make it rain through out the front range.

So I must say I am sorry for making it cold and rainy. In my defence, I blame my dad. He started it!!!

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