Thursday, April 08, 2010

Family crap

Just incase you think your family has issues....

So, I just thought about something that's kinda been bothering me. Warren's aunt and uncle (the ones I may have mentioned here before) have 'custody' of Warren's 2 21 year old cousins. They are both 'handicapped' and one needs more care than the other. In 1995, the boys' mother passed away in a car accident. There are 3 siblings, and they split a $100,000. life insurance policy. The accounts were set up in such a way that they each got dispursements on their 18, 19, 20, and the remainder on their 21st birthday (which, for the boys was the end of FEB). The aunt and uncle have blown through all the money already, and are now claiming that one of the boys is too much work, and too hard to handle, so they are thinking about giving him to his father (who has had so little to do with this kid his entire life) or finding some home to stick him in. Warren and I had talked about taking him in the past, but with the new baby, I don't know that we could handle the strain.

I am thinking about turning them in to some kind of authority. I know I might have to wait until they 'discard' of him to do it, but its not right, they have BLOWN his money for him, and he is none the better for it. And I am not talking about a few bucks, this is 10's of thousands of dollars...I would be willing to estimate at least $50,000 (after interest had accrued) and that was for each of the boys. I know they have gone on vacations, Vegas, and such, without taking them. And I also know that they have had both houses foreclosed on, their truck re-poed, and they are not making any house payments right now...In fact, they have been to the casino, blowing more money. I think it may sound like I am a little jealous, I do wish I had money to spend, but I would never even think about taking money from someone like that....IT JUST MAKES ME SICK!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

34 Weeks

Sadly enough, I have very little to report. I suppose that's actually a goo thing, the baby is doing well, the doctors have said everything is progressing normally. I am right at the right size for her gestational age...everything's going well. The shower is Sunday. I am so excited about getting to see some of my friends and relatives...some I haven't seen since my Grandmother's funeral (she's been gone a very long time!) and my Mom is loving the fact that she gets to put on a party...That woman loves to entertain.

The belly is getting bigger, I will put pictures up after the shower...I want to wait so everyone can be surprised by how 'big' I am getting. I think its hard for people that don't see me every day to remember that I had lost a bunch of weight (100 pounds) before I got pregnant, so this belly I a sporting is ACTUALLY huge for me now....ah..oh well...I am feeling the urge to clean...more later!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

21 weeks YIPEE!!

Well, today I officially start the downhill slide into Mommy-dom. Only 19 weeks to go until I get to meet my little girl. Warren and I are so excited...he's been talking to my belly, and we've both been making plans for our little Samantha or Abagail...I haven't decided on her name yet, I want to meet her first.

I wanted to put new pics up, but my little lovely didn't want to be photographed! She would only show us her backside...sounds like she's already taking after her mother...POOR WARREN! Its a good thing we bought a house with 2 bathrooms...I don't think he knows what he has coming!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 weeks down...30 to go!

Everything is going well with the pregnancy so far. I am still a little gun shy about telling everyone, but the Dr said I have a 97% chance of carrying to full term. Barring any weirdness, I will be a mommy soon! Not soon enough for Warren, he wants the kid to come out now! I told him it wouldn't be very pretty right now, and that he should wait until spring like the rest of us have to! I will get another set of pics on New Year's Eve, they said to bring in a blank CDR or DVD and they will record the baby for me. I think that will be the BEST home movie ever!
Just as an aside, if you have never been pregnant before, and have made jokes about morning sickness....STOP! It truly sucks, and there is almost NOTHING funny about it! I threw up water the other day....water! GEEZ! And as for 'morning' yeah right, or afternnon,or early evening, or midnight, or whenever the lovely little one decides it does not like what you have put into your mouth...AND SALTINES DO NOT WORK!

This was at 6 weeks 6's first picture ever!

These both are from Tuesday 10-27 at 10 weeks 5 days. My how we have grown!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Week 8

So, I am officially pregnant. It took 7 years of trying, and a bunch of trips to the doctor, but, we're finally there! I am in my 8th week, which means the 'baby' is 6 weeks old..they do some fuzzy math when you're knocked up...I think they like to confuse us...but any how.

I had my 1st ultrasound on Sept 30th. It was very early, only 6 weeks, 6 days, but because of all the fertility drugs and whatnot, they wanted to make sure everything looked good...and it did. Warren and I got to hear the heartbeat...which is the COOLEST thing ever! The ultrasoundographer said everything looked normal, so I was poked for blood tests, given a flu shot, and sent on my merry way. I have another appointment on the 27th for my first actual prenatal appointment.

So, I REALLY wasn't planning on telling everyone about my 'news' until I was 20 weeks, as I have been told, that is the kinda...'safe' line. But, since my mom's birthday was the 1st of October, I had to tell her, besides, I had already known since the 13th of Sept. So, we got her a 'happy birthday Grandma' card, and she thought it was from the dog...until she read the inside, where I had written, "I can't wait to meet you May 22, 2010!" That's when she started crying. I also gave her a copy of my ultrasound picture. SHE TOOK IT TO WORK! She was telling everyone! And I mean everyone...people I don't even like...everyone!

So, now, being the stress-head worrier that I am, I am now hoping that nothing happens between now and May. I don't want to have to deal with that many people knowing about what is going on in my uterus...I mean GEEZ! I am trying to get over being upset about her inability to keep this 'little' secret a secret for me...but I am really a private person, and I don't like the people at work to know anything about me...They're mostly jerks, and will try to use any advantage they can find to get a leg up over anyone...Its really sad...but true!

But, so anyway...the pregnancy, I am just now starting to get 'morning' sickness..and I am already peeing all the time. I have developed insomnia within the last month or so, which makes working the night shift a TON of fun!!! I haven't really craved anything bizarre yet, save a Big Mac, which I rarely eat, but I have developed an EXTREMELY sharp sense of smell, which those of you who work with the public can imagine how wonderful that can be!

I will post pictures when our child looks like more than a grain of rice...hopefully soon!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

House updates

From the know that we bought this house in September of last year...but what you may not know is that when I put the Christmas tree away, we discovered a leak...water...inside the house. Some how, water was coming down the outside of the chimney..all the way down the chimney, it started at the roof, where, as it turns out, there was NO flashing or tar, or anything around the chimney! And the leak went through both of the bedrooms upstairs, the closet in my bedroom, ruined the carpet in the living room, the drywall on one wall in the living room, and ended up in the basement.

My Dad came over about 3 weeks ago to check out the re-modelling project in the bathroom (downstairs) and saw the water spots from the leak...We had been considering just fixing it ourselves...we thought it wouldn't require that much work...BOY were we wrong! My dad insisted that we turn it into the home owners company...and they sent someone out to check it out. The total bill? Over $3800 (estimated) in damages! Our cost? Probably nothing! The company that we are using had a coupon in the yellow pages for 1/2 off the deductible up to $ we are using that, and then they said that they would knock some off the price if we agreed to do some of the 'after' clean -up. Yesterday, 2 guys came to do the demo of the dry wall and carpet. They got here around 10:30, and they were done by 2:00..the best part? When they left, the house was CLEAN! Not spotless, but about as clean as it was when they got here.

While the guys were inside tearing out all of the old damaged dry-wall, I had a roofing crew ( Rusty Manke and his brother) on my roof, installing a chimney cap and a ridge vent (there was NO ventilation in the attic)...What a crazy day. The dry wall guys will be here tomorrow to start the repairing process..around 7:30 AM! So much for having 4 days off to relax! I might have to take a nap in the hammock! I will post pics as soon as I get some more time!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Some People!

Ok, so check this shit out....

Warren has a handicapped cousin. His name is Robert, he has Cerebral palsy (just like Warren but more severe) and hydrocephalus (water on the brain that causes seizures)...his mother died in 1995 in a horrible car accident, leaving him, his twin brother Mark, and older sister Amanda with Warren's grandmother. Three years ago, Warren's grandmother passed away from lung cancer. Since then, Warren's mom has been taking care of all three kids. Amanda just turned 21, and has moved out of the house to pursue her drug using lifestyle with her newest boyfriend. Warren's mom just had to BAIL her out of jail for possession of pot....

But that's not the bad part. When their mother died, there was an insurance policy that split $100,000 between the 3 of them. They got it in 3 installments, starting when they turned 18. They get the money on their birthdays. Amanda's gotten all of her money, and it is gone...she has an Aztec to show for it...and some really crappy tattoos. No house...nothing!

The boys are 20, and have one more installment left. Mark, is pretty able bodied...he's just LAZY as a he will be able to take care of himself one day. Robert, on the other hand, will require someone to live with him, to make sure he eats, and bathes and whatnot. He can't cook much more for himself than microwave meals, and can't really speak all that well, so he will never live on his own. I have always thought Rob would end up living with us. I had discussed it with Warren's grandmother before she died...and she thought that was the best plan. Since Warren's mother was willing, I thought, GREAT! someone will be there for him, he can stay in his house, and be with his brother. Mark has since moved in with Warren's aunt Shirley. The one that has screwed us a TON! Soon before his last birthday, she started calling him, asking him to come stay with her, and to come hang out over at her house. She took her 13 year old son out of school before thanksgiving, telling the school she was going to home school the boy (she only has a 9th grade education), and has done NOTHING with him, so he and Mark lay around all day and night, playing video games and watching tv...Shirley has gotten a hold of Mark's money, and its GONE! She said he was 'paying room and board'...Now, they have gotten a lawyer and are trying to get custody of Robert. Warren's mom has been pretty tight with all of Rob's money, knowing that some day, he might have to go into a home, and that he will need to pay for it some how. So, Shirley and her husband are trying to get a hold of Robert's money. She has said on numerous occasions that she wants nothing to do with him...She doesn't like him, and I think he will be neglected at her house. However, Warren's mother has decided not to put up a fight. She thinks that the courts will give him to them without question...even though their house is being foreclosed on, and they will have no where to live very soon.

I have no doubt in my mind they are trying to get their hands on his cash....and it is killing me to see this going down. I think they used Mark's money to fund their most recent trip to Vegas...and I wonder what Rob's money will buy them.

Did I mention that these people are the SCUM of the Earth?