Things have been a little tough lately. Char is almost half-way done with her schooling. We have been struggling with the lower income and getting caught up on bills with her in school and not working the full time job but that’s okay because we were making it and our bills were getting paid…ish. lol not necessarily on time all the time but getting paid none the less.
Then Char’s Aunt had to move in with us because she needed more assistance then what she was getting while being in Ogallala. It was a rough transition but overall has been really good. Aunt Jeanie has lost 20 lbs. since being with us and at first was terrified of Omaha but is finally really starting to like it here.
Well we just got news that Grandpa isn’t doing so well and Aunt Cathy isn’t doing so well either. The state got involved and it’s a mess. Char is the legal guardian to both of her aunts and her uncle. Long story and a mess to get into but short notes - we are using this weekend to visit family in Ogallala (and FINALLY have Christmas because we haven’t had the money to rent a vehicle to make it back home since both of our vehicles need extensive care that we were hoping to use Char’s schooling to get everything fixed) and while we are in Ogallala we are going to see how things are going and to see if there is anything we can do to remedy any of the situations that have presented themselves but with the State they are basically saying we do not have a choice and that Char has to move back to Ogallala and be there with her family.
If we do have to move to Ogallala Char will have to put her schooling on hold which I really wish we won’t have to do that because she is half-way through her schooling and if she stops to take care of her family who knows when she will be able to go back. And she is half-way done! Denver does have a Mechanic Program but that is a 4 hour drive from Ogallala and you can’t really drive that every day. 1) Gas 2) Mileage on the vehicles 3) That is a long ass day, you have to take 8 hours of your day just for driving alone.
However at the same time, when family needs you, family needs you. You can’t really turn your back on family, especially when they are in need. We were planning on moving closer to Ogallala, just once Char was done with schooling and we had a couple more ducks in a row.
I am currently trying everything I can to remain positive. I am a little excited to be closer to family and get to see the nephews on a more regular basis however the circumstances are what is making it bittersweet and hard to handle. I am terrified of moving because I have lived here my entire life but I have been wanting to move for a very long time I have just been too scared to make that jump for the same reasons I’m panicking about now, where are we going to live, what if I can’t find a job, and what if it doesn’t turn out as I have planned. Which nothing ever goes how I have planned and I should just be used to that by now.
I just need to learn to dance in the rain. :)
pics of the kookaburra who lives in my backyard.. he is very friendly and lets me come up very close ^_^
kookaburra sits in the old gum tree~
merry merry king of the bush is he…
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
I don’t know why, but I find this highly amusing.
You’ve seen the first 6 of these. . So we should work on seeing the rest. . Yes??
I’m slowly getting a bed full of cats, one at a time…