L-chan (mellowcandle) wrote,

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two-year plan becomes five

I think at this point we've pretty much decided it's going to be impossible for us to move, so we're going to be making some improvements to this house instead. I've been wanting a new kitchen floor for the past ten years, and today we did some preliminary looking and pricing. D's actually excited about it. Go figure, it took the worst economy in ages and us losing half our portfolio's value for me to get my new floor. Um... yay?

Talked to Mom and found out the Great Dane is going to be stateside this summer. Now that is Yay, on one hand, because I love her and can't wait to see her. On the other hand, Mom says that when she's here, Dad's going to take the whole family to Disney World. Okay, D and I were JUST THERE. We went for a couple of days before driving down to Grandma's house. WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL US BEFORE WE ALREADY WENT? Because they hadn't decided yet, Mom says. This is like last year when we went on the transatlantic cruise, only to have Dad plan a cruise for Mom's birthday TWO WEEKS after we got back. Dudes, you cannot a)steal our vacation ideas and 2)expect us to come along on your family vacations when we just went on our own.

But that's the thing, and we are most definitely not going to Florida this summer, because now all the fun and games are over for us and what money we've got left will be used to get our house in order--new floors, new appliances, new sofa, roof repairs, and whatever else we feel we need if we're going to be here for five more years.

So will we get to see the GD when she's here? I don't know. Mom said we could come up there. Uh, not so much. Why is it ALWAYS ON US to go up there? No one ever, EVER comes to see us. My sisters haven't been here since we moved in 11 years ago. One reason we wanted to move to a bigger house in a more interesting area is that maybe people might want to f'ing visit US once in a while.

I said they could come down here. We've lived in this house 11 years and the GD has never been here. Maybe she'd like to see it, especially we should have our new floors in by then, and it'll be all spiffy. Mom said she'd see. D thinks they should come down here on their way to Florida. Makes sense to me.

This is just another one of those things where, yeah, I made my choice, and I'm very happy with my choice to live where I do and not up there. I couldn't stand having them in my pockets. I love my family, but I need space. And of course, by needing space, I end up at the bottom of the totem pole. I don't need to be at the top--I don't want to be at the top--I just want to be considered, and I don't want to be the one who always has to make the effort.

So who knows. I told Mom I can't plan for visiting in the summer right now because we've got more pressing concerns, and I know D's itching to go back to work. He'd quit so we could take that big trip last year (the company wouldn't let him have that much time off, so he said, "okay, bye then.") and then move, and, well, thank God we at least got to take the trip.

Yeah, and we took all our tax paperwork to our accountant today. He said he should have it ready next week, so that'll be interesting. We have no idea what we're going to have to pay. We're just hoping we have enough capital losses to balance things out.
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