Saturday, August 21, 2010

What a Long Ass Week it's Been.

The week is finally over with. What a long week it's been. No tv, no microwave, no furniture, etc. Just a big ole empty trailer. At least we have a stove and fridge. Hubby finally had enough time off of work to go get us a new flat screen tv, blankets, and such. Right now he's trying to rent us a washer and dryer.

With a family of five; we need a washer and dryer. (Even though we have all of the above and more at our house in Florida.) Since I don't drive, Hubby had to go to the laundromat after work yesterday; spent $20 to wash & dry all the clothes.

We wanted to go back home and pick up some things; but that's a 20 hour ride back & forth. I didn't want to spend the week end on the road again. Probably will go next week end. At least it's not as long a ride as the one we had to take last month to Va from Fl. 13 hour ride. Or the trip from Haines City, Fl. to Lincoln, Maine. OMG!

Did I mention his job sucks? If it wasn't for the money; we would totally say Screw This! The only really good part about all of the moving is the experiences we get to have. You know, eating Boudain Balls in Texas. Cajun Crawfish in New Orleans, fresh off the boat crabs & shrimp in Florida & Alabama.

Oh yeah, and seeing roadrunners in our yard in Arizona, Armadillo's in our yard in Texas, Rams & whitetail deer in Wyoming, hermit crabs in our yard in Florida was kind of cool. Got some great pictures. Dolphins, Manatees and rays off our dock in Florida. Not sure what we'll see or eat here in N.C.

It's all good at least we're all together as a family and that's what matters. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm Going to be a Basket Case

Check this out; we have a furnished waterfront house on Apollo Beach, Fl. but are living in an unfurnished trailer in Kings Mountain, N.C. With three kids. Had to go and buy us all air mattresses. No microwave, no furniture, no plates. It does have a stove and fridge so that's good. Bought a cheap set of pans and some plastic plates so it's all good. It's just for a few days until we can go back to Florida and pick up some of our stuff. Such as our tv's.

Let me explain; my husband is a Pipe-fitter Superintendent which requires us to move a lot, Last month we were in Chester, Va. Summer vacation allowed us all to go with hubby. Yay! We've been in the construction field for 20 years. Now the kids in this trailer explains the "Basket Case."

Now let me explain the title of the blog. "One Old Mom." I am 54 years old, I have an 11 year old daughter, a 13 year old son, an 18 year old son, a 32 year old daughter and a 34 year old daughter. Whew, what a trip it has been. My oldest daughter and I were pregnant at the same time.

A friend of my 11 year old (Barbie) asked her is I was her Mom or her Grandma. Grrr.
Dang gravity.

This is my first post but I do plan on posting often.