Saturday, December 21

Our Yule 2013

Had a really good day, actually. The parents of my daughter's boyfriend treated him, my daughter, son and me to McDonalds, then treated us all again, to the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the Imax. It was as great movie. After the movie my DD and her BF dropped me and my son back at at our apartment while they went to theirs and picked up the stuff to make mashed potatoes and dressing to go with the ham that I got yesterday. They also brought a couple of presents for each of us. They also brought the gifts they got each other. While the ham was heating up we played the card game that DD got for her BF called "Cards against humanity". Basically it's 2 decks - one with fill-in the blank statements, questions, or to finish sentences. Each person gets cards to use for answers, then each take turns drawing from the 'fill in the blank(s)' deck in the middle, and you take turns judging who plays the best card that fills in the blank. The first one to win 8 times won the game, which was my dear son. Then we ate some of the ham, stuffing, mash taters and talked. After we ate, they ran home and got some colas, came back, then daughter's BF and I played a deck-building game for two called "Ascension" while she played on her phone and dear son played one of the video games that they got for him to play on The Wii. And that was the way we celebrated The Winter Solstice AKA Yule.

Tuesday, December 17

Moving and the lost drivers license

          Don't really have much to say, so I'll understand if you stop reading here. My life, since the last time I wrote has only changed a little. Mostly, I've been to Burnet and priced an apartment and asked them to send me an application. Actually, had to print 2 copies because they want one for each adult that'll be living in the apartment. Because my son *just* turned 18 in September of this year, had to have him sign one for himself, which I personally think is silly because he has absolutely no credit history.  As "they" say, "Rules are rules." Unfortunately, after we got both applications filled out and signed, I ran out of money. I need $10 for *each* application, which I don't have. I was hoping to have it last week or early this week. So far I haven't received the help I've been waiting on. Hopefully it'll come in the snail-mail tomorrow.    
          He hasn't worked for anyone and doesn't have a job now. For those of you wondering why he hasn't been looking for work since his portion of the SSDI stopped in September, it's because I've decided that he can wait until we get moved 50 miles away. Then I'll insist on his putting in apps many places. I'll have to go with him because he's never had to do it before, and he'll need the motivation.
          I also have a lead on a possible house rental, that is if he has anything after the first of January. If he doesn't, I don't know what I'll do (call around I suppose). I talked to my current apartment people today and asked what would happen if I didn't have a place lined up and the move-out date came. She said we could either just start a month-to-month option, which would be at least a couple of hundred more $$ per month than I'm currently paying, or we could sign another 12 month lease, in which case the rent would only go up 100 dollars per month higher than the current.
          All we've been able to afford for groceries is pasta, a few pounds of hamburger, and tomato sauce to mix together has a kind of home made hamburger helper for my son and I. Which hasn't been bad. It is food after all. We do have some rice, which I'm thinking of making tonight. Or I could mix it in with the hamburger and pasta so it'd last a couple of days. There's also a chicken pot pie which he could also have. I'll bet he'd rather, actually he just confirmed that. So anyway, should have help/grocery money any day now. *crossing fingers and everything else*
          Oh yeah, and a few days ago I realized that my driver's license had gone missing when I needed it at the the bank. Needed to make copies to send with said apps, and that caused the panic to start. Then remembered that I had a current passport that I could use for ID until I got a replacement DL. Went this afternoon to have another DL mailed to me in a couple of weeks. Needed to make some copies of something that was in my briefcase after I got home, and found my DL (ironically, it was where I got my passport out of). I could've used the $20 that I borrowed for a new DL, for the application fees. *sigh*

That's all I've got for now. I'm sure you don't want to know that I've been stressing (also trying not to) about moving in a months time. Once I get a place secured, I should start feeling better.