Friday, October 12, 2007


Yesterday went good. I finally got Nikki's quilt done, but not with out some complications. I so measured wrong, so I had to cut and patch to make it fit, but it is done. I will have to wait until she spends the night at a friends house to do all of the detail work on it.

Buddha, the sick kitten, is hanging in there. She has ben eating her high calorie food and sleeping. Rusty was just happy to see her eating and at least walking again. I just know that she is going to pull through this.

Yesterday Rusty started throwing up at work. I think he just has a bug since he is not running a fever or anything. So while Rusty was laying down Buddha jump up on his chest and went to sleep. Rusty just cuddled her and kept her warm. rusty said that he could not stand to see an animal in distress.

Amber asked Rusty to help her find some stuff on the Internet, so he got up to help her. About an hour later I come out of the bedroom and I interrupted their conversation. So I left.

It turns out that they were talking about college and why I would not allow Rusty to adopt them. Rusty told Amber that he would have to talk to me about that. Rusty knows the answer but did not want to tell her.

So I am waiting for Amber to ask me. The reason is actually very simple. If Rusty adopted the girls then my ex would be off the hook for child support and I will be damned if I am going to let him get off that easy. Once Amber turns 18 she can go have her name changed. Hell I will even pay for it. Oh do not get me wrong. I do not get any child support but his bill keeps mounting!

Yesterday I noticed that the water heater was leaking. Great that is just what we need. We have fixed and patched our water heater for two years now. I just hope that we can fix it again. The again spraying fabreeze on turd still makes it a turd. So patching the water heater will still mean it is going to go eventually. I so want one of those tankless water heaters.

Why does everything involve money? I told Nikki that she will not be going to Costa Rica. The bonus check that we were waiting on still has not come in, so there is no extra money. I am going to try to find a business that might sponsor her for this trip, but if that fails then she will not be going. Nikki said that was fine with her. She is going to start saving for her mission trips for next year.

Well life is calling so I better get busy.


mrsm711 said...

Love the graphic.  My kids were adopted at 15 & 16 yrs old.  We love it this way but letting biological father off hook gave him a smile.  Men!   Our water heater keeps going out.  ARGH!   They cant seem to find the fix.  :)   Tracy

plieck30 said...

Sure like your graphic. A tankless water heater? Never heard of it. I see your point about the adoption subject. Maybe you ex will win the lottery someday and pay you all that  money. Paula

gehi6 said...

I hope you take a photo of this quilt you are making Nikki along with your dress for the ball and I thought she was very lovely to accept the fact that you just could not raise enough money for this trip.  I understand your reason for delaying adoption.  Your ex needs not to get off the hook.  I felt the same way even though my ex never paid the $7,000 in back child support he owed.  This point came in handy when arguing with his other family about his money which is accumulating every month in the bank that he is not found.  AFter seven years it will be released as he will be presumed dead, and maybe then my boys will benefit from what he earned, as they did not when he was alive and they were kids. I could also get his social security amount now if his body had been found! But that's my tough luck.  That would be $150 more a month. I wonder if there was method in his madness.   Gerry

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))I am sorry Niki didnt get the money to goto Her trip,maybe something will come up.I am glad the kitty is feeling bettet.Have a good one.

kirstiepop13 said...

Aww im sorry about the kitten and rusty throwing up. Hope you have a good rest of the week and have a good weekend.
love yah


lisa41076 said...

Kelli, hope Rusty is feeling better, glad the kitten is doing better too, enjoy your weekend, Hugs Lisa

nay0114 said...

Hope things get better soon. We had to have a new water heater put in and all my kids come here to take a shower because my water is scolding hot. I love it. Even Kyan wants his warm baths here LOL. Hope Rusty starts feeling better. Don't work to hard enjoy some of the weekend okay.
Take care, Chrissie