Wednesday, March 12, 2008

money

On my list of must do's today is cleaning our bathroom. This has become such a time consuming chore that I dread doing it. I love my garden tub but it is so hard to clean. I hate cleaning the shower because I can never get all the hard water spots off the shower doors. Oh well so goes my life.

So the last time we moved I got rid of Ryans bed. It was old and nasty and I thought this would be a good time to get him a new one.

So before the marines left one of them asked me if I wanted a new full size bed. At first I said no, but then Amber said that she wanted it. So I took it.

Now I had to find a frame for it. Amber has been bugging me for weeks to go buy her a frame. I kept on telling her to wait. I had been asking everyone I knew if they had a frame. Finally Lyn said that they had one and that I could have it! Score!

So yesterday we gave Ryan, Ambers old bed.... it was only a year old. Then I helped Amber set up her bed. I know I saved so much money by just waiting for the right time.

Yesterday I explained to Amber that sometimes you have to wait and talk to people. I went on to explain that Lyn had the frame and that she was so happy to get it out of her storage shed. I think a light bulb went on in Ambers head.

Yesterday Nikki got her first sponsor check and she was so happy! It really gave Nikki a boost!

Two of the marines call me yesterday. Between the two marines that I spoke with they have seen everyone that we know. I am happy to report that they are all doing well.

I got a notice from the county that our child support records are now on line. So I logged in and took a look. Then I got out my handy dandy calculator and did some figuring. Can you believe that I am only getting $37.50 a week per child, and that does not include any of his back payments? I contacted the DA's office and I am waiting to hear back from them. I am going to ask that sperm donor continue to pay child support on Amber and carry medical as long as she is in college. I am also going to ask that the children get a raise to a whole $60 a week. I do not know if I will get it, but it is worth a shot.

All of the marines that were going to come down and help us do demo can't. So now I am scrambling trying to find some marines. Yesterday I called the base Sgt.Major and he is also going to put the word out that we need marines for demo. I just know that the marines will not let us down.

Well I need to get to cleaning, and then I can finish my list of a million other things that need to be done.

 

8 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

my check's in the mail (really); unless that was the check Nikki received.

$37.50 a week doesn't seem like a lot per kid; that's how much my kid can spend daily, LOL. I hope you can get more; it irritates me when men don't take care of their children and don't pay child support willingly

have fun cleaning :)

betty

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, that is awesome Amber got a frame for her bed, Happy cleaning, Hugs Lisa

buggieboo1 said...

isn't the CS on line thing a handy thing to have? I am even set up to get e-mails when BH does pay! So he can't get anything past me!"yeah I paid last tuesday!"   yeah well if he did I would have gotten an e-mail about it already!  @@
why are ex's such jerks???

Sharon

buggieboo1 said...

oh yeah does you area have freecycle? I just found out about freecylce about a month ago! it's pretty neat, but peoples offers go fast!

Sharon

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))I am glad Ambr got a new bed so that Ryan can have Her old one.

lanurseprn said...

I was going to clean my bathroom today too...but it will wait. I'm too tired and sore from work.
Congrats on the new bed! Patience sometimes pays off, huh?
Pam

deshelestraci said...

$37.50 a kid a week doesn't even buy groceries!!!!!!
Traci

nelishianatl said...

The sperm donor must be insane to think a person could live on that.  I'm sure he doesn't.  
I'm so happy for Nikki and how things are going in her life.
I have to get off my butt and get my bathroom's cleaned.  
Talk about thrifty, you did the right thing.  I always look for a bargain, never buy immediately, practically live on Freecycle and Craig's list.  Mostly thrift stores.  
You did wonderfully and taught them a valuable lesson too.

Nelishia
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