Wednesday, March 12, 2008


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.



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 :)


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???


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!


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?

deshelestraci said...

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

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.