Friday, May 9, 2008

my poor mother

Well my batteries are recharged today and I am ready to take on all that I need to get done. Which by the way is a lot.

I called a friend yesterday and cried on her shoulder and she set me straight. I do not detest my family I am envious of my family. She is right.

We have less time then I thought to move out. So not I am in the rat race again. However I am better prepared this time.

I called my friend Linda who owns a property management company. She has a house that we can move into!

Linda and I cut a deal. I get the carpets cleaned and clean the place myself and then I can have the keys to the place early. Deal.

On Monday we can go see the inside of the house. It is a four bedroom 3 bath house with a huge yard and we can keep all of our pets. Can you believe that the house has two master bedrooms? I think that is just crazy, but oh well.

No I have to decide which girl get's the other master. I am going to draw straws on that issue.

The house is in a nice neighborhood and it is close to high school, but it still in the ghetto. It is only a block and half away from where we use to live. Rusty does not like that idea. I have been told already that I will need to keep all of the doors lock even while I am home and that butter will need to be inside with me. I think Rusty is over reacting, but I just said yes dear.

I got two call from the school system yesterday.

I got a call from Nikki's school saying that they will give her the exams early. I was so glad to hear that. I was all prepared to go down to the school and bitch until I got my way.

The other call was from Ryans school. It seems that the ot person wanted to evaluate Ryan. The conversation was very one sided here is what was said.

Me: great, when are you going to start providing services?

ot: well we have not evaluated him yet so we don't know if he qualifies.

Me: Oh he qualifies. The last time you guys evaluated you said that he did not qualify because his mental and physical abilities were on the same level. Well now he is mentally at a third grade level and he still can't tie his shoes, use a knife, button his own jeans or 99% of the other stuff that third graders can do. Please let me know when you are going to start services.

ot: I will do that.

Who do these people think they are? do they think I am going to let them change the rules every time Ryan qualifies something? They do not want to provide services because it cost the school system money.

Nikki's other mom Deb is a special ed teacher. I told her that I was so sick of dealing with the school on my sons behalf. I bet there is some illegal child getting services. We are u.s. citizens!

Deb told me to hire an advocate for Ryan. They will take the pressure off me and they know all the free lawyers who will be happy to take Lake Elsinore Unified to court.

I added that to my to do list.

In the middle of all this chaos yesterday my mother calls. I did call her earlier in the day, so she was just returning my phone call.

I did have something very funny to tell her. I had pulled my credit report and there was an account on there that was opened in 1974. Hmm I was 4 when this account was opened.

So I call these people. The lady says are you K.L. Mcmahan. I said no I am K.E. Mcmahan. Then they lady says is your birthday 6/19 and I said no my birthday is 6/16. That is when it hit me. I said you have dead fathers stuff on my credit report! Thanks dad! everything about my father and is very similar.

Then my mom asked how everything else was going. That was when I let loose. Finally at the end of the conversation I said " Well I need to go get Ryan from school and then I am picking pizza up for dinner."

Fine I go and do that. I get to the pizza joint only to find out that I do not have my wallet! I have been driving around for three hours with no wallet!

So I call Rusty and have him bring it to me. In the mean time my mom calls back and asks me what my social security number is. So I give it to her. My mom said something else and I said oh don't worry about it, I can to pick up pizza and realized that I left me wallet at home. Hell if I had gotten pulled over I would have begged the officer to take me to jail. At least there I would not have to deal with all of this!

Today I need to start going through all of our stuff. I have already found a ton of stuff that I do not want to move again. Soon there will be nothing left to move.

Rusty told me that he is going to be working most of the time while all of this is going on. He has some big sales and will be working the weekends. I told him that was fine. I will just do it.

We also talked about Egypt. Rusty said no to me not going. The girls trips will be canceled and I will go. I am happy about this, but right now I have way to much on mind.



lisa41076 said...

Awwwww Kelli, glad Ryan will be getting an advocate, sorry you forgot your wallet at the pizza place, that would have happened to me, Hugs Lisa

deshelestraci said...

Good news about the house!  And yes, you do need to go to Egypt.  The girls have been plenty of places.  You need someone to go with you though.  It would be weird to go alone.
Double yeah on Nikki getting to take exams early.  And good advice about the advocate for Ryan.  
Knock 'em dead!

lsfp1960 said...

Kelli, I'm sure this will all work out eventually.   I know that sometimes life gets overwhelming but believe me..there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it's NOT an oncoming freight train.  When things would get bad for me, my mom would tell me..."some day these will be the good old days."  Keep on keeping on...they are all worth it.  Wish I were closer, I'd come help you pack.  Linda in Washington state

lanurseprn said...

I cannot imagine dealing with so much as you do. I hope you do get to go to Egypt. Rusty is DO need to go!
Have a good day.

plieck30 said...

You're a busy little bee just like always. Keep you're head up you're doin' good. Paula

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))I am glad you found a house and still going to Egypt.You are a busy bee.

lifes2odd said...

Sounds like things are hectic as always. I'm just stopping in to wish you a happy Mother's Day weekend! I'm so far behind on journals and may have to turn alerts off for a few weeks. Hope all goes well. I'll check in when I can. Martha :-)

springangel235 said...

I am exhausted just reading all you have been through, going through and still have to do.  What a great person you they come...and you just take one day at a time...all will work out...and so will that trip to Egypt...awesome...many hugs and love,

gehi6 said...

I don't think you have time for a job, and what you do sounds very essential to me, and I think your family is better ofl with you fairly energetic which you might not be if you held down a job, too, and you are enterprising enough to make up the income in different ways. The time might come when it won't feel so stressful to hold down a job, too.  Gerry  

momiscool2 said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!


helmswondermom said...

Well, good, I'm glad Rusty is insisting that you go.  Glad you found a house, but be safe, okay?

nelishianatl said...

This is so great that you can just slide right into a house like that.  Your life sounds chaotic.  ENVIOUS is a better word.  Good friend you have there.  How are you going to get that off your credit report.  Thank you Rusty for insisting you go.  I just hope this all starts to work out for your good very, very soon.  There is a lot going on at once.