Afterwards, eight year old was on the fence about spending the night there, so we said no. We really didn't want to get up at 11:00 and go pick her up.
Three cheers for honesty. The next day thirteen year old took her cell to the Y for swim class, even though I was going to be there the whole time, working out and reading The Economist. She left it there. Oops. I called Monday morning, someone turned it in. Hooray! I did buy a cheap Verizon spare at a garage sale, so it wouldn't cost a much to replace it, just a headache.
Tuesday was my birthday, so far 44 feels like 43, except when 44 feels like 45. The kids were at school, so we did this things couples do without kids (go to a thrift store, eat at the Indian buffet, where something I chose really disagreed with my lower instestinal tract). I also dropped the Tercel off for an inspection, and a shitload of repairs and preventative maintenance. I suppose if I want to get another few years out of it, I need to keep up on it.
Later we went to thirteen year old's swim meet. She's is an awesome backstroker, getting to the end of the 50 meters while the next closest was about 10 meters back. There was some sort of a fight in the girls' locker room after, Mrs. Ha and I were more upset than my oldest and her bff, they're used to that. Middle schoolers.
Today is Mrs. Ha's last day at the eye doctor's, it was factory medicine, making her miserable. We're back to a single salary again, until she finds something else, she's been applying in different places. We have some savings, so we should be able to get by, for a while. She's been applying online at one place, but it keeps timing out and giving java error messages. Of course, the hiring manager had no idea what to do, just keep applying and timing out.
It doesn't help that the Tercel needed a lot of repairs and new tires to keep it going for a few more years. I could think of much better things to use that $1500 on, but I have to get to work, and it's still cheaper than car payments.
We got a foot of snow over night, both girls had no school today, I may leave early.
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