It was a fairly uneventful weekend. We had the baseball game yesterday morning and after it we went out to lunch with Wendy and Pat. It got up to the mid-90’s in the afternoon and the kids went out and played basketball for a while after dinner and then I took them to eat ice cream. Even Matthew who said he didn’t want ice cream ate his whole bowl.
Money continues to be a big stressor these days. I had hoped to use my tax refund to (finally) pay off some bills from Addi’s adoption 2 years ago. With a bonus I was going to get this summer, I was actually thinking that I would be able to start saving for some repairs/renovations for the house. But, alas, it looks like it will be another year…
…This morning it was still 81 degrees in the house – ugh! Last year when the air conditioner conked out they filled it with freon but said I needed to replace it at some time. A few weeks ago when a heat wave hit, it again didn’t work and I had them come and fill it with freon again.
I am getting a quote for a new heating/airconditioner unit on Wednesday morning. It is limping …keeping the house about 80 even though it is set for 74. The good news it is going to cool off a little this week and into next weekend. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to replace the machine until July – but now it looks like I will have to dip into my emergency fund/savings (what little there is).
I spent part of the morning trying a couple of different recipes and cleaning up the downstairs. The kids refused to stay outside so I banished them up to their rooms – lest they have to help me clean. By lunchtime I had a couple of rooms swept and floor washed and the counters cleaned off.
Logan was not happy about taking a nap and kept Addison awake. Later this afternoon, Matthew comes running down saying that there is a hole in Logan’s wall – turns out she has been slamming her door open and the door knob has gone through the drywall. Then, as I am inspecting that…I notice that she has – again – written all over her wall by her bed. So now I have “mr clean erasers” and dry wall patches on the supply list. UGH. This is one of those times I wish I had a man living here too.
On a lighter side – I finally replaced some of the light bulbs that have blown out around the house – like months ago. I replaced the two bulbs at the front door sconces and Riley kept asking me if I wanted him to shut them off! I was like…”um, no…we’re supposed to keep those on at night – just because we haven’t had light at our front door for over a year doesn’t mean it isn’t supposed to be light!”