Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Brief Update

So I guess I will need to change the title of the blog...something like, Broke and Blogging? Joe is being tested lately. He is being challenged on his patience. Since we have been home for the holidays we have been very busy, but still feel like we have not gotten anywhere. I don't mind though, we will survive. That is what I keep telling him...just be patient, everything will work out.

So here is what we need to do in the near future:
  • Find jobs
  • Buy a car (maybe two)
  • Find an apartment to rent
  • Move into the apartment
  • Buy some furniture for our apartment
  • Save our money so that next year we can buy a house

This is what we have done so far since we have been home:

  • helped Joe's mom move
  • went to New York to attend Joe's sister's wedding
  • Bought gifts and celebrated Christmas with two families
  • Spent a little money on shopping
  • Spent a lot of money on a hotel in New York
  • Looked for cars that we can't buy yet
  • loaded all of our things from Joe's mom's house into my parent's attic

So the good news is that we went into the school offices and we will be able to by-pass a lot of the required items to substitute teach, since we have worked there before. So it looks like a week after the schools start again we will be subbing. However, we are still looking for a few other possibilities, which is time consuming on the computer. Hopefully if we start subbing soon, then we can get a car. We have the money to buy a used car, but since the car deals are so good right now, we think it might be smarter to hold on to the cash for a house and get a loan for a car (which we can only do when we can prove that we are working). And then we can also move into an apartment, which will be nice. I love my parents, but I am basically living out of a suitcase and I would like to have all my things once again. So I will keep updating and hopefully make some good changes to the blog in the process!


Rachael said...

Hi Tracy!
I have been foloowing your blog since you left, but haven't had the chance to comment yet. It sounds like you had a really cool time abroad. Welcome home! Hope your job search goes well...there is always a need for teachers! Hope you keep blogging! If you stay at SR, let me know if Ranger Steve needs any helpers!

sdgphoto said...

OMG! I can't believe you were in NYC and didn't call me. I only live 90 minutes away. You could have stayed here!
Oh and tell Ranger Steve I said "HI".

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