I am sitting in my living room watching the dogs wrestle in the back yard. We open up the house overnight and keep the air conditioning off until mid day. It is one of the benefits of living in a home that was designed and built before the wonders of air conditioning. We have had highs in the hundred degree range way too early in the year to bode well. Hot dry temperatures, high winds and very little rain. My peaches dried up on the trees. My green beans have dried up on the vine. Sigh. I am a very amateur gardener and this isn’t good for my faltering ego. I am about to give up on my summer garden and start planning my garden for fall.
One of the downsides of living in a house that is about to turn one hundred is uninvited room mates. We have mice,. We also have cats so I am not sure what is up with them. They are not earning their keep in this regard. tTo top it off,our one remaining kitten has decided that he will only use the litter box for pooping and uses my living room upholstery to pee on. I now need to re-home the kitten- which will upset the kids- and to throw away my furniture. Nothing gets cat pee out. Even if we can’t smell it,he can. I simply do not have the money to replace the furniture right now. I am unhappy to say the least. I have neutralize and scrubbed and placed in the sun and still my cushions are the place he likes to go. If he wasn’t so dang cute, he would be a very tiny violin.
The IRS is finally wanting us to send them our adoption decree. Up until now they have refused it.( I am serious. We have been told point blank not to fax it in) They also want our entire homestudy which I am not going to send them.I will send the first and last page,but not all of the personal details in between. Some things are simply not their business. We have given up on the credit actually arriving. If it happens, great. The money would be extremely helpful to us right now. If not,then we are fine as well. If they decide to fine us, they will have to garnish wages. There isn’t a whole lot of blood to be wrung out of our financial stones at the moment. I suppose they could confiscate the change jar….
Surprisingly I am not in a tizzy about Youngest. I have moments of “what on earth are we to do?” but, since we are doing what we know to do,the rest is up to God. God I have faith in. CPS and the judicial system,not so much.
My grown child in crisis is putting one foot in front of the other and getting through. Their marriage appears over and single parenthood is now a reality. We are praying for reconciliation,but that takes both parties. I do not pretend my child is blameless. I do know my child does not want this outcome. The grandchildren are being protected from the worst of it,but still it is ugly and will get worse before it gets better.
Time to get my almost high school graduates moving along. They should be done by next week.I may be dragging them kicking and screaming,but they will graduate from high school and they will learn to drive. Some day thay will thank me.