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Where have all my entries gone...

January 22nd, 2011 at 06:34 am

...even my old standby highlight and copy wasn't keeping them safe. Well, maybe I was just too wordy!

So short and sweet-

Oldest back to college and new room is working out. Got her bill for 2nd term with an increased state grant amount - surprised, but will take it!

My new job is a blast! I moved over to our middle school, and a very different experience than early childhood, but I'm loving it. Same special ed needs, just taller kids!

We're on the search for a new range. We replaced the washer, dryer, and dishwasher in Oct. I guess the range too is feeling its use and age. (This is what we get for buying all of our appliances all at once eons ago!) Luckily we've been skimming along using the burners and crockpot and microwave, so as to do some comparison shopping. My husband is very handy, but when we priced the part needed for the repair and figured in the age and wear of the appliance, it made sense to find a good sale. (Fingers crossed for our hard working frig - we need a couple more years and then we could downsize a little too.)

As many here have mentioned, I too am awaiting the tax forms to do our taxes and fafsa (for two girls this year!) Soon enough we'll have an idea of what to expect to pay for next year with two in higher educational pursuits - it's like you want know, but you don't want to know :-) I just keep throwing money into the savings in anticipation of what it might be. We didn't have the means earlier on, but learn from me - you'll be so thankful for any dollars saved ahead. The pay-as-you-go method is hair-raising!

Ok, getting a little wordy at the end, but I'll try it, and hopefully it'll publish! Take care!!

4 Responses to “Where have all my entries gone...”

  1. LittleGopher Says:

    Yay! It worked!!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    Hi LittleGopher, I was just thinking about you yesterday when my son received a book he rented from Chegg.com. A few dollars cheaper than Amazon, but for us, "pay as we go" tuition family every little counts. It is indeed a hair raising experience! I'm glad you're enjoying your new job assignment at the middle school. I teach high school and OMG, when I get home all I want to do is cook dinner for my family and crash.

  3. LittleGopher Says:

    My daughter ended up with books mostly from B&N this time (purchased used.) Chegg was a great solution last term, just not the cheapest for this term. There seems to be no rhyme or reason on which place or whether purchase or rent will be cheapest each term!

    I'm with you on crashing at night! I love the kids, my coworkers, the energy and vibrancy of the school, but I'm very ready to get home to the relative quiet of my own family :-)

  4. Jerry Says:

    I am NOT looking forward to the days of FAFSA for our girls, but we have over a decade before the first one leads the way into college. I'm sure it will fly by in an instant, though. Trying to find the best way to save for college (or get some insurance that they are good enough student athletes to ease the blow!). Thanks for the insights on how you make it all work!
    Jerry

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