So I haven't slept much, but at least I can wake up without burden of un-filed taxes. Actually, short discussion with the hubs opened to idea of this:
- Things are moving along here for us. Finally had our taxes done (4 yrs worth) and found out we had returns each year! So now we're talking about possibility of relocating back to TX - renting a small apartment or house. And, naturally, I focus on the kids and wonder how high school's are doing out there? Are kids in good shape, academically speaking? E will start 10th grade in the fall. If we move anywhere I still would like her to go somewhere kids aren't bat-sh!t crazy. I love that she has tons of Mormon friends here - nobody dates until 16, which is our rule - so she doesn't feel pressure. We did love all our friends and neighbors in TX & CA, and we think my living somewhere familiar where there's lots of nature would be best for me. R would be happy to go to Lone Star college too, and hopefully be able to transfer to B&N in TX. And our girl, S... well, maybe, just maybe, she can make that decision to attend one of the universities which have accepted her to study teaching. I'm going to check Great Schools website.
So, why all this talk about relocating? It's just what resulted from possibility of this:
- Knowing his unemployment benefits will soon cease, the hubs is seriously considering joining in his childhood friend's business venture opening a diner in oil boom town in Montana or one of the Dakotas - to work; no $ for investing. He will have final word about restaurant lease next month and would want the hubs to join him in May. Of course, everything is still in limbo, and I'm just glad that we'll be able to finally retain an atty for bankruptcy filing. Fact of matter is, the house is in foreclosure, but we are hopeful we can be here until our girl graduates on May 21st. Also way, way relieved that we can afford to store our stuff - I wasn't looking forward to doing yard sales to try to sell off the rest of our stuff. I get especially sad at saying goodbye to sentimental items. Anyway... we just started talking about possibilities. Tax meeting yesterday was such a huge weight off; never been happier to sign my name! I was wishing we could take a road trip to see grandma in California or head out to The Woodlands for the girls Spring Break in a couple of weeks, but if there's a chance we may be moving back, I'm more than happy to wait. I just want to be able to afford to rent a small apartment or house and be back among the trees... for the rest of my life. Not to mention, Easter service at St Anthony of Padua Church would be heaven.