Archive for June, 2008

New Furniture

We sold the trailer on Monday!!!!!  We got our money back. We went yesterday to give the down payment to our fiance people. We will be in our house no later than July 1st. It really is happening. I am so thankful that this whole situation has worked out. We also went and picked out our new couch it is a sectional.

 

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 We also got 2 recliners. The store where we bought from was having a special on recliners 2 for 1.

 

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Quote Note 24

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

~John F. Kennedy

Quote Note 23

What is a firefighter?
He’s the guy next door….
He’s a guy like you and me with warts and worries and unfulfilled dreams.
Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He’s a fireman….
A fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.
He’s a man who saves lives because he has seen too much death.
He’s a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of violence out of control.
He’s responsive to a child’s laughter because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never laugh again….
He doesn’t preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it.

 

~Author Unknown

Quote Note 22

So as you look at the firefighter with his rake, hose or axe,
His beet red face or ice covered mustache,
You should know why he goes through that smoky front door,
And is forced to crawl like a baby down on the floor.
He does it to save both lives and property,
All that is precious to you and to me.
So take a good look at this modern warrior who serves his call proud and true,
And know that he would die just to save me and you.

 

~Robert J. Athans

Quote Note 21

I love the sweet smell of dawn –
our unique daily opportunity to smell time,
to smell opportunity –
each morning being, a new beginning.

~Emme Woodhull-Bäche

Quote Note 20

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.

~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Quote Notes 19

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. 

~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Quote Notes 18

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

~Jane Austen

We are going to do paperwork on the house tomorrow. No, we have not come up with the $1900 yet. (there is still time) I do not know if I have said this before, but it is an owner fiance. The owner is considering giving us a loan with the trailer as collateral. Steve’s sister is buying some land behind her house, so she cant afford to buy the trailer back. I put the trailer on Craigslist. I have a a couple of inquires but no solid I want it, and I am buying it. We are trying not to stress over this. It will happen if it is meant to happen. I am trying to be patient, but it really is hard.

 

Gas prices are creeping slowly to the $4.00 mark. I know in some places it has already sailed over the $4.00 mark. Diesel is even worse almost $5.00. I wish Steve could do his deliveries in our car. It has so much better gas mileage, but I do not think we could get a Trane ac unit in our tiny cobalt. I really do not why our government can not help to lower gas prices. They are really hurting a lot of people. Some of us are having to choose between groceries or gas, but the sad thing is if you do not have gas most people can not get to work. How can we change this problem? I saw the assistant CEO or whatever he is from e@@on when they had their board member meeting in Dallas. The man had the nerve to say we need to cut back. Where have we not cut back from. This man makes millions every year. He is not hurting, Lets see him do what we do. Those million do not begin to compare to what the oil companies are making off of us. Everything is going up it is not just the gas prices it is food, clothing, health and beauty items, cleaning supplies, and a list that keeps getting longer and longer.

 

I usually go out on deliveries with Steve, but today I am really tired. I did not want to get up at all. I am still struggling to stay awake. This weekend is Father’s Day. This years Father’s Day will be special I am spending it with my Daddy, and Momma along with my brother and his family, my sister and her family, and my Paw Paw.  It will be great, I have not seen my Paw Paw in a year. It will be great to see him. Anytime our family  gets together it turns out to be a really good time.

Yesterday our last delivery was in Denton so we stopped in to see my Mom and Dad. They were very surprised to see us. We had dinner and talked. We did not leave till about 10. We did not get home till after 11.

 

Steve really  likes this job. He is having fun with it, but we are putting half of his check in the truck, which blows. So he is looking for another job while he is making his deliveries. He really would love to keep this job if we were not spending so much on diesel. He puts in about 60 bucks a day in the truck. That is 300 bucks a week. That is just too much going in the tank.