Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Life Updates

Hello friends! (If anyone still reads this)

I am finally coming out of my exhaustion phase and it is glorious! I feel like all I've accomplished in the past month is sleeping. Seriously. Not cool.

Not too much to update on the house since I've been sleeping and hubby's been caught up in lesson plans and coaching soccer. Doesn't help that our budget has run out and we are trying to focus on saving up money for when the baby comes. We sat down the other even and created a rough budget of the necessities to see how much income we need for when baby arrives and it wasn't pretty. On my income we would have just enough, but that's the one that we will be losing. Hubby will be looking for a new job, but as a teacher he can't just pack up in the middle of the year, so we have to figure things out from March until September. Actually, the summer won't be too bad b/c he still gets his checks plus works a summer job.

I'll let you guys in on a little secret. Keep in mind that we live just outside(30 minutes without traffic) a major East coast city so cost of living here is high. Remember waayyy back when I mentioned that rent for our 2 bedroom condo was a complete steal for $900/month? Yeah, it's expense. Hubby is a 3rd year teacher which would mean if he was in a public school around here he'd be making at least mid-to-upper $40's. But alas he's in a private school. Yes, the environment and small classes are nice, but the commute, lack of curriculum and pay are not. Ready for his salary? Are you sure? $27,700. That's right, not even touch the 30k mark. Doesn't help that they didn't give raises this year either.

So yeah, that's why figuring out our budget isn't going to well. We basically need to figure out how much we need so we know how much I'll have to bring in on the side. :Sigh:

On a more cheerful note I posted a few belly bump pictures on my personal blog! If you want the page just send me an email. You'll get to see the face behind the blog :-)

Our kitties are getting big, which means they are getting into everything. I'll have to load some on here so you can meet them. So cute, but so crazy. Example, the one is obsessed with the bathtub, not sure why, but he loves sliding around in there. Well this morning while play he realized he need to go potty so he hopped out of the tub into the litter box. I'm sure you all know what happens to litter when it gets wet. He didn't like it sticking to his paws, so he kept trying to shake it off and in the process threw litter EVERYWHERE. I ended up having to wash his paws off in the sink before he tracked it all over the house...fun fun fun. Gotta love 'em. I figure it's good experience before the baby comes. Hopefully by then they will have calmed down a little.

So that's an extremely quick blurb on what's been going on. I'm going to try to post more on my personal blog, so check it out if you want to stay up to date on what's been going on.


Brooke said...

i don't have your personal blog saved. i always felt like i was going somewhere i wasn't supposed to be :P

The Lost Goat said...

27K? That's about what private school teachers make here (SW Louisiana)(my aunt, in the public school system, makes 45K + benefits), and you could rent a house in a nice neighborhood for 1K a month. Maybe you guys should consider a move to a less expensive area as part of your budget, since school salaries there don't seem to increase for cost of living.

Serendipity said...

I would love to see pictures our your little belly. :)

Rochelle said...

Congratulations on all the changes in your life! There a lot of things going on for you right now. Try to relax and enjoy. I know it is stressful especially when you're trying to deal with finances. My husband is a public school teacher in western PA and makes a very nice salary. I on the other hand make nothing and took a pay cut three years ago to work closer to home. Would love to see your belly bump. It's been too many years since I've had one (well a bump that acutally had a baby in it not due to the baby being born!!haha).