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Thursday, April 5, 2018

the good, the bad and the grumpy

Ok, so here are some Easter pics and a tragic tale.
Ok, it's not tragic... but it is bittersweet I guess you could say.

Here's the story:
My husband and I were evicted from our home last Friday.
Yup. You read right.

I'm sure you guys remembered that I was griping about being broke and my husband having job issues a lot a while back. Well, we got behind on rent.
It's happened before. We get caught up and move on about our lives.

Well, this time - the owner of the mobile home park we were living in decided she didn't want to hang with us anymore.
Fine. I get it. But the way they went about it was pretty ugly.

After they lead us into believing that they would wait for our tax return check to come in so we could get caught up they kicked us out. 
The constable came and gave us 24 hours to get out.

Time began to tick down. I only had a handful of diaper boxes we were saving for a future move and no clue where or how to get started to pack up or where we were going to go.
My mom told me to "come home". 
No adult wants to hear that!
Being an adult hearing my mother say "come home" was like being handed the Official Certificate of Failure to Adult.

We didn't have much of a choice there but we're grateful we had a place to go.

My husband rented a second storage space and an army of church members cancelled bible study and came help us. They brought pizza, water, trailers, huge moving boxes - the works!

I was so grateful but overwhelmed as everything was happening so fast. My head was spinning. There were so many people there asking how they could help I wanted to cry with gratitude and frustration.

It was an awesome experience having so much help but it was incredibly chaotic. Especially since all I wanted to do was hop in my car, chain smoke all the way to a hotel in Vegas and drink myself into a stupor while I listed to dramatic opera music. 

Sunday, we went to our church's Easter festivities. Being there, trying to pretend like I wasn't stressed to the max and emotionally fatigued was exhausting. Getting to wear my African print maxi and Afghani glass bead necklace together made me feel a little better... 

I got Cedar a gorgeous lavender and silver brocade 60s-style shift dress for Easter but it got misplaced in the move. Luckily Cedar's granny rush delivered a dress she made for her to wear for Easter and we got it just in time.

Anyway. I am super grateful we had a place to go, but good heavens I'm ready to get out of here!

My patience is paper thin and my nerves are absolutely frayed. The change is making my kids act horrible! (And me too!)
And a beer and a grilled cheese sandwich.

Right now, we're house hunting. My husband is driving over 50 miles total to and from work so it would be great if we could get back to our town as soon as possible.
Please forgive me if I don't get to visit your blogs this week. I hope you understand, it's a little crazy around here.
Phew! Pray for me, ya'll.


  1. I'm sorry you are going through this but glad you have family and friends that are helping out. Hang in there and if you ever get out to Maryland we can go for a drink :) I keep a good stock of wine (and, I think we have a better stock then the bars around here. lol).

  2. Hang in there girlfriend. God is with you. May He bless you more than you could have imagined!

  3. Oh, no. I'm sorry buddy.

    It's good you had family and friends stepping in to help you. I hope you find a new, better place soon. Send me your new permanent address when you get one so I can update my records.

  4. didn't you guys live there for years? My bestie works at a property management company (she's the staff) and she always cuts long term tenants some slack. Her boss is clueless. I'm sending good vibes that you guys will find a much better place t live.

  5. When friends, community, family step in, there are no words. I hope you get out of your family home to a new place to call your own soon. Sending you all positive vibes for a quick solution.
    And I have to say, you guys look fantastic for Easter!! I see why that's a favourite photo.

  6. What an awful thing to have happened. But it's good to know that so many people care about you and stepped in to help. Hope you'll find a new place soon. xxx

  7. What an utter nightmare, I'm so sorry to read this. Thank goodness for family and friends to rally round and help. I'm keeping everything crossed that you find somewhere good to live very soon.
    In the meantime can I just say that you have the cutest kids and I want to steal your necklace! xxx

  8. Oh that was terrible but you handled it in the retelling of it all with Grace and Humor. What a Blessing that you had present Help during such a difficult and stressful time and a place to go. I was once Homeless with two small Children in tow and was Thankful at the time for the multitude of people who graciously took us in for a few days here and there until I could find another place to live. It was many Moons ago but it made me realize that there but for the Grace of God... and gave me a point of reference that brought empathy to anyone struggling and handling worse case scenarios when the Issues of Life hit. May you soon find that new Home and closer to work... big virtual hugs. You look stunning in that ensemble and one would never think, in these Images, how much strain you were under, you look positively Radiant!


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