Saturday, May 30, 2009

Garage Sale and Spring Cleaning

It's 6:50 am on a Saturday... what the heck am I doing up so early? Well, this weekend is the HOA/Subdivisions annual garage sale and spring cleaning weekend. You all know (from previous posts) that Jim and I have been working to get the garage cleaned up and things sorted for the sale. So hopefully it goes well today and we can add to the garage door fund. What ever we have left is going to charity. Granted we have decided to put a few things on craigslist, but we are cleaning out-- finally sifting through all of his things and his father's things and that feels good. But can I tell you--holy cow the garbage we have. I bet we could fill a dumpster ourselves--I had no idea that his dad was such a packrat and I now know where Jim gets it from. How about this...We opened up one of the rubbermate tubs that belonged to dad and it had 2-20lb bags of rice in it. Who stores 40lbs of rice in a tub? Was dad planning on a mass disaster where there would be no food? The two of us hardly get through a 5lb bag in a month... good grief?!?!?!?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I have my husband for 4 days!!!

I am so excited.... Jim has today (Thursday) AND tomorrow off!!! We get four days together. Now what to do? There are so many little projects that need to get done the house and of course the stupid bathroom is still waiting. So is the garage... we started sorting and clearing last Sunday in the hopes of selling some stuff in a garage sale. I want to be able to use our two car garage for cars...not crates and boxes of stuff that has been sitting there forever. Where these days take us... who knows. I'll keep you updated.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It's been awhile

So I haven't posted in over a gets busy and things get put by the wayside. Home improvement has all but stopped. Time has been a very short commodity in the Innes household and it has been a struggle for both of us--just hanging on. The end of the school year did not go well for me, and I seriously had doubts about my future at Harrison and whether it was the right place for me. I can say that I'm sticking it out and hoping for the best. When you believe the in the vision and the direction, you hope you can make a difference. I believe in the school, so that is where I'll be, but I am clearing my plate. I give too much, and there is not enough left for myself and my marriage. Now if the administration will live up to it's promises... Add to that the added stress dealing with the federal government--we are STILL waiting on Jim's clearance to come through... it is so frustrating. The investigation was done in March...will someone just look at the stupid file and make a decision? Jim is so frustrated and I know how much he wants this. It feels like we are just sitting on the sidelines watching the world go by and we can't jump in and go with it. There is so much more we want to do, but I guess it will have to wait.

On a more positive note, school is out tomorrow and I have the summer! No teaching summer school, no taking classes to keep up my certification, none of it... I have time for me and for us. What a feeling. I cannot wait to start.