I'm making this a TGIF-here's some good that happened post. I need to, because the way I've felt the last 2 days, it was all seeming bad. I know that can't be the case.
Getting the bad out & over with:
We bought this house nearly 2 years ago now. Prior to living here, we rented a townhouse about a mile away.
The former landlord is being a total jackass, and over a year later, randomly showed up AT MY DOOR, without call, notice or anything, and simply said in an arrogant tone, "you still owe me $400!".
No, sir, we contested those charges and you never took further action.
He retained our full security deposit, plus is demanding an additional $400. Now I know we didn't leave the place in perfect condition, but we don't trash places, either. He is an ass, and to wait this long, why?! I assume he's short on money or something. (he's waited over a year to pursue his absurd charges)
So Pat has met with a lawyer and even the lawyer said the landlord shouldn't have even kept the full security deposit, etc. No way are we paying.
However, after I told Mr. Jackass to leave my property that day he showed up, he must have gotten ticked. Wednesday we get a letter in the mail from his lawyer stating the money needs to be received in 10 days, or they will take us to court. Sure, over $400.
Oh my goodness, I so don't need this right now. And unfortunately, after $1200 in unexpected plumbing expenses, our money tree is just bare right now. Perfect timing, right?
UGH! I especially don't need this stress while pregnant. It's torn me up the last 2 days.
So, the bad, I'm setting it aside for now (send up a prayer for us!) and hoping it resolves to our favor.
There HAS to be some good, right?
-I helped prep for our parish rummage sale 2 nights this week. It was nice to get out among adults, as well as...the real perk...I got to do some early bird shopping. I found mostly clothes for Brennan (a few brand new from Gymboree), but also 2 baseballs (1 Mudhens!), and some books in excellent condition for Aidan (A to Z Mysteries). Also a Kneeling Santa figure and 2 wooden Nutcrackers. I probably purchased a value of nearly $90, and what did I pay? $12! Score!
-Aidan's final soccer practice. I love watching him play, but we're all ready for the season to end. And it was a COLD practice! His last game is tomorrow. Can't wait!
-MOPS: Brennan & I went for the 2nd time. Brennan had a blast. I'm so glad. I enjoyed it, too. We made a pumpkin craft and it was fun. Plus I had more adult conversation!
(it's gotten a little beaten up since Wed, but cute nonetheless)
-Yesterday the boys & I did a handprint-bat craft. They love arts & crafts, and Brennan was so excited we waited to do this one with Aidan. It's adorable how much they adore each other.
The bats on our front door, under Brennan's handprint wreath
-Aidan's first big Science project was due-so glad it's over with! They had to choose an animal & write a report on it, then do a poster board of their animal. Aidan's was about 7 pages long (hand-written), and he chose the giraffe. Did you know giraffes have FOUR stomachs? And can grow to 18 feet tall? Amazing. You're welcome. ;)
I've been emotional and bummed, but there has clearly been some good.
I feel like I'm holding my breath until we're fully done with Mr. Jackass, but hopefully it will resolve outside of court. And before I enter my 3rd trimester.