Part 3: The Mel update
|March 25, 2015||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Ugh. The Mel update. So much easier to talk about my horses than talk about *my* life right now.
Where do I even start? My standard blogging filters are not working well lately.
Graduation is less than 60 days.
I keep writing and rewriting and deleting whole paragraphs of “stuff” so let’s just leave it at: Things are very complicated. Beyond trying to vet as many endurance rides as people are willing to pay me for this summer I have no real plans. I have career plans, but no ambition to begin looking for a job. In a perfect world I would have a teaching position (post-high school) lined up for the beginning of 2016.
24 hours ago I was going to have a little subtopic in this post that was going to excitedly talk about my upcoming summer trip to Yellowstone. I’ve never been and it’s been on the list of top places I wanted to go to since I was a kid. Finally! And…since it was going to be in mid June, it was the perfect graduation present and so I connected those two in my mind.
So, you can understand if I spent most of yesterday moody and weepy when I found out we just can’t make it work. To go we have to make it come in under a certain budget. I am much more tolerant of spending multiple nights in a tent than my husband. And when we crunched the numbers, it just isn’t possible to spend the number of nights in a hotel as needed to make the trip fun for both of us. So that’s it. We don’t go. Even now writing this paragraph I can feel tears wanting to spill out of my eyes, that’s how badly I wanted to go and how disappointing this is. I’m sure I’ll get over it, but in the mean time just let me cry a little OK?
Moving onto happier stuff?
Alas no. That is not how this year has gone at all.
Last week I came home to a foreclosure notice on the door of the house. Which was a shock, since we rent.
Called the property management company and they are shocked. They’ve managed this property for a long time and things like this don’t typically happen when a private owner has owned a property for as long as this guy has. We didn’t sign another lease this year so are on month to month. So when the property sells, things could potentially get complicated. We aren’t ready to buy until next year and we the plan was to move from this property in about a year. It’s all happening about 12 months too soon and potentially leaves us in an awkward situation.
Of course, best case scenario the house sells and everything continues exactly as it is…but there’s some mitigating factors that make everything very complicated. I don’t know where I’m going to be working post graduation. We can’t move this fall starting in about September, through the end of the year. It takes time to find a rental that will take 3 big dogs. It costs money to move even if we find a similar rent. And of course, there’s still more details that are too private to post here on the blog. Bottom line is that the consequences of getting kicked out in the fall are great enough, that we probably can’t take the chance and I will spend post graduation packing boxes and negotiating leases.
This is probably a good time to review this article here, How to Be Happy.
Let’s talk about horses now!
(but in another post, because everything prior to this sentence was written on Monday and it’s now Wednesday and my brain is screaming at me that so much time has gone by that the next subject now warrants more than a line or paragraphs break…it needs a POST break.
OK brain. I’m listening. Go be happy now.