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Hey all!

I'm still here!

So, time to catch up on my life. First off, the biggest news of all! I'm going to be a grandmother! My son, Chris, is going to be a daddy! The baby is due in February. I'm excited at the prospect of getting the child hyped up on sugar and giving him/her back to Chris.

Update on the mortgage uproar. Last October, our account was sold to another lender. We finally got the paperwork to fill out for a loan modification (this is the fourth time we've done this). And two weeks ago, or was it last week, we got a letter saying our account was sold - AGAIN! Upside, we've decided that this is it. Mini-Me is in her last week of her junior year in high school. This whole deal with the last lender lasted nearly a year, if we can get another year out of it, we'll just leave once Mini-Me graduates, or sooner if we can find a place.

Yes, our credit will be crap, but it's crap now. We'll survive and we can build it back up.

Hubby got a permanent job that pays nearly what he was making before and with great benefits! We're so thankful.

I'm currently working on my finals for the advanced course. I'm not sure if I'll score well enough to do the externship, but I'll do my best. The reason why I say that is because this school's grading sucks. It's common to get things marked off on a second submit that wasn't marked off before. They're excuse is, "Grading is hard and mistakes are made." On one of my benchmarks, they told me the doctor did not dictate a medical condition. I fought it. And won. They're excuse was the grader I had didn't have an updated Key. I also did not get an apology. What a bunch of bull. While the school is AHDI approved, it's a lousy school. At this point, I just want to finish and be done with it. The upside, I may have a job doing medical billing, which I can do from home. :)

Mini-Me is volunteering at an animal hospital. They did surgery on a cat that had a kidney tumor. They're going to give Mini-Me the tumor in a jar so she can take it to school when it starts up in August.

Speaking of cats. A female cat that lives behind us had kittens by our sliding glass doors. We took the new family in because we don't trust the people behind us to care for them. Belle had four kittens, one didn't make it, though. The surviving kittens are all males. So, we did what any geeky family would do: We named them Dean, Sam, and Cas. We are currently looking for good homes for them.


Meet Cas!
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Cas in our Christmas Tree, that is still up.
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Meet Dean! Dean just saw the Season 9 finale, that's why he looks like 'WTH?'
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Meet Sam! Sam literately is a furball.
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erinm_4600
Jun. 3rd, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
TUMOR!

You forgot to mention the crazy people who showed up on your porch, last weekend... *shifty eyes*

I'm seriously considering telling my brother to shove it and coming down for Cas. He doesn't want an animal that poops inside the apartment.

By that reasoning, he should be out on the curb!

Also, when are we taking bets for the tree to take a tumble?

Edited at 2014-06-03 12:43 am (UTC)
gatechic
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
I wasn't sure if you all wanted me to mention you two came down for a visit.

Oh, Jimmy. *shakes head*

They climb up the middle part, so I don't think it'll tumble.

Also, I forgot to pay for my icons. :|
erinm_4600
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
If you want to publicly admit you let me in your house, feel free to tell the world. :D

ACK! *scrounges for spare icons*
archersangel.dreamwidth.org
Jun. 4th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm seriously considering telling my brother to shove it and coming down for Cas. He doesn't want an animal that poops inside the apartment.

By that reasoning, he should be out on the curb!


*snort*
erinm_4600
Jun. 4th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
I love my brother. Really, I do...

bizarra
Jun. 3rd, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
Kitties!

YAY for Chris and his new family... :)

Hell, I am this close to saying.. screw it and just getting Cas myself too...
gatechic
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
Make up your minds quick! Mini-Me is taking posters of them to school tomorrow. Her vet teacher is going to put them up in the classroom, and Mini-Me is being very selective on who will take them home.
erinm_4600
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
I trust her judgement. ♥

We (and by that, I mean -I-) aren't really budgeted for vets and such, at present. :( *icon*
gatechic
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
You can always use the county Humane Society clinic, they're cheaper than a private vet, if you kidnap Cas. ;)
erinm_4600
Jun. 3rd, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Noted.

We'll make a deal. If Mini-you can't find them good homes, we'll talk. ♥
bizarra
Jun. 3rd, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
What Erin said... There's also always pet health insurance to look into as well. That helps too.
aelfgyfu_mead
Jun. 3rd, 2014 02:00 am (UTC)
'm excited at the prospect of getting the child hyped up on sugar and giving him/her back to Chris.
AWESOME! Enjoy!

The cats are adorable. Heck, if I thought we could take another, I might be driving across to get one, but the two we have right now don't entirely get along; we can't possibly get a third (as I had to tell Brilliant Husband the other night when he saw a photo somewhere of a cat up for adoption).

The mortgage thing is unbelievable. I hear that in Canada, they don't resell mortgages like this. Why do we?
gatechic
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

That's too bad. We really want to make sure these guys end up in good homes, but I understand.

I have no idea why we allow it, but it's such a hassle. After I read the letter, I laughed because it was all I could do at the time.
moony_blues
Jun. 3rd, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
At least your neighbors aren't keeping an intact female they can't afford to feed just so they can sell the kittens. We have a neighbor who's doing that. As soon as we can, I plan on stealing that momma cat. She deserves better.
gatechic
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
It's till debatable whether or not they own Belle. She does spend time in their yard and the neighbors do feed her, but I don't think they even care. They haven't knocked on my door to inquire about the kittens.

That's awful. Poor momma cat. Good on you for wanting to give her a better life.
moony_blues
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we brought momma cat in last night. When we came home, she came up to the porch and was panting because they didn't give her any water. She's my cat now. At least, she's mine until she weans the next litter and I can get her spayed so I can find a new home for her.

Some people just infuriate me.
gatechic
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
What the hell is wrong with these people? How can they not give a nursing cat water? I'm glad you took her in.

I hear ya!
archersangel.dreamwidth.org
Jun. 4th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
So, time to catch up on my life. First off, the biggest news of all! I'm going to be a grandmother!
congrats! you should start buying geeky baby stuff now. because it's never too early to get them interested in fan-ish stuff. IMHO.

Hubby got a permanent job that pays nearly what he was making before and with great benefits! We're so thankful.
yay!

kitties!
gatechic
Jun. 5th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Oh, I plan on being one of those geeky grandmothers. Luckily, my son is a geek, so I wont' have a problem introducing the baby to Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Firefly, Supernatural, Tin Man, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Doctor Who, etc.

Cas and Sam are cuddle bugs. They love to curl up next to us and go to sleep (they love the contact). Dean is a bit more independent, but he loves to play.
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