Monday, July 25, 2011


The roof over the girls' lofts is done.  It got finished a couple of days ago.  Today, the clean up from the construction got finished.  YAY!  I am hot, sticky, smelly, sweaty and am going to be taking a bath here is a few minutes.  I am looking forward to sinking down in the tub and relaxing.

The skylight over the loft makes a huge difference in light.  I am really enjoying it.  When we go to raise the roof on the front end of the house (in a couple of months) I am hoping to have a skylight put in there as well.  Although I doubt we will find one for the same deal we found the other one ($5.00 at a yardsale) that doesn't mean I can't keep my eyes open.

FYI - Before I forget, yahoo mail has been acting strange.  I know group posts have been affected (either getting completely lost or taking days to go through.)  I have no idea if any other yahoo mail is being affected.  So, if you are trying to e-mail me, use my other e-mail account.

Anyway, in other news, a family if 8 is coming for a visit hopefully this week-end.  That was the plans made, but as we all know, plans can change at a moments notice.  Especially with SIX children.  I think I have sleeping arrangements all figured out.  I am going to be washing extra bedding when I do laundry on Wednesday.  (They are due to arrive on Thursday.) 

There isn't much else going on.  I am still keeping an eye on my daughter's facebook wall and I have to say I am very proud of her.  She spoke about how everyone is more concerned with Amy Winehouse than about what happened in Norway.  That thrilled me to no end to see that.  I still wish I could see my other daughter's wall, but she has hers as tight as I keep mine. 

There is some speculation as to whether or not these three know about the other two and the answer is yes.  Well, Charlie and Bethany do.  I doubt Hannah gets it or cares.  She's 4 so why should she.

What they know:  I was married before to a man that hurt me a lot.  I had two children.  He got custody.  It's what the judge ordered.  I tried to fight it, but I lost.  They don't need to know the details of how many or what kind of jobs I had to scrape together money only to have it never be enough to hire my own attorney to try to fight for me or the fact that postponements kept happening to dry up any money I did have so the attorneys who did take me on would drop me a few weeks before my court case came back up.

"She can't even keep a lawyer.  How is she supposed to take care of kids?"  Or, this line by his lawyer "Just because a man is abusive to his wife, it does not mean he is now or will ever be abusive to his children."  That was a good one. 

Bottom line, you can't fight money when you're poor white trash.  Works great in movies, not so much in real life. 

So yes, they know they have two sisters "out there" and someday, God willing, they will meet. 


Anonymous said...

You may want to check your Facebook page. It isn't as locked down as it could be.

It identifies where you are, some pictures, and your friends....


Mrs. Hoppes said...

Hey, troll! Guess what? You can get the same information by going to any number of other sites including *gasp* my phone number!

Mrs. Hoppes said...

Hey, troll! Guess what? You can get the same information by going to any number of other sites including *gasp* my phone number!