Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve written here. It’s been a really hard few months financially, mentally and for Tim, physically. Of course it’s been exhausting for both of us but we just keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving on with life.
Tim made it out of surgery well. His still taking medication for Aspergillus. That will be never ending.. He’s still underweight even tho he’s eating plenty. The medication doesn’t really help him put weight on. But he’s on the road to recovery and back to many of his pre surgery activities.
He’s still not able to ride the horses yet, but that will hopefully come this fall when the weather is nicer anyway.
We’ve been still working on our debt, however, our medical expenses have really gotten out of control but when I get a moment, I plan to update you on that. On a good note, our personal loan is no longer. We paid that off a month ago. Now, we just have medical expenses from Tim’s surgery and medical expenses from follow ups. We’ll have $150 in co-pays this month alone and a MRI out of pocket expense to the tune of 190 dollars. Fun!
This summer hasn’t been all a about debt though. We decided to join a pony club and it has been super awesome for our moral and gaining some new friends. We both had to take a test to ride with the club and even tho Tim isn’t qualified or even have a horse at the moment he can ride, he tested on Poppy anyway. That’s a post all in itself really. I will just tell you Poppy wasn’t the angel I would have liked him to be. I passed my riding test very easily just for hanging on and being able to stay on and control Poppy’s devil self. I then rode him out and got him tired so that Tim could do his riding test….and all was good there. we both passed.
In June, Poppy and I started training lessons but my work schedule got re-adjusted and lessons are presently on hold. But we are still working.
Our first trip out with the group was to Cage Farm where there were trails. We didn’t get to partake of the trail ride because Poppy got so worked up about the new environment but amazingly, we did the swim. It was so awesome! Luckily, a girl with a camera fell in love with Poppy and there’s so many pictures of him playing in the river.
In July, we did our 2nd annual tubing run with a big group of people. it was a lot of fun.
Summer isn’t over…but this catches us up really.
Workouts: I’ve been getting my workouts in 5 to 6 days a week. I’ve actually toned up and lost some weight!
Books: I’ve been trying to get some reading in…but I’ve not been too great with that. i think I’ve been reading the same books all summer long, never really finishing them. Ugh. I need to stop that. That should be a goal.
Condo Projects; Well, we’ve been working on the condo. We put a slightly noticeable texture on the ceiling and painted it. It looks so good.
Presently, we have pulled the top cabinets off the wall in the kitchen to rebuild the soffit that the previous owner had taken out. The cabinets have always been at an awkward height.
The soffit has been rebuilt. Tim says we need to re mud and sand one more time, then we can paint the ceiling and the walls. Then, re hang the kitchen cabinets.
Besides the bathroom and the floors, the kitchen was our biggest project.
This project will get it’s own post when it’s finished.
Decluttering: We’ve been decluttering again! With the home improvement projects going on, it’s kind of easy. We had to pack up the top cabinets to make room for the remodeling…and as we were putting stuff in boxes, we had a moment to say, do we even use this? Do you think we will ever use this? Those items got boxed up to go to Goodwill or sold on Facebook yard sales We still have a lot to go through and it’s amazing to us how much stuff you can accumulate in 10 years and not even realize that the stuff is living in your house.
- Post my budget for August: Sad part is it’s already August and I haven’t even written it out.
- Read Two Books: In my case finish two books
- Condo Project: This month we’re going to finish the kitchen cabinet and paint.
- Declutter: Take a box of things to Goodwill & list 2 things a week on a yard sale site or ebay.