Thursday, February 19, 2009

I threw it out there

Yesterday morning Rusty was complaining about all the new taxes that California is getting ready to get hit with. Many businesses are leaving California because the taxes are so high. Rusty finally said "I want to leave California".
If you ask Rusty why we still live in California he will tell you that we are still here because I love California. That is true, but Rusty also said that he did not want to move the girls while they were in high school. So here we sit in the great state of California. There are no jobs here and most people would gasp at what our rent is.
Yesterday I really thought about what Rusty said. We would be so much better off if we did not live in California. So last night I told Rusty that I am open for moving out of state. If his company still has an opening in South Caroline and he wants to take it then lets go. I said that my only concern is that we can't afford to move this whole house, so the company would have to help with our moving expenses.
So there it is. If you would have asked me two years ago I would have told you that I will never leave California, but now I am o.k. with it.
I did not have anything planned for yesterday, but something got into me. I grabbed my shop vac and vacuumed around all the base boards, all the stairs and I even got under some of appliances. Who does stuff like that? I guess I have to much time on my hands.
Today my goal is to get my kitchen floor scrubbed down. I have really neglected my floors and I feel like everyone can see the dirt, but no one is ever in my house. Well, no one that would care.
Right now I have butter playing with the kitten. I wonder if the kitten knows that Butter is a dog.Or is it that Butter does not that he is not a cat? Either way I think it is so funny to watch these two play together. If pits are mean then I want more of them.
My relationship with Amber has changed once again. Amber is now looking ahead into her future and wondering how her and Leeroy are going to be able to work out the little things. I am now guiding Amber is the art of compromise and reminding her that just because they have different traditions does not them wrong. They are just different from what she knows, and that she does need to remain open minded. I love having adult conversations with her.
Last night I got bag of clothes and some other items. I was so happy to see those clothes, because Ryan tore up some more of his jeans. I swear to you that boy is hard on his stuff. There were also some shirts in there that will fit Chris so I was excited about that as well. I just love free stuff.
My dirty kitchen is calling me, so I better get busy and get it cleaned up.


Queenneenee said...

Funny you should mention cleaning UNDER appliances. HAHA. I actually did this yesterday, for the first time in a looooooong time lol. Lets just say this, I don't know how my refrigerator was running at all with all the gunk I took out of the bottom thingy. See I don't even know what its called. It looked like the lint you would pull out of a dryer. Nasty. I was scared. But I got through it! lmao.
Moving-hmmm. big decision. I too love Cali but I don't know if I could live there. I like my little teeny state of Connecticut. Snow and all.

a corgi said...

you go girl!! I tell you I was having this exact conversation with my hubby last night about leaving California. someone at church last night said there were over a million people leaving California last year; and those were tax payers. Do the math; if we stay here and we are gainfully employed and paying tax, the money will have to come from somewhere for all these programs; we'll be nickled and dimed to death. we're seriously considering going

definitely have it be a condition of moving that the company helps pay for expenses; in fact have them pay for it all - packing included; that is so nice to have someone pack for you

I think its neat you and Amber are able to have conversations like this!

I put something in the mail today so look for it tomorrow/Saturday


ADM DESIGN'S said...

Thats great you and Amber are able to have conversations like that

Traci said...

I got busy yesterday and cleaned all the doors and door jambs and even the walls. Life with little ones! I would be sad if they had all been super clean before I started. I'm thankful to have to clean pencil marks off of a door. It means I have wonderful, active little girls!
I think a move would be interesting! Certainly couldn't hurt. The south is different is all I have to say!

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