Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Monday to You!

Ron and I had some appointments today so I got to stay home from work another day. Since it's the NEW year, I GET to use PTO and not have to take it off as unpaid! Woo-hoo!!!

He had an appointment with his orthopedic specialist and got a cortisone injection in each knee. Then we drove up to Hesston to take a look at the 2-bedroom six-plex that we might be able to get into. The entrance fee is $3450 and we'd have to pay one month's rent as deposit ($850). Hopefully, I can figure out a way to swing this. LOL - I put on my Facebook that if all of my FB friends sent me $120, then we'd be able to get into the "best" part of the retirement community (the duplexes that have been the most recently built and look like they're very nice individual homes instead of duplexes). For some odd reason, I didn't get any takers. Hmmm... Can't quite understand why.

This option is much more reasonable. There is no way we could come up with the amount that would be needed for the new part, so we're shooting for the newer section of the old part of the community. The bathroom has been upgraded to have a raised toilet added and the bathtub has been "cut out" to be a walk-in shower (or, in Ron's case - a place for his shower chair). I told here we'd like to shoot for moving in the first part of March, which gives me 2 months to raise $4350.  Maybe I should try something like this:

(Just kidding... It's not a real link.) We're going to have a moving sale and (hopefully) be able to raise quite a bit. I'm going to sell our living room sofa and love seat (they're leather and won't fit in the smaller place). They're 3 years old and hardly used so I think I can get a fair price for them. Ron has a lot of tools (some power tools) so we will probably get a bit of money from them. We have a bunch of odds and ends to put either on Craigslist or on eBay which should generate a bit more.

After we visited the retirement center, we had to go back to the doctor's office to have some more of Ron's blood drawn. His WBC, RBC, Platelets, HCT, etc is still way below normal but (overall) he feels much better.

We had a late afternoon lunch so neither of us is in the mood for supper. In fact, he's tired and will probably call it an early night.

Me, too. Work tomorrow {shudder}. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Have a great week!


Jumble Mash said...

Hope everything works out for you! Try Ebay! People will buy pretty much anything on Ebay!

Mynx said...

Sounds like you have some plans. Good luck with it all. We are having a garage sale this weekend so we hope to get some cash that way to help with our move

Donna B said...

I will be praying the money comes with some left over. Glad Ron feels better. Hang in there.

Thisisme said...

I'm so pleased that Ron seems to be feeling a bit better at the moment. You do wonder sometimes just how much one person can take. Will be praying that you raise the cash you need, with some left over.

SkippyMom said...

I think you ought to put the link up. I know we don't all have a lot, but I think a little here and there might help, y'know?

The move sounds good - I hope it happens.

Hope you have a great day. Hugs sweetie.

Bouncin' Barb said...

If I had it I'd share it with you. Unfortunately, I'm waiting and waiting and waiting for a disability case so I have no income right now. It will all come together. We're all pulling for you!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Just wanted to clarify... (and i should have explained it when i posted) the paypal icon is totally just a wry attempt at humor. i can be pretty sarcastic when i want to be and sometimes even when i'm not trying to. i actually saw a paypal link on a guy's blog last year and he was trying to get people to donate to him so he could pay for his divorce and pay for his thousands and thousands (i mean close to 100k) in credit card debt. i think he actually got donations, too. it stunned me and i've thought about that blog (don't remember how i got to it) many times over the past year wondering if he was successful.

so... totally bogus of me. i appreciate all the prayers for success for me, though!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck! I hope the yard sale is a HUGE success so your new home becomes a fast reality.

caterpillar said...

I hope things will work out for you....Will definitely pray for you and Ron.