Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March in Review ~ the good and the bad

It was a very LONG month. Everyone in the family got sick (colds and flu) and someone was sick for almost every day of March.

We did school the best we could. We took many days off. Doubled up some days. Daddy had spring break (he is a high school math teacher) so we took some more days off. The kids tested out the pool (on the days they weren't sick). A friend's dog had puppies and the kids are so excited that we are getting one (we don't know which one yet because we are 2nd in line to choose). We are hoping for the itty-bitty girl (far right) or the little boy with a strip on his head (2nd from the left). They are Chihuahua and Cairn Terrier mix and about 2 weeks old in this picture.

We got a new air conditioner. YIPPEE! Last year we had 3 summer electric bills that bordered on $600. Mind you, our home is only approx. 2000 square feet. So, this year we used our tax return to buy a new air conditioner and hopefully have some normal sized electric bills this summer. (We are in the Phoenix, AZ area so A/C is a MUST as temperatures between 110-120 are normal).
New A/C ready to go on the roof
Hole in the ceiling ready for the new return.
New return in place.
New A/C installed.
Old, inefficient A/C ready to leave!!!
Then, to end the month, were two tragedies. My cousin committed suicide (Monday the 25th) and a close friend of our family lost their daughter to an accidental shooting (Thursday the 28th). (PLEASE don't judge either of these families. They are good families and don't deserve judgement from us. Judgmental and/or mean comments will be deleted). I am very sad as I write this as I was unable to make it to Idaho to be with my family for my cousins funeral today. It just makes a terrible thing worse. 
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  1. What a trying month it must have been for you guys. Although the path may seem dark at times, there is always a light somewhere. Trials and the like refine us and give us a fresh perspective. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you!

  2. AdventuresinHomeEducatingApril 2, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Thank you Anna! Miss you too! xo

  3. Lori_KeepingItSimpleApril 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    I would hate to think that someone would leave an unkind comment. Anyone who has experienced life knows that these tragedies are not confined to any one type of person. I can only imagine what a trying time this has been. Blessings and prayers to your family!!!

  4. AdventuresinHomeEducatingApril 2, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Thank you Lori! I would hate to think that someone would leave an unkind comment but after reading all the comments on the actual news story (some were really mean) and some of the "anonymous" comments my blog gets, I decided to put the warning in my post. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.

  5. Salinda WoolstenhulmeApril 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Just came across your blog. Sorry for your loss. I have to say $600 for electric is outrageous!! We were so upset ours went over $200 here in Florida. Yikes. Glad you got a new AC. :)

  6. AdventuresinHomeEducatingApril 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Hi Salinda! Thank you! I agree, $600 for electric is outrageous! :) Thanks for stopping by.


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