Ahhhh yes – this week my kids returned to school. And that, I hope, means I can find my routine again. The summer my ex-wife moved out 2 years ago was a complete train wreck. This summer was easier but still full of challenges – especially for someone who doesn’t look that far ahead in terms of schedules. Every week I was challenged with where to shuffle them on Thursdays and Fridays to allow me to work. It wasn’t easy but we survived.
My daughter started the 6th grade and my son the 4th at a new school this week and I was nervous. I knew they would be fine, but still worried they might end up spending some lonely moments during recess or lunch, and I thought about them constantly. The early reports are extremely positive – what a relief.
I wasn’t excited to see Tucson listed #1 on MSN’s sickest housing market story the other day. The day to day in our financial markets is quite unsettling also. Especially because I am in the process of buying a house and am hopeful that I can sell (or rent) the one I am currently in. I am either making a brilliant move or am headed towards total financial demise – time will tell. But, in an effort to make my place as shiny as possible I have been cleaning up my yard. I had no doubt my ex-wife’s wedding dress would make an excellent tie-down tarp for hauling yard debris. It worked great.