Friday, February 5, 2016

Update on Life

So, you know how I mentioned a couple times that we were hoping to buy my MIL's house. Well, plans changed. They changed for many reasons. It is a BEAUTIFUL house in a BEAUTIFUL setting, but it is more than we need and the property taxes are high. Another reason is because the school district isn't good. I grew up in that school district and it was fine at the time, but there are two towns that feed into that school district that are not good areas. As much as it saddens us to give up that dream, it is the best thing for us and for Jordan.

We decided that our next house will be in northwest Indiana. We are currently saving up and hoping that it might happen in the next year or two. Our neighborhood is only getting worse, so we want to get out asap. We are hoping to at least sell our house for what we owe on it. I am going to have a realtor come out in the next couple months (probably after Mexico or maybe even this summer) and appraise the house. I also need to start working on fixing minor things around the house and getting it ready for when we are ready to sell.

In other news, my friend at school is currently going through infertility treatments at the same clinic that I went to. Our district changed insurance on the 1st of the year to save some money (since we are very much in debt). The clinic is no longer in network. The doctor is, but not the clinic, so she found out that she has to pay a $15,000 deductible. The two clinics that we are approved to go through are in Chicago and Rockford. Keep in mind. We are an hour+ south of Chicago and Rockford is 2 and a half hours north of us. I can't believe that they expect us to drive to either of those two places three days a week before work for a couple weeks for monitoring. Chicago is not much further than our current clinic, but the drive into the city would be awful. I'm pissed because I have 3 frozen embryos with our clinic. Grrr. Well, Jordan might end up being our only child and a big part of me is completely okay with that. We are trying to get more financially stable, so having one kid would be a smarter decision. That just means that we can give him more in life.

I am happy to report that my evaluation at work is DONE! After two formal observations, one informal observation, and student test data, I am finally finished and got back my final score. I am "Proficient" and less that 3 points away from "Excellent." Wow. I am so happy. Without a doubt I will be there next year. :) Last year I was RIFed because I was a new teacher, but called back when they knew they had my spot open still. This year there are a whole bunch of new teachers, so I am safe. However, this summer I am going to start working towards getting certified to teach in Indiana and I'll start applying for openings in NW Indiana. I guess I better work on updating my resume and online portfolio as well.

As for an update on Jordan...not much is going on. He is still refusing to crawl. He gets up, but doesn't move. He turns around, sits up from laying, backs up....he just doesn't want to crawl. Oh...and Mike pointed out to me that a third tooth broke thru on the bottom. That's pretty much it. I just saw him off for the day and I'm a little sad. His grandpa N is going to the Phillipines for two weeks on a mission trip, so he is going to be watched by my FIL's girlfriends mom. I know he'll be just fine, but he doesn't know her too well and I know he'll miss his grandpa. I just hope he doesn't cry when my husband leaves her house this morning.

Sorry for the lengthy update. I hope all is well with everyone. I'll leave you with a picture of my cutie from last weekend! Happy Friday, everyone!

I can't believe this little man will be 10 months in 4 days!

1 comment:

Amie said...

I kind of want to stick with just one baby but I hate to have to make a decision on the remaining embryos :( Congrats on your evaluation!!! On the house, sometimes plans change and it is for the better ya know, I hope you guys find exactly the house you are looking for! Jordan is adorable!!! Can't wait til my little guy can sit up!