Saturday, August 13, 2011
School started on Monday. I watched Scotty's kids head off to their first day of school, and marveled (and laughed) at the paperwork they came home with, but Jay and I got hit with the same pile on Monday. Already we have a preseason football game that Laurel will be marching at, a parent orientation for band, band pictures, and holy cow, $200.00 for uniforms that we really can't afford. I want to cry. I know this school is a little more highbrow than we are used to, but they act like we all have money trees growing in the back yard!
More exciting news: it's official. Jay has orders, and we are off to a new post. The move is only a couple of months away, so I've already been getting ready to leave in anticipation. I have gotten rid of almost everything that goodwill will take, and have been tossing the rest slowly. Unlike every single place I've ever lived, THIS place won't take extra trash (defined as anything not stuffed deep into the trashcan) without a huge charge. I've been spreading it out as well as I can, but my trash bill was still 235.00 last month. They suck. I can't wait to GET OUT OF HERE!