October 9, 2013

What’s Up Wednesday: October 9th Edition

This weeks top stories are the government shutdown, house hunting and holy crap 38 days till Rock n Roll Las Vegas!!

I will start with the shutdown. I have really tried to not go here since I absolutely hate politics and honestly the whole thing just makes me mad. BUT . . . this is a huge issue affecting our family so I am going to go there.

Officer P is, of course, an “essential” government employee. What does this mean in the terms of the shutdown? To make it short and sweet it means that he is forced to work without pay until *our* elected officials can get their stuff together and decide to start paying him again. This also means that his agency transfer has been postponed, so while our house here in California is in escrow and is set to close next month, until the government is up and running again we have no where to go. Which oddly enough brings us to house hunting. 

Yep. That’s right, we are virtually house hunting, which is silly since we have zero income but we will, eventually, need to get another house. Personally, my heart just isn’t in it. I am very happy and excited that we will be back in Houston sooner or later, but mentally I’m not in the right place to deal with it right now. I almost think being familiar with the area is making it even harder. We need a house that is zoned for the “right” schools, mostly updated, with a minimum of 4 bedrooms, and with in our budget. Easy peasy, right? Yeaaah not so much. And don’t even get me started on the new construction vs. “used” house debate, in which Officer P and I have differing opinions.

While I have been dealing with all that fun stuff some how my next half marathon, Rock n Roll Las Vegas, has snuck up on me. That’s right I have 38 days to finish up my training, that has been pretty much non-existent for the last 3 weeks due to a hip injury. I am use to my training not going as planned, but I am pretty bummed about abandoning my PR goals and reverting back to my very first half marathon goal of finishing under 3 hours.  Thankfully I have never finished in over 3 hours, but I really don’t want to start now.

So there it is my week in a nutshell. Anyone have anything fun, exciting and/or up lifting to share about their week? I could use the pick me up.     


  1. Bummer and not cool! I'm so sorry to hear what you have to deal with. Hopefully a break in Vegas is just what you need!

    1. I am really looking forward to Vegas!! I'm hoping this will all be in the rear view mirror by then!!