Wednesday, January 10, 2007

She's Baack

When Amanda moved back to her old town we told her she would not be happy after being in Houston. There would be nothing to do and she would find that she no longer had things in common with old friends. Well she has decided that she'd rather be in Houston than the tiny town of Edna. The words "told you so" come to mind. But I won't go there.

So she stopped by last night with a load of some of her things. She will be moving in with us. She'll have to share our spare bedroom with all the stuff we have stored in it. Hope she likes sharing a room with boxes. This trip she brought some of her pictures and assorted boxes of stuff. She said she is not going to bring much, just her clothes (she has a lot, especially shoes) and bath stuff (at lot of that too). Her father had told her that if she wanted to come back she could stay in the other bedroom for free. Her jaw dropped yesterday when he said that offer came back to bite him in the butt. He was kidding, I think. Right? Well there goes the electric, gas and water bills.

She also brought her printer. Wonder what she will do with that? She'll bring her laptop when she moves in. She also brought her big countertop mixer set. I call that mixer "the mixer from Hell" cause it should be part of a Stephen King novel. It keeps coming back. She moved it to our house when she moved in with us the first time. It sat on the counter glaring at us because no one used it. After she moved back to Edna it stayed on the counter for weeks until she finally came to take it home with her cause we were moving here. Now it's back! Now it is sitting on top of the freezer staring down at us.

Her plan is to stay here, save money, and pay off her four speeding tickets she had gotten over the last few months. Wish I had some way to save money. I don't have any idea how long she will stay this time. She hopes she can get her finances cleaned up so that she can get back on her feet.

So, this little place is going to get "real cozy". One loud mouth parrot (anybody want him?) two dogs and the three of us.


Lori's Minute said...

I am dreading when my kids leave and then want to come back. I moved back home for three months after my first marriage ended so I could save money. I slept on the couch and gave my borthaer all my furniture until I needed it. It was awful....I tried to move back later on when I went back to college but my parents were going through a divorce so I moved in with a roomate....thank goodness. It was worth the working extra jobs and driving a clunky car.

Thanks for stopping in and put the mixer under her bed!

Good luck with this.