Well, as far as I can tell all that's left of the financial aide applications for the therapy is to find the proofs. The essay is done too. Surprisingly for a writer I found it impossible to be articulate. The goal is for her to be completely independent, putting that into a full page is rather difficult.
Right now the weather is scarily calm. The storms that have been moving across the country aren't here yet. This morning there was the rude awakening to thunder shaking the house. Once again this increased the knowledge that I need to move or at least get something on a foundation. The problem at the moment the income is barely covering the expenses. Anything would offer less room which while it has it's drawbacks has a few advantages that might just out weight them.
The advantages of less space? It increases the possibility of being able to fence in the yard and make it a lot easier to keep up with. Theresa could play without the worry of her wandering off and getting hurt before we can catch her. A smaller house would force us to get only the things that we need. A mortgage, homeowners insurance and yearly taxes all add up to a great deal of expense not to mention the costs of maintaining everything in the home ourselves. Rent means that while the extra expenses aren't had the place will never be ours and evictions are possible instead of foreclosures.
All of this is too much to think about right now. I'll continue to look at floor plans trying to find the perfect home for our needs. Something with enough room for us, one day all three of our girls and their children when they come to visit. A kitchen with a door to protect little ones from getting burned and a basement to stay in during the storms. I keep wondering about the possibility of building a house down into the ground. The problem is underground water, pipes, and a host of other things that I'd rather night think about right now.