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post #21 of 71
Omg that is crazy hahahha. Have fun!
post #22 of 71
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And when Target is having 50% off all clearance items as well ($2 for a $20 shirt!)...................Sigh........
I know.

I shop at the commissary and wish they carried local milk. I love seeing that cute "alaska grown" lable on the jug! LOL
You know you can get "real local milk". PM me if you want to know how.....
Paula
post #23 of 71
I've been sick as a dog the last week and a half, so I've not read, but want to subscribe so I can catch up.
post #24 of 71
cooking classes for kids at Allen & Petterson?

Anyone done this??
post #25 of 71
where did everyone go? it's not very talkative this month!
post #26 of 71
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cooking classes for kids at Allen & Petterson?

Anyone done this??

We've never done it because the time clashes with dd's hockey practice, but I have a friend who takes her kids and they LOVE it. I'm hoping our schedules will mesh once hockey season is over, because as dd loves cooking almost as much as she loves hockey
post #27 of 71
Well, our house is finally listed. Don't have pictures up yet (should be next week), but the house is finally listed. Now I just have to do some more packing and cleaning. I feel like that's about all I've done for the last few weeks. In this respect, renting is much easier -- you pack it all and then you clean it.

And tomorrow I am going to small claims court over my midwifery bill. Not even sure what to expect and I just hope that the judge is fair and that I can be at peace about whatever decision they pass.

And I am kind of wishing for a good foot or 18 inches of snow in the next week, as there is a good chance that next winter I won't really have any snow at all. We still don't know where we're going.
post #28 of 71
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Well, our house is finally listed. Don't have pictures up yet (should be next week), but the house is finally listed. Now I just have to do some more packing and cleaning. I feel like that's about all I've done for the last few weeks. In this respect, renting is much easier -- you pack it all and then you clean it.

And tomorrow I am going to small claims court over my midwifery bill. Not even sure what to expect and I just hope that the judge is fair and that I can be at peace about whatever decision they pass.

And I am kind of wishing for a good foot or 18 inches of snow in the next week, as there is a good chance that next winter I won't really have any snow at all. We still don't know where we're going.
congrats on listing the house!

And the midwifery bill- were you the one that ended up at the hospital or am I confusing posters?
post #29 of 71
No, I wasn't at the hospital. My bill is because my insurance changed their policy toward midwives the month my daughter was born. My insurance told me to tell the midwifery to call them before filing to make sure it got filed correctly, but the midwifery basically told me I was stupid, didn't know what I was talking about, and didn't call my insurance. And because of how they filed, we couldn't really contest it. Took us over a year to go through all of that. In the meantime, the midwifery sent us to collections and now the collections agency is taking me to small claims court. We were looking into other options regarding our insurance when I got served the papers. So, we'll see what happens.
post #30 of 71
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No, I wasn't at the hospital. My bill is because my insurance changed their policy toward midwives the month my daughter was born. My insurance told me to tell the midwifery to call them before filing to make sure it got filed correctly, but the midwifery basically told me I was stupid, didn't know what I was talking about, and didn't call my insurance. And because of how they filed, we couldn't really contest it. Took us over a year to go through all of that. In the meantime, the midwifery sent us to collections and now the collections agency is taking me to small claims court. We were looking into other options regarding our insurance when I got served the papers. So, we'll see what happens.
UGH! Seriously that sucks goats!

We had an insurance issue with BCBS a few months back. They refused to pay for my DH's RX because we were loosing our insurance in a month. They said they could not over it! I'm like WTF? We had already used it all month long for eye appointments and Dental for all 6 of us, knowing that it was going to be gone and they paid for all of that but would NOT pay for a lousy Rx. $*(##@)@!
post #31 of 71
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where did everyone go? it's not very talkative this month!

I've been trying to cut back my internet time lately because I've come to see that I spend waaay too much time on the computer. I recently got a spinning wheel and I'm trying to woodburn some art onto it before I seal the wood and that's never gonna get finished if I don't stop sitting on my duff staring at this screen!

I still try to check in every now and then to see how every one is doing though.
post #32 of 71
busy busy!

Putting up a pond in the basement, lol and looking at all the fun ways to spend out Tax Return. So far all the improvements we want to make on the house are running around $5000 to $8000
So, we are looking at alternative ways to get what we want for less.
post #33 of 71
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busy busy!

Putting up a pond in the basement, lol and looking at all the fun ways to spend out Tax Return. So far all the improvements we want to make on the house are running around $5000 to $8000
So, we are looking at alternative ways to get what we want for less.
I haven't filed my taxes yet, I am a bit scared we will owe this year..

What improvements are you looking at doing? Did you sign up with that energy conservation thing? They will evaluate your home and make a list of recomendations about where you can improve your energy useage/loss and then you can file for reimbursement..

I am kind of in the same boat on the home improvements.. I think the only thing I can do for cheap at the moment is completing the rest of the closet organizer sets.. (they installed closet maid but only 1 shelf/hanging item per, so I could shift them up and install a second set or partial set..)
post #34 of 71
So, now that our house is clean since it's been listed and they came to take pictures, how on earth do I keep it so nice while homeschooling? Someone needs to come look at this place, like, tomorrow, and decide they want it for a price we'll pay so I can stop worrying about whether or not it's nice enough for someone to come look at it.


Y'all who are doing improvements, there is a program to get a grant to do work on the house. If I remember correctly, there is more than one program. One will reimburse you and another will actually pay for it, I think. But if you have to show it was done and have documentation and whatnot.
post #35 of 71
soooo, i'm a dope and didn't come looking for the new thread when we had a new month (snow falling off our roof took out our internet sattelite for several days and i missed the transition). I was wondering why you ladies had gotten so quiet!!!

My DH is in Anchorage this week...if you're the praying sort, or the send-out-good-vibes sort, or whatever, we could use all of the above that he'll be able to make some good contacts that can lead to ajob for this fall. I cannot bare another year here in PElican, I'm going crazy with lonliness and boredom and spending WAY too much time on the computer cuz there's nothing to get out and do. DH won't have anotehr chance to fly up there this spring probably, so even though he can interview by phone, he's hoping to at least shake a few hands and get his name stuck in the right people's heads.
post #36 of 71
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soooo, i'm a dope and didn't come looking for the new thread when we had a new month (snow falling off our roof took out our internet sattelite for several days and i missed the transition). I was wondering why you ladies had gotten so quiet!!!

My DH is in Anchorage this week...if you're the praying sort, or the send-out-good-vibes sort, or whatever, we could use all of the above that he'll be able to make some good contacts that can lead to ajob for this fall. I cannot bare another year here in PElican, I'm going crazy with lonliness and boredom and spending WAY too much time on the computer cuz there's nothing to get out and do. DH won't have anotehr chance to fly up there this spring probably, so even though he can interview by phone, he's hoping to at least shake a few hands and get his name stuck in the right people's heads.
good luck!
post #37 of 71
What kind of teaching; ie. classroom? Heck, I know of a couple of schools interviewing right now for immediate openings. He shouldn't have any trouble getting picked up. Just be sure he knows the buzz words.
post #38 of 71
yes, a classroom teacher. secondary--endorsed for english and almost finished with his math endorsement too (should get it finished this summer)
We don't want an immediate opening--we feel like it's important for him to finish this years contract here...but we would LOVE to have something lined up and ready to go for fall...
Our ideal is somewhere in the valley...we can't afford to live right in anchorage (though he'll commute if that's what he has to do)

would you like to fill me in on specific buzzwords there BusyMommy? I think he's pretty current in all the latest stuff (he's in his masters program right now so hes in the middle of all the lingo again), but if there's something Alaska specific he oughtta kjnow I'd love to pass it on to him.
I wanna be neighbors with the lot of you up there!
post #39 of 71
oh,is he getting his masters out of state? Make sure he knows the ASD high school curricula. We spend tons of $ buying and training in new programs & we're very protective of them. Make sure he knows which LA & math programs we use, all about SEL (oh we love it) and how our teaching is guided & supported by assessment. So, is he applying ASD and the Valley? What kind of school; ie. extremely different high school environments.
post #40 of 71
We've been living in rural Southeast for the last year and a half. He's taking his masters courses online through UAsoutheast, so it's in state. He's applying all over the anchorage area, and actually down into kenai as well. I'd like to live back on the road system again, but we don't want to go as far north as Fairbanks...but most everything in the greater Anchorage area is fair game at this point.
My #1 choice for a place to live is in the valley because it's more affordable and i like the smaller cities (just not the teeny ones like here ) Based on the housing listings I've seen online, we can't afford Anchorage proper. But if he gets the job there then we'll work something out--he'd probalby commute.

He taught LA and history in a traditional junior high in a huge suburban district in the lower 48 before we moved up here. These last two years in a town of 80 he's had grades 6-12 with all subjects (10 students) by himself...so he's kinda hit both ends of the spectrum. His english endorsement is secondary, but his math is only through 8th grade, so he's thinking he'll start with middle schools (for either subject) and see where that gets him. He's comfortable with multi-grade and multi-subject situations, andI don't think he's really ruling out anything.
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