Originally Posted by PlayaMama
nos- guam?!? how'd that happen?
Well, she's very resourceful, although I guess it could still turn out to be a nightmare that leaves me saying she's very stupid. I don't think so, though, since this is her second trip out there. Her employer pays her transportation from Seattle and she works for three months, during which time she receives small but adequate paychecks, and when she fulfills the contract she gets a large sum that covers her plane fare back to the mainland easily enough.
It sounds like she loves the island and would be better off saving her money than going back right now, though. The schools aren't great, but she can finish up her General Ed requirements and take four classes towards her Philosophy Major on the island.
Yea, it's scary to have her so far away and worry that something might happen to leave her stranded 5800-odd miles from home, but she's alive, she sounds happy, and once we got past the initial awkwardness we seemed to be on good terms again. She left last June and we hadn't spoken since at least October.
Does anyone know if I can still get those prepaid long distance phone cards for a landline?
I pay $900 for a two bedroom here, but it's not in the greatest neighbourhood and I've been here for seven years so that's below market. We have a front and back yard, both of which are fenced. the back is only slightly bigger than postage stamp sized (I have room for either a boy or a garden, but not both) but it's private enough that i sit out there in my bathrobe with unkempt hair watching my naked baby and nobody can see us except the neighbours in the other little house on the lot, who don't seem to mind.
My CSA doesn't start until June, which can get pretty miserable at times, but I did do a fairly good job of canning and freezing last year and one of the nice things about phonebanking and other unskilled political work is that they frequently feed you (and very well) in addition to paying you with money.
Yipes about the spray day, Sarah Lynne; I hope you're feeling better soon.
Megan, I hope this therapist is helpful, but don't be afraid to shop around if you don't click with the first one.
slgt, I bet that's such a relief! cancer sucks, but it's definitely not a death sentence any more. My Mom has survived it three times.
Terran is still nursing a fair amount at night which is fine with me because he's so active and busy during the day. He can be challenging and exhausting just like any other two year old, but he's definitely my "desert baby": I saved the sweetest one for last. <3 <3 <3