Showing posts from March, 2018

The Big Easy

UW-Eau Claire hosted a fabulous pow wow. Lucie loved it, and I won $10 in one of the open-to-everyone dances. It wasn't my skill that got me the money, it just so happened that the music stopped and I froze in the right place at the right time.  The post holiday blues hit us all hard. Living in the deep freeze was more than challenging for Lucie, and all of us, really. No matter what I do to prepare for February and March, I just fall into a funk. I had started looking for new homes, got a preapproval, and started moving some of the stuff we don't use to storage. When I could not secure a loan without first selling my house, I lost my earnest money and funds spent on inspections and appraisals. This was a hard pill to swallow, but my friend Ellen suggested that I think of it like I spent money on a vacation (that I did not take.) We still tried to get out of the house as much as possible, though I think there were about six cancelled or delayed school days for Lucie and Mason…