It's been a busy time around the Leavitt household. My husband now works from home primarily. So he was working on our second bedroom and converting it into some office/desk space for him. I told him that I won't do nerf gun wars like he and his coworkers did, but who knows, maybe I'll do a sneak attack and get him one of these days.
I've been working. I am still working two jobs, but my primary job (fire department), well we've got some opportunities on the horizon. A little back story, is that we've been working without a contract for over 6 years. That means that as long as I've been there I've never seen a raise. Well, after many years of working with the town, we've finally got a contract on the ballot that works for the town and us the employees. It's fair, both we and the town have made concessions.
I am hopeful that the contract will pass, it would mean a lot for me. But I am not counting my chickens before they hatch. So on top of working, I've been spending some time helping get the word out about our contracts, in hopes that the townspeople will vote in favor with us.
My parents are off to the South. They are making their way to Florida, with stops along the way to see friends and family. They will be gone for 2 weeks. I texted my stepmother and said, I hope you have fun, call if you need bail money! I am jealous that they are going to see my cousin, Amy and my brother and sister-in-law. Oh man, if I ever won the lottery, I'd either move my family closer or go visit them more often!
However, right now, Ben and I are saving our pennies for a house. We went and got a letter from the bank letting us know about how much we would qualify for, it's more than we'd like to spend, but at least we had the right idea about what we wanted. We know that many houses are taken off the market in the winter months, so we are hoping in another month or so that some more houses will be coming on the market and we can find something that is just right for us!
Ben and I had a lovely first Valentine's Day as a married couple. I have always been one not to celebrate Valentine's Day but Ben is dragging me kicking and screaming into it. I came home from work and Ben had made a lovely dinner of Chicken Stir-Fry. He got me some flowers and a lovely necklace.
This summer is shaping up to be one to remember, we've got multiple weddings to go to, including me being in one!!! We've got our annual Memorial Day weekend camping trip that I always look forward to. A big birthday coming up. And lots of babies! It seems like life is moving fast around here.