We finally have an apartment! We sign the lease and get the keys on Friday. It's a 2 bedroom in West Salem. For those who know, it's on Edgewater next to the Plaid Pantry. The only problem is it's upstairs. It's convenient for Howard to get to work, it's $495 a month, and the laundry room is in the basement in our building which is good. So we will be moving in Friday afternoon. Hooray!
Carol's husband got a call for a job interview out at Spirit Mountain. He will very likely get it, so hopefully he will be working similar hour to Howard. Then when one of us gets a car they will have a carpool. It will work out really well for at least 3 days a week.
We got our tax return today, and bought a new laptop. We also got Aidan a portable DVD player for his birthday. We will get the rest of his presents closer to his birthday. We have enough for a months rent, the deposit and still put some in savings. We are planning a small party for him, probably at Burger King on the 13th. I need to talk to a few people about what time they could come, but I'm thinking it will be after 5PM because of the people who work that day.
It's nice to finally have good news to report here. Thanks for all the well wishes and good thoughts.