Living in Billings has been great so far. Our little rental house is in a iffy part of town, but so far the all the neighbors have been great. We have a sweet elderly lady next door that I am going to "adopt" and start looking after. Doug doesn't really understand why I would give her my name and phone number and tell her to call if she needs anything. I would feel horrible if something happened and all she would have needed was to call me. Also, when we are older and if our kid(s?) move away, what is going to happen to us if neighbors won't help each other? Live in a home? I don't think so!
Anyway- there are lots of great parks here in town. Some are pretty close. Really it seems like you can't go 5 blocks without running into a park of some sort. It's great. Billings Parks and Rec do a great job. There is even a herd of antelope living at one of the parks! There is a water feater at quite a few parks. Splash parks with built in water guns, water hoops to jump through, dump buckets that fill at random intervals. Then there are 3 pools and several wading pools.
Doug's job is going great. It is nice to have my husband back. I didn't realize how depressed he had gotten working at Winco for so long. Now he is joking around and smiling. Amazing! Smiling!
Now we just need to get our finances straightened out, some savings built up and we will be good. :D
I don't often ask for prayers, but if you could pray to whatever you believe in that our finances will come together, that we will be wise in our choices, and that we can continue to love, learn and grow as a family- I would appreciate it. I feel like we are still in the middle of struggling and I feel the necessity to get some private loans paid off a quickly as possible.