First of all, my brother and his girlfriend got a new puppy. They named him Harrison, because my brother thinks he looks like Harrison Ford (maybe it’s the eyes?). He’s an akita/australian shepherd mix. He’s about 9 weeks old, and is already as big as Chewy, hehe. He’s tan with little specks of black, with a white underbelly and paws. He’s so sweet and calm, unlike Chewy and Xena who are just crazy, hehe.
Then, about a week ago, my brother and his girlfriend got evicted from their apartment. And, we’ve found out that they owe a good amount of money in extra fees and damages (they had to replace the carpet thanks to the puppies). They’ve been staying at a hotel, and I don’t think they’ve yet figured out what they’re going to do. Mom really can’t keep bailing them out and paying their rent. And we recently got a letter from the IRS saying, “Oops, we miscalculated. You owe us another $490!” So we really can’t just be throwing money around. (No worries, my shopping should be done for the season, hehe.)
We’re having a get together of all my mom’s family over the weekend. My uncle from New Hampshire got in yesterday, and all the Californians got in today. Also, my aunt and uncle and little cousins are driving up from Monument on Saturday (possibly Friday too?). Hm.. they’re getting to be not quite so “little”, hehe. I think they’re 7, 9, and 11 now. And Nathanael, my sole male cousin, is 7 too. And he’s scared of Xena. Aw... Although my little brother was scared of Winni when we first got her, hehe. Little puppies are just too jumpy and excitable.
So, here is a rundown of who all is here: My Opa and Oma, my uncle Harry, my uncle Bill, my uncle Don and his wife Laura and their son Nathanael, and then my aunt Evelyn and her husband Mark and their kids Ellen, Amie, and Caroline will be coming up later. My uncle Harry’s kids are.. I think 23 and 24 now? Something like that. But they didn’t come. So.. I think it’ll be exactly 20 people if we include boyfriends/girlfriends who are coming along. I wonder if we will have enough room at the tables. *snicker*
But, this weekend should be much fun. I shall soon be able to drink legally. Hooray! I just hope I will find time to finish homework. Bloody homework... I have caught up on reading livejournal entries at least, hehe. And now.. I should sleep. I’m sure there are some things I have forgotten to mention, but, oh well. Such can be posted at a later time.