Good news so soon after posting sad news?!? Yes! Heavenly Father is so good to us; we are truly blessed. J's boss really wants him to stay on, so he's increasing his wage, giving him salary instead of hourly, and we're going to give the bar one more try. Whew! The salary pay is the biggest financial blessing to us because J can really take the time he needs to study without having to worry about taking some days/hours off of work and creating an even tighter budget. Just four days ago we had no idea what lay ahead, and now the "windows of heaven" have opened once again.
The bar is July 26th and 27th, getting close to little fetus' due date. I told J that if I go into labor/have the baby while he's gone for the test, I'm not telling him until he's all done testing. I hope it doesn't come to that, and I don't think it will, because the guess date isn't until August 8th. I just want everyone to be on the same page. :)
Thankfully we'll only have two months of torturous studying, compared to the four months of the last go-around. The weather is getting warmer and we can play outside more, so that will help.
BTW, I totally lied about going off of desserts. I just had four little chocolates and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Sorry to disappoint. My taste buds are rejoicing.
Next step, buying a minivan. If you have one, what do you like, not like about your minivan. If you could go back and buy one again, what would you do differently? Any advice is appreciated.