Thursday, March 19, 2015


In the midst of DD1’s spring break fun—taking DD1 to the water park with her BFFs while DD2 was still at preschool (their schedules don’t match, and thought it would be nice to have a big sister only day!)—planning a sleepover and movie night, playing with our sweet little puppy:

I was delivered child support modification papers.  Since I’m a bit disorganized about checking my mail, I had one day to turn it all around.  Which meant hunting down childcare receipts for the last year, the W-2 from my second part time job, my four recent paystubs, la-di-dah.  Humbug!

As I was doing the information gathering, I was cursing under my breath a bit, i.e., really, ex?  You filed for a modification?  Based on what?  What a pain in my a$$.

Then, I went online to look at the child support guidelines and what did I find—voila, new guidelines that came into effect last month.  Oh.  Oops. 

Lesson learned:  sometimes, it isn’t the worst-case scenario that I thought it was.

p.s. there is still nasty legal letter writing going on the background, but for now, I’m letting my attorney deal with it.  Honestly, it’s kind of nice not to have to cipher through all the crap. 


  1. Ahhh well...don't curse him quite so much the next time he does something stupid to even out the balance in the universe. 😊

  2. Always good to double check before jumping to conclusions LOL. I do the same thing, Jane. Will you be receiving more child support? Hopefully the guidelines are an improvement and not a detriment. Looking forward to pics of the puppy ;)

    1. I'm not sure how it will all shake out, but I'm feeling positive about it. And... I will go post a pic of our new puppy now!! I'm seriously in puppy love. :)