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Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Black Cloud

Things around here lately have been crazy.  There has been one thing after another happening, and it hasn’t been for the better.  Nope…not one bit.  It seems that each time I turn around there is just ONE. MORE. THING. that is happening. 

A few weeks ago it was the freakin credit card company helping itself to my checking account, therefore, taking my van payment along with it….I’m still not over THAT one.

The other day the teen and I were coming back from grocery shopping and I kid you not, there was a fucking black cloud chasing us. 

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In the pictures it looks like it’s night time.  It was not.  Yes, it was dusk, but not NIGHT TIME.  It was so freaky that I was ducking down while driving!  (as if that would help…)

We made it home, ran in the house and instructed the spouse if he wanted the groceries, he could get them out of the car himself.

Then yesterday we went to a family picnic out at my Aunt’s “cottage” which is more like a mansion, and when we got home, apparently some sort of tornado like winds blew through our back yard.  Several trees were down.  More than “several” were twisted and cracked.  Amazing!!

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And…this last one is pretty amazing….down by the creek my spouse and daughter made a memorial to my daughter’s Dad….THIS memorial was basically untouched…all it had was a small branch with leaves covering it…like it was being protected.

Weird??

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Someone above was watching out for things….That’s all I can say.  My sister says she thinks those little angels started the whole mess…

Anywhoozle…

The spouse was all “OMG!” and “WTF!!??”  Me?  I laughed.  Yep, I laughed.  I laughed my ass off KNOWING this was going to cost some money to get cleaned up.  I also knew it wasn’t going to be as easy as calling our insurance company and paying the deductible.  Nope…..

Why?  Because we don’t HAVE the deductible!!  That’s why!!  (And we used our freebie claim when the spouse burned the nipples…

(Noooooo!  Not MY nipples and NOT Lady Gaga’s….the baby bottle nipples….Long story…..Will save it for another time.)

So, the spouse called the person that gave us an estimate on another tree that is about to come crashing down on our bedroom.  Told him to forgo the last estimate, we apparently have a mess that needs cleaning up first.  The last estimate for ONE tree was $1100.  You heard me. 

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

$1100 freakin bucks!!

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

THIS estimate is $780…I think…or something like that.  It doesn’t matter….

WE DON’T HAVE IT!

ugh!!

and UGH! again!!

The spouse and his brother, along with my sister’s hubby and his son, are out there trying to clean up the biggest part of the mess. 

We just can’t seem to get ahead of the game, ya know??

I keep saying…”it can only get better, right??”  But it gets worse.

I have to keep reminding myself that I have things to be thankful for.  I have a spouse that tries really hard to keep me from losing my mind, and 3 awesome children that keep me hopping 24/7.  What more could I want?  There is no money on this earth that could replace them.  So….

….even though I’m feeling quite poor, and my nails need a-fixin, and my back yard is destroyed, I have my family, and that is all I need.

Well, ALMOST all I need. 

I still need THIS:

WHITE CHOCHOLATE MOCHA, NO WHIP…PLEASE????

6 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Hmmm when I needed repairs the contractor didnot expet the deductible first..

Lolee said...

Hang in there. You should treat yourself to something low cost, that you love. Like a bath and a new book from the movie, along with your coffee:) (I hate when people say trite things when I am going through a hard time, and here I am doing it to you!) Love your blog!!

givingherallshesgot said...

Upside: The trees that feel down were NOT the tree that would have taken your bedroom with it! Wahoo! Think of all the money you just saved!

(I don't have much practice at finding the upside.)

gayle said...

I know how you feel. I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop so to speak!!

Lourie said...

Hang in there!

JC Little said...

Black cloud must have a silver lining, no?