Friday, February 28, 2014

I'm Ranting: Give Me a BREAK!

This funk has got to go!!!

Remember the song from the 70's
Money, Money, Money


That's what it's been since the ice storm.

$500 deductible for roof
(Yes, I'm trying to praise the Lord for the new roof
that is still patched and awaiting adjuster's approval of the estimate.)

$250 deductible for truck
(Yes, I'm trying to praise the Lord that our NEW truck was crashed.)

$200 eye exam
$500 glasses for Mr. H
(The exam was supposed to cost nothing!!!
Insurance company put us on the wrong plan.)

$200 photos purchased
(The church directory sales person gave us little time to think
and my husband said yes because he was ready to get out of there.
I'm mad!  I don't like to be rushed!  I didn't like the photos.
Yes, I need to lose 50 pounds which made it an even worse experience
and I spent $100 on Merle Norman that could have waited had I known)

$750 bill for lab work
for November
(Insurance did not pay and first bill I've seen!

Mother-in-law has been in the hospital this week.

We sat in our crummy little ER for 6 hours on Saturday.
She was discharged home although terribly ill.
All night and day Sunday with fever and severe abdominal pain.
Saw doctor on Monday who sent her back to
ER for admission and spent 6 more hours waiting.

Visiting all week and exhausted.
I know my sister in law and husband are!

Diagnosed with colitis and urinary tract infection.

Something showed up on pelvic CT scan.
They "think" a cyst on her ovary.
She's to see an oncologist???
What not a gyn???

Teeth chattering.....

I'm keeping my niece on Saturday.
I have a bridal shower on Sunday.

I remember a plaque on my aunt's wall:

As soon as the rush if over
I'm going to have a nervous breakdown.
I worked for it;
I've earned it;
I owe it to myself;
And no one is going to deprive me of it.

 I really think I am.


(trying to hide)

Think I may need to take my own advice and
"Be still?"


  1. Here Bonnie, I will scream with you GAAAAAAAA. So much woe. I am like you ,what is wrong out there...everything cost so much. A person can't really afford to retire...your pay will never increase and you pay way more out of pocket for everything, especially medical. Plus your poor MIL...why could they not do a pee test right there, in ER? Bonnie, some times I swear I will be bald, from tearing my hair...and I know I am not the only one. You are prove, right now. Praying for your MIL. This weather isn't helping my mood either. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  2. Ugh...know the feeling. Was thinking about that Calgon commercial not long ago. This winter has to end! We are paying through the roof to keep this house not warm enough. And our new house is just....almost...a reality. Been waiting soooo long and we must still wait, ugh.

    OK, that's enough, I say to myself!

    Bless you as you work through it all. Let's hold each other up!

  3. Gosh, Bonnie, I so understand! We just went through a situation similar to this. We where BLEEDING money with no recourse in sight. I am going to start praying for y'all to be released from this or that God will show you the way to deal with it. It's too much. Been there, done that. I thought I would go raving mad. Remember you are loved and hold on for the blessings. They're on the way, bringing your needs to The Altar Of Prayer through our blessed Lord Jesus Christ ... ~:)

  4. I'll send Calgon- You need it!!! WOWWWWW -that is A LOT going on! xo Diana

  5. Bless your soul, my friend...

    So much going on!

    Prayers and hugs for some "normal" days soon...filled with quiet and warmth and health and peace.

    And I hate those photography order days. I always walk out with more than I wanted!!!

    Have a cozy evening...

  6. I am praying for you and your family, Bonnie. Click over to my sister's blog tonight and read the lyrics to an old song....very uplifting!

  7. I am telling you..this insurance nonsense is for the birds! AND according to my husbands Neurologist, it is only going to get worse!--ANYWAYS--I am so sorry..been there, done that, sometimes still doing it. I know. that doesn't help much..continuing prayers for you and your family.

  8. Aaagh! You do need a break! I have nothing to say, but I will be praying.

  9. Oh…so many unhappy things at a one time. I pray your MIL is ok and feels better soon….yep, you all need a calgon DAY.


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