Bills paid, a few errands run, and I’m ready for a nap.  Now I’m done working on the computer, I’ll be hitting the recliner to watch something and crochet.  I still am working on the wedding gift.

It’s been a rough week for me.  My scooter finally gave up the ghost and isn’t working.  I’ve been working on getting a replacement but have had to shift from not being in a hurry to needing it now.  I tried walking for an appointment on Thursday, ended up walking too far.  I’ve had a lot of pain since then.

Friday I spent the day making phone calls, and have to go make a few more in order to get all the quotes I need.  Since the new scooter will not fold, I’ll have to have a hitch added to my car and use a cargo carrier with a ramp.  I went round and round with the Kia dealership to see what they recommended.  At one point I felt like the guy was telling me I would need a new car because I was expecting too much for my car.  I really hate car guys.

For now, I have a wheel chair and the promise of assistance from my sister to get in and out of work.  I will at least be able to go to work and get things done.  I have no idea how long it will take to work through all the bureaucracy in order to get assistance with paying for the scooter, hitch, and carrier.  In the end, I will hopefully have very little out of pocket which is the point.

Last night I called my sister to check in and let her know I had sent her something she wanted (via email).  I found out my mother and uncle were in a car accident on Thursday.  Fortunately, they weren’t hurt but the same can’t be said for everyone in the accident – one woman was killed.  They were crossing a road with water and their car was swept away.  The car ended up partially submerged and the woman drowned.  I’m grateful they were okay but at the same time this is awful.

I’m hoping for a calmer day tomorrow.  I have to finish the wedding gift, but at the same time I have a story in my head I want to get out.

Week of Turmoil…

It has been an interesting week for me.  I was hoping to get lots of writing and home things done.  I got some writing and some home things done but unfortunately there was also a lot of turmoil….

First I was dealing with our mortgage company who didn’t want to pay out from our escrow account.  I’d contacted them last week and was told everything would be fine and they’d take care of it.  Never trust banks.  I called this week only to be told no it wouldn’t be paid.  I went round and round with customer service people and then asked for a supervisor.  Our taxes are paid – at least a check has been issued to pay them.

My brakes have been making noise so I took my car in to have them looked at.  Now in June I spent 750 on my car to have the back brakes completely redone and the front brakes worked on.  Six months later my front brakes now need a complete overhaul.  I spoke with the manager there too – apparently it is my week for it.  I negotiated with him to give us a $90 discount.  When I got there the cost of the repairs was still over what I’d been told.  I objected and they tried to say they’d given me an estimated cost.  I said if it was going to be more you should have called me.  I would have said no to this additional $45 cost.  Because I complained I got a 10% discount on the entire bill so it was then lower than expected.  Still by the time we were done it was a lovely $550. 

There have been a few family issues this week as well.  In an effort to respect the privacy of those involved, I will just say that there have been some hurtful things going on and I feel as if I’ve born the brunt of these things.  My relationship with my family is often tumultuous.  There are many strong personalities in my family and we don’t always get along.  I’m not blaming anyone.  It just added to an already stressful week.

My writing this week has been sporadic but I’m still making progress.  In my head I have at least two more chapters I want to get down.  Probably there is more or more likely once I get these two chapters out of the way then more will pop in there. 

For now to relieve some of my stress I’m listening to classical music, writing, and withdrawing from everything else.  I’m definitely taking my last three days off for me.