Since there are so many things going wrong right now I thought I would see if someone else was having problems too. (that way I won't fell so alone! LOL)
First it was the dishwasher flooding. So my husband fixed that.
Now my tires on my car leak because the crome wheels need to be sand blasted. So I get to fill up the tires about every 3 days or so. (just two of them) Also my car has a water leek on the passenger door when it rains. It was small but this weekend I noticed the compartment hooked to the door was full to the top with water.
Then Sunday we got a computer virus that was making porn websites come up while no one was even near the computer. (and no we didn't buy the anti-virus software that was making the porn come so we would think we needed to buy from them) That took my husband about 6 hours to straighten out.
Finally tonight the dog peed on our bed! I put the mattress pad in the washer and it got clogged with water so it made the machine unbalance and lose the blots from the back of it. (what a loud noise that was)
Oh yeah did I mention that my husband probably has the H1N1 which goes so well with his bad asthma! (not sure if he has it yet but it's looking like he might. )And of course he is one to never go to the Dr. so I will have to drag him there kicking and screaming. If he didn't have asthma I wouldn't bother but....
Oh man! When it rains, it pours! I hope things get better for you soon!
That is the way it usually goes, unfortunately, but this past week has been a nightmare for me and my kids. I don't care about anything material anymore, just the neccesities. My dd and her dh were in a housefiore last thursday morning and were lifeflighted to the hospital. She has 3rd degree burns on 25% of her body and he was on a ventalitor for 3 days. Luckily their 2 boys were at their other gramma's house.
I hope your dh doesn't have the H1N1 hope he will go to the dr. Men are stubborn that way.
Jen I feel your pain!!!
About a 6 weeks ago my car broke down... $300 later...still not working so I am driving my husbands Tiny economy car with 2 car seats squeezed in the back while he is driving his 1979 f-150 ford ranger truck that gets 8 miles to the gallon a good 60 miles to work one way and then all the way back home everyday. (killing our wallet)
Then my son (whom is a severe asthmatic also) got the H1N1 Whom then gave it to our 10month old. (both finally over it now)
Hubby had been having sever headaches for the past month and after an ER visit with a clear cat scan he ended up literally dis-functional from the pain..(all while the kids had the flu...so I was completely on my own)
He finally went to see a doctor who became very worried when he saw some abnormal eye function which coupled along with the headaches doc worried that it could possibly be a brain tumor or the beginning stages of MS. He has been in and out of the doctors for the past 2 weeks, getting blood work done, seeing the eye doctor, having an MRI done.
MRI came back clear with the exception of a severe sinus infection (doc thinks that may be all that was going on after all...AFTER HE SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME)
Did I mention my sons insurance got canceled the day he had to see the doctor and get tamiful...lol
Needless to say we are currently broke from co-pays and prescriptions my son and husband have racked up this month.
Anyways just remember that things will eventually get better...and we must be grateful for what we have got...(I have to remind myself to be grateful I have a car at all every time I squeeze my 2 children in their car seats, a diaper bag, purse, book bag, lunch box and 3 coats into that tiny car...LOL
Oh and just so you know...from my experience the H1N1 really isn't as bad as they are making it out to be...even with my son having horrible asthma (he is 5) he recovered very well. He had a fever that topped out around 102.5 and the worst of it lasted about 5 days....he was left with a cough that lingered for a good while but hardley needed his inhaler after the first 5 days or so.... I think your hubby will end up okay. Good luck and I will be praying for you to have some peace soon.
Patti so sorry to hear about your Daughter and son in law. I will keep them in my prayers...
And btw if your husband feels bad enough he will go to the doctor. My husband hadn't been to the doctor 1 time in the 5 years we had been together but when his head got bad enough he went...haha Oh and if he does have the flu and he doesn't go to the doctor it won't be the end of the world...we took our son and they gave him the Tamiful but he couldn't keep it down...it will just run it's course without the Medicine. Good Luck!
This was a good idea, I've been having a pity party lately an needed to read this. I feel bad for complaining an being upset now.
I can't imagine going through a fire, that's one of my biggest fears and when your babies are sick, you feel like your world is crumbling. Oh, and bills stink!!
I wish everyone the best and a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Sorry to hear about everyone elses troubles!
My son had the H1N1 and I didn't take him to the Dr. because it's not that big of deal.
My husband has asthma though and you are supposed to go to the Dr. if that is the case. I'm not to worried though. I just hope he doesn't pass it to me so I can do my cake for this weekend! LOL
I know my troubles aren't really that bad it was just nice to get them off my chest.
I know it is bad, but some of the people I saw at the burn unit were in way worse shape than my dd and her dh. I was so thankful when I actually saw her, and she wasn't burned as bad as I was picturing in my mind as we were rushing to the hospital.
I'm thankful every day for what I have!
Wow Im not sure I like this thread.... cause it is a downer to hear about all those terrible things everyone is going through.
My life is not that great right now as we are struggling financially and everyone was sick, and well I could go on but I'm not !
I choose to believe that no matter how bad things get, be it illness or losing someone or something dear to us, there is a positive just waiting to be discovered.
Mellormom, your dishwasher got fixed, tires can and will be repaired, and hubby will recover from the sinus infection! I get those every year and they are painful, but at least it was treatable
Please remember that you are loved and that everything always looks bleak just before it gets better!
Hang in there!
One of my cats was bitten on the bum by another one of my cats, probably a few days ago. The wound is now infected, before that we didn't even notice until we saw blood all over our bed. We took her to the vet to get it treated. Now we are pumping antibiotic into her tiny little body.
And this same kitty peed in the other kitty's bed a couple of days ago. My DH and I think that's probably her revenge... We had to wash wash wash. And the pee soaked through the bed, leaked onto the carpet. Had to get the whole carpet cleaned. Why didn't I own a carpet cleaning business?!?
Aside from that.. I'm recovered from what I suspect was H1N1. so I'm thankful that nothing worse is in my house or in my life right now.
Keep your chins up, girls. Things will get better!
Life is pretty darn good for us. We are in our late 50's, kids grown and gone with little ones of their own, all healthy. Of course, we both have job-related stress and worries, but I'm thankful every day that we both have stable decent-paying jobs. Our retirement has been delayed by the economical woes, but whose hasn't?
My DH is healthy as can be except for allergies, but I have some old-age afflictions, nothing life-threatening, just inconvenient. We both have various hobbies and interests in which we indulge ourselves, and that keeps our minds healthy.
Point of the story is that life wasn't always this peachy, so hang in there! Growing older solves a lot of life's problems, but brings on others.
Keep plodding away - things will look up!!
I for one like this thread and its always good to know we are not alone in going through "stuff". Also, always good to hear that most people, even with asthma, are getting better from the H1N1 without complications. I have 3 kids with asthma (4 kids together) so it is a relief to read that.
My week has not been as bad as some here but still its been crazy hectic. I work temp/contract so I am always all over the city and rely on my GPS to guide me. However, the other night it guided me home via a route that was shut down due to construction, so after being lost for a while a finally got to a main road and managed to get home. Gotta love technology!
Then, last night I manage to get home without incident from the same assignment, OK, good we are on track for the hectic evening with our kids after school activities. Wrong... I get home to find that my programmable crockpot has shut off completely and not gone to the "keep warm" mode that it is supposed to go to. So, that means my meal has been sitting for 2-3 hours which is not good. So, off I rush to get some take out food only to discover that it is "Toonie Tuesday" and it is insanely busy (which is a good thing on one hand but not so much for when a person is under time constraint...) so, OK, get home with the food and kids have just enough to eat and run off to the next thing.
So, I sit down to relax and what do I listen to??? My dishwasher making unbelievable clunking noises. OK, I guess a new dishwasher will soon be on the "to buy" list.
Now today I have a day off, I was planning for catching up on housework and some down time, because I start a new assignement tomorrow. Well, my oldest phones from school "Mom, I need my gym shorts... OH and we have practice tonight" Lovely, Mom's Delivery and Taxi Service is in full serice today I guess!! Ofcourse, then via the trusty grapevine others "discover" that I am off today and yes, more requests from other people for favours and can I help with this or that, which I say "no" to some of these requests, but hate that guilty feeling....... Can't wait for tomorrow to go back to work! LOL Isn't that how is always goes????
FloraFlora, as the crazy cat lady, I've seen such behavior in cats before. We've had long-standing rivalries between certain cats, and often blood was drawn. More than once we had kitties get bitten or scratched, then the wound healed over on the outside but festered within. You're lucky you caught it.
That peeing in the other cat's bed is not a good sign. When we adopted our last cat, some 10-11 years ago, the former youngest was so jealous he started peeing in the kitten's bed. That behavior eventually spread to peeing everywhere, all the time. We treated him with antibiotics, tranquilizers, everything, and the behavior not only persisted but grew worse daily. Eventually we had to put him down. I reached that point after I followed him around the house watching him pee 18 times in a matter of a couple of hours. Obviously he was a disturbed kitty. It was a very difficult time for us, as we love all critters and cats in particular.
Good luck with your situation. I hope it improves!
I know all about the car situation. Both of our cars broke down, so we are having to borrow my parents truck, but luckily my husband has been able to carpool recently and I stay at home so the gas isn't too outrageous. It really stinks thought that we have two daughters and all of us can not go anywhere together, because the truck only has 3 seatbelts.
I also have a kitty with problems. The dog snapped at him and got his face, which made his eye pop out. We rushed him to the vet and she put in back in and stitched it up. $150 we didn't have. Well when the stictches came out she said it looked fine and to come back in a week. Now he has to have his eye removed because the tear duct isn't functioning. another $250. So for now I have to put meds in his eye every few hours.
He is only a kitten and the vet said he will be fine with only one eye, but I feel so bad. I adopted him from the shelter and I think he might have been better off staying there for someone else. I think the worse part is that I got him right after my very best furry friend was killed by a car.
I know eventually everything will get better, but I wish it would hurry up already.
I also just tripped on the top stair with all the laundry. Thank god that I tripped forward! Boy am I going to have bruises!
Di you faint when the eyeball came out? LOL I'm not sure I would have held it together. Did the kids see it happen?
I didn't faint, but I couldn't hold him either. My husband had to hold him, the bad part about that was we all getting dressed to go somewhere so we were kind of half dressed when my oldest daughter started screaming. While my husband held the kitty I got dressed and then since I couldn't hold him, I had to put my husband pants on him (not easy trying to push boxers back in to place) and his socks also.
I'm glad only my oldest was home, but she was still really upset and was crying the whole time.
Count your blessings ladies, it sounds as if none of you have a terminal disease, nor any one in your family. All of your problems are something that will be over or fixed with not a lot of cost, effort, or even time.
There are a lot of us out here in CC land who have husbands, wives, children that have either life long diseases, problems, spouses that are ill, whose problems can't be cured, or in some cases are just going to get progressively worse. Be thankfull that your problems are basically minor.
Here's what's going on in my world lately:
I broke my leg in February and it's all healed up now but in order to fix it they had to put in a bunch of metal parts. So we're just getting some cold weather now and it hurts so much...but I don't have health insurance so we're on the county plan, and I don't want to go back to the doctor because that will add to the total that we owe. We also have to make a payment each month toward my medical bills and I swear the way they calculate that is to look at all your expenses, figure out how much cash you have left each month, and then take all of it except twenty bucks. We had to cancel my husband's health insurance at work because we couldn't afford to have the money withheld from his checks anymore. We're eligible for food stamps but my DH won't get them. I can't work because everything I've ever done involves standing all day, and I can't stand up more than an hour or two, and even then I'm limping for days. Besides, if I do work, then they'll just raise my medical payment until all the money I make goes toward that. I'm grouchy most of the time because I hurt. My husband thinks I'm mad at him because I'm not cheerful anymore...but he said he was tired of hearing about my leg so I just don't tell him about it or that it's why I'm grouchy.
On top of that, we need to move out of our apartment in March. The complex where we live is in pretty bad shape...looks all right but the plumbing, wiring and air conditioners are all falling apart. The complex manager is a good friend of mine and our stuff gets fixed fast, but she's leaving this week to go to a different job, and then we'll be back to waiting weeks or months for repairs. The new guy who's taking over for her is very interested in the cakes I can make...he's told me a few times now that since I don't have any overhead, I should be able to make some birthday cakes for him really cheap. I don't sell cakes and I'm not planning to but I have made some for my friend, the current complex manager. It sounds like this new guy is planning to take advantage of me. So it feels like it's time to move.
Oh, and today my little daughter got in a fight with a boy who called her a baby. She's very small for her age and sensitive about it. The boy is a year older than her and more than a foot taller than she is. She stomped on his feet and punched him in the belly...fortunately his dad thought it was funny...kind of like a chihuahua attacking a labrador...and fortunately it didn't happen at school. I thought she was starting to accept the fact that she may always be tinier than average, but I guess not.
I am happy to say - my family is well - we are getting the well needed rains - everything is starting to blossom in our garden - i have beautiful friends - my DH kisses me goodbye every morning and tells me *love you my darling* - i ate a healthy breakfast -
so all things considering around the World - i am one very lucky and fortunate lady.
Texas Rose - so sorry to hear that your life is not smooth sailing - soon i hope things will change for you.
grandmom, thanks for sharing your experiences. These two cats aren't friendly at all. The one got bitten is our oldest girl, Mia. The offender is the youngest boy, actually my parents cat we had to bring over at 1. We have another boy cat in the middle who came as a kitten. First few weeks was fine until youngest got brave enough to challenge the middle one, then Mia got protective of "her baby". Ever since then.. it's been 2 years. Funny thing is, the two boys are quite friendly now themselves.
Mia has always been problematic with the litter box. She always uses peeing and pooing as a way to express her feelings or demands, as far back as when she was a kitten. So this peeing thing isn't new, just very annoying. We are going to have to replace all our carpets when we sell our house next year. *sigh*
Thanks for your warning though. I can't give up on her. She's our sweetest baby.
veronica720, I'm so sorry to hear what happened to your kitty. But please don't feel guilty over it. Accidents happen. You adopted him with the best intention, you never would know what happen to him if he was adopted by someone else. The thing is you can never predict someone's fate (including the furry ones). I helped with some animal rescue groups before. You'd be heartbroken to see what some of the animals had gone though. So stop thinking what you could have done or not done! You've done the right thing at the given situation.
btw, I have seen kitties with both eyes removed, and they can still have a very healthy, fun and loving life. I'm sure your baby will turn out fine, too.