Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cht Chat and other stuff

I haven't posted much lately, so I thought tonight I would just chit chat.
Nothing much going on around here really. As I mentioned the hubby passed the pieces of his kidney stone. Hopefully those three were the only ones. He goes back to the DR. this Friday for a checkup so they should tell him for sure if he can expect more.

The medical bills are starting to come in for the little darling. So far I think I have added up about 15,000 dollars. You may or may not know that we carry no insurance. So laugh along with me if you really think that will ever get paid.
And before you asked why don't I have insurance. It is simple. We can not afford it.
After my hubby pays a little over $500.00 a month in child support together we only clear about 2,100 a month. My rent is 850.00. I won't bore you will all the other bills, but trust me, there is nothing left at the end of the week/month.

I put my FOURTH tire on my car today in as many months. It seems that they all went out about the same time. I had to put this last one on because my car had to be inspected and it would not pass without it.
I am now $104.00 (including the inspection) poorer.

On the bright side, I have managed to save enough to pay for my second night in Gettysburg. I just have to figure out where the gas, food and spending money will come from for our trip up there next month
In spite of the financial hardships I still intend to go. We deserve this trip and come hell of high water I plan on taking it.

Hmm let's see what else is new...
Well, work is ok. About the only thing I can complain about there is I can't help but wonder. Why do women pee on the toilet in public bathrooms. Every time I go into the one at work there is always dribble on the seat. Contrary to popular believe I honestly believe you will be ok if you sit on the toilet. Think about it a minute. When you sit on the seat..the only thing that touches it are your hips. Why do you think your butt is going to get any more germs from touching something than say for example your arm is from leaning on a counter that everyone else has touched.
Yes I know your going to say, but people pee on the seat and that is why you don't sit on it, but do you see what I am getting at here. If everyone would sit..there would be no pee on the seat. Ok point taken, lets move on
Business is slow at work, but I think it is the economy. People are not spending as much. Maybe it will pick up as the holidays approach.

Speaking of can you believe that summer is almost over. We really didn't do much with ours this year. Other than taking my grandson to the beach a few times we have stuck pretty close to home

Our apartment complex did finally get around to putting in a grill and picnic table for our building

But I haven't seen anyone use it yet. Oh by the way for those of you who have a Walmart, Let me recommend the hamburg patties that they sell. It is the great value brand and they come in a while box. We pay about $14.00 for a box of them here (I think it has either 24 or 36 burgers, I can't remember).
Anyway they grill up really good and have a pretty decent flavor for frozen.

I hate to admit it but I am looking forward to fall. It has always been my favorite time of year and I look forward to the crisp air and beautiful fall colors.
I know my dog will appreciate it too, she has had a hard time with fleas this year.

Anyway that is about it for my ramblings



Blogger Carrie said...

Man! It seems money is tough for everyone. I'm pretty lucky with money because I bring home $1024 every other week. It is a VERY stressful job but it has let us live off one income for almost a year now. But really, even with that, I barely scrape by each paycheck.

August 12, 2008 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Nydia said...

Wow.. Those bills are high! Very different from here in Brazil. It's incredible how unfair this is.Health, specially in emergency cases, should be free of charge!!! I'm so sorry to hear about that, Autumn! At the same time I'm happy your husband is over with the damn stones. I know pretty well how it is to live in a tight belt, though.
Loved the bench in your building, hope we soon have some photos of you having some picnic with your cute grandson! He's lovely in his red shirt on the other post.
Here we're going to enter Spring,then Summer...I'm not looking forward to it, it'll be too hot in Rio by then!
I'm crosing fingers for your trip,I know in the end you'll make it!
Kisses & bright blessings from Nydia.

August 12, 2008 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger kim said...

I STILL say try and sell them on e-bay!!!

I am glad you are making headway on your vacation fund. My ex-husband and I used to cut corners by making and taking our own food. It helped a little anyway.

My hubby will be out of work for a week or so while his boss goes on vacation. How fair is that? Unpaid, forced vacation. Ugh! I feel for you!


August 16, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

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