This week took a lot out of me! There was a lot to follow up on with the funeral: paperwork, thank-you cards to write, etc.
And it's time for a rearrangement of life in general, as in "the real world is calling." I own my business, and the best way to define that is, "no work, no money." So the business beckoned with a lot of overtime; time to make things right and new with the world.
Which brings me to this point. Something just isn't right here. The week before Pop passed, my kids' Mom was involved in a car accident. She's fine but there appeared to be some serious damage. The insurance company had a body shop on recommendation, so off the vehicle went. I'm seeing tens of thousands in bills there. Yay!
At the same time, the air conditioning in my Explorer decided to retire, and we were moving into the first delightful heat wave of the season. I figured that was easily 80 or 90 grand at least.
Well, today was the wrap-up of the auto horror show. First up was the Explorer. Went in, got that taken care of. $60 bucks. Not 600, not 6,000. $60 bucks. I actually asked the guy, "What's the catch?". No catch. Hmm...
Then off to the body shop.
Again, all sort of damages...I was thinking second mortgage for that. I know there's insurance, and I only had a 500 dollar deductible, but still. Well, the total was 2900 dollars. I was charged only $500. No sneaky add-ons, no "extra's".
I was definitely off-balance, that's for sure. I had that "waiting for the other shoe to drop" thing going on all day. But, no sneaker avalanches. Nothing. Free and clear.
Well, not exactly. It's me, after all. Things are out there reminding me that I'm still me, and my world is still Stupid.
- I bought a tea kettle for the stove. It's a 3-quart job, and I brew a ton of homemade iced tea. Only problem is, if you fill this thing more than halfway up, when the water boils, you get a geyser of hot, steaming water shooting out everywhere. Yay me!
- We had a short power-outage overnight. Short, as in, just long enough to make sure the alarm clock was set to the wrong time. Woke up two hours late. I don't smile a lot when that happens, but I did resist the urge to launch said alarm clock across room.
- Blogger still thinks I'm a robot that posts SPAM. They are very dumb.
- Stopped by a client's home last evening. She had made a ton of cornbread and gave me a piece to take home. I love, love LOVE cornbread. So do my kids. They ate it while I was at the body shop. All of it. Damn kids.
So things are sort of getting back to normal, see?
I'll be by to see you all. You were missed.