Friday, July 24, 2009

One of Those Weeks

Isn't it true, that "when it rains, it pours"? It is so weird to me. Or how when one person dies, everyone else seems to start dying. Thank God that's not happening right now, although last year in our church we had about 8 church member's parents die within six months. It was pretty crazy. This week we've been hit really hard financially. Here's a recap:

-2 car registrations due in one week ($100)
-1 car did not pass smog
-1 car repair to pass smog ($275)
-2 car registrations to mail in ($200)
-washer/dryer electrical outlet blew out (landlord paid- whew!)
-fridge ice maker not working (no repair - must live with ice from ice cube trays)
-portable dishwasher broken (repair parts cannot be found since the dishwasher is so old, thus we are doing all dishes ourselves. Lots and lots of dishes. Every day. No repair)
-hospital bill from Micah's surgery (what the copay did not cover - $150)
-car battery is dying in one car (may be able to exchange at Costco, but signifies a bigger car problem - in the same car that did not pass smog but then did after $275).

That is the short list. Then there is the Dentist issue. Sorry if this might gross you out, but I have not been to the dentist in 2 1/2 years. Don't worry, I do brush twice daily with my Sonicare. But the reason I have not been to the dentist is because, without fail, every single time I have gone, I have needed major work done totaling over $500 each time. My dental insurance doesn't seem to cover anything that happens in my mouth. I have been putting off making an appt. for months now, even though I know I need to go. I am really, really scared. Of pain, yes, but also of the financial pain I know I will have to endure. I have been praying that God would help me overcome my fear of the dentist and help me make the call. Today I woke up and prayed about it again. Well, today the dentist's office called me - after 2 1/2 years. They said my dentist had been "going through my files and noticed I had not come in in a long time." Sounds like God wants me to go, too. But I'm so scared!!!! I don't want another big bill!!! Whaaaaaaa!!!! I want my mommy!!!!

So, that is my week. One of those weeks. Trying to be thankful through it all, trust God and believe that He will continue to provide. I know we are not alone in this. Please pray that our old landlord will give us our deposit back soon!


  1. Praying for your, Jaimie. I'm so sorry that all this is happening at once. When I read about your car battery, I thought about our car battery, too. It just died on us today...We started our car and then it just died...weird, that we would both have battery problems within the same week. Rachel said, "Mom, does our car need new batteries?" Yeah, I wish I only had to pay $5 for some AA batteries rather than $88 for a car battery! :-)

  2. Ouch! Those weeks are hard and we've definately had some of them. At least you get to worry and stress while you're in your much bigger home in a great neighborhood!

  3. Oh--wanted to dishwasher in our kitchen...not without a remodel. Someday, in the far away future. We do LOTS of dishes. I can't wait until Miss Rose can do some. I'm thinking maybe later this year!