We reviewed your comments about the bed-switching debacle — which were incredibly helpful, by the way — and came up with a solution. Nadine is going to try a mattress topper to see if that will be enough. If not, we’ll switch beds for a little bit while they save for a new one. Then we’ll get ours back.
A couple of you suggested this, and it really seemed like a great way to meet in the middle, so thanks to everyone who commented. And I really did appreciate all the angles you guys came from.
Otherwise, there’s not a lot to report. This week we’re finally going to see the reproductive specialist. No, really this time.
The first time we cancelled due to scheduling issues. This past Thursday I found out they still hadn’t gotten the referral. I called my doctor’s office. They said they faxed it and would go ahead and fax it again. Friday morning, still nothing. So we cancelled and rescheduled for this Friday. So guess who’s calling everyone on Monday to confirm it’s taken care of? Ugh.
I also have to see my meds doctor so he can verify that all is well with my prescription levels. On Thursday Tim sees his pulmonologist to verify that he’s doing okay. Then the specialist on Friday. So it will be known as The Week of Copays. To the tune of $120, actually. Whee?
I also just finished the Great Monthly Funds Shuffling. Which is a way to sound cooler when, in fact, I just scheduled everything: credit card payment, mortgage payment and shunting various funds in the appropriate accounts.
The bad news is that this past month’s credit card bill was an insane $1,475. The last three months or so have just seen epic bills. In this one, more than half came from Sandy-related expenses: boarding, testing and ultimately putting her to sleep. Clearly, that’s not going to repeat itself. Patches is, for the moment at least, healthy. Chubby, but healthy.
The good news is that we’re still going to be able to put $1,200 into the savings account this month. Which means we’ll be back up over $8,100. Still not where we need it to be, but a far sight better than it’s been.
All I can say is that the extra hours my boss gave were life savers. Well, finance savers. Another round this month, and we should be sitting pretty. Especially since this month’s statement should be a far more sane number. She said, dooming herself.
Anyway, that’s all the news that’s fit to print. Er, post.
Is everyone gearing up for the holidays? I still haven’t found much of interest in the Black Friday leaked ads. And I need to think of things that Tim and Nadine can buy me in-store. Neither of them likes to shop online much.