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Monday, April 16, 2007

When it rains...

it pours!

The last few days have just gone from bad to worse.

Thursday I went the dentist with the WORST toothache Ive ever had. I woke up at 1 am crying like a baby and ended up calling my dentists answering machine at 2 am. The pain was just awful! The whole left side of my face was aching. I got in to see the dentist at 1050 Friday morning and of course by then the pain had eased off. He referred me to another dentist for possible TMJ(grinding my teeth). I saw that dentist Friday morning and after 2 hours in his office he came to the conclusion I needed a root canal! OUCH! Thankfully he gave me a prescription for an antibiotic (thought he saw an abscess on my xray) and one for a pain killer(thank GOD!). I went across the street to see the root canal doc and of course the office was closed! Lets just say the pain killer worked or I would have had an even worse weekend.

M came home Friday night from class and we decided I would follow her back up(3.5 hrs away) Sunday afternoon and spend a 2 nights there with her. We hit the road about 3 pm in the pouring rain. It rained its a&& off! Man did it rain! About an hour down the road I had truck trouble. I was following M at about 70 mph and all of a sudden my check engine light came on and the power in my truck just dropped. Now going 50 mph in the pouring rain trying to get across 3 lanes of traffic to the emergency lane. I pulled off, turned the truck off and called M. She wanted to come back and sit with me until the wrecker arrived but I told her to go on that I'd be fine. I had a mini melt down, got myself together and called for a wrecker. 45 minute wait. Blah. I was able to start the truck back up and drive a little further in the emergency lane so that I could park under an overpass. The truck would start and go but would jump and jerk when I got to about 30 mph and the check engine light was still on. The wrecker arrived and towed me 80 miles back to the dealership closest to my house. I called my "out-laws" and they picked me up and brought me home.

Erg! I was not a happy camper.

So I call the root canal doc today and I have an appointment for April 24. $900
(My dental insurance is jacked up. I have to pay for it all upfront and then they pay me back)

Then the dealership calls and tells me that I can get my truck on Wednesday. $925
(Need a new air flow sensor $600, something to do w/the transmission $100, something else to do with decarbonizing something $100 and another $25 for something with the battery)


Within 30 minutes I'm told to come up with $1825!!! PLUS $200 for our swimmers storage. That's $2025!!! Needless to say I had another freak out moment.

We already had the $200 set aside so that was ok and after checking my available balance on the credit card I calmed down a bit. I've got it covered.

But dang, that still bites!

So now I'm broke and my sweetie is 3.5 hours away for the rest of the week! But....we're proud owners of 2 vials of swimmers who I will happily travel 2.5 hours tomorrow, in Ms truck, to pick up!

Whew! That kinda stressed me out again just typing it all!


My problems are nothing really compared to whats happened today at VA Tech. My heart goes out to all those involved in that horrible shooting.


K J and the kids said...

Good luck with the tooth and the truck. Sorry you had such a SHITTY day !

Melissa said...

Man. Sounds like you've hit your quota for bad luck this month. I hope things turn around for you.

I'm so sorry to hear about your tooth. My wife experienced the exact same thing over Thanksgiving and she was absolutely miserable.

I agree with your comment about Virginia Tech. So so sad. It really put things into perspective.

E and M, jumpingoutoftrees said...

It can only get better from here?? Hope everything turns out well.

Sara said...

I hate root canals! It's better once the pain is gone, though!

eek said...

Ouch, ouch, and more ouch! Hope the pain goes away soon - take care of yourself!

Mommy & Mama & Cubs said...

Sorry u had a bad/lousy day! Agreed with you abt VT. So Sad. We drove VT by yesterday.

Holly said...

I completely, completely know how you feel about the car and money thing. It totally sucks.
The root canal - I can't imagine!

G said...

to say you had a crappy day seems like an understatement, but thankfully you had the funds to cover everything. Take Care