I was also busy with school and I have had this week off, which was very much needed, but I've spent it cleaning and going through all of my grandma's old things. I kept a lot of her stuff, but it's proving difficult to find room for everything. I'm a pack rat and don't want to get rid of anything!
My husband is still off of work. He has been going to physical therapy but it's not helping and they think it is something more serious. We hadn't heard shit from workers comp. until we went to a lawyer on Monday. Today is Thursday and we got papers from worker's comp. that quickly after getting a lawyer! Funny how that works!! We are hoping that this lawyer will be able to help us get a decent settlement. My husband can't work at all right now, in fact, they told him that lifting too much could end up causing his scapula to break and he would have to go on disability. We have been almost a month with no income apart from the bit I'm making from writing. It hasn't been fun but hopefully we will get something from worker's comp. soon. The kids' birthdays are next week. We are not going to be able to afford to get them anything. I feel so bad, but what can we do?? Just hoping they can understand, and we can make up for it at xmas or something.
The past few weeks, it seems to have just been one thing after the other, after the other. Sunday, my husband took me out to breakfast. Started out good. He was throwing his straw wrapper at me and I went to swat it away when I hit the side of my glasses, and they flew on the floor. Right as I went to grab them from the floor, some old guy walked right on top of them! Nooooooooooo!!!!!! He looked down, said, "I did a job on those didn't I?" and kept on walking. Didn't apologize or anything. I mean, I know they shouldn't have been on the floor, but at least act like you give a flying fuck!! I am blind as a bat without my glasses, so I started bawling right there in the middle of Bob Evans. I was trying to hide it because I hate letting people see me cry. The woman at the table behind us saw what happened and when they got up to leave she came over and asked if I was ok and said she saw the whole thing. Then, some other waitresses came over, then the managers came over. I'm trying not to cry but damn it, I can't see! I can't do anything without my glasses!! One of them told me to check into a warranty on them, or go to walmart and just get the frames because the lenses were fine. Luckily, I kept my old pair of glasses and I do have contacts that I wear on special occasions (because the rest of the time, I just don't feel like fuckin with 'em). .. So we finished our breakfast, with my husband telling me over and over, "it will be ok!". The waitress asked if we were finished, then said that the manager took care of the bill because of what happened. I was so touched! They didn't need to do that, it wasn't THEIR fault! It's nice to know that there are a few caring people out there left in the world! Oh, and Monday I called my eye doctor and my insurance covers replacement frames. Unfortunately, the ones I had were on backorder and it would be 4 - 6 weeks before they came in. I had these awesome purple frames, but had to go with dark brown. *sigh* They don't look tooo bad but I miss my grape glasses!!!
I hope my luck turns around soon. I need some reasons to smile. Maybe I just need another drink?
PHOTO OF THE DAY
This photo is of my grandmother when she was 18. She was beautiful, wasn't she??? She had such a big influence on my life and I hope that I have learned some of her strength and perseverance a long the way.