Monday, November 24, 2014
So...it's been 10 days since I last blogged. It's been both a stressful and good 10 days. Stressful in that I was caught in the middle of the insurance nightmare between the adjuster and hubby. Nether one was going to budge. So after numinous nights of driving home from work feeling sicker the closer I got to home, I told hubby that was it. We were going to settle. There were many reason for doing this. One was like I said...the stress was killing me! All I wanted to do was cry, eat, and cry some more.
Another reason was that some of our stuff was starting to show in pawn shops. Stuff we'd already replaced. One laptop did anyway. We would have been stuck with that one and the new one (it was too late to return the new one.). But there was damage to toe old one that was pawned, so the insurance paid us (mostly) for it. I wanted this settled before anything else we'd replaced showed up. So we ended up doing just that.
Hubby wasn't totally happy but it was huge weight off of me. And really...we were only arguing about $200. It wasn't worth the stress on me, on hubby, or on our marriage. So only thing to do is start buying the rest of the stuff and sending off for any additional monies owed to us.
On the good side. We had the opportunity to race last weekend. Thanks to some very good friends who sponsored our entry fees. This was SO good for hubby. We didn't realize how much we not only missed racing and all our friends at the track, but how much we were missed by them. people were coming to our trailer and stopping us in the staging lanes to say they were glad to see us back. And even though it did cost us a lot more then we thought (above and beyond the entry fees) it was worth it to see how much better hubby was afterwards. We had some break downs and needed to replace some parts but over all it was a great and fun weekend. We even stayed in the trailer. We had heat, hot water, potty, shower, cook top, everything. It was awesome!
This Wed my mom comes into town for Thanksgiving with us. And the car will go back to the track for a young friend to run for the weekend. We won't be out there but the kid will get some good seat time.
And I'll get to spend time with my Mom! She gets here on Wed and fly's home on Dec 1. And in Dec I'll be off work from Dec 24th until Jan 5th. Some ME time!
I won't even talk about eating and working out. It's not been pretty the last 10 days. I forgot my FitBit for all 4 days out at the track at home. My weight is up and until after Thanksgiving I'm not working out. As always...I'm a work in progress!
I finished chapter 12 of my WIP. Sent it off the my one beta reader (I had more but they are too busy to read it!). I hope she likes it!
SO.....that's it for me over the last 10 days! I missed you all! Have a great rest of your Monday!
Friday, November 14, 2014
Of all kinds. I have a real one tonight, still fighting with the insurance adjuster, hubby is being a bit hard headed, and I'm beat.
I think the real headache comes from just totally losing when I got home tonight. I'm dealing with all this insurance stuff, working 10 hrs (true it's only day 2 of that) on about 4 hrs of sleep, worrying about our finances, etc. I've been trying to be strong and break down but tonight it just happened. I wanted to talk about what I was doing with the claim, hubby just said what ever you do is fine. HA !! Famous last words!! Just as sure as it's almost Thanksgiving, he would have been unhappy with what I ended up doing. So I ended up crying. Hubby was confused, he thought I was upset with him. Well in a small way I was. But it's more the stress of the whole mess. I just needed to destress and crying did that mostly.
As for the insurance thing. We're down to just not agreeing about one laptop. The laptop in question was $640 when we bought it in 2011. Our insurance policy is 100% replacement, no deprecation. Hubby talked to the adjuster and asked if we could buy some replacement items before right away. She said no problem. So we did. Including a replacement for the $640 laptop. Hubby than emailed adjuster sending the receipts for what we bought and asked her to look what he sent over and be sure it was acceptable replacement. She dais sure...everything looked good. Well...not so much. Now she's priced out her idea of a replacement, a discontinued model for $430. Hubby spent $800 for the one he bought. We don't expect them to cover the $200 difference, but doesn't 100% replacement mean that they cover the original laptop cost? Anyway...I'm going to suggest the adjuster send us a check for everything but the disputed laptop. Everything else on the list is OK. One thing the adjuster doesn't know, the owner of her company is coming to visit our insurance agent this week. On topic will be how they are (the adjuster) is handling us.
Hubby has it in his head that we're "losing" money on this deal because I didn't ask for reimbursement for 3 protection plans. I've tried to explain to him...two were expired and one we did get a prorated refund on. We have one that I did turn in. He just doesn't understand sometimes.
So now I'm beat. I'll head off to bed in a bit. So that was MY day. All I can say now it TGIF tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I now have a "presence" on the web for my writing efforts. I asked my mentor (hey Calen!!) for suggestions and she pointed me to ProBoards. I set my board up last night and it was approved for listing on the sites directory today. You can find me at:
You'll find snippets of my novels (yeah...I started a second one...more of a novella), some writing humor, some old poems I wrote back in the late 90's/ early 2000's. And a place where I hope to get some constructive criticisms on my writing. Feel free to take a look. drop by and leave me few words of wisdom!
Eating was good yesterday and so far today too. So I'm happy about that. Did my work out today. I'm reading "Kiss of Christmas Magic: 20 Paranormal Holiday Tales of Werewolves, Shifters, Vampires, Elves, Witches, Dragons, Fey, Ghosts, and More". The first story was Caribou's Gift , about a Caribou shifter in Alaska. Boy...did that dude have a RACK!! It was by a fave Author of mine Eve Langlais. Love her books! Next up is Mandy M. Roth, another fave of mine, with Hunted Holidays. I'll read that one tomorrow while working out. (yeah right...it'll be read before bedtime tonight! ) Hot Stuff!
SO I guess that'll do it for today. I don't want to bring this blog (or me down) with any insurance stuff today.
So have a good rest of your Hump Day and see you tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
As much as I'm glad Monday is over, today seems like an extension of Monday. I'm tried (even though I got at least 6 hrs of sleep last night!), feeling a bit cranky (insurance stuff is still a headache), and I just want to go home, get in my warm jammies, get into bed with the covers over my head and sleep. But will I? Nope....I'll drive home, feed the cats, cook dinner, watch NCIS and then Agents of SHIELD and hopefully work on my WIP (both of them maybe!). At least that's the plan. We all KNOW how THAT goes right?
Hubby has been off work since Fri (he's always off Friday, two days of the weekend, he took vaca yesterday, and today is a Holiday for him) and I'll be glad to see him go back! Oh I love the man a lot but sometimes (and this is a MAN thing girls!) guys can be SO needy!
Eating was good all day yesterday! So far today it's good too. I made it to the gym (didn't get the best calories burn though) for 60 mins. I'm not sure what dinner is tonight, I'll drag something out of the freezer!
I'd post an excerpt from Rose's Thorn but Spark wouldn't like some the rather salty language in it. But I may try! Rose's Thorn will be a novella off shoot from my main WIP.
Oh what the heck..lets give it a try!
Theo Blackthorn sat behind the steering wheel of the black Ford cargo van, absently tapping on the wheel with one hand. He reached up with his other hand to brush is black shaggy hair off his neck. God I need a hair cut, he thought. Looking in the rear view mirror, he watched the two thick necked, dimwitted thugs in the back of the van check the box setting between them. The two could have been brothers, bald heads, shiny heads, poorly healed broken noses and matching tattoos. How he had gotten stuck with Frick and Frack he had no idea. All he knew for sure was that the guy who was suppose to do the driving hadn’t shown up for work this morning. Just my bad luck to have been late coming in today, he mused Damn that long line at the Starbucks .
“Yo dude” a nasally voice interrupted his train of thought. “You still with us? The mark is comin’ down the sidewalk now.”
“Does he even know what to do?” Snickered the second man, voice horse. Turning slightly in his seat, Theo narrowed his eyes at the tone of the two twits in the back.
“What I DO” Theo snarled back at Frack “is keep the means of transportation in working order for you fu*ktards. I wasn’t hired to play chauffeur for-”
“Did he just call us fu*ktards, Wallace?” Frack asked as he looked at Frick.
“Yeah he did Francis.” Frick…Wallace…answered in a growl. He glared at Theo for a minute. “Whadda you think Francis, we should maybe hurt him?” The box setting on the floor of the van chirped, drawing the attention of all three men.
I really need a place to post this stuff for feedback!
PS...yeah...I had to "edit" a word in the above excerpt.
OK...so I'm going to take off now. See you all tomorrow!
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