Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Our Stroke(s) of Bad Luck

There are many things that I do not share with you in the bloggy world. Things that are way too personal, things that are embarrassing, things that scare me to think of therefore I do not wish to blog, and things that are just plain boring.

I wasn't going to share any of the following, until now.

The reason I decided to share this, is I think our luck may be changing ... finally.

The past 2 months, we've had some serious things occur, that tested our strength, our faith, and our relationship.

There were times we thought that it would never get better, times when we couldn't see even a glimmer of good anywhere in sight.

You already know about Mimi dying, Zip drowning, LittleMan's habit of running into things with his head, twice, LittleMan not making All Stars; but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I won't tell you everything that's happen, but I can give you an idea of what it's been like...

The weekend that Mimi and Zip passed, of course there was the fact that Hubby almost drowned with Zip. Another thing that happen that weekend, that seemed insignificant at the time, was we got a tick off of LittleMan's head.

He's had ticks on him more times that I can count. Probably more times than I even know, since he and my Hubby go camping and horse-riding a lot.

A couple weeks went by, and while were we visiting family for my cousin's high school graduation, Hubby noticed that LittleMan had a knot on his neck.

Fast forward a few days, and I take him to his pediatrician. His doctor finds another knot on his neck, and one on the back of his head. He tells me it's caused by kittens scratching LittleMan's hands.

But LittleMan hasn't been around any kittens.

So, the doctor says, the only other thing that could cause swollen lymph nodes, is a tick bite. It sinks in.
OMG We just got a tick off of him 2 weeks earlier.

The doctor starts asking all these questions about LittleMan's behavior since the bite, and decides that he's fine, for now. But to watch him for the following week, for these certain signs, to make sure he doesn't need tested for Lyme Disease.

Lyme Disease?
Are you serious? OMG this doctor doesn't know that I completely over-react to everything!!

But the week comes and goes and LittleMan is fine. Thank God!


Another instance, happen after we got back from the graduation, but before LittleMan went to the doctor.

We love Mexican restaurants. All 4 of us. Can't get enough Mexican food.
So, we take LittleMan (and Princess) out to Sunday lunch. After his graduation, I went by and picked up his report card, and he received all 1's!! Great Job LittleMan!!! So the deal is, he gets to go out to eat...

Anyway, we had just sat down to eat, been there maybe 5 minutes, when Princess gets choked on a chip. Long story short, Hubby had to give her the Heimlich maneuver.

Come on now kids, are you trying to give me a heart attack??


The latest bad thing to happen, is that about 3 weeks ago, Hubby was on his way to work, when he wrecked his dually. I won't go into details, but the truck is in the shop and I'm driving a rental. A rental that had hogged more money for gas, than we've spent on groceries!

His truck is suppose to be ready by this weekend, so hopefully we'll be saying buh-bye to the gas guzzler.

(These things are just a taste of what we've gone through lately. There are other things that I cannont share that were way worse.)

So, what is this good thing that has inspired this post, you ask?

We are refinancing our home.

....Yes, that's good news!

I know what you're thinking. It's stressful, blah, blah, blah

Yes I'm listening

But listen to this...

Right now, we have a split mortgage, which really is just 2 mortgages. Combined they do not go over the value of our home. But, the interest is killing us!

On the larger mortgage, we're paying 8%, on the smaller, we're paying 13%

Yes, a combined 21%. Yowzer!

So, we're refinancing and getting ONE mortgage. And we're looking at somewhere between 6.5-7%, which will save us some much needed $$$

So..... my main reason to share this with all you in the bloggy world, is to ask for your good thoughts, prayers and words, in these times when we really could use them! (And we appreciate them greatly!)

We could use all the help we can get!



random_mommy said...

Best wishes!! I hope the refinance makes a world of difference for your family!

Share the awful stuff, we all have awful stuff and you'll be suprised at all the "ME TOO" comments and how they'll make you feel better.

Jamie said...

Good vibes headed your way from WI. I found your blog on Dixie Chick's blog and thought I'd stop by and say hi! Have a great day and I hope things start looking up for you guys.