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Disaster strikes again

March 11th, 2008 at 09:42 pm

Last wedn. I had to take my DD1 to the ER. She was having pains in her lower abdomen and throwing up. They ran all kinds of tests and concluded she had a severe UTI that spread to her bladder and kidneys. She spent 2 days in the hospital being pumped full of antibiotics through an IV. The first day we were there a rep. from the hospital came to tell me that my hospital admission co-pay is $250 per day for the 1st three days and guess what???? I work for that hospital!! (well the smaller urgent care clinic associated with it.
I gave her a check for $250 and told her that they could payroll deduct the rest. The cafeteria food was terrible so I did end up buying food for us from the cafeteria but I did get a 30% discount. She is home now and doing very well.

Very frustrated....

March 3rd, 2008 at 10:22 pm

This past weekend I worked, DH stayed home recuperating from being sick so between him and I no money spent. DD1 did not go anywhere requiring $ and DD2 got her first full paycheck so she was on her own. Then..... last night DD2 coughs and coughs and today my day off I take her to where I work (urgent care clinic and we do not pay a co-pay) but then I have to fork out money for Mucinex and albuterol and take her car to the shop and pay $42 to have the blinkers fixed.
DH and I bought her a used car that is a lemon. We paid $2,500 to a 40 something couple who live in a well to do neighborhood and it was their teenagers car. He told us he was selling it because she did not need it anymore. Liar. He knew it was having issues. We were stupid not to take it to a mechanic first but they seemed so nice. So far new TRANSMISSION $1,800, new radiator $100, new sensor for radiator $30, new blinkers $42, and now there is something wrong with the water pump. We told DD2 that when she graduates she will have to work full time and buy her own car.
This is really starting to bring me down.