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Expensive and dramatic week

February 18th, 2016 at 07:26 am

Lots of expenses.

Monday, we had a plumbing issue and called a plumber($561.81)

Tuesday, my car wouldn't start & my husband had to buy & install a new battery ($95.99)

While that was happening, because it was his late night, I chose to work from home and keep the baby with me as I might not have a car to pick her up from daycare.

He did get it installed & working (yay). However, by that way, we were smelling gas in the house. So made a call and 3 fire trucks, a fire marshall, and 2 power company guys later, it was determined that the idiot next door left an uncapped gasoline can on their deck and it was knocked over and got on the grass between our houses. Our basement windows let the fumes in & caused them to go all over the house through the vents.

My parents had to pick up the baby so that I could let the house air out. It's taken care of now.

Lastly, that night, the hot water heater wasn't working because although it was electric & not gas, they had turned it off & didn't turn it bac on.

I was noticing my older cat (almost 15 years old) was having more issues walking. She has lost a dramaatic amount of weight in the last few weeks.

So I made an appointment at the vet for yesterday (Wednesday) where we determined she was incredibly ill and because it was more humane, we put her down. I was with her through the end and cried like a baby. But it was the right thing to do. We are having her creamated. ($374.85 vet bill).

So LOTS of sad, frustrating, riduculous things happened this week. Some costly to the wallet and some costly to my emotions.

But we have made it through and I will be utilizing OT to cover those costs!

12 Responses to “Expensive and dramatic week ”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh wow. That's a week you'll be glad to see in the rearview mirror! I hate when events come together like that, and I know it's just chance but I almost feel persecuted by the universe.

    So sorry about your cat. 15 is a pretty good old age, but I've never had to put an animal down so I can't imagine. (All my pets no longer with me have either died of natural causes or disappeared.)

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) Those are things that would do any of us in. Sorry about your cat, too!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Ugh!! & the week is not over yet. I hate weeks like that! I am so sorry to hear about your cat. Frown

  4. snafu Says:

    {{{Hugs}}}, we all wish your week from H_ll slides away without further damage. Glad baby is fine, car now functioning, plumbing no longer an issue and that you were able to work from home and even have opportunities for OT. Sad about cat and thank you for being so brave and making the decision needed. It's painful to lose a beloved pet and tears help us to acknowledge our feelings. Wishing the rest of 2016 flows without any more nasty bumps

  5. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry to hear sbout your cat, but you did the right thing. Hugs to you!

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Geeze-Louise! What a dramatic few days! Too much all at once.

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    Wow, that is a lot. So sorry about the cat. I've found that illness in cats is rare, but it tends to come on quickly and it spells their demise. An uncapped gas can...yeah, that is pretty dumb. Hope the weekend is much better!

  8. CB in the City Says:

    So sorry about your cat, and all your other troubles as well. I consider it a gift we can give to our pets, to be able to end their lives humanely when they are in pain and have no hope of recovery. You did the right thing, they I agree it is very hard and emotionally draining.

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    You poor things!!! I just hope the next week will be super uneventful to balance this out.

  10. mjrube94 Says:

    Ouch! Next week has to be better!

  11. Househopeful Says:

    Thanks for the support. It was hard to put Colbi down, but it was such the right thing to do. I am just holding the baby, dog, other cat & husband close Smile

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    {{hugs}} What a rough week. Hope the coming week is better for you.

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