So….I have been in a “GRAND” funk, Like….not sure what is going on in my mind funk. a week ago I threw away a hand towel, in the trash……I think I meant to drop it in the washer….today I found I had Thrown away a NEW bag of french Croutons for my soup and salads….Is this a side effect of not being on Effexor? I SERIOUSLY do not remember doing either, but KNOW it was me. uggghhh and I am battling my body’s response to weather change and doing my best to “avoid” the hospital.
NOW here is the OTHER “JOY” We are going through, Dave (hubby) and I Purchased a new car, Well…..we traded in our 2011 Caliber for a 2014 Dart. We STRESSED no roll over, or NO DEAL. they said….no SWORE there was NO rollover. They LIED…I mean, come ONNNNN! at least be Honest right? say OK there was $1100.00 rollover, but with your discount, its only $100.00. RIGHT? how hard is that? OK now hold on TIGHT!
The Finance handler got us a loan at 5.9% Oh sure Hubby signed the papers, we TRUST this place, this was the place we got our last car! *~*$#(*&@~~*#@**$ WAY TO GO!!! we didn’t even look at what we signed…… Our starting price was SUPPOSED to be $19,300, plus tax’s $1871,00, Plus Title and Reg. $288.00 So OUT the DOOR??? SUPPOSED to be $21,459.00 What it WAS ????? = $29,000.00 LIKE OH EM GEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! REALLY??
Now we refinanced somewhere else at 4.1% interest before we even made one payment, and went back and left a mark, and plan on going back with a paper for them to sign, because they could NOT tell us WHY the starting price was 26,000 instead of 19,300….and promised that in 6 to 8 weeks we would get a full refund…..how much is a full refund? right? I will not ASS U M E any more…..I typed out a letter for them to sign, or they can write a satisfactory one up themselves, but we are NOT leaving without something in writing. I am going through menopause, and off of Effexor……this is one B……Person they don’t want to upset….. Whewewww *NEXT*
Now….today I am scrolling around…and the weatherman says we get the joy of an ICE storm. NO…….NOOOOOOOO…….That is why we LEFT Michigan. So I RUN out to buy a Kerosene heater……Home Depot? sold out……ONE BIG 400.00 one on the shelf as a display? out of box?…hmmmmmm…, I decided to try Lowe’s ….sold out, Sam’s Club???? sold Out….WALMART???? SOLD OUT. My inner peace settled in……kind of like a oooouuuuummmmmm. it said go back to Home Depot. SO I did…The BIG 400.00 one was GONE! why would my oooouuuummmmm send me back here?
You gotta TRUST your Ooooouuuuummmmm!!! As an employee walked past me, I asked him a question, for the life of me I cannot remember what I asked, but he told me a whole truckload of Heaters was on its way, 20 minuets away. the $139.00 ones! and a nice customer who overheard? he tapped my shoulder and said I might want to grab some Kerosene before all the other shoppers found out the truck was coming, I grabbed 10 gallons (4 bottles), he was right……if I hadn’t I would have a heater with no fuel. So we are ready if we lose power, they say a similar storm took the power out here in 1994 for two whole weeks…..we don’t even have a gas stove, everything is electric.
I Am Still happy, extremely. I am grateful beyond belief that I even got to be here today, some did not get that blessing. Sometimes things happen that make us struggle, But they are worth every second, every tear, every shiver, every breath. I am a Survivor, Not a Victim!
THIS…IS……LIFE….and I LOVE Life!
I painted this on Wednesday in Memory of Eric Young Jr. My EX-husband Who passed Tragically on 11/25/13 in a car accident. I do have it for sale on ebay, since that heater and fuel left us with 30 bucks in the bank! 😉 its all good!!
I Imagine This is the Walk Between here and “There”, its name is “The Walk”.
Acrylic Painting 16×20 Stretched Canvas, signed.
I can faintly smell Honeysuckle, Lilac, and Jasmine….Can you?