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Under the Weather

March 11th, 2012 at 07:05 pm

I have been a bit under the weather. Two weeks ago, I had a cold and with it came a deep, hacking cough. The cold is gone now, but the cough remains. The more I move around and talk, the worse the coughing. It is constant. I have been to the doctor twice, completed a round of antibiotics, two different cough suppressants, and she even tried steroids to see if it was an allergy thing. I went for a chest x-ray last Wednesday. The doctor has still not called with the results. I'm annoyed about that. I called the doctor's office Thursday and the results were in, but the doctor still needed to read them.

I have been missing work, and while at work have not been as productive as usual. I am going to work tomorrow, but I am no better. I have no choice, there are some things I must have done before 3/15. It's going to be quite a challenge as I still feel awful.

Between missed overtime and co-payments, this has been costing me plenty of money.

I am way behind on my budgeting, bill-paying, and record keeping. I don't have the energy to catch up right now, either.

At a pre-trial court appearance, my nephew plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge. His sentence includes probation and he can no longer live in my house. He must remain at least 100 yds away from my neighbors for the duration of his probation. This is not a restraining order, it is a condition of his probation. At the moment, he is staying at my mom's house. It hasn't really sunk in yet, that he is gone and not coming back.

And lastly, I did something I hope I will not regret later. I lent my BF $6,000. He was on the verge of losing his house. It is his own fault for dragging his feet for so long. He had scraped up every cent he could, but was still short. Even in this market, the house is worth 500k or so. The mortgage balance was 30ish thousand. So the mortgage is now current. Additionally, he is borrowing some money from an old family friend to pay the mortgage in full. The friend will put a lien on the house in the amount of the loan. So there will be no more mortgage.

The house is a beautiful custom built house in a golf course community. It is an unusual house, modeled after a resort BF's mother and step-father visited in Mexico. There is a pool with a swim up bar in the middle of the house, and lots of tropical plants. The rest of the house is built around it, with views of the pool from every room. There is a master suite and a guest suite, living room, kitchen, home office, laundry, and a third bathroom. Not a lot of rooms, but all of them are large. There are a lot of upscale features. My favorite is all of the windows in the master suite are floor to ceiling. Outside each window are small gardens complete with fountains and a privacy wall. So as you look outside, you simply see lush tropical gardens.

5 Responses to “Under the Weather”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    When I had a similar bronchial complaint, it lasted for five weeks. It eventually went away but my misery was so heavy I started mega-dosing on Vitamin D3. I hope what you have is no worse than the last phase of pneumonia or bronchitis and it goes away this week.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Ugh. I couldn't imagine being sick in the thick of tax season - and 3/15 deadlines, etc. I hope you are feeling better very soon!!

  3. Jerry Says:

    I hope that you can get to feeling better soon... and not only for the overtime and not having any more insurance co-payments! If only so that it would lead to you getting rid of the cough, that would be wonderful. I had a long-lasting cough this season and it was really annoying. Good luck!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I, too, am struggling with that cough. Finally getting better, but not yet gone.

    Sounds like the house is certainly worth saving! I hope your BF pays you back.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I've had a presistent cough since having bronchitis in October. It just won't go away.

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