I've been sitting here most of the day...surfing for news on Sandy. We don't have TV so this is how we get info. And scanning Facebook. Not much going on there. Looked on Pinterest. Even looked at the local news website. When what I should be doing is updating my blog. I have people concerned (Love YA!) that I haven't updated.
Last week, I had a major flare up of my Trigeminal Neuralgia. And I mean BAD! The doctor gave me some (great!) heavy duty pain killers and told me what I already knew...I just have to ride it out. So here I am about 10 days later. Feeling some better, but much weaker and more prone to pain. UG!
So...as far as what's been going on....as little as possible! The last of the garden (except the Brussel Sprouts) have been brought in. All the tomato cages (110+!!) have been taken up and stacked in the barn. 40 bales of hay line the wall of the barn for the winter, along with 10 bales of straw.
I've "officially" been terminated from my job. I've been working with a person in HR to try to find something that I could do from home and/or part time in order to stay with the employer I've been with since 1998. Unfortunately, my time was up and nothing was found...and sadly, I didn't find out from the HR person or anyone else...I received my COBRA paperwork saying "...due to your termination on 10/16/2012..." Yeah, even when you know it's coming...still bites! And it came right as I was having the major part of my attack, so....yeah, that's where am. Having the worst time then finding out my insurance will be gone in 10 days if I don't pay $1100 MORE than I am currently paying> $1400 per month! Really!! OMG! More than our house and my car combined and then another $200! Not including dental or vision. Only thinking about dental because Boy is 6 months into his Orthodontics (out of a 48 month plan...)Sigh.
However, I just found out yesterday that I will finally have my hearing with the judge for SSDI on January 28th, 2013. This kind of came as an answer to prayer. I was trying to figure out what the next move should be....should I try unemployment, try to sell more stuff on Craigslist/eBay? How do you legally (and morally) come up with another $1100 a month? Good question! (if you know, clue me in) And if this had come a month ago, I was feeling pretty ok, and was considering how I could maybe go back to work, not doing anything that requires a lot of thought or lifting or sitting or standing or talking or....heavy machinery. But now, I understand AGAIN why I and my doctors started down this road. Yikes! So, I have 3 months to wait to see if something can be done with my SSDI, otherwise....
I do have some "farmy" updates, but I will post them seperately, so you can just see all the fun stuff!