Wednesday, March 5, 2008

All's well that ends well!

Update at bottom of this post:

Well, Boo is set to have her sutures removed today and her lip has healed up quite nicely. I haven't seen her for a few days, but last time I did see her, the swelling was way down and she said her teeth didn't hurt much anymore either. The dental x-rays showed no damage to her permanent teeth........thank goodness.

I spent Monday and Tuesday afternoons sitting in a Sec. of States office trying to get titles and plates transferred to different vehicles so Doug and Virginia can purchase my '91 Chevy Lumina and have decent transportation for a while. They can't afford to pay all at once for it, even though we are only asking $500., and we are willing to take payments from them. It really gives them the break they need right now. They are trying so hard to blend this family and make things work, while fighting for physical custody of Doug's two youngest children. Virginia has two also, and Doug has one older one, Amber who will be celebrating her 13th birthday on St. Patrick's Day. I can't believe that she will be a teenager already! And Doug and Virginia are expecting their first child together this fall, so I will have grandchildren ranging in age from 19 years to newborn. And the funny part is, it will be our 19th grand child! Quite ironic, eh? But I got way off track here, I was talking about cars and how everyone will now have a working vehicle. With that said, I'll move on.

I have applied for Social Security. I can take the benefits at age 62 and it will be a reduced monthly amount from what it would be if I waited until I am 65, but who knows what will happen with the Social Security by then. So I opted to start receiving it as soon as I'm eligible in May. Of course the first check won't arrive until July.........you know how the government bureaucracy works. And wouldn't you know it, after applying and being accepted, a job I had applied for months ago and didn't get (they hired a younger gal) is going to be open again. Seems she isn't working out well.......not enough experience! Just goes to show, you can't judge a book by it's cover, eh? It is only part time which is all I want at this stage in my life, but they do have to offer the position internally first. So I should know something by the end of this week or the beginning of next. I'll be sure and write about the outcome when I hear something.

UPDATE
March 5, 8:28 PM: Boo's sutures were removed and the doctor wants to send her to a Plastic Surgeon for follow up work. Perhaps that piece of skin should have been taken off. In any event, Medicaid does not cover Plastic Surgery as it is considered cosmetic. Please pray that they find a good doctor that will take small monthly payments from them so they can have it fixed. I haven't seen it, but from what they say, she will feel very self-conscious about the way it looks as she gets older.

2 comments:

Shawny Sun said...

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed about the job. I can understand how you feel about opting for social security though too. Nothing is promised in this world. When my grandfather was young, if you were loyal to a company, you had a job for life. Companies once admired older workers but society today seems to have forgotten simple principles.

Oh I could go on and on. LOL

You are a good momma and grandma. Those 19 are a lucky bunch!

Hugs

martie said...

Thank you, Shawny Sun, for the kind words......you are a good friend to me!

Hugs