You Know It’s Been A Bad Week When…

You know it’s been a bad week when you get an over-draft notice from your bank, then discover your account has been ‘hacked’.  That’s exactly what happened to our daughter, last week. Apparently, someone has been using her debit card number.  They had such a good time spending the money, they drained her checking account of about $600 within a week!

You know it’s been a bad week when you go to the bank to file a dispute claim, concerning your stolen funds, and the bank employee makes YOU do all of the necessary calling and letter writing!  True story, this happened to our daughter, last week.

You know it’s been a bad week when your buyer defaults on the sale of your house, just 5 days before the closing is scheduled.  That’s exactly what happened to our son, Brad, and his wife, Jennifer, last week.  Not only did they receive the disappointing news, last week, they received the bad news on the day of their 4th wedding anniversary!  Now, that’s what I call a “double whammy”.  Apparently, it took the potential buyers over a month to discover they couldn’t consolidate their student loans!

You know it’s been a bad week when you discover water dripping from the ceiling of your dining room.  Your week gets worse when that leak continues to grow very large, in a short amount of time, and you have laminate flooring underneath it!  That’s what happened to our daughter, on Saturday afternoon, when she discovered the air conditioner drain pan (located in the attic) had developed a hole in it.

You know it’s been a bad week when you’re taking a Saturday nap, and your daughter wakes you up saying, “I need some help.”  The week grows worse when the necessary “help” involves climbing into a very warm attic, in the middle of a hot afternoon.

You know it’s been a bad week when your daddy proceeds to ‘punch’ several unsightly holes in your dining room ceiling to release the water that’s draining from the flooded attic… (He assures her he can fix them, and she’ll never know the holes were ever there.)

You know it’s been a bad week when the air conditioner repairman informs you he’ll “have to order a new drain pan, and it won’t be here until Monday afternoon.”  Thank goodness for that spare a/c unit in the window, but it still means sleeping on a mattress in the living room floor for a couple of nights!

You know it’s going to be a bad week when you wake up and start having ‘spasms’ in your leg again, after three weeks of not having any at all…  Alas, my old ‘friend’, sciatica, has returned with a vengence!  I guess it’s safe to say that the Prednisone has completely worn off.  There are still three more [long] weeks until I can meet with the neurologist. Sigh.

So, how’s your week going?

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Published in: on June 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. My week was fantastic compared to yours. Oh my goodness, how much can one family be asked to deal with? How does that song go…. if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have not luck at all….. Sure hope this week turns around for all of you!! Hugs & love sent your way!

  2. Your family certainly has its share of burdens. Hopefully, writing about them allowed you a bit of release. Here’s to better days ahead.

  3. Oh my word, I can’t believe all that is happening to you and your family. I am so sorry and will be keeping you all in my prayers. My sister and BIL were hacked for $28,000. It was terrible but it all got straightened out.


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