30 Responses to The Vodka Chronicles

  1. janeybgood says:

    Sorry for the tough time Julie 😦 this is as good a place as any to vent, and hey, the supermarket thing worked out okay?
    I hope all of this gets better for you. You are a great person and you deserve endless happiness. It’s a shame it often doesn’t work out like that, but I sense you’re a very strong person who will persevere.

  2. weight2lose2013 says:

    This might be the first post in the carpal tunnel chronicles, so get ready to type some more:

  3. In my experience, dealing with insurance companies can create all new health problems…major stress! I’m sorry to hear this, Julie. I hope your husband is living with less pain. Take care.

  4. reocochran says:

    I am so sorry about your husband’s medical bills, but hoping he is doing better. I will include him in my prayers! I hope that the insurance company, lawyer and others will help you out, despite the possibility that it is not going to happen in very good time. I also am glad you have some kind of road warrior/guardian angel by your side and will hope that somehow next week will get better. I have taken on insurance companies but regret to tell you, I paid off the birth of one of my kids in five years time and found a special place in the hospital called the Billing Office and again arranged to pay for a more recent surgery. (After my insurance would not pay for the removal of a polyp, although would pay 100% for the colonoscopy had there been no polyp! I argued about Preventative Care, etc.) Oh well! Human Resources at my work tried and tried to arbitrate for me, I “folded” and started monthly payments for that for 3 years!! You need a drink (or a bowl of ice cream?) and a hug! Smiles, Robin

    • It isn’t so much the bills as it is the ltd’s refusal to pay. SSD is holding up their end of the bargain, however, so there’s that, lol…

      • reocochran says:

        I got carried away up there in my comments, Julie! I am hoping that this is a good day to be lying out on a floating raft, with a margarita or vodka… whatever ‘poison’ you choose, I like Smirnoff’s Blueberry Lemonade lately. It is similar to an old style ‘wine cooler!’ I am heading home soon from the good old library, to a warm dinner and watching t.v.. It has been a long but fun week, with a cookout in the middle! Smiles, Robin My award post will be coming out over the weekend, Julie! Take it easy! Cheers to better situations and days to come!

        • I think it’s all about how we deal. Not sure where this LTD is going with this, but I do have a better understanding of what is going on. And the lawyer has sent them a letter telling them they need to check their math.

          At any rate, it’s Friday, it’s beautiful out, and I am hoping to finish getting the pool open if I can sneak out from behind this desk at a decent hour.

  5. Aussa Lorens says:

    Oh my gosh, Julie! What a fecking nightmare!!! I’m so sorry. It really does seem to be that when it rains, it pours. And so often you can sort of keep your cool through all the epic BS but it’s the “one more thing” like a crashed harddrive that tips the scales to full blown meltdown.

    I’ve had computers fail me and I swear it’s like an instant trigger for rage and depression. Have they determined it’s the harddrive? On an iMac, you can buy them online and replace yourself for cheaper– it’s minorly techy but also a little bit fun (you get to remove the front with suction cups, what!).

    I hope things start to look up and that you kick that company’s ASS.

  6. motherhendiaries says:

    Oh Julie… what a horrible week and I am so sorry to hear about the troubles with THE HARTFORD SUCKS! On the upside, all 3 near-misses were MISSES and you are still here to tell. Take a deep breath. (Vodka tonics are awesome, btw) Think Scarlett O’Hara… Not that you need to start wearing curtains or eating tree roots just yet and Atlanta is not in flames, but …”Tomorrow is another day….”

  7. I like that warning. I was intrigued and then like eh not that interested in a whiny rant right now. Later. Haha thank you for your honesty.

  8. weight2lose2013 says:

    The Vodka Chronicles – as promised! Insurance companies do suck. You’ve had quite a go of it this past week, eh? (pretend I’m from Toronto when you read the work “eh”, ok?) Man, you killed a MAC? My best friend is the only other person that I know of that could have done that. 🙂 As far as bad luck, this year was a tough one. Everything that I bought when I bought my house, started to die. Here’s the tally so far: Dish washer, refrigerator, lawn tractor, snow blower and my windows in my house need to be replaced. You have the right attitude, though Jules. You just have to laugh when it gets to a certain point. I say fugetaboutit! Let’s get everyone and head over to Janeys. I hear her refrigerator is working.

  9. I hate to tell you – but this post actually made me feel better about my last couple of years, which was pretty close to yours except for the disability part. I love that you’ve managed to keep your sense of humor through all that. Keep fighting that fight!

    • Hi, CookieCakes!

      Honestly? If you can’t laugh at it (no matter HOW bad), then why bother, right? That has pretty much been my mantra since the hubs had his last surgery. Usually I can absolutely laugh it off, but it kind of got a little overwhelming between the target on my driver’s side door and the dead hard drive on the computer.



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