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Forum: Living Life to the Glory of God
 Topic: Wednesday, October 18
Wednesday, October 18 [message #820699] Wed, 18 October 2017 06:29
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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My plans have changed for today. We were told the visiting nurse was going to come for dh's iv, but the insurance paperwork is not completed, so we have to go to the hospital instead. This forced me to cancel my subbing job for today. Sigh. I guess I can't make plans these days that can't be broken...because definitely dh needs me to drive him. However, I will do anything I need to do to help him feel better! I just hate to commit to helping someone else and then disappoint them.

So, we are at the hospital for a minimum of 3 hours this morning. Apart from that, it's laundry day.

I have a lot of paperwork for my courses, and phone calls to make about finances and whatnot...so that will be my activity today.

What about you?

Have a great day! SOAP for all of you.


Lisa T.
Re: Wednesday, October 18 [message #820702 is a reply to message #820699 ] Wed, 18 October 2017 08:25
ReneeL.inMN
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Good Morning Lovelies,

Insurance is such a blessing, and such a hassle - I will be praying the forms and request are completed and approved soon, Lisa.

Today is the dentist for dd and me. Eh. I've never had any issues (not even a cavity in 51 years), but still.

Otherwise, no co-op today for MEA weekend here in MN. After the dentist, we plan to:

** do school - lots and lots of school
** laundry x 2
** menu plan for next week w/dd's input
** call my Dad - he is turning 75 today! They are out of town for a board meeting or else we would have gone for lunch.
** youth group for dd - walk with favorite sister in law for me


ReneeL.inMN
25yos, 23yos, 13 yod I guess I am old enough for adult children.

My stomach hurts, but I still choose joy! :-)

Re: Wednesday, October 18 [message #820703 is a reply to message #820699 ] Wed, 18 October 2017 12:20
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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Very Happy Renee...we are definitely getting our money’s worth on the insurance this year for the first time ever! It costs more than half my pension, but so worth it when you have a need.


Lisa T.
Forum: General Chats
 Topic: Working during dh's illness
Working during dh's illness [message #820700] Wed, 18 October 2017 07:20
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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Now that dh is ill, he is no longer working. We had planned on that income to cover expenses. He recently applied for, and is getting, social security, but it is only about 75% of his previous income. So I really need to work part time to cover our expenses.

I have been working one day a week at a local museum, mostly for fun, and subbing at my old school occasionally. But now, our schedule (and my ability to be at work) is ruled by the hospital. Yesterday, for example, they called to say the visiting nurse visit for iv fluids today was not yet approved by insurance, so I need to bring dh in at 9 am for his iv. I was scheduled to sub, so I had to cancel the sub job. I really don't like being unreliable, but I have to put first things first!

The museum closes in the winter, so that job will end till spring. Meantime, they are very caring and concerned about dh, and can be flexible if I need to leave suddenly or cancel my day, and they are willing to work around my schedule. That is a blessing, and I will continue there in the spring.

Subbing is a different story, and really not as flexible. I just can't walk out of a class with 20 teenagers if there is an emergency, and I hate to cancel planned jobs so they have to find a sub for a sub. Confused

Our local library (which is in walking distance of our house) has an opening for an aide 10-12 hours per week. Flexible hours, very friendly staff, and they do great children's programming and want help with that. I think I am going to apply. I am hoping if I get this job that I can have a schedule that will work around dh's chemo, let me continue at the museum come spring, and bring in sufficient income to allow us to be financially comfortable.

Now, I have to write a resume. I haven't done that since 1984! Wish me luck!


Lisa T.
Re: Working during dh's illness [message #820701 is a reply to message #820700 ] Wed, 18 October 2017 08:19
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
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Also, what about something like VIPKID or transcription, where you can work as much as you like?


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: Working during dh's illness [message #820704 is a reply to message #820700 ] Wed, 18 October 2017 12:22
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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Sherry, what is VIPKID?


Lisa T.


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