Anyone who knows me, and those that are getting to know me =) ... know that I love my coffee! And yes, I am teased and picked on about it - but that's ok. My coffee cup and I have a very understanding relationship. We can take it as long as we stay together!!! =)
I usually pay over the amount of the bill for 2 or 3 months, then pay the balance. Start over. Well, this was my "start over" month ...
The bill was due on June 15 ... we were out of town. And our checking account was not set up for bill pay. Water company doesn't have a website so that I could pay it online either. My thought? No worry. It's not behind, and we have a 10 day grace period.
The nasty letter was dated June 19. Threatening to lock our meter and turn our water off for non-payment. Sigh.
Now, right or wrong, this just flew all over me! (Guess I really did get my pills mixed up! LOL - but ...)
Anyway, we went to the office, and I laid the letter on the girl's desk. I asked her to look on our account and see what was "past due" ... She said, "Oh, it's just this month's bill." I asked her for exactly how much? "$17" ... seriously? OMW.
I laid a check on her desk and said, "Well, my goodness! Let me take care of this right now. I wouldn't want this water company to have to close their doors because of my $17!" I'm sorry, but good grief!
I could understand if the water bill was even over 30 days late. BUT 4 DAYS LATE? And for only $17??? This was deserving of a nasty letter?
Their defense? "Well, those letters were sent out to everyone who had an outstanding balance. And it has already caused many people with 2 - 6 months out on their bill to catch up. And that benefits everyone in the Corporation."
What????? I told her that I could understand that, and I certainly wasn't asking for free water, nor special treatment. BUT 4 DAYS LATE????? $17?????
Rick said later that I was being that "nice, sweet Southern lady" that had just had ENOUGH!!! lol
Got the bill paid ... and had a few words ... came away - HAPPY! LOL
*Potassium was perfect - Praise the Lord.
*Swelling in the left leg, ankle, and foot are better - Praise the Lord.
*Weight is still creeping up - not sure about that one. I have been eating less, eating better, walking more, drinking more water. ??? Prayers.
*Mild high blood pressure - starting on medication. Prayers.
*Mild high cholesterol - starting on medication. Prayers.
*Ear infection - antibiotics and decongestant. Prayers.
*Leg has become infected (Kyla threw a stick and the wind caught it, throwing it into my leg) - antibiotics, dressing, watching. Prayers.
*Stay on the Lasix and potassium. Still trying to get the edema down. She wants me to wear support socks if possible as well. Resting as much as I can tolerate. (LOL) Prayers.
*Stay with the vitamins and supplements. Eat less, eat better, drink more water, get some light exercising (light at first).
*She said she is going to order a mammogram. Still wants me to have a stress test - but with no insurance ... ??? (It is over $1000 ... sigh)
*She wants to see me the end of August - with a full blood work panel a couple of days before.
She is concerned about diabetes - although the blood sugar numbers are good, so is the A1C.
...So, deep breath ... even more changes ... praying for God to give me strength, courage, and wisdom!!!
I don't know what God wants to do with me, but He woke me up this morning for some reason. And as long as He continues to do that, I want to be available, and be the best for Him that I can be.
I ask for your prayers in all of this. I know it will be a difficult road at times, but then, God is greater! God is stronger! God is gooder! And if it gets too difficult, well then - He will just have to carry me for a while!!! =)
I have some catch up to do on the website ... some thank you cards to write ... emails to answer ... pictures to go thru ... and a few other things to keep me busy, but at the same time to bring me joy, smiles, and even laughter.
Looking forward to some time with the hubby =) ... maybe watch a movie or two ... a nap maybe ...
We are having a fish fry meal with Rick's parents on Sunday - yummy! But I am going to be "good" - I promise!
Can't wait till Sunday church ... Bro. Tim preaches the Word with no shame or apology! Praise God!
Praying that you and yours will be blessed today and everyday!
Thank you again for taking the time to read this, and to pray. I love you all!!!!!