Sunday, August 31, 2008

Updates and More Updates SNAGS


I'm going to try and make this very quick, right, hunh?  The girls and I are off to Erie today to for a mini-vacay.  We plan to bicycle around Presque Isle, hit the beach for a bit, and eat, of course.  Boy, I think we all need it.  Becky is still sad, I'm a jumble of nerves, Megan also.

My SIL......she had a strep infection that she thought was a virus in May.  She never had it taken care of.  It moved into her heart and destroyed her aortic valve.  In fact, the valve was totally missing.  She had emergency open heart on Friday and is doing pretty well considering.  The docs are surprised that she is alive.

My BF is having his surgery Wednesday.  I try not to even think about that.  I'll be off and there.  We went out Friday night and he had renewed energy.  We had a wonderful time together.

Now, this mama sweats the small things.  Meg's loans again.  Any of you that have been with me a while know that this is a total nightmare for at least a month to get my co-signed loans through each and every year she has been in college.  Wellllll....I signed on to the bank website as always and was directed to AES.  I cringed because AES is servicing all alternate loans now.  That org. is a nightmare.  I started Aug. 22.  I've had 3 applications rejected for silly reasons.  They wiped them all out and let me set up a new one up on Friday.  Everything was going smooth.  Meg got an e-mail that said the co-signing went through and all was ready for review and for her to e-sign, which she did.  Next morning  ....REJECT.  They don't open until Tues.  Now, I have no idea if the application was rejected or I was denied as co-signer.  There is absolutely no explanation online.  I couldn't sleep last night.  This stuff drives me out of my mind.

My car was back in the shop two weeks ago getting a sway bar and bushings and a new fan for the AC/heat; all covered by the warranty, thank the Lord.  Now, it's making another clunking noise under the hood in a different area.  They had my car three days the last time with no loaner.  It's going on Tues. I need it by Wed.  Ugh.  So, do we take Becky's new car with the manual to Erie?  I have always driven sticks but Joey said these are newer and different. She doesn't want to drive it that far yet.  Do I chance my car for 85 miles there and back?  Oy?

Well, I need to get my butt in gear and read some journals while I drink my coffee.  I'm taking my camera so I'll be posting some pictures tomorrow.  Love & Hugs to all............




nightmaremom said...

student loans suck... good luck with it... hopefully it's a clerical error.  I went to Presque Isle yesterday!  LOL  great minds ...  well we'd have been great had we planned it the same day.   It was gorgeous and will posting pictures in a bit.  We even saw a wedding on the beach.   Have a great day and enjoy
love ya

carolsixpac said...

So sorry to hear about your SIL that is so sad! Those student loans are a pain in the butt! Will be saying a prayer for all your going thru and include your boyfriends surg and SIL too--now go have a nice fun relaxing day-hugs!

stetsonsfyre said...

I hope all goes well with you and your family* Blessings*  Teresa

P.S.  Thanks for the lovely snags :)

lv2trnscrb said...

sounds like a fun trip; I hope you and the girls enjoy themselves! what a hassle with the loans!! you think it could be a smoother process especially for something as important as an education! I'm sorry to hear about your SIL; I'm glad she's doing well now; my sister's BIL died from strep throat untreated that got into the rest of his body (the infection)

I'd take the new car but not push it too hard, keep it at a reasonable speed; 85 miles isn't too bad to put on a new car

just enjoy today!!!


astoriasand said...

Keep thinking possitive thoughts Chris and have a lovely mini break.Try not to worry .Prayers going up for everyone .Thinking of you.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

lisa41076 said...

Chris, sending up prayers for your BF, Love the snags , Hugs Lisa

jeadie05 said...

I will keep your bf in my prayers meanwhile hase a good time with the girls ,and hope you can sort out the bank Janxx

bhbner2him said...

Life sure is a muddle sometimes, is it not?  Thoughts and prayers with you and yorus.  -  BArbara

psychfun said...

I LOVE both those snags!

OMG...prayers on the way! I can't believe you SIL! GEEZ! God must really have something for her to still do here! Man, I'm not getting better in 3 days I'm on the phone with the doc. I don't have time to waste for some silly thing to hold me down. Now I'll even be less stressed calling the doc after hearing this. Too bad if they don't like it. I hope all goes well with both of them & the loans! Find out! So much for no child left behind...they don't care I guess once you get to higher education!

chat2missie said...

Your SIL is very lucky!  Have a good trip and yes, take lots of pictures.

frankandmary said...

I can understand your not thinking about the surgery for him, sometimes it is better that way, but I'll bet it pops up for you more than you like...the brain tends to work like that.  I have been sending him good vibes all too.

You sure needed that mini vaca.

Reading journals & drinking coffee?  Sounds like you really need a massage instead!

cherry2sweet2eat said...

very nice snags.

queenb8261 said...

You have a lot on your plate. So glad you're getting away for the day. Wish I run away.I'm propped up on the couch with a big pillow under my ugly clunky surgicle shoe thingy. I have a pin sticking out of one toe. Looks like a little yellow eyeball. LOL It's been 3 days and today was THE worst day as far as, the girls were  home and for some reason acting like little heathens. They were so loud. Running in and out of the house. I felt sick at my stomach and of course had a headache. Oh well, the day is almost over. Hope you get your loan stuff straightened out. That stuff can be a pain.   Wow your sister in law is so lucky they caught what was wrong with her THIS time. I pray she continues to improve. Will be sending out prayers for your BF too. Have a good rest of your weekend.
Luv N Hugs, Barb

preciousone25 said...

So glad that your SIL is doing well!!!  Wow!!!  Have FUN on your vacation, you NEED it!!!!


queeniemart said...

I can not believe a sway bar is busted on your new car. Jeez. Rick is trying to get that fixed on his truck today and that is with 175,000 miles on it. Be safe whatever you chose to drive. I hope you and the kids have a wonderful happy time! I pray the application thing is worked out too. UGH! PLEASE let me know about BF's surgery. I will be worried and praying for him.
i love you

springangel235 said...

Sounds like this time away is just what all of you need....prayers you got some rest and also prayers for your boyfriends surgery on Wed.   We all are keeping good thoughts...hugs and love,

hrt2heart615 said...

Hi Chris..   :)   Sounds like a lot has been going on in your life, and not very much of it good.. :(  I'm sorry..   I've been having such horrible computer problems, that half the time I can't even leave a comment because this damn thing will just shut off right in the middle of writing one, or right in the middle of reading.  Then it takes me hours to get back on.  

Anyway.. I do hope you and the girls have a wonderful time in Erie!  Sounds like a fun girls day out!
Things will be fine with your BF... they do those kinds of surgeries all the time, and people are much better for them.  He will feel 100% better once it's over and he heals.  I know that doesn't help much, especially when you are a worrier (I know, because I am one too!), but, just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

I used to have that problem when Gina was going to College.  The student loans.. the paper work.. the hassle!  It used to drive me nuts!  She only went for 2 years so it didn't last long.  I pray all works out for you.

We are leaving tomorrow morning for Pittsburgh, and I am taking your number with me, so I will try and give you a call while I'm there.  Maybe we can get together.. :)

Much love and tons of hugs!

sangrialel said...

I hope you have a great little vaca.  Linda

eyesbaerle said...

I am vey happy to hear you take a lil vacation. Wishing you a wonderful time! I am looking forward to your pictures!
I will be thinking of you and your BF this Wednesday. My best wishes are with you!
Best get well wishes for your sister-in-law and brother!
Hugs, Maria

pprrrr39 said...

Love the snags...Thank you so much.

I am sorry to hear about your sister, but glad that they caught it in time.
Keeping you and your boyfriend in my prayers, i hope that everything goes well with his op.
Have a good time at Erie
hugs Jayne

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOOU)))))))))))))))))))))Oh my,I am glad to hear that your Sistre is alive an I will be prayimg for your Sister an your Bf.Have a good night.

bojgill4375 said...

Cute little kittys! Snagged, thanks for sharing. Praise the Lord for your SIL. Will keep both in my prayers. Sorry about the loan. :(  Sure hope you get your car back soon. Hugs, Janie