-2 car registrations due in one week ($100)
-1 car did not pass smog
-1 car repair to pass smog ($275)
-2 car registrations to mail in ($200)
-washer/dryer electrical outlet blew out (landlord paid- whew!)
-fridge ice maker not working (no repair - must live with ice from ice cube trays)
-portable dishwasher broken (repair parts cannot be found since the dishwasher is so old, thus we are doing all dishes ourselves. Lots and lots of dishes. Every day. No repair)
-hospital bill from Micah's surgery (what the copay did not cover - $150)
-car battery is dying in one car (may be able to exchange at Costco, but signifies a bigger car problem - in the same car that did not pass smog but then did after $275).
That is the short list. Then there is the Dentist issue. Sorry if this might gross you out, but I have not been to the dentist in 2 1/2 years. Don't worry, I do brush twice daily with my Sonicare. But the reason I have not been to the dentist is because, without fail, every single time I have gone, I have needed major work done totaling over $500 each time. My dental insurance doesn't seem to cover anything that happens in my mouth. I have been putting off making an appt. for months now, even though I know I need to go. I am really, really scared. Of pain, yes, but also of the financial pain I know I will have to endure. I have been praying that God would help me overcome my fear of the dentist and help me make the call. Today I woke up and prayed about it again. Well, today the dentist's office called me - after 2 1/2 years. They said my dentist had been "going through my files and noticed I had not come in in a long time." Sounds like God wants me to go, too. But I'm so scared!!!! I don't want another big bill!!! Whaaaaaaa!!!! I want my mommy!!!!
So, that is my week. One of those weeks. Trying to be thankful through it all, trust God and believe that He will continue to provide. I know we are not alone in this. Please pray that our old landlord will give us our deposit back soon!