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09-28-2011, 09:43 PM
So, I get laid off about a month ago. It was a job, but a bad place to work.(Been there 5 years) Mentally I'm feeling better but just tight in the check book. Ok. Then last week I get rear ended! Thankfully I had just dropped my 7 year old off at school. But now I'm laying in bed all day medicated! I have had three previous back surgeries & it ain't feeling good now! Like come on!!! What next? I was waiting over the week end to see if any space junk was going to hit me! LOL. This was the third time I've been hit! Jeesh!:skeered:
Sorry just venting. But now no deer hunt too! No way I can shoot my 30.06 now! Grrrrrrrr.:smiley_chain_gun_an
Go on Social Security Disability for you and your whole family. That's what Social Security Insurance is all about. That's why you have been paying for it out of each pay check.
And, good luck.
09-28-2011, 10:15 PM
I feel your pain! I have had one hell of a year myself. I hope all smooths out for you and you can get back to a so called normal life.
09-28-2011, 10:19 PM
Thats a Bummer Jeff.
I got hit on the 91 a couple months ago. Young kid was probably texting hahaha. Neck is still a little stiff, but daily streatching helps
09-28-2011, 11:34 PM
Go after the driver's insurance too.
09-29-2011, 12:01 AM
I've had three bad years. My trade is more of a luxury and nobody seems to be in the market for $80,000 stereo systems. Currently I work about one day every three weeks, and I'm not eligible for any kind of assistance. We have had to completely change our lifestyle. But you know it's all relative. A couple of years ago a peanuts cartoon really put life into perspective. It was the Thanksgiving special, and they illustrated the fact that one of the first group of immigrants to this great nation of ours endured more hardships than any of us could fathom. After dealing with disease only 47 of the original 122 people survived the winter. Children were orphaned, and parents buried their kids.
Recently I read an article about the Exodus out of Somalia that is happening right now due to famine. Parents are literally leaving their children on the road for dead. These kids are still alive but unable to continue the journey to refugee camps on their own. The parents, unable to carry them due to their own weakness from starvation are faced with the choice of leaving them to die, or staying and possibly dying with them, and also jeopardizing the lives of their other children.
In my line of work I see many ultra wealthy people. I also believe that the drive they have to become captains of industry is a double edged sword. They are financially successful, but 90% of them are the most miserable SOB's I have ever met. They can't enjoy their success, and they rarely have any type of relationship with their children, or spouses. We live very meagerly, but I love my family and wouldn't give up our dynamic for any amount of money.
It always gets better, and when you compare it to other people in the world and in history we all have it pretty damn good. It's easy to take for granted the the value that we have as parents of healthy children, continuing our family names, running the rat race. My wife's brother has two autistic boys, and a girl we are unsure about. One of the boys will be OK, he will always struggle, but his brother will need a lot of help his entire life. Meanwhile my son was singing Johnny Cash when he was 2. I am blessed. Not to ramble on but that just reminded me of another "life in perspective" moment. I was turning onto the street I live on and I passed a car that had an elderly woman driving, and her mentally retarded adult son wearing a hockey helmet in the passenger seat. Not only has she endured 40 some odd years of caring for son, but what struck me to the core was thinking of the burden she carries knowing that one day she won't be there for him. I can't even imagine.
I just like thinking about this kind of stuff when I'm feeling beat. Makes me half full when it seems totally empty.
09-29-2011, 08:31 AM
Hope you heal quick, i know the pain, had my C6-7 worked on 3 years ago. Good luck.
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