My Week in Review 4/5-4/12

Saturday, April 12, 2014

If the last two weeks have been crazy then this week makes crazy look absolutely sane! This week has been nothing short of chaotic. In fact, as I sat down to write this, I realized that I have no clue where to start. I’m overwhelmed with the task of recalling this week.

I’ll start with the important stuff…Prue’s visit with the pulmonologist. We drove to Charlotte this week, almost two hours from our home, to see why Prue still has pneumonia after twelve weeks. We still really don’t have a definitive answer. Rather, we got a speculation and a treatment plan. We go back for an X-ray in three weeks to see if the treatment works.

That brings me to my next chaotic situation—trying to find someone to fill the prescription. Prue was prescribed Sodium Chloride 3% for nebulizer. I drove home from Charlotte, went to my pharmacy where it was called into and was told, “We don’t have it and can’t order it.” I went to eight different pharmacies. The last one that I went to told me that they could order it but that I would have to order more than I needed and pay $300 because insurance won’t cover it. They suggested yet another pharmacy to me that may have it in stock and I could purchase only what I needed. I gave them a call and they didn’t have it. At this point that was nine pharmacies that didn’t have this prescription. They called their supply pharmacy in Boone, which is about forty-five minutes away, low and behold—they had it and it was only going to cost $82! Unfortunately, they only send a shipment twice a week and I’d already wasted a day so I didn’t want to waste another two days before I could get the script filled.

Off we went to Boone to get this medication filled. When I got there, the pharmacist asked me if I minded to wait because she wanted to call my insurance. She called them and haggled with them for a while. Finally, she came back and said that insurance had relented and they filled my prescription for $1!!! Talk about a shock!

On Wednesday, Kahlan had her usual therapy session. That went okay—nothing important to note about that. No word yet from her casting for orthotics.

Thursday we went to look at a house. We really like it and I think we are going to put in a contingency offer on it. Currently, we have nine people living in 1600 square feet of space. The house we’re looking at has just over 4,000 heated square feet!

Thursday was also Prue’s birthday! She is nine years old and such a blessing. I’m proud to call her my daughter! We were planning to have a party for her this weekend but had to reschedule since some of her friends came down with a stomach bug and we don’t want to be exposed.

That was pretty much my week in terms of the family—reading this week was pretty steady. I put up my review for Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter and also for Tracy Higley’s, The Queen’s Handmaid.

In addition to that I finished 'An Amish Garden' and I started in on 'Rachel' by Jill Eileen Smith.
“A Place of Healing” Vannetta Chapman
Emma discovers a run-away teen in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a woman and her two children. Then her mother-in-law reveals a secret about her garden. Will Emma choose loneliness or learn to accept God’s gifts?

“Flowers for Rachael” Kathleen Fuller
Rachael’s garden is beautiful, but she is lonely. Gideon is in love with Rachael, but when Rachael finds her garden in shambles after a crisis, she rejects his help. Will she realize she doesn’t have to do everything on her own?

“Seeds of Love” Tricia Goyer
When a corporation shows interest in buying Sadie’s heirloom seeds, she panics. They are all she has left of her Dat and Mem. Eli believes he can help Sadie, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again, and will the seeds of a new relationship take root?

“Planting a Future” Beth Wiseman
Rosemary is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul has been interested in her for years, but Rosemary has turned him down repeatedly. Saul begins helping with her family’s garden, but someone is sabotaging his efforts—and keeping a secret that could change their lives.

Can true love overcome a legacy of betrayal?

Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Leah wishes her father would find a good man who would love her alone. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.

I didn’t have much time for photography this week but on Wednesday I happened to grab a few shots of my niece. I’m still working on the lighting and editing but we had fun working on the shots!
Oh and before I forget—I paid off my washer this week! One bill out of the way on my journey to being out of debt! I’m hoping to also have my van paid off within the next couple of weeks—I felt that was an important thing to update about!

That’s pretty much it. Nothing but chaos this week but overall it was a pretty good one. Thanks for reading!

One Response to “My Week in Review 4/5-4/12”

  1. That is a crazy week! Just the stress of driving to appointments and figuring out the medication and insurance is a lot of chaos! That is so great you were able to get Prue's prescription for $1!

    I'm excited to see what happens for you with this house! What a blessing it would be to have a bigger home for your family.

    Great pictures of your Niece!