Friday, April 29, 2011

How I spent my afternoon

Came home this afternoon to find a bill from Mercy. We shouldn't be getting a bill from Mercy, because Steph's appt a few weeks ago was because a knot came up under the skin & it turned out to be a swollen lymph node. Twisted ankle that was giving her issues & a chicken pox booster was on the list to be talked about too. I would assume this would be considered covered, but who knows. So I spend my afternoon (time between getting off work & picking kids up from school & then after I get home) on the phone w/ the insurance comp. It is covered, fyi. The clinic coded the claim wrong. They put it in as Steph being age 3-4. So even though the insurance comp. has her birthdate (therefore age) they won't change it & pay it. I have to call Mercy billing & get no where (no answer). Finally I do get ahold of a real person when I get home from picking up kids only to be told they'll investigate, but I'm not on the account to talk to so she can't tell me anything. I explained I had filled out a form filled out, but it wasn't in their system. Besides I've talked to them before about the account billings. I was just happy to get a live person that I didn't argue & asked how I could get on the system to talk to them. Funny thing is I am the one that always pays these bills to them, but I can't "talk" to them about it, especially when I have before. Oh well they are to be mailing us something for Chris to sign & mail back to them. By the time that is all done, I bet I'll have gotten the papers from the ins. comp. showing where it was paid & hopefully I won't have to call them back.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I had an eye appt that I had already changed once so I decided to brave the flood waters & attempt the trip to my eye doctors. This was on the back side of Lowell (Old Wire Rd).
This was by Arvest Bank in Lowell.

I did make it to the appt & home just fine. On the way there on a 2-lane road cars would go through water & it'd splash up onto our windshield & after about the 5th time we splashed water up onto another cars windshield. Logan says "payback".

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Fun

Easter morning was spent changing a flat tire in the rain. It couldn't be fixed so a new tire had to be purchased. This is after a new battery had to be purchased yesterday. Steph decided to drive to school one day last week & after parking at Logan's school & walking him to the front (she parked farther back in the parking lot to miss some traffic) she got back to the truck & it wouldn't start. Daddy to the rescue. Thank goodness it was a morning Chris was home & not in court or an early meeting.

We didn't do our night time Easter Egg hunt due to rain, but the Easter Bunny did visit & leave a few treats for the kids.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Time in the car

This is how I spend a lot of my time in the car. Waiting in line at the bank to make work deposit (cars in front of me, I'll read). Waiting to pick Logan up from school (I'll read til the line starts moving). Waiting to pick Steph up from school (I'll read til line moves then try to get a spot in the front so I can park again & read more)

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This storm hit between the time I got off work & having to pick kids up from school. There was reports of 3 in size hail in downtown Springdale (although I never saw photos on the news). My neighbor was in Fayetteville & ended up w/ hail damage to her new car. I got lucky & the storms passed before I had to leave & I started texting Steph after she got out of school to tell her hurry to the car before it started up again. We got almost home before it downpoured on us, but no hail.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Yummy Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

For some crazy reason I always look at the edge of the garage door frame when I pull into the garage. Thank goodness I do that! When I came home yesterday (Monday) after picking kids up from school I notice the wood looks odd. So after examining closer it looks as if something is eating away at the wood. I have never seen termite damage before, but know they can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Chris comes home & I have him look at it. Tuesday I call & get someone out to check it out w/ more experience in "bugs" than myself. Sure enough it's termites, but good news is that it looks like we caught it early. A couple days later they came out to treat & we won't mention how much that cost, but it was real close to the thousands mentioned above w/out the "s".

So the moral to this story blog post is, if you don't have a current termite contract you should get one. They are already bad this year the guy from the "bug" company said.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Since we needed to replace our dryer we decided that the washer should be replaced as well. We got it when we moved into the house in 1992 & figured there probably wasn't much life left in it. So we splurged & got the front load type w/ the pedastals. I am loving them!!! We Chris need to make some adjustments to the dryer vent so that we can move them back a tad bit more. I can't reach into the cabinets over them as it is.

Friday, April 15, 2011


I got this license plate made while on vacation last year. There are at least one other car like mine that is always driving on the street around our house. I was getting waved at everytime I drove out of my driveway. I didn't know these people either & since I have had this license plate on my car I don't get waved at anymore by people that don't know me. If you don't believe it fits me, just ask my kids, lol.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spirt Night

The schools around here do what they call Spirt Night at Chick-fil-a resturant. A portion of the sales during a certain time frame goes back to the school. The class w/ the most sales during this time frame wins a free 8 pack of chicken nuggets. Logan's class won for the previous month.
Here's the winning coupon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So bare

Everyday for I don't know how long I have came home to see the truck parked in the yard by the fence. This day Chris had to leave for work early so Steph drove Logan & herself to school (for the very first time). It seemed so odd pulling in the driveway & the yard looking so bare.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shoes, shoes & more shoes

Logan is the worst for taking his shoes off in the middle of the floor. As soon as he walks into the house off comes his shoes & they lay where ever he might have made it that particular day. Most days I trip find them in the kitchen, since we walk in thru the garage. This particular evening I notice the only shoes in the living room are Chris's & mine.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Freedom.....sort of

We know Chris has to go into work early one morning this week so Steph will be driving her & Logan to school. I went & got a key made for the truck for her. This way she can have her own key & doesn't have to borrow mine or Chris's each time. It's the small things like this that make me realize how fast she is growing up. Seems like yesterday it was diapers & formula I was getting & now in the blink of an eye it's truck keys.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Starbucks Date

Chris loves him some Starbucks coffee. He was really into the Borders Cafe upstairs & their coffee til they closed up shop. He then had to find him another "fix". So Starbucks it was. He usually stops by everyday after he gets off work & unwinds w/ a big ol cup of joe. Although they have some fancy name for large like Venti. He decided to go one Sunday afternoon while I was out running errands. He texted me that he was there & asked if I wanted to stop by on my way home. Since I'm not into that fancy fru fru coffee stuff & coffee made anywhere other than my house is always WAY to strong for my standards I opted for a "Venti" lol glass of ice water.