Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Merritts Streak of Bad Luck
The past week hasn't been the best for us. First of all we went to a high pressure sales presentation, and somehow was suckered into joining. We thought it was a good thing and maybe it is, but Frank found some bad things that had been posted on the Internet about this private sales club. It really was expensive to join, and we found out too late that we could have cancelled it within three business days. That was the beginning of our bad luck streak. We still have to go to an orientation to learn how to shop their catalogs, etc. So we have decided to wait to make our opinion on it after we see how it all works. Our promise to each other, NEVER, NEVER, AGAIN WILL WE GO TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. WE ARE SUCKERS!!!!
A couple of weeks ago we had a Rainbow salesman come to our home and he was here for a few hours demonstrating the vacuum, and at the end the salesman of course started his course of trying to get us to buy, and one of the things he said is that we had to buy today and we couldn't buy later. Well, we told him what we have told sales people before. "We never buy anything on the spot and we like to talk about it and think about it for a couple of days." I am thinking, "What happened with this promise we made a long time ago when we made a big mistake in buying a car." So what do we do, end up breaking that promise and signed on the dotted line with Direct Buy. I was sick to my stomach for a few days, and then decided you can't cry over spilt milk and we need to check it out before making our decision. So we will see. I know that I would have hated the vacuum as I don't like canister vacuums and it would be way too much work setting it up with the water, and then having to clean it afterwards and making sure it is dry. I like things quick and easy
Then Monday afternoon, I received a phone call from the nurse in our doctor's office. She said the extensive blood work that Dr. Gorman had done on Frank came back with a ANA positive results, meaning he has some kind of an auto-immune illness. So of course I am thinking the worst especially after looking it up on the Internet. The top listing in the test was Lupus, but after going on in the list, I saw that it can be drug related, and Frank has been on prescription pain pills for over three years. So we are thinking that this may be the cause. They are referring us to a specialist in Vegas, and we are waiting for them to call. If they don't, I am going to call them and make the appointment. I am sure they are checking out our insurance first before they call us. His symptoms are, bursitis in his shoulders, back of his legs hurting, neck pain had a swollen wrist, and constant fatigue.
The bad luck goes on. We had a fun fishing trip planned with our young neighbors. They were going to help us with our travel trailer getting it set up etc., and it was a testing trip to see how Frank handles the trailer, etc. Frank had saved some money for the fuel as diesel is so expensive. So today he is mowing the lawn, and our lawn mower decided to quit. He had to buy a new one, and yes there went his savings for the trip.
Then I received a $400 dollar dental bill on a crown that Frank had to have. So need I say more? I called Wendy and told her the situation and to cancel our reservation for our trailer spot. Disappointment needless to say. We haven't done anything fun for so long. We also were going to go to Pocatello, ID for our grandson's graduation, and then stay in Salt Lake City and visit family and friends. That is out of the question now too. So I guess I am saying I am feeling a little picked on and more like dumped on. I hope this streak of bad luck is over.