It’s the end of another week and we’re in the final days of July. Hard to imagine it’s almost August.
Tomorrow, we have the big garage sale at Mom’s house. I’m heading up there when Love gets home to bring up a few more items and my sister had more items to bring up as well. Mom said the garage is stuffed full. My sister is going to take tomorrow and I’ll be up Sunday to help. Mom said it was silly for both of us to be there both days. Good idea and makes sense. This way, neither of us has to overdo it. I’m SO hoping for good sales. We’ve worked really hard organizing it all and my mom and sister were great getting donations from friends and such to give us more items to sell.
After paying the first month’s premium of the PCIP insurance ($237), and using some funds for doctor’s appointments there’s $750 in the fund right now. Cash money set aside. But of course, there is a $1,000 deductible that needs to be met, $588 account balance to my OB/GYN that needs to be paid and the $237/month for the insurance so we have a long way to go still. It’s why we’re all really hoping it goes well with the sale.
Also, speaking of sales, I got two more items listed on the shop today. A Cherry Blossom-inspired Rainbow Moonstone and Swarovski Crystal Tree and a Tunduru (Tundra) Sapphire Tree. Both are really lovely!
Check out PhoenixFire Designs for more lovely jewelry or let me know if you want something custom! (And if you have a facebook, twitter or blog, I’d really appreciate a shout-out to help promote the site. Every link helps right now and sales are vital two months into having no income, you know?)
Trying not to think too hard about the fact that the end of July also bring Rand‘s birthday with it as well. It’s tomorrow actually. This is the second birthday since his passing in March 2010. I need to give his Mom a call but we haven’t talked in months – not since before my birthday actually – so she probably doesn’t even know what’s going on with my health.
I still miss him. I think a lot these days about how I know he’s be so helpful during this and supportive with all this stress going on. It’s hard missing such a good, solid friend like that, you know? For the most part, the grief has settled into a familiar groove these days. Love and I can joke about him or Dutch things (he was very proud of his Dutch heritage) and such without breaking down. It still hurts and I’m sure in some way it always will, but it’s better. Certain days though, such as his birthday, well…those are a little harder.
Anyway, gotta run. Need to hit the post office on the way up to bring stuff to Mom’s for tomorrow. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.