Back From Disney Sharing A Vacation Photo Movie (And Oh, The Stress Going On)
The twins are 4 years, 3 weeks & 3 days old.
The movie isn’t the stress part. All appears happy there. The part where our dog was put down right before leaving for Disney, the trip ending up FAR more stressful and in many ways much more unpleasant than I ever could have imagined before it happened. And knowing my dad was there, I knew it was not going to be any picnic. I swallowed it up and went for my daughter’s sake ONLY in the end! I actually cried to my husband that I wanted to stay home. He assured me things would be different, but he was quite wrong.
I found some rays of light through an otherwise nightmarish situation for us both. I’ll have to create a You Tube video on that one, but it is pretty damn unbelievable. I guess some people never change and sometimes things only get worse instead of better. A damn shame indeed.
I really would love to give her a do-over vacation, which she has asked for, if I could afford it. With what my father did not take care of and hub laid out money wise, which he knows we don’t have, he could have come along with us on our own getaway. Now that would have been fun. Keep on eye out for that vlog about the trip. Again, normal parents..grandparents…you’d find it all hard to believe, but believe you me, it’s ALL true. I got short-changed as did my poor children.
And then I come home finding out we had a major plumbing issue here to contend with. Also, the van needed over $1,000 worth of repairs to pass inspection, and the plumbing job went array as yesterday the lighting fixture in the downstairs kitchen started leaking like a faucet for over 2 hours. We had to wait in fear (at least on my part about an electrical issue because of it — possible fire. How the heck do I know?) And were forced to wonder if all of the hard work hub put into doing the brand new ceiling and walls that took him forever, and he is in no physical shape to redo, was about to become a nightmare situation, and completely pulled down to find the source of the problem.
Then he says to me, ”The money I have left from my buy out is (BLANK LOCATION) just in case anything should happen to me” with tears in his eyes. The poor guy looked like he might have a stroke and was fearing it, which made me ballistic and upset to say the least. 1/2 of his buy out money is gone from the past 3 weeks alone! He gets nothing more for God knows how long!
How will he ever make it to disability? How will we survive? We haven’t even all been approved for medical yet due to a glitch in the system that was supposed to be worked out by now, but has not been, so we cannot pick a plan. (OBAMACARE!) One person is me and one is one of the twins. Make any sense? NO! But it’s happening. Anything bad happens medically to us right now we are screwed. Not to mention over $700 a month in prescriptions as we wait for them to fix this problem.It’s just an awful time, and a vacation is just what we needed, but that turned very sour. I tried to make it as good as I possibly could, but we had no downtime and were run ragged. Not to mention additional stress factors.. (again, wait for the video.)
So right now I have 2 plumbers in my home who pulled down a ceiling, likely ripping my poor hubby’s heart out along with it, and what do you know? Turns out the leak was stemming from an upstairs pipe, so all that was needed was a tiny hole to repair. My husband was the one who noticed it. The plumbers never even checked the kitchen up here, only the bathroom. What incompetence! Now we have a ruined ceiling.
I’m just so fed up with the constant stress & bad luck. I need a turnaround soon for my health’s sake. Hub is 14 years my senior with blood pressure and cholestrol issues. I worry all the time about him. I couldn’t go on without my destiny. I just can’t even imagine it. He better live til 100! Just pray things turn around for us.
And now without further ado….the video. It looks like we had fun. In some ways we did, but we were in pain, exhausted, and I was dehydrated. My father could not have cared less. We were baggage, not passengers to him. Very disappointing. Long story that again you will hear via my You Tube channel. I’m just sooo glad to be nothing like my parents. I feel bad for myself and what I grew up with. I give up!
Ok..enjoy the movie. Much more to come. The Disney & Epcot light shows and fireworks were the absolute highlight!
(These are pictures. They are cute! Videos are to come!)