Thank Goodness it’s finally May. It’s my favorite month because it’s my birth month and the weather is officially beautiful all over the planet. And it’s really about time for all those April showers to bring me some May Flowers.
Let me tell you how much rain I got in April.
Rambo was laid off. He left for work in the morning, had meetings scheduled all throughout the day, was told he was laid off and a security officer escorted him out of the building. Just like that. He was back home by 10 am. I didn’t believe him when he called to tell me. We both sat in the kitchen in shock because he just started this job 5 months ago.
Then there were the thunderstorms. I love Texas, but if it’s not tornado’s, its thunderstorms. Thunderstorms with golf ball sized hail. A portion of our backyard fence blew down. We need to replace the entire thing because it was barely standing before the storms. The insurance adjuster came out and checked out the roof too. Turns out we need to replace the entire roof as well. Insurance would cover some of it, but after applying our deductible it was not nearly enough.
Our fridge died. Just in time because you know nothing else is going wrong right now. The fridge is only 3 years old. Serves me right for buying the cheapest fridge at the store and one that was discontinued. Of course, it was no longer under warranty. So we bought another warranty and had a technician come out and fix it. He diagnosed a new compressor was needed. He’d have to order the part and be back when the part came in. By this time every single thing in our fridge was rotten. We threw out the entire contents of our freezer and fridge, then wiped the shelves down clean. It took four separate visits from a technician to finally fix that damn fridge.
The hardest part of all of this was living without a fridge. We ate takeout every day, not something you want to do when you have just lost your main source of income. Also, with my hundreds of food allergies, there aren’t too many places I can order food from. Try finding a place that serves food that is free of grains, dairy, soy, corn, egg, almonds, and banana. Even salads didn’t make the cut. So basically I starved. I didn’t have food at home. and I couldn’t eat food outside the home which resulted in me losing six pounds! Maybe that’s my first positive for this month?
So as of the first week of May – Rambo is still not employed, the fence is still down and the roof has not been fixed, but the fridge is cold and I’ve learned that I can survive on just one avocado a day.
Praying for some beautiful flowers in May!