Sunday, June 27, 2010

Realization yesterday!

For those that dont know I have an Anxiety issue. I over stress about EVERYTHING and it became a huge problem for me last year...

I was to the point I couldn't function. I couldn't go out into public, couldn't talk to people and didn't want to get out of bed. So the doctor started me on anti-anxiety medication. WOW what a difference

Well a little after we moved into out house I stopped the everyday meds and just kept the as needed ones. Pretty much when I start feeling like im going to have a panic attack I can take one (or on days/situations I can take one).

Well I have been having issues lately riding horses. I get all tied up a nervous and with these Paso's it transfers right to them.

So yesterday I was going to go on a trailride. The orginal horse I was going to ride went into heat and wasnt going to be able to ride in the trailer with a gelding and another mare. So cook called and asked if I wanted to ride Al.

Now to back track me and Al have a love hate relationship. Hes a LOT arrogant and can be prone to temper tantrums. and I tend to get nervous on him.

So this time I had a brillant thought and decided to take an one of my "happy pills" It was amazing. It was the best ride I have had on him. I was able to think things through and keep my self calm. And since I was keeping my adrenaline down, HIS adrenaline stayed down and we had an enjoyable ride.

And just a quick note to Christians. Having to take medications for depression/anxiety is NOT a weakness and DOES NOT mean you arent relying on God. Yes you should still pray to God about your problem. But sometimes his solution is giving you a doctor that can give you medication to help. As my cousin said."If you can take medication for your heart (or whatever else) why cant I take medication for my brain?"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Need to find a more interesting title then "update"

So insurance: What ended up happening we dont have to pay insurance for until August AND are getting a $25 return. So their mistake ended up costing them almost $300.
Also found out when we renew our contract we will BOTH have a three year clean driving record. So that means a lower rate.

Also with insurance. I am going to buy Broad From Named Operator insurance. AKA I am covered on ANY vehicle I drive. That way I can drive my "employers" car whenever needed and not have to worry.

Now to family updates:

We have started potty training the boys. AKA letting them run around in the evenings with no diapers on and just starting to let them realize when things are happening. They like to sit on the potty for .5 seconds ever few minutes but we have the whole summer. Not in a hurry on that one.

We are still waiting to hear if Celina got into preschool. But we probably wont know until August OR later. So we are waiting.....

My job. I am really enjoying it. I am half way done with my certification. I have two classes left and I am done. The good news is I am getting paid $10 an hour to be there. Then as soon as I am done I will put my name into the referral registry so I can find at least one more client/employer

Jakes Job: He is so happy to have three months off where he doesnt have to worry about where our bills are going to come from. He has gotten an assurance of a job AND will be getting a small raise next year.

All in all... God is providing for our family in ways we could have never imagined.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Insurance mistake

So today I was bored and decided to kind of browse through my car insurance policy. I clicked on "driving record" Mine looked fine, but Jakes had TWO accidents. One "non at fault" accident on 11-30-2008 and One "at fault" accident on 12-14-2008 (which was reported by the MVR).

Well either we had an at fault accident that we didnt know about or there was a mistake. The mistake being that BOTH accidents were actually the SAME accident and it was Non-at fault (anyone remember that Ice/Snow storm in the end of 08/beginning of 09?)

At first I was freaking out trying to figure out how to get the at fault accident changed to a non at fault on our MVR. I decided that progressive would probably know so I tried them first

So I called progressive and explained the situation. The lady on the phone told me that for one I didnt have to call the MVR. Alls that reports is that there is an accident. The insurance company assumes it is at-fault until it is told differently. She said she wasnt sure why the computer hadnt caught that they were probably the same accident (I didnt remember the exact date of the accident just that it was somewhere around nov/dec). So we had been being charged for an At-fault accident since we signed up for the policy a year ago.

So she at first needed me to explain the accident so that she could document "why" it was non-at fault. Then once she did she said that we would be getting a refund for the entire time we had the policy for what we were overcharged. For the past year we will get a electronic funds transfer. For the current policy we will get a credit added to our account. Then the rest of the policy we will be getting a newer rate.

And then the other good news. When it comes time to renew, we will not only be getting a newer rate but my ticket will come off (so a three year clean driving record) and Jakes non-at fault is 0 points so he will have one too! So thats means a discount.

Alls I can say is thankyou God!