Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Random Shots: Still November

    Warning: very personal, non-gaming, non-comic post incoming. I understand if you want to skip this. I'll have something more interesting up tomorrow.

  • My wife and I have counted ourselves lucky this last year or two that the national recession didn't have a devastating effect on our family. We had to tighten the belt a little, but we haven't faced the same problems many have. Then November came.

  • November brought enough health problems to necessitate a few trips to the local emergency room. Nothing life threatening, but bad enough that we couldn't just tough things out. We got through it, but I was very happy to see November in the rear view mirror.

  • Or so I thought. It turns out that the next month was November also. This time, though, was the month of unexpected expenses. Far too many things cropped up that I wasn't ready to deal with. So by Christmas, I was counting pennies along with the rest of the country. But with the new year coming, things had to look up.

  • But November had other plans. Do you know how much a blood transfusion for a cat costs? I didn't until yesterday. I'm not going to doom a beloved animal because of some financial squeamishness. We bit the bullet and did what we felt we must. But things haven't let up for a while and I'd really like to have some good news to report.

  • So far, it's still November.


  1. Wow, sorry to hear that. Hope the cat is OK. It's a good thing we have such a cheap hobby (well, apart from new hardware every few years).

  2. @ Yeebo - I appreciate that. Anya (the afore mentioned cat) seems to have come through okay, though more tests are impending. Keeping our fingers crossed and all that.

  3. Ugh. Hang in there. I know what you mean about November, and we're still stuck in it too. *Maaaaybe* not for much longer, but at this stage I'm not counting chickens until they bloody die of old bloody age. :P

  4. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. I have two dogs who are both getting into the 9+ years old range, and while I've been lucky enough that they're both still in good shape, it is something I've started to think (worry) about.

  5. @ Ysharros - Thanks for the kind words. We'll all hang in together.

    @ Blue Kae - Our pets are such a big part of our lives. Makes me want to enjoy the time we have together all the more.