Friday, September 24, 2010

It’s Good News / It’s Bad News

Or, it could be better stated, It’s Income / It’s Outgo!!!  First the good news.  I talked with the claims adjuster about the damage done to the rig by the blow out that we had.  Being that we’ve had our policy with them for five years we qualify for the disappearing deductible – they will cover the claim 100%.  And, even though I’m doing the repair work myself, they will still pay for the estimated labor charges as well.  The claim check should easily pay for all the parts that I have purchased (we kept the receipts) plus the “several” hours of labor should cover the costs for the new air compressor and the new space heater that we had to purchase this past week.

Now for the bad news.  Judy has been experiencing pain in her right side (front and back) off and on again over the past two weeks.  She thought it was getting better, but Wednesday night it flared up again so it was off to the clinic with her.  The Nurse Practitioner thinks that it may be gallbladder related so she needs some blood work and a ultrasound done (currently scheduled for Monday morning).  Being that her insurance policy has a high deductible, guess who gets to pay for all of this.  However, the main thing is that we find out what is wrong and get her patched up as good as new again.

Other than that, we had a pretty uneventful day.  Ray and Pat did head out for a weekend camping trip so we are ranch sitting.  Also, we have the Miss Kitty watch.  She stays outside most of the time, but still gets hungry from time to time so needs fresh food and water.  She is a lovey dovey katt who will need a little loving and petting as well.  We can certainly handle the katt duties without any problem.

A-be-dat, A-be-dat, That’s all folks!!!


  1. Wishing the best for Judy, keep us up-to-date on her prognosis.

    Jim and Linda

  2. We will be hoping that Judy gets fixed up and hopefully it won't be anything major. I had gallbladder surgery several years ago. My pain felt more like a heart attack....I remember that it hurt. Hang in the Judy, we're thinking about you.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. I hope Judy feels better soon!

    It's great that the insurance is covering all of the damage including labour. When I was in insurance we called fixing it yourself a 'cash settlement' and you only got 50% of the labour.

  4. Get better Miss Judy!!! We're looking forward to seeing ya'll in a few months and we certainly don't want to have you in pain. Pain is not your friend ya know.

  5. Hang in there Judy. Hope you get feeling better soon.