Thursday, January 24, 2008


That has been my house since Sunday. What was I expecting with 3 dogs?? LOL.

Our two foster dogs, Toby and Chloe, have more energy than any two dogs I have ever met. They keep my Jimmy running every second they are awake. They are really good dogs but I can swear I can see Jimmy's thoughts, "Please make them leave me alone. I'm tired and I wanna go to bed!!" With any luck we'll find a great adoptive home for them relatively quickly.

We're also still thinking about sellling our house. We have a big single with plenty of room for a family. We're getting to the point (after 23 months of TTC and 3 m/c's) that we realize we just may not have that family. So we are thinking of downsizing our home and our mortgage payment and using that money to do stuff we enjoy. Vacations. A new third car like a convertible or Jeep. Save for early retirement. More vacations. Whatever we want.

I know were not done TTC so with more IF treatments ahead of us the money will certainly come in handy. I think it would be worth it. We've exhausted almost all of our insurance allowance so we're going to start paying OOP pretty soon. And plus all of the copays have been adding up...$40 a visit is a lot when I went 8 out of 10 days just for my FET. Yup, $320 in copays the first two weeks of December. Bad timing right before Christmas gift-buying. And we did 2 IVF's and 5 IUI's before that. Oh, and we have to pay for our injectibles which have been $ far.

I think it sucks big time that we have to spend so much money on something 5 in 6 couples get for free. I know I'm preaching to the choir and you all have that same thought. But it sucks for all of us. I just can't get over that. PEOPLE DO THIS FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

We should get a group of ladies together and chip in for lottery tickets. Wouldn't that be amazing for all of us? We could afford our treatments and quit our jobs to get rid of that stress and all go to accupunture and afford the "good" PNV's and not buy generics. Hey, a girl can dream. Can't she?


Tracy said...

:::: waving my lottery money in the air ::::
I'm in, I'm in! Mega millions or Power ball?

I know, Maria. Not only do they do it for FREE but they do it QUICK too. Dang, fertiles. ;)

I hope your house hunting works out for you.
Chris said there's a nice 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse in Florida that you can have CHEAP. Well cheap for S Florida...

Malloryn said...

Good luck with the house hunting!

The lottery sounds like a fantastic idea. I can't get over it either sometimes, how easy it is for most people.

Your story about your two foster dogs cracked me up. Jimmy's reaction was just like my older shih tzu, when we brought a puppy home. He was like, "What is that and when is it leaving?". She's 3 years old now, but I think he still thinks that sometimes :)

Trish said...

Count me in, too!

I can only imagine three dogs.

We visit my MIL and my BIL brings his puppy. My dog is the same way. He'll sigh and look at me sadly like "please mom, can you make it leave me alone?"

Cracks me up.