Jul 17, 2009


Alright. As most of you know, I am REALLY trying to stay positive right now. I am an extremely lucky person and I know that. I need to focus on the positive. However..... I just can't see the light in the past two days' events. As I described earlier, I was informed I needed an "extra wide load" sign attached to my rear end, and then I hit my mom's car. Now yet another set back in my positive outlook plan. Today I got online to check the current charges for our cell phone. I hadn't gotten my email saying the bill was available to view, but I thought I would see how we were doing anyway. Yeah. Shouldn't have looked. Adam and I have a bill of $485. Dear lord. I must admit that I wanted to cry when I saw this number staring me in the face. I mean, its robbery. I immediately started thinking about those old visa commercials, except in the last part where it says "priceless" ours would say "phone calls to pregnant wife while in Iraq - $485". I was so shocked and upset that of course I had to post about it on my facebook status. I got like 10 comments talking about various other means of communication. I mean we have every intent of using Skype or Magic Jack or whatever, its just that since he has been gone, he hasn't had internet (And not to mention that I have to be at home on the computer to use this. During the times he is able to talk, I am at work or gone.) If we wanted to talk to each other in the last month, we had to use the cell phone. There were a few phones when he was in Kuwait, but of course you had to wait forever and a day for one to open up; and you could only stay on like 10 minutes. Now that they have finally gotten over to Iraq, they should be getting the internet set up any day now.

It just irks me that soldiers and their families have to go through crap like this in addition to everything else. First the phone situation and then there's also shipping charges on packages. I also think this should be free for military families, but I know I don't even need to get on that soapbox. Its just all around sad that these men and women are protecting our very livelyhood and the goverment and cell phone companies have the audacity to squeeze every cent out of them (or their families) that they can. Boo for them.
Well, I still haven't quite managed to get out of my funk yet. I hope the rest of the day goes well and I manage to forget the still minor setbacks in my life lately. I am just trying to remember how amazingly lucky I am to have married such a wonderful man and been blessed with a so-far healthy pregnancy and baby. I suppose its true: Life aint always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride - Gary Allen


Katie said...

they should have some sort of deal of military families, that is a rip off!

Anonymous said...

You don't have to be on the internet to talk to him; only he does.

It will cost money (like 2 cents/minute), but he can call your cell phone from Skype. Just open a paying account with Skype. MUCH cheaper.

But he will have to get internet access for that to work. Hope this helps. Praying for yall


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