Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bad-luck leprechauns

Last week I posted about deleting a chain-type email that threatened the leprechauns would bring bad luck if I didn't forward it to three people within one hour. I guess was too flippant about the hazards of deleting it.

On Saturday, I found out that my best friend from high school had died. Even though we hadn't been close for many years, it made me really sad on several levels.

Then yesterday, a man knocked on my door and served me with a summons. It's for a traffic accident I had nearly two years ago! The person in the other car is now suing for disabling injuries. I took the information to my car insurance agent who forwarded it to the company claims department. He could offer little advice on what will happen going forward.  It's wait and see.

I'm also going through the last-week-of-the-month doldrums. That's when you're on a fixed income and the money gets tight by then. No matter how carefully you budget, if any unexpected expenses occur earlier in the month, you wind up pinching pennies.

But, on the upside--every one of my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids are doing just fine.Of course, it would be nice if I won the lottery and could help them all out a bit, but I guess I gotta ride out this run of bad luck first.

(Some say that bad news comes in threes so I'm holding my breath.)


13 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

I've had my three things this year already..flu, broken arm, and now a dental abcess.I reckon i'm good to go for the rest of the year!
Jane x
Hope your insurance gets things sorted painlessly.

Ms Sparrow said...

Jane--You really are having a bad year. Here's hoping after the tooth thing gets better you'll have smooth sailing the rest of the year!

Elaine said...

Two years ago? What a mad world we live in. Didn't you have the third thing a short while back when you lost your blog? One, two, three. Relax. All good wishes, Elaine

Joanne said...

Oh, not the wee leprechauns. The car business is no fun, but that's why we have insurance. And, it's April 1 in two more days. No fooling. Everything will be good.

Pearl said...

Listen to Joanne. She knows what she's talking about. She told me herself. :-)

Pearl

Sparrow chic said...

July 20, 2010 - You blogged about the accident. Good thing too, now you can refresh your memory.

Today's society are "sue happy" and looking to make a fast buck. So sorry this is happening to you mom !

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I remember when you wrote that you'd had an accident. I hope the insurance company will just handle it for you. Enjoy this weekend's great weather; it's supposed to be around 70 again!

Kittie Howard said...

Hmmm, two years ago. That's not fair! Hope this works out. I'm sorry about your friend passing. I'd be sad, too. But, chin up, Ms Sparrow -- we're off to look for a four-leaf clover!

Buttercup said...

Hoping all the rest of your news is good news!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Tomorrow's April Fool's Day so things have to improve ;-)

Sorry you're having such problems.

xo jj

Gorilla Bananas said...

If you carry on deleting them, I'm sure it will bring you good luck as well.

Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ms Sparrow. Yes, there is a hunting season. It is strictly enforced with a really stiff fine if broken. For all its vastness, you'd be surprised how a ranger shows up in the middle of nowhere in a boat to check hunting licenses. Yes, you can buy gator meat, like any other meat when in season. Lots of people in S. Louisiana pretty much live off the land still and hunt and preserve meats.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh that's a lot of bad luck! Hope things get better soon!