This past month has been stressful. Most of us have financial problems at least some point in our lives. It is one of the hardest things I find to let God take control of. My practical side takes over and tells me that numbers don't lie and we are where we are and money doesn't fall from trees. (Even though my children seem to think so.) Needless to say things have been tight. EI ran out this month. Living on a shortened budget is difficult as it is but with hockey season and tournaments galore it gets even tighter, plus we had to factor in the cost of medicine for me, which is still the amount of a car payment even after coverage. So add all those factors together and we it becomes a problem.
Anyways, I had to go to the pharmacy and fill a bunch of prescriptions for the family. $2000 worth actually before coverage. Most of which was mine. So I went there and guess what the pharmacist told me......? We hit our pharmacare deductible! NEVER have we hit that number, and with it being January I did not think that that was possible, but they do not run on the fiscal year. It starts over again in April. I did have to pay half still but the rest was covered. So for the next 3 months I don't have to pay! Yay!
Next came the fact that we were welcomed home one evening after hockey to a counter full of groceries! I mean where did that come from? (Yes the door was unlocked, but don't get any ideas because we are going to be more diligent with that.)
And that's not all. I was still wondering how we were going to pay for some upcoming tournaments without going further into the hole (seeing as we had 8 weeks of tournaments in a row), when I get a phone call from the LTD provider and they tell me I am approved and payment will come in 1-3 business days! Praise the Lord!