I apologize its been awhile since my last post. 2015 has been a tough one so far. Will and I started out the year taking a trip to Chattanooga to plan out our goals for the year. It was a fun time even though it rained most of our trip. Little did we know what turns the year would actually take.
It was totaled anyway. We took it to the recommended repair shop and the costs were too much. But lets go back to Watson. That night, Watson started to throw up about every 30 minutes and we realized that it was more than just kennel cough. However, because the snow was coming down like crazy, we weren’t able to take him to the vet. Thankfully, in the morning, there wasn’t any ice on the roads and we took him. It turned out that he got parvo at the pound but didn’t show symptoms until we brought him home. He stayed at the vet for about 4 days and they did everything they could for him (we have the bill to prove it) but he ended up dying 9 days after we got him.
To make matters worse, we then had to deal with the headache that comes with a car accident, which meant a lot of phone calls between the insurance company, the repair shop, and the rental agency. It took a couple of weeks for the repair shop to determine that it was indeed totaled. Once they decided that, we had a week to find a replacement car for me before my rental was up. That was one stressful week. It was difficult finding a car within our price range and parameters at a dealer, and people on craigslist were all overpricing their cars by about $2000 (which we were willing to haggle, but when people are that delusional about the worth of their vehicle, its not worth it). Thankfully, about 30 minutes after we turned in my rental, we found a good little vehicle to purchase at a Lexus dealership.
That just leaves how I felt after the car accident. It took about 2 months of going to the chiropractor but I’m finally feeling more like my normal self. Everything combined though, its been a very draining season, mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially. I’ve had a number of people ask me if we have done any house projects recently and we haven’t…and all this is the reason why. Others have asked us if we are going to get another dog…and we will, eventually. The problem with parvo, is it can hang out in the soil for a year so we want to be cautious in getting another dog so we don’t have the same experience again. Others have asked if I’m liking my car, and I am. It drives similarly to the camry and has similar features so it wasn’t much of an adjustment, though there is a small part of me that misses the reliable car that I had for almost a decade, since college, and had another 100,000 miles left in it.