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Ugh, We Don't Need This

March 27th, 2018 at 08:17 pm

A summons for DH to do jury duty came in the mail today. It is only for a week, but right now we really can't afford to lose a week's income. We are still in recovery from all the unemployment and with the upcoming medical bills we will have for my daughter's surgery and my son's wisdom teeth it is going to be tight enough. If we lose that week of wages we will be struggling really hard. We will try to get him excused based on financial hardship.

I have set up the appointment for the consult and the x-ray for DS's wisdom teeth. The consult is $90 and the x-ray is $96. I also set up for him to get impressions done at the dentist for a mouth guard. He has been grinding his teeth and it is starting to cause some damage and worse, cause pain. The mouth guard will cost around $500. Life without dental is fun, not that dental would pay for much of it anyway. I am not sure how much the wisdom tooth removal will be but I imagine around $1000 to $1500.

DH needs to get our taxes done so we can get our refund and have a little breathing room again. He's been working so much overtime he hasn't had a chance to do it. He's got it half done, he just needs a chunk of time to finish. Hopefully he can get to it this week. This is the first time in years we haven't had our taxes done by early February.

I really need to put my head down and get some writing done. I have kind of been in the wrong head space, but I think I just need to set a goal of 1000 words a day and start churning it out. It doesn't have to be good, but I have to get back into the practice of doing it and then worry about making it good. Writer's block can be such a bear.

6 Responses to “Ugh, We Don't Need This”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    You have the option of deferring the jury duty and choosing a later date. I believe you can do this just one time. I don't think you need to have a reason, just complete the form. I did this last fall, shortly after I started my current job; I deferred to a specific date in October and am not looking forward to it.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Prayers your husband can get jury duty deferred or excused. My daughter's wisdom teeth cost just under $600 for removal, with sedation. That includes the consult fee of $90. Our x-ryas were covered and this was with insurance. So your estimate is probably correct. Ask for a discount for paying in full in cash...although they probably expect a full payment, huh? Or maybe paying in advance would provide a discount?

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    There was also one time during the height of the recession when I was called for jury duty and I requested to be excused since I had just gotten a job after a long period of unemployment.

    The judge made a point that while she didn't ordinarily consider "financial hardship" to be a valid reason for being excused, in my case, at that time, in that economic climate, she felt it was, and she dismissed me from service. I don't think financial hardship is something they'd typically consider but would perhaps in an exceptional case.

  4. Bluebird Says:

    I'm sorry all this crazy stuff keeps coming up!

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    That is rough.

    Check if your health insurance will pay for any of the wisdom teeth removal. I had 3 taken out years ago. Because they were impacted and non erupted, my health and dental insurance kicked in and I wound up paying about $150 out of pocket.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you can get him excused.

    Hope you can have insurance help with wisdom teeth removal.

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