I still think that everything will always turn out okay. Call me a pollyanna, but I do. However, I think I may have been in a little bit of a shock yesterday as well as easy child, after her accident. Everything was just sort of building up...and today, after speaking with the tow company, not being able to get a hold of H all day, coming into work late for driving difficult child to school, and then leaving at lunch to go check on easy child's puppy, and then leaving work again to go pick up difficult child from school (it's an hour round trip!) and now being stuck at work till 5:30 to try and make up the time. I've spent a majority of my time at my desk today doing bits of work, but making calls to the insurance (there was no collision so there is no money), running around for everyone, playing a computer game (as my only escape), and checking my email by the minute in the hopes that someone will buy easy child's car as parts. I have a knot in my chest. I feel like I could explode. I want to go home and crawl into my bed and not come out. I want someone else to make dinner. WHERE WAS H??????? ALL DAY??? HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIXING difficult child'S CAR. ALL DAY. AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GET HER SO I COULDN'T MISS MORE WORK. She has school again tomorrow - I can't do tomorrow what I did today. I just cannot. And there is no bus and because her classes are in an annexed building away from her school, there is no one she can carpool with. And she can't miss a class. I already feel like my job is in peril - I can't keep leaving work for these personal things. Last week it was easy child in the hospital, this week it's ruined cars and me playing caretaker. I think easy child will have to find day care for her puppy at least two of the four days a week that I go home at lunch to take her out. I shouldn't lose my only free time for a puppy, much as I love her. So, yesterday was calm all around - today not so much. On top of it all, I as much as I know things will always work out, I can't help but be a little freaked out about the money aspect of things. The tow company is charging us $279 for the tow and I will have to get AAA to reimburse us for the tow part which is $115. On top of that, difficult child's tuition is due next Thursday - $850. Monday is easy child's birthday and we wanted to get her a Garmin GPS. I don't know if that will happen now. Thank God oil is not a giant worry right now - I was able to get on a budget plan and our cost will be $265/month due at the end of the month beginning in November. So I'm just freaking out a little bit about money...a little bit. Vent over - send more calm, please. Thanks.