Monday, September 16, 2019

Frozen in ICE, Expensive hearing

  Always look on the bright side - Keep your sunny side up, walk on the sunny side of the street- every cloud must have it's silver lining...so here is something.

Just when I had accepted the fact and the horrendous expense of loosing my Friend's $6,000.00 hearing aids on my way from hospital to nursing home to her house to gather things, to shopping, to getting laundry basket for her, to coming home making dinner...and back again to nursing home to talk with PT and see how friend was settling in- They had vanished!!! I was to take them in to be "fixed", though maybe they only needed to be cleaned- but they were bloody well gone! I retraced all steps taken- looked everywhere, every shop, under the car, in parking lots even in places I had not been, you never know...

I called the audiology clinic, Her warranty had expired, the manufacturer was not sure they made them anymore...so I figured out how I was just going to get new ones for her and how I could afford $6,000.00 ...

I picked up Cubby, the dog, His folks are in a river in Europe somewhere, for a couple of weeks, I went out to the garden , took a deep breath, and went to the nursing home, to face the bad music. Came home called the Audiology place again...she forgot to call me - I can renew, the warranty for a few hundred bucks and expedite shipping for forty! SWEET LORD and all of his holy chubby angels, I am saved!


Cubby's  Autumn garden


Sometimes maybe there is bit of help from the great cosmos, all I can say is,Thank you JAYSUZ,  Allah,  fat little Buddha, all of you guys
you did a good thing.


12 comments:

  1. And you watch- as soon as the new ones arrive, the old ones will suddenly appear. Cubby is a fine gardener.

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    1. isn't that the truth, I think it is a cosmic law, keep us on our toes and roller coasters, I reckon- like this life isn't full enough of things to deal with...Cubby knows about fertilizer

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  2. And if Mary Moon is right, and your friend stays in the nursing home, a back up pair may be well appreciated. When I was in rehab a year ago, my roommate's most frequent utterance: "Wait. I lost a hearing aid again. And she had an expensive pair, like mine, except ours cost "only" $4,000. East Coast/West Coast pricing, I guess.

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    1. So pricey!! Yes an extra pair may be a good idea, though my friend kept saying that they do not work. 6,000.00 dollars of not working!

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  3. you know, as soon as the new ones arrive you'll find the old ones. oh but I see I am late to the party.

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    1. fingers crossed, She is getting brand new ones , the Cadillac of all hearing aids...so a spare will come in handy! Pretty sure they are gone though, NEVER wrap things of value in a Kleenex!

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  4. Well, that's good, but I hope you find the old ones! That would be even better!

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    1. Getting loaners tomorrow, the old ones must be in the universal trash bin now..

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  5. You are a good friend. I’m glad for you both that this worked out. Maybe the old device was defective and the new hearing aids will work better? One can hope.

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    1. that is exactly what happened, the old expensive ones were faulty and have been for some time , so in the end, good thing to have lost them. Forced her to get a new pair! All is well.

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  6. Talk about reversals of life. There you were trying to be kind and getting hit for this - and then suddenly ... it's OK again! Whew! And she ended up with a new pair too. I reckon she owes you a drink. :)

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    1. when I went in to get the new ones they forgot to tell me that it would be five hundred more dollars on top of three hundred...still, not 6,000!

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