Last night I stood out on the patio when the pupsters went out and stared at the stark white tree branches jutting above the various buildings blocks away. They resembled skeletal hands reaching toward the sky.
I read that there’s a strong dog flu going around. Never heard of this. But even though Charlie’s fur is growing over his eyes and Abi looks like a fluff ball, they won’t be going to get groomed while this flu is a problem. Because I don’t want them around other dogs that might be sick.
I got out my box of receipts and wrote down the things I can deduct on my taxes, as I’m seeing my accountant on Thursday morning.
This is always an unwelcome chore and a scary couple of hours. Because the tax laws change every year and I never know what I’m going to owe to the state and federal government before I get out my checkbook.
I finished “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter. What a thrilling and suspenseful read. I will be reviewing it soon.
I worked on my blog getting my book reviews in order. I typically work on this blog on something or other off and on from around 8-9 a.m. until 4-5 p.m.
I’m always reading other blogs and thinking: Maybe I need to write more posts on DIYs or How-To’s or something. (Of course that would mean I’d actually have to create something, and I’m kind of in inactive mode right now.)
I’ve found that, for the most part, most of you seem to respond more positively to my posts that are like this one. The posts about my ordinary life.
I feel like my life is pretty boring.
But I like to take a survey about once per year to ask you what kind of posts you most want to read. So feel free to convey your feelings and suggestions in the comments. Your opinion may have changed since last year.
Yesterday I got mail from Healthcare.gov and BCBS.
One was a letter telling me they were reviewing my application, (which of course has been done and I already have the insurance.)
Another was a letter informing me that I need to pay my bill if I want my coverage to begin on February 1. (We already took care of that and reinstated it for January.)
And yet another letter informed me that they were pleased to inform me that my coverage began on January 1, 2018. This one was actually correct.
Friday I called BCBS just to make sure they had my premium payment coming straight out of my bank account.
And alas they did not. So I had to provide my bank information all over again. I emailed Katie and told her about it. She responded with: But I was on the phone with you a week ago when you already gave them that information.
There MUST be an easier way to provide folks with health insurance. But after all I’ve been through the past few weeks, I’m quite sure this country has yet to figure it out.