I'm forted up tonight. Most of the morning I spend doing "admin work." That means sitting at a computer surrounded with paperwork, trying to wend my way through it. When you are dealing with social security and the teachers retirement system, nothing is simple. Then throw into the mix a lot of doctor bills from a good many medical outfits. I never pay on a medical bill until I have gone through a matching line by line analysis. Nobody is going to charge me for a "bed side kit" that turns out to be a $3.00 plastic basin but is billed out at $110.00. If you have insurance, you have to watch your derriere with medical bills, because they "get well" on people who are insured to make up for what they lose on people who aren't.
Yesterday we made a rare foray to another town to get new glasses. I had explained beforehand that while we have Blue Cross insurance, our vision expenses are paid through Ameritas.
We drove an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the optometrist. When we got there, they told us that they didn't accept Ameritas. So we drove an hour and a half back home. Next week we are driving almost to Atlanta to get new glasses. I called this bunch twice to confirm we wouldn't have a similar debacle when we show up next week. I'm all for hiring the handicapped but I think the optometrist we went to this week overdoes it.
Tonight's a good night for radio. Down in the "radio room" I have scanners tuned to :
- County Law Enforcement (Sheriff and town police.)
- Fire and Rescue
- Ambulance Service
- Forest Service
- The local airfield
I have a base unit scanning through the GMRS frequencies.
I have two HF radio's set up on common "ships at sea" frequencies.
Then I have an older VHF radio just scanning through commonly assigned frequencies.
It's a quiet way to pass the night. No advertisements, no aggravations. And this has been an exciting night. A cow got out on one of the roads, and somebody hit a deer.