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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Day For Crabby Phone Calls

May 3, 2017

Good morning.  Tis another cloudy day today, with the sun poking in and out from behind the clouds.  Temps today and for the next few days, will be in the high 50's and low 60's.  Now if only those temps could creep a wee bit higher, I'd be a happy camper.

Oh gosh, I just picked a tiny tick off my Pogo's ear.  A couple nights ago, I picked one off the back of my neck.  I guess the season is in full bloom.  The Lawn Doctor called this morning to say that they would be spraying my yard tomorrow. 

I called back to find out why they are just getting around to spraying my yard when they started spraying back in March.  Their excuse was that they have so many customers that it takes much longer to get to everyone now.  I told them their excuse was not good enough.  We have had mosquitos and ticks for quite a while now.

 I also had to call Driver's Elite.  (similar to AAA)  I renewed my membership back in March, and then got a letter welcoming me to their program.  Hmmm???   I've been a member for many many years.  Then a couple weeks ago, I got a bill from them asking for my renewal fee.  Silly me, I almost paid it!!  On the phone I'm being told that the system automatically sends out three notices to customers asking for their renewal fee.  Even once you pay the fee, you will still get notices until all three have been sent.  What kind of system is this?

So I guess today is my crazy crabby phone calls day.  They say that into each life some rain must fall.  Although this isn't wet rain, I hope it ends soon.  I still have to deal with the letters from the health insurance about all the parts of the hospital bills that they are not going to pay.  If it looks like I'm going to be paying the bulk of all these bills, then I may just have to drop the health insurance altogether.  Jeesh!  When it rains, it pours!!!

Today I have a cute photo of Pogo out on the porch.  He's studying the mat in front of the storm door.

Here's a photo of my Bird Of Paradise plant.  So far, I've manage to keep it alive long enough to put it out on the porch.

And finally, here's a close up of the new leaves on my Red Japanese Maple tree.  They really are quite interesting.

I started this post hours ago, but those phone calls took up quite a lot of my time.  So I think I'll make a quick lunch for Pogo and me before it gets too late.  DIL Janet is supposed to be coming by later after work.  On this happy note, I'll take my leave.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


smiekeltje said...

Oh, just like you I was in crabby telephone calls. I will not explain about what, but it wasn;t very nice. Then had to make another call, to ask for their help in it, it will be done then I can send papers to social security and then hopefully all will be good again. Oh no had another call from social security office that they understood needed more time to produce the papers and that it will not effect the payment. PFFFFFF. They are good in giving people almost hart attacks with their mail, you know.
Gosh, funny way of treating your members at the AAA, simply sending out bills. I bet there are lots of people who don;t pay attention too much and pay may be two time. And then what? Are they so nice to refund it by themselves to the members again? Strange!
And the hospitals bills are not nice. But perhaps the health insurance stuff still could help some.It may prevent you will have to pay all costs. We still have a rather good system here, but it is getting more tricky every year and the premiums we have to pay are getting higher and higher too. It started at the time health insturances were given to insurance companies to have market forces on ityou know, there is "competition "in the prizes, hahaha, there is only a cartel formation going on, not good) it is getting slowly worse.
Not the queality, but the payability for all people to acces good health will be in trouble.
On a brighter note, weather looks to enhance a bit here. Once in a while we have a day with 18C, but then a drop back to 13-14C again. I just loong for a longer period of really warmer temperatures, like around 20C or so.
Have a nice day, spcially with Janet coming by.
Today we will have for dinner ham out of the oven, baked potatoes and probably some salad with it.

Unknown said...

Some how I missed this post. Funny that you were dealing with crabby phone calls. Not funny HaHa but funny that I was doing the same thing yesterday. Too long to go into detail.

The GOP is trying to pass a bill that will let employers drop their insurance and buy other health coverage. This to me is wrong, but nothing that I can do, I don't know if it will apply to State employees or not. I am waiting to hear more news as I have discovered that I cannot trust the media any longer.

Must go and try and get a bit of sleep. I replied to the blog of today earlier before I seen this one. You may have posted right after I had checked. I hate it when I forget to go back and check. Hugs to you and Pogo. Pictures are just fantastic and that Japanese tree is stunning... Love Beth and Cisco... who is sleeping in Nathans bed at the moment...