Thursday, August 28, 2014

Prepared to Argue

Heads up. I am prepared to argue. I don't particularly like arguing. I don't particularly like being right either. I can be corrected.

However, when it comes to money and medical bills. It is worth arguing over. Yes, I will make sure I have my t's crossed and my i's dotted. 

You I spent more time then I care to admit sitting at my home computer. Logging in. Printing off. Highlighting. Making a spread sheet. Adding  numbers. Subtracting numbers. You know making sure....I am as close to right as I can get based on my given information.

I packed those numbers and spread sheets into my hospital bag. You see nearly 6 weeks after I registered at the hospital I still have not heard from them on what I will owe. You see I went in and asked them 2 weeks ago today for my number. I was ready to pay my co-pay. I know what my insurance says. I know there is a co-pay and a deductible. I know what my doctor has charged me. I know what other fees I have paid. Albeit I have been on weekly appointments lately and I may not have all of the information yet but I am pretty close with the given information.

Two weeks ago the lady told me "I will have to call you tomorrow" and her excuse was "Well when I call your insurance they want to keep me on hold for over an hour!" My thoughts are "This IS YOUR JOB!" I have been on hold when at work too. I have been on hold trying to get answers regarding lots of things in my life. Many times I wasn't getting "paid" for it because it wasn't a job but it was my job to know what was expected. How to deal with whatever. Etc.

So in my bag.....I have prepared to "fight" because they aren't holding up their end of the bargain. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Parade Day

Every year. Every year. There was a rodeo parade in my hometown. The parade was always on a Wednesday. The Wednesday before the rodeo began. The Rodeo Queen and The Rodeo Princess (added in the last 20 years) are towards the front.

Sometimes there are a few local high school bands. Other years there are more floats. None the less for us it was a day out of school. It was parade day. The parade began mid-morning. So one year the new Superintendent of schools decided Rodeo parade day wasn't anything to let out for. Um, yeah it cost the district money that day.

You see without the band kids marching. Without the queen and princess (yeah they are still in school). Without the kids there are no spectators. No cheerleaders to ride on the firetrucks. No one to watch the floats as they go by.

This is the 10th year in a row I have missed the rodeo parade. Sure it isn't much really. It is maybe 30 entries. But it is our town. It is tradition.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Time

Yesterday was the first time we got to see our unborn sons face. I am within the final month of pregnancy and finally we got a peek at the face. Cuteness.

Now, that said all is well in the world of baby growth. The doctors tend to worry with high blood pressure and baby development growth. If something happens it is usually better for the baby to be on the outside. We are good.

I haven't had a high blood pressure reading since 16 weeks-- that is until yesterday. Don't like spike readings at all. But I admit I was a little stressed yesterday. It takes me about 40 minutes to get to the doctors office in light traffic. Yesterday, first day of school. Yesterday appointment time during school zone times. Road construction and destruction in every corner of my world and roads I would drive to/from the doctors office. And my husband wasn't home yet. I called him. He was going to cut it too close for my liking. I jumped into the car and met him about 4 miles away which literally translates to a 20 minute savings (him driving 10 minutes home and us driving 10 minutes back). So, back to being a little stressed. You can not be late for doctor appointments. They either charge you extra or they cancel your appointment.

Monday, August 25, 2014

School Starts

I decided it was the day. We could have started 2 weeks ago. We didn't. We homeschool. We have flexibility. Today, was the day. We won't do all subjects everyday.

We are going to ease into it. My daughter was slightly more excited then my son. She has already completed 3 lessons of Math!

I actually enjoy homeschooling. However, I look forward to next year when I am not going to be pregnant. Every year I have homeschooled my son. I have been pregnant. Yes, I lost 2 of those babies BUT I was still pregnant!