Sunday, February 9, 2020

AVR Weekly News ~ 330th Edition

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--- AVR News Update ---
Hello and Happy Sunday!

On the Home Front: We haven't gotten a new stove yet. I wanted to do a bit more research first. Hubby did not get the job he wanted making flagpoles, so he's disappointed. It was an attractive job, great pay and 401k, but mostly because it was M-TH 10 hr days. lol He interviewed at a place that manufactures eyeglass lenses and he hasn't heard back from them yet. *fingers crossed* that he gets it. Otherwise he may have some other prospects coming up. In the meantime, he still works at the gentleman's club because even though the pay is bullshit it's still more than unemployment and now he has dental through them since his 90 day probation was up in December. Plus, on the days he's not managing (when he's working security or driving the limo) he can accept tips from the entertainers and the guests. And everybody likes him. So, how do you think we paid for his new log splitter as well as the washer and dryer and the upcoming stove? Yep. With his tip money. So there is that. 

In other news, we are being hit with high doctor bills because BCBS of NC switched our plan without telling us and NONE of our providers are in network. They want us to go an HOUR away to providers of THEIR choosing. WTAF We have to foot the entire out of network bills ourselves. I have no idea how we're going to pay for the bills from January. If you recall Anna went to the ER. Twice. And our hospital is not in network. The bill for just one of those days was nearly $8000. I haven't seen the second claim yet. So, why, are we paying a fucking premium at all?! This country's healthcare (amongst other things) is entirely and completely fucked up. Greed and corruption rule the day and the top 1% don't give a flying fuck for us peons down here under their jewel-encrusted shoes and golden thrones.

I'm so sick of everything right now.

Touching Nature: Looks like Spring is here already in NC. Wtf

Book News: I had whittled 13 reviews down to 4 but then I finished one so back up to 5. I hope to get at least one of those, maybe more, done today.

Don't Touch That Dial!: Trip & I continued with Star Wars: Rebels and Anna's boyfriend Alex is watching with us because he's not seen it yet. Kinda surprising considering how much a SW fan he is. Finished season 7 of Dexter and are almost done with season 8 and the series finale. Next up is Supernatural from the beginning and we'll probably skip some episodes here and there until season 10 where we originally left off.

At the Flicks: None yet for me, but the guys want to see Birds of Prey.

Cyberspace Playground: Nope

Randomness: Because this is awful and I needed the laugh.

Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom: Try at least one or more of these for this year. I'm getting ready to try something new. Wish me luck.

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  1. Your health care really does suck, the whole in and out of network thing gives it an extra kick of bizarre. I hope you can resolve something in your favour.
    Continued good luck wishes for hubby.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  2. I know that we are very lucky in my country with our healthcare! I hope your husband gets a better paid job to pay all these bills and still leave you with room to enjoy life!

  3. Healthcare is tough and so important. We have BCBS and I like it but I review everything extremely carefully every year in November when open enrollment starts because my daughter has so many doctor appts. I have to check if all 7 of the ones she sees are in network. I have to check if they cover all her perscriptions, too. She usually reaches her out of pocket max by May.

    The weather has been mild but this week looks more rainy and then colder for a couple days. I'm ready for spring planting. My broccoli plant is still growing, all winter.

    I hope things improve this week! You are doing great with reviews. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  4. OMG, that's insane about your health insurance. I'm so sorry.

    A bit of happy news, the next Vampire Knitting Club book comes out this week. :)

    I had to read that Shire pic twice before it made sense. LMAO.

    I hope this week is better!

  5. I will keep my fingers-crossed. Yep, we are fortunate that my husband has health care for us through his work, but even at that a simple hernia outpatient operation set us back 3,700 WTF.

  6. I loved the BCBS plan that my husband's employer offered up until 2 years ago. We paid through the nose for the best plan, but it was great knowing there would be no surprises. Now his employer is with United Health Care and we HATE it. You pay your copay and then a week later you get a huge bill. I can't even.

    Sorry you're going through this though, I know how much it sucks.

  7. Ugh - nobody wins with our medical system drama :( But yay for tips. My hubs teaches ski lessons, mostly because he loves to ski, but then tips pay for his meals while he's there :)