I've been going thru the piles of printed material I've received from the various insurance companies the last few months. I'm covered by the insurance provided by the health system thru the end of February but after that the Medicare will kick in and I have to have a Medicare supplement and a drug plan in place by March 1st. It's all so confusing and so very expensive. It really ticks me off, I don't know how our senior citizens have dealt with all this confusing paperwork. I am looking at anywhere from $250 to $500 a month for premiums and co-pays. How do people pay for this ? Especially when their retirement pay is low. I can see that I may have to find a part time job just to pay for the insurance and co-pays. Plus they tax your retirement pay...so there goes some more money.
What a nightmare !!!!!
I feel so bad for the people in the mid west and on the east coast. Temperatures down in the single digits. Here in western Washington we've been running in the middle to high 40's with a little sun and a little rain. With foggy conditions in the morning.
Last Saturday Barbara and I went to see a movie (Notes on a Scandal). I love Judi Dench but I thought the movie was very bizarre.
Monday I met a former co-worker at the Olive garden for lunch. Carolyn and I shared an office for a couple years at the clinic where I worked before transferring into the call center in May of 2000. She is the sweetest lady and is not going to be able to come to the retirement party on Feb 23rd, so took me to lunch instead and gave me a Regal theater gift card. She's off work now after having a medical procedure done last week...so I brought her a big bunch of beautiful pink tulips. She was so surprised.
Today I went to a couple used book stores. I have book 1 of a series of 3, so am looking for books 2 & 3 before I start reading book 1. No luck....the books are out of print and so I may never find them at a reasonable price. I found them on line for anywhere between $25 and $100 a piece but I'm not paying those kind of prices for a book of any kind.
Well...that's all for now. I hope everyone is well and keeping warm. Only 16 more days until Robin's birthday !! YA HOO !