Friday, November 21, 2014


As of this evening we got .75 inches of rain. That is more rain than we have gotten in a year!  Our pond is almost full. Another inch and we will have to start pumping the water out.

The dogs are funny. They keep sniffing the air. They are not interested in going outside in the rain. 

I want to park my car outside and soap it up.  Then let the rain rinse it off. It hasn't been washed in 9 months. 

I guess now I will have to get the crack in my windshield fixed. It wasn't a problem when we had a drought. The crack doesn't go through the glass so no water gets through. But now it is raining I am not sure I want to keep playing Russian roulette. Eventually the water will leak through. 

Rain rain don't go away, please come back another day!

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Today I renewed my insurance.  Since I get a subsidy I had to go through this whole rigamarole to sign up.  I found out my subsidy increased but my cost also increased.  I stuck with the same plan.  Especially now that I know I will be having surgery, I will probably hit that $4,000 copay faster next year.

I like my plan but I liked it better when it had a  deductible not a copay.  I can hit a deductible pretty fast.  Especially with Enbrel.  Two to three prescriptions of Enbrel and I would hit that $4,000 deductible.  Then the rest of everything was free.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


On Sunday I went to a party and bid on an auction item.  The item was two 24-hour bicycle rentals at a cut rate.  I noticed that no one was bidding on it and it was about half way through the party.  I thought what the heck.  I will bid on it.  I really thought someone else would bid on it by the end of the night. 

Today I found out I won the item.  I have one year to use two 24-hour bike rentals.  Yay!  It goes to a good cause.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I just spoke to the pharmacy about Enbrel.  Since my doctor is retiring I wanted to know if this would mess up my Enbrel delivery.  Those of you who don't take Enbrel or any injectable medication, you don't understand how the slightest thing can mess up the delivery of your medication.

Luckily I asked.  Turns out that I will have to be re-authorized for Enbrel with the new doctor and that can take weeks.  Meanwhile the new doctor will not be able to re-fill the old prescription.  So I will have to time this very carefully.  I need to make sure my current doctor fills a prescription then my new doctor sends over the new authorization so that my new prescription is ready a month later.  Hopefully it all gets timed out perfectly. 

The hardest thing is to have the prescription authorization screwed up.  If you don't have enough medication, it can set you back.  Once I had to miss 3 doses because my authorization got messed up when I changed insurance plans.

This time I plan to have it go smoothly so I don't have to miss any doses.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, November 17, 2014


I think I over did the party.  There were few places to sit at the party and I had to stand for 1.5 hours.  This morning my hips and legs were killing me.  I had a hard time getting out of bed and walking to the shower.  I had that old lady walk.  All day my hips were killing me, even when I sat down.

Tomorrow I hope my hips will be loosened up.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Tonight I went to a bike gathering.  It was a party of biking people.  There was bike art.  Bike stuff auctioned off.  Music, food and drink.  It was fun.  It was a bit like a high school reunion at a high school I didn't go to.  I knew two people there and felt like I was hanging on to them.  I only stayed about 1.5 hours.  I put in a bid for one auction item but don't think I won since I have not heard from them.

It was good to get out and do something out of my comfort zone.  I was not really up to going but rallied and went anyway.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, November 15, 2014


No, not that kind of critter.  It was either a cat, raccoon or skunk.  I let the dogs out in the backyard and they went crazy.  They were running around and barking.  Then I heard it.  A hiss.   A weird cackling type of growly sound.  It was eerie.  I don't know what kind of animal it was but I wanted the dogs out of there.  I had visions of a raccoon swooping down on the little dog. 

Happy came in pretty quickly with not too much trouble.  Lucky on the other hand, was a pain.  I had to yell and scream.  Beg and plead.  She was just running around and barking.  I finally corralled her up the stairs and in the door.  Then she was running around in the house because she needed to pee.  I had to take her out front on a leash.  By mid-night whatever it was was gone.

Until tomorrow...