Friday, July 31, 2015
The Summer of just getting it done
I am a list person, with this Summer finding me with a legal pad of things to address. On the medical front, I have been very proactive and addressing concerns both for myself as well as the kids. I am decluttering, selling what I can in the process. I have filled some needs as well as some wants. My body must know that I only have 3 weeks let as the past few mornings have me waking up at 4:40 a.m.-teacher's hours! So up early it was: laundry done, dish washer emptied, bfst made. I also managed to do the following:
-clear the sink drain (again!) in the Master bathroom. Since tackling it months ago, I thought I was being extra careful about hair going down it, yet that is exactly what was slowing it down again. Luckily, I was able to snake it myself
-called the hospital to speak with the next supervisor above the head of the last one I had worked with. Bottom line: their billing is loaded with errors, I've been trying to resolve multiple issues that stem as far back as April 2014 (not a typo!). I'm sceptical, but this newest supervisor (like those before her) assures me that she will fix this. Meanwhile, my accounts are frozen at the credit company they had sent me to. @@
-called the appliance store to make sure that they have the water filter I need again for the fridge. Sadly, they no longer carry it. Looks like Lowe's does (and on line price was significantly beter than what I previously paid)and I have a 10% off coupon. Lowe's is on the Sat errand list
-called to make sure that some medical records were transferred to the local hospital, where all of my MDs are affiliated and can access my test results, etc as I have yet another diagnostic test this upcoming week (mammograms)and last year's records are essential
-completed my questions list for my 2 upcoming MD appointments as well for next week
-called the rug cleaning service and arranged for pick up, small repair, cleaning of 5 area rugs. Pricey but a necessary evil. I maintain what I have and I want a clean home. In particular, I noted multiple dirty areas on thecream and beige dining room rug as well as the den rug. It's time.
-paid a medical bill over the phone, saved postage as a result
-contacted my firewood supplier, and am in the process of getting a cord delivered and stacked
-left a message with my chimney sweep, and await his call this evening (that's usually when he calls) to get the wood stove/chimney cleaned for the upcoming season
-made some follow up calls re sped kid.
-made appointment to have my windshield relaced (thanks pot hole!) next week, using an on-line promo code which covered most of the charge to have them come to me vs me going to a shop
All in all, a productive day!