Blood tests and blood suckers………….

Started the day out just taking it easy (seriously, this retirement stuff is great~!) Had some coffee, caught up on computer stuff and took it easy until noon when it was time to go for my bride’s doctor appointment. Sure glad we had an appointment this time as we [only] sat there for a half hour this time instead of the 15 minutes we waited when we ‘walked in’ ….. guess that’s the same everywhere….. hurry up and wait. Finally got called and was relieved to find out everything was hunky-dory with my Queen. Blood test and everything all came back clean — Yay~!! The FNP talked with her for a bit about a couple of other things I had concerns about (nothing life threatening) and we were off. Because I was in the middle of finding out about how bad we got shafted on our health insurance – I wanted to get back and wrap that up.

What a load of crap – our provider switched to another carrier and apparently “just because they wanted to” our premium went up $ 300 per month….. and because I wasn’t aware of it – my premium payments didn’t cover as much as they were supposed to and they were on the verge of dropping our coverage. It would have been a godamn novelty to let me in on that piece of intel~!     Jeez Louise why does that have to be so friggin’ hard in this day of communication??? Anyhow….. $1500 later, our coverage is back solid in place and we are good to go now (except for the additional $3600 a year it’s going to cost us) Dammit Emmit~! Kinda feels like someone is not wanting us to enjoy our retirement as much…… but- life goes on – and it is going on with us being on our island – so we’ll make do and continue to enjoy ourselves as long and as much as we can.

Not a lot of pictures for you tonight — guess I’m gonna have to get my butt out and about and get busy taking some.

Good night ya’ll ~!  Thankx for stopping in~!

Sunset from our living room

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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