Received a call from the Hospital Billing Office yesterday asking that I forward information that may allow them to offer me a low payment plan (as I was for 3 years when my insurance was cancelled after my previous life evaporated) and a reduced co-payment. Any, and all would be a gift from the Gods, to be sure.
Just the usual stuff; copies of birth certificate, driver license, utility bills, rent receipts. The usual stuff. By the time I got it all together and ready for mailing, it was dark and had begun to snow. I wasn't going to be driving anywhere.
"How about 6 to 8 inches?" (Oh, you sweet talker, you!) No, no...That's what the handsome forecaster asked in the online video last evening as the snow began to fall fast, and thick. I 'Hrrumpfed' to myself, brushed my teeth and went to bed.
Imagine my surprise when I was awakened at 3 am by the scraping sounds of a snow plow on the street below. I turned over and went back to sleep. It wasn't going to go anywhere any time soon.
Seems we got hit with twice the amount of last week's storm. The forecaster was pretty accurate (for a change) and we did get around 8 to 10 inches in places. I can't shovel snow, but I did manage to clean off the car and move some of the snow (light and fluffy stuff) out of the way so I can get out, if for no other reason than the appointment for Labs tomorrow morning. I am feeling like I need a transfusion again. It's been 2 weeks, after all, and I think I've done pretty well - all things considered.
While the sun is bright, the low temps will keep the white stuff around for a while. The winds are due to die down a lot, so that will help too. At least I'm not a prisoner in the apartment anymore, as in my previous space where we could be snowed in for a week or more.
Here in the middle of town there is a small market around the corner and, in a real emergency, the police station is 2 blocks away.
I'll get those documents for the hospital into the mail tomorrow morning on the way to the Cancer Center and hope for the best. It would be a relief to have some breathing space and try to catch up on the bills already in the pipeline for December 2013 and January 2014.
And so it goes.