Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Around OakMeadows

Around OakMeadows

My on-going rant about the medical insurance system:
     At the end of May, I caught what I thought was a cold. So I went to bed determined to wait it out but a week later I was worse--non-stop coughing, fever, and lethargy.  So I went to my insurance approved M.D. who prescribed antibiotics and cough syrup with codeine and sent me down the hall for a chest X-ray. I paid my co-pay, picked up my prescriptions, and went back to bed. Gradually, I got well. Fine. I got a notice from my insurance that since the X-ray was not an emergency and had 
not been pre-approved, they would not pay for it. I will call them and most likely they 
will agree to pay for it. But why on earth do we put up with a system that makes you pay for a service and then you have to fight them every step of the way to get them to pay what they are supposed to pay?? There has got to be a better way!

OK, rant over. Irritation still present. 

The baby quilt is on hold. I couldn't find the right backing and binding fabric at the quilt shop so for the very first time, I ordered fabric online.  I was able to order from the same manufacturer so the quality of the fabric will be fine.  I am usually a believer in supporting my local quilt shop but they had nothing that would work with the top at all. They were even out of baby quilt batting. 

This morning when I went out to fill the bird feeders and the 2 birdbaths, I saw this sunny yellow caterpillar.  I haven't had a chance to identify him yet but he is certainly no shrinking violet!

I finished listening to The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. It is an Armand Garmache murder mystery and was just excellent. If you like an occasional who-done-it, you might want to give this series a try. It is best if you read them in order but not absolutely necessary.  Still reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough--another excellent read. 

Lots of good cooking going on around here.  BBQ for the 4th, Shrimp Jambalaya, and steak, garlic mashed potatoes, & fresh from my neighbor's garden green beans.  Here's a picture of Joe cooking the Shrimp Jambalaya. 

We went to see Jurassic World.  It was entertaining if predictable. 

That's all the news from OakMeadows where the cats are all lazy and so are the people. 

1 comment:

Rambling Woods said...

Brightly colored caterpillar...... I always have to battle for my scripts, tests, everything..... Hope you are better now...