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Hills and valleys

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Life is hills and valleys. reading my past blogs, it is oh-so-obvious that mine is like Mt.Everest and Death Valley!
I posted my blog early afternoon yesterday, but after being home an hour, I decided to call Prudential Life to see why the promised letter was not faxed or mailed to me. Last week the guy assured me that it would be faxed within 24-48 hrs. Tick-tock,, nothing as of yesterday afternoon..
I talked to a very nice lady, explaining that if I did not receive the letter immediately, I would again, for the fifth time, be rejected for health insurance,, taking another two months to re-apply and go through all of the motions again.
It seems that if that pension income was part of a Quid pro quo, it takes MUCH longer, she says and that the guy was not aware that it was part of a settlement..I told her, yes, it was the first thing I told him.
I hang up, five minutes later , phone rings, VERY nice man states he is the office manager of Prudential Life Insurance in Pennsylvania(Only two offices, other is in Utah).

He goes on to say that he is sorry that his staff erred and he will personally fax this letter,which he wrote and I can then fax it to whomever!
I picked my jaw up off the keyboard and thanked him..

Two minutes later I am reading the fax, calling the new insurance worker in Lansing, left a message.Told her/him I was going to mail and fax everything to him again..
I hang up, set phone in charger and it rings.
Turns out, it is a man and very young, very nice, asked me how my day was going,etc.. SO not like the last three brainiacs that left me hanging...
he tells me to fax the letter only, that of course the other income verification was done online here and of course it was right in front of him, no problem!!

I faxed the letter to him and really tried to restrain myself from asking this guy to marry me , TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
He said he saw no other problems, my paperwork was perfect, he would do the case right then, and I should be receiving a mail from him in a couple days. WTH?????

I actually asked him if he was truly a worker for the same place as the others, or did I have a wrong number? He laughed.. I know he had the whole history of my previous denials for the past almost seven months...

This blog only gets better..
When I finally hung up with no proposal to this guy(I would love to share his name, but it is very distinct,even his first name...), I actually stopped to read the letter from Prudential.

It was really written by the office manager, But I look down and read a line that tells me that upon my ex hubby's death, my pension amount will D*O*U*B*L*E!!!!
Not that I wish him gone in a hurry, but if SS does not penalize me(which I doubt since my income is 25% below poverty level ..) when I retire, I can add that to my SS amount..
Finally, after all of that gar-baj, good news..
Yet another reason I strive every day to live what is below: We may not always get what we want, but we will always get what we NEED! On HIS timetable, not mine...

  
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GABY1948 7/25/2014 6:23AM

    OH, Linda! THIS is what I needed to hear! Every blog you write I WAIT for good news and pray every day and sometimes more about this! I am PRAISING the Lord with you! It's about time for some GOOD NEWS!

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And finally, TGIF!

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TRUCKERSMRS 7/25/2014 3:13AM

    Great news. Looking forward to reading the blog that says you have finally received your cover and can get the meds you need.
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CATTUTT 7/24/2014 9:40PM

    OMG you have absolutely made my day! I am SO HAPPY that this BS is finally gonna get straightened out and you finally talked to people who aren't idiots. I could so do a happy dance for you right now! WOooooooo hooooooo!

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/24/2014 8:07PM

  Very good news!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/24/2014 7:53PM

    I am just elated that you finally got a person who actually cares. Such good news. Maybe now you can find some nice little mesa, that is nice and level.

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Wet Wednesday,,in my house

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

had handyguy Joe's cousin, Bobby the plumber,, come over while I was at work this morning,, we had lots of water dripping into basement from SOMEWHERE upstairs..Turns out it was under the vanity in my full bathroom... bummer,, He added an extension to my elbow and now I bleached under there and have the fan drying inside the vanity. He also reseated one of the thrones.. wax ring was okay, just needed re-adjusting with a wrench..

What a crazy house we have!!

I feel about 80% better than yesterday,,ate oatmeal, yogurt and my handy-dandy mozzarella stick for work break. My 5 am cheerios stayed down today..

We are getting close to V-day, so this Saturday will be me at Discount Tire for Vito's semi-annual checkup ,, then make appointment with Mike the mechanic for Vito's oil change, checkup and a/c recharge.

Last on the list is my haircut..

We will start our packing list this weekend, then concentrate on yardwork and mom's stuff before we leave.

22 days... I can smell the pine trees, huckleberries, Great Lake water spray...
bear cub breath too.. We will get to cuddle with them again this year..

  
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ALIALI2013 7/24/2014 2:58PM

    Ohhh sorry about the water, but it sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun ahead. Hope things go well for you.

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LITAPOWER 7/24/2014 12:26PM

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MOM2ACAT 7/24/2014 12:15PM

    You certainly didn't need the plumbing problems on top of everything else! Glad you were able to find the cause though and get it fixed.

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NELLIEH1 7/24/2014 6:25AM

    Houses always love to tackle us down before vacations and such...glad all is fixed and well! What fun...your vacation...soon! Can we come? Blessings, Nellie

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GABY1948 7/23/2014 8:14PM

    I am SO glad you are feeling better and sometimes these little burps (the plumbing) come at us...now everything is turning around!

Be well and blessed soon!

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/23/2014 4:45PM

  I'm glad that you're on the mend.

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CATTUTT 7/23/2014 2:49PM

    Sorry to hear about the plumbing problems, that sucks.

But I am so exciting for your impending vacation. I hope you guys have the best one ever!

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home

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7Up, unsalted soda crackers, blah.. back to bed..

  
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TRUCKERSMRS 7/23/2014 3:07AM

    Hope you feel better soon.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/23/2014 2:15AM

    Feel better Lin

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/23/2014 2:15AM

    Feel better Lin

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/23/2014 2:15AM

    Feel better Lin

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CATTUTT 7/22/2014 10:51AM

    Hope you feel better very soon!

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AUNTRENEE 7/22/2014 10:04AM

    Get well soon. Don't need you missing work.

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WILSONWR 7/22/2014 8:04AM

    Doesn't sound like a fun day...

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SENIMMO 7/22/2014 7:57AM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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Icky-sicky poo

Monday, July 21, 2014

Long story short: Up for work at four, worked until ten, tossed cookies at work, went home from work.. stomach feels like I am on the high seas..

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/21/2014 10:46PM

    Praying for you, Lin.

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AUNTRENEE 7/21/2014 10:10PM

    Get well soon.

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MTN_KITTEN 7/21/2014 8:32PM

    Bummer!
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GABY1948 7/21/2014 7:20PM

    SO sorry...I have not been through anything like that for several years but still remember how awful it is. emoticon emoticon (virtual hugs carry no germs)

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JENNIK2 7/21/2014 7:08PM

    Hope you feel better!

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LACEYKYLE 7/21/2014 3:39PM

    Diet 7-up and Saltines?

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MCJOYFUL 7/21/2014 3:36PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/21/2014 2:53PM

    I remember that feeling. Yuck! Feel better soon.

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CATTUTT 7/21/2014 2:27PM

    Oh man that's not a good start to the week. I hope you feel better very quickly!

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RHOOK20047 7/21/2014 2:00PM

    Not the best way to start a week! Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Hope you get better quick!

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Great Sunday

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Activity tracker: Finally made it to grocery store,, stopped at Dad's house to get mail; took a trip to the state recreation area for a hike on the beach. We also did the trails and checked out the wildlife..

We saw some small bluegill and smallmouth bass in the shallows near the swan nest.. people fishing nearby had no idea they were in the wrong spot to catch fish..saved these little guys lives..
As I was going down the trail, I almost bumped into a doe and her two fawns! A few feet away, as I froze for DD to take a pic of mama and I, doe ran onto the boardwalk to the beach.

I started walking again, but suddenly a spotted fawn appeared in front of me, so I froze again for DD pic.
Fawn ran back into lagoon area and we saw another fawn with her!!

We spent two hours hiking and talking with park visitors from out of town.
Had lunch, am home and watched a nature show through my eyelids!!

Time to regroup to rise at four tomorrow for work... 25 days to vacation!

  
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GABY1948 7/21/2014 8:01AM

    What a wonderful way to spend Sunday! I was relaxed just reading about it!

Have a blessed week, Lin!

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TEALHAWK1 7/20/2014 10:56PM

    Glad you had a great day!

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CATTUTT 7/20/2014 9:08PM

    Sounds like you had a fabulous day and I'm so glad to hear you are in high spirits. It makes me smile to know you enjoyed the day.

Hope that 25 days goes by fast!

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SINGINGLADY47 7/20/2014 8:01PM

    Sounds like an awesome day. Wish I could have seen all that. What a great day. I hope you will be able to post one of those pictures. Where I live, there is a wooded area next to my apt. with a creek and I used to see deer at the edge of the woods. Have had coyotes out there too, but they have done so much construction in this area they have all disappeared. But I still see squirrels and rabbits and lots of different types of birds. Love seeing nature. I am glad you had this experience. God bless you evening. Hugs, Judy

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