We are having Weather. Rain, freezing rain, ice pellets. Our cars are coated, as is the driveway and the road. When the town plow went by, a couple hours ago, it sounded like it was plowing glass.
So, staying in is the plan, here at the Cat Farm. Tomorrow’s plan had involved a drive in a southwardly direction, but that may have to be put on hold, dernit. Never mind the ice (the weatherbeans had been calling for 45F/7C today, and it hasn’t gotten much above 35F/2C — and that’s an important 10-or-5 degrees) — but there are flood warnings all over the state.
In slightly more cheering news — frequent readers of this blog will recall that, through sheer stubborness and not a little good luck, Steve and I enrolled in the Federal Government’s Health Marketplace (Maine being one of those states with a Republican governor, who steadfastly refuses to allow a state exchange, because Socialism). We’re paying $200-ish less each month in premiums for what looked like, on paper, to be superior coverage.
Today, I had my first test-drive of the new coverage. Two drugs that I take daily had to be renewed, so I called the drugstore and did the deed. Since I had new insurance, the pharmacy aide had to look up some things and make a couple phone calls, but at the end of all that is this. . .
The total for filling my two prescriptions at my local drugstore, for a 90 day supply of each, which is what I always get, and which, under the $700-ish/month Anthem plan used to cost me a total of $136.92, today cost me $60.50.
So far, I’m a satisfied customer.