Today did not start well. I woke up with a headache so bad sunlight felt like lances through my brain, and Steve sounded like he was shouting when he was speaking in a perfectly normal tone of voice. So, back to bed, with help from the feline nursing corps. Managed to sleep most of it off, and finally addressed my email at a Late Hour, to find a note from the ACA stating that they had not received documentation I had compiled and mailed in February, and therefore my health insurance would be cut off in May.
Phone call to the ACA, and the eventual verdict that the paperwork had been received, but hadn’t been processed, yet. Also treated to a mild lecture about how this affliction would not have come upon me if I had just uploaded my paperwork to the ACA website. I did not laugh hysterically, but told her that the reason I’d sent paper was because I couldn’t find where to upload my paperwork on the website. Got tour. Ghod bless them, they do hide it in the basement, don’t they? But, four screens in, yep — there it was. So now I know.
Which of course begs the question of what the manymanymany people in this country who do not have computers or access to a secure computer are supposed to do, if uploading is the New Black, but since I’m clearly not one of them, the question remains unasked.
Steve is making stirfry for dinner, which sounds lovely. Hoping to shake the rest of the headache with a hearty application of chicken and mushrooms, after which I will go to work.
Trooper’s fans will be pleased to know that he went to the vet yesterday for his 2-year distemper shot, wearing the cat harness and leash like, well…a Trooper. Note to self: teach Trooper to walk on the leash, because — While he was at the vet’s he was of course weighed. Ladies and Gentlebeings, we have ourselves seventeen-point-one pounds of Very Solid Coon Cat here.
Sprite weighed 15 pounds when she had her vaccine a couple months back, for a grand total of just over 32 pounds of Feline in two adorable packages.
And! In the I’ve-gotta-get-me-some-of-these front, on Facebook Mindy Hunter pointed out this TED talk on “Shiftables.” Clearly, someone’s been reading Lee and Miller.
Today’s blog post title brought to you by Warren Zevon, “Desperadoes Under the Eaves.”