As I type I’ve got a purring cat on my lap (making it a little difficult to type on a laptop), a small dog at my feet and a large dog snoozing on the other couch, which is what my two girls are doing upstairs (but in a crib and a bed).  I just thought it painted a nice scene.

I was pretty busy today, but not overwhelmingly so.  I had an afternoon meeting and did a little running around afterwards, and when I got home I opened a letter from Milly’s health care provider that said her insurance policy was canceled.  I was confused because I have payments set to go out automatically every month, and sure enough they had not only been going out, but they had been cashed as well.  Upon calling said health care provider I realized that the rate had gone up.  You’d think that since they know you’re making payments every month they’d give you the courtesy of a call or something, but I guess not.  Either way, we should have it taken care of in pretty short order.

What bothers me, though, is this.  I know rates go up, but Milly’s rate went up 64.5%.  64.5%!  When I told my brother-in-law, Michael Mercer, about it this evening he pointed out that the increase was enough to buy a video game every month.  Worse than that, I told him, was that it was about enough to buy three games every two months.  I just don’t get that.  I mean, it’s not like Milly’s had any major illnesses or anything like that.


Michael and Jenn came over for dinner tonight.  They actually came over because Michael wanted to get his taxes done and had never done it before on his own, so he just wanted to have someone help guide him through it in case he had questions or got stuck on anything.  It was, of course, a breeze.  They stuck around for dinner and helped us put Milly to bed.  Well, we got Michael to read Goodnight, Moon to Milly anyway.

Amanda and I were going to watch V after Michael and Jenn left, but for some reason the DVR only got the first minute or two of it, so we watched it on the laptop.  I don’t know why it did that.  Time Warner Cable recently (just today, actually) changed a bunch of stations around, putting similar stations near each other (which makes a lot of sense, though it’ll take some time to unlearn where some stations used to be), but I really don’t think that had anything to do with it.

Amanda continues to get better and her voice is almost completely back.  I can’t wait for her to get back to (at least close to) 100%.

Zach Dotsey