Nope, I didn't get another package in the mail and I have no idea if Jamie knits. But she surely brightened my day.
Even after the insurance paid off, that MRI that I had ended up costing me hundreds of dollars, which surprise! I don't have. I was expecting a rather large check in the mail and I was going to make a down payment on the bill, and then schedule payments. But the large check didn't come (more about that later) and I was afraid that since I hadn't initially called them, they might not be pleased with my rather minimal payment plan.
I noticed on the bill that I could eMail them. Yay! I just hate calling people on the phone if I think they aren't going to be pleased with me. Pitiful, I know. So I took the easy way out and eMailed them yesterday.
Here's the response:
Yes, I can set up payments of xx.xx (small amount) per month. If you will tell me what date to use as your due date, I'll set that up also. Be sure to give yourself mail time, since if it's not here on the due date it will show as delinquent. And then the "nasty grams" start :-). And, if anything happens that might delay the payment such as an emergency, be sure and call me so I can fix that. Thanks. Jamie.
A real person. That smiles. And that didn't give me that shit about "can't you put it on your credit card? Or "let us arrange a loan for you". Yay Jamie. I should knit her something! hahah
Now about the check that didn't arrive. In our insurance plan, after you meet your deductible, you can turn in meds and be reimbursed for 80% of them. The docs I see have champagne med taste apparently cause they eat up a large amount of my paycheck. And only one of them has a generic version. But hey, my arms and legs work and my brain too, in it's own quirky way. My original plan was to wait until November and send them in for Christmas money, but this hospital bill changed that. Now the plan was to pay off part of that; get a new jacket and maybe even a couple pair of slacks for winter; oh and hey..maybe a bit of yarn and some new Knitpicks needles. Heh. Priorities.
So I got the printout from the pharmacy and sent it all to the insurance company in August. I hadn't heard a word. And I didn't remember taking this long so the girl in HR checked into it. Oh my, they had discovered that for some reason anything coming in as meds was put into the "correspondence" file and nothing was done. Hello? I guess I shouldn't write them a letter about anything, since obviously nobody will ever read it. It's been re-faxed and hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have the $$ and can make Jamie happier.
Emboldened with her response, and a short note from Cookie, I set about learning to cable. Happily I thought "Ohhh in the morning, you can post a pic of your bit of cabling." Not to be. It looked more like pink cat vomit. Hahaha! I know that when I am trying something new, my tension gets much tighter. But hello, I think you are supposed to be able to get your needle out of the knitting without cutting yarn! So no pic. And nobody was injured. And today is another day!
Hope yours is a great one!