As I have shared with you, recently Miss Terry has been in a purging state of mind, cleaning out all of the cupboards in the front end of the motorhome and getting rid of a lot of things that we no longer need or use, and outdated pantry items. But Nature abhors a vacuum, so I guess she needed something to fill some of that empty space.
How many of you have an Instant Pot, and do you like it? For quite a while now we’ve been hearing about the Instant Pots, which are a combination pressure cooker, crock pot, and rice steamer. At first she wasn’t really interested in getting one, but her ancient crock pot was on its last legs and she’s been looking for a replacement. So she decided to take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day and ordered the Instant Pot at a steep discount. I’m sure she will put it to good use very soon.
One question I get asked quite often, and interestingly enough, got asked three times just yesterday, was what tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) I recommend. Over the years several of the companies who make them have sent us systems to try out, and the one I like and use is the TireTraker. Here is a link to a recent blog post about it. I like the lifetime warranty, and Daryl and Cheri Lawrence really stand behind their products.
Good news from California! Some of you may know that after my hospital stay in Temecula last November, where the care was less than spectacular to say the least, they then screwed up when they billed the VA for my stay. Instead of using my Social Security number, which is how the VA identifies veterans, they used their patient account number. The VA kicked it back and asked for the correct information, and they sent the same patient number a second time. And, of course, the VA refused it again. I then called the hospital, the doctors group, and lab (three separate bills), explained the problem, gave them my Social Security number again, and they finally sent the correct info to the VA. But by then it was past the 90 day filing period, so the VA refused payment.
More letters back and forth followed, threats of collection action, etc. I called yet again yesterday and explained (again) that they had repeatedly dropped the ball and the reason they went unpaid was not my fault or the VA’s, it was all on them. This time around, both the hospital and the doctors group admitted it was indeed their fault and said they will eat the charges since they had records of all of my calls and the VA’s letters. The account manager for the doctors group said by law they had to do so. The lab said they have to “take it under review and investigate” and that they will place the account on hold while they try to see what went wrong. That sure takes a lot of pressure off of us.
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Sentinel In Elysium, the first book in my buddy George Weir’s excellent Elysium Chronicles mystery series set in a small Texas town. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water.