February 28th, 2003



Short temper. I spent two hours composing a long entry, full of detail, and killed it with one misclick.
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    Killed another long post.

Time to get the fish houses off the lake!

I've been without health insurance for almost ten years now. Does that seem scary to you? It does to me, but there's not a lot of choice.

You see, I'm a contractor. I don't have a steady employer who provides health insurance as a perk. I have to provide my own, and the options are horrible. For a reasonable deductible with full coverage, the monthly payment is somewhere around a house payment; for a $1500 deductible and no co-pay, it's still around the equivalent of a car payment every month.

Not exactly affordable.

Frankly, I've been pretty lucky until just recently. I've had a few colds and a flu or two that required no medical attention. The occasional infection that required antibiotics came into play.

Unfortunately, I'm now at a point where I have three prescriptions that need to be renewed monthly, as well as regular doctor visits. We're talking several hundred dollars a month.

Not exactly affordable.

Especially now. Unemployment does not pay enough to cover all of that.

So, a little vacation from the meds for now. Not a good thing, but inevitable.

Jobhunt: Found a listing that's a pretty good fit. Posted yesterday. Sent resume. Got form-email confirmation. Blah, blah, blah. This is getting old.

Random thoughts:
Pudding and ice cream don't go together nearly as well as you would think.
There is no such thing as a "relaxing high colonic".
Nudity and Jalapeno peppers are not a good combination.
When something says "feet included", you should expect feet.