Well, a couple of updates for you…
First, the website I volunteered to help with burned down.
How can that happen? The owners of the site refused to pay hosting fees and the site kept being taken offline. If a company or business isn’t willing to pay for the site hosting fees and keep a site online, they certainly don’t need a webmaster!
I resigned formally yesterday. After talking with the hosting company and learning that they lied to me the first time it went down, I realized that they didn’t have the funds to support their site. It’s only $75/yr, folks. Really?
So that’s gone. My time is my own again. More writing time! With NaNoWriMo coming up, that’s a good thing, right?
The ironic thing about it is that today I received a notice from Google AdSense to update my site settings for this blog. There is a reason I don’t monetize it. I also don’t have to publish a lot of ads that cover content (which annoys the hell out of me when I run across it) or have unrelated people gaining from my prolific writing. If I want to sell something on this site, I’ll put up an ad! Like for my books. That I wrote. Or maybe a product I believe in that I want to tell you about. Not “best placement” as determined by a computer.
Next, I had a blowout yesterday.
Medicare is supposed to provide rides to medical appointments if you have a plan that does that. I do, and they did not. I had a complete blowout. I called the insurance company and made a complaint against the transportation contractor – this isn’t the first time they’ve messed up and I missed an appointment.
- BUT — without a car, I can’t get to a provider out of town unless I use their contractor.
- AND — the insurance is not honored by another person in the same specialty in my town.
- SO — that means I’m being denied treatment because the transportation company cannot honor their contracts.
- This is BIG NEWS and a BIG DEAL.
Time to report to Medicare. It isn’t really Medicare fraud, per se; though they ARE denying me necessary and medically indicated treatment. Because of a transportation issue.
I was on the phone for several hours last night. I blew a gasket, so my blood pressure was up (causing medical harm and putting my life in jeopardy). I was hysterical and my PTSD was triggered (causing psychological harm). And I’ll be getting a bill from the provider for “no-show” because I couldn’t cancel the appointment in a timely manner (causing financial harm).
All of which was caused by transportation not arriving as confirmed only three hours earlier in the day!
This is grounds for a lawsuit in most places. Maybe it’s not a large financial claim, but the additional injuries I suffered are documented. When combined, and seeing how this is provided by my Medicare policy, it’s a lot more important than just the financial injuries.
It’s a really big deal.
So yeah – Mercury Retrograde and a Scorpio new moon. NASTY combination!
At least the new moon energy is dissipating now. We all have to deal with the retrograde till November 20th.
The photo at the top of this post is the Scorpio nebula from the Hubble Collection. The picture below will help you find the Scorpio Constellation in the sky.