Saturday, May 20, 2017

Weekly Retrospective


What I’m readingThe Ice Man by Phillip Carlo and The Book of Matthew.

What I’m listening toDave Ramsey’s daily radio show. Everything he says is basic common sense, but it’s amazing how often I need to be reminded.  

Where I’m failing: Letting my emotions get the best of me. I was pretty sick when I left work Thursday night and stopped by an urgent care clinic. I had called ahead but was not called to the desk until 10 minutes after signing in. Everything appeared to be good until the customer service person asked me to sign a document stating that they could bill my debit card in the event my insurance didn’t pay for certain services. I told the rep I had a $35 co-pay so there shouldn’t be any additional charges. I then stated that I’d never NOT paid a legitimate bill. I then informed her that medical facilities were well known to overcharge people and that’s why insurance companies oftentimes didn’t pay for services to begin with. Before I left on principle, prolonging an infection that has made me completely miserable for the past few days, I said a few more things that I’m not proud of, including a couple to folks in the waiting room. Oddly enough, the urgent care clinic I went to yesterday morning (how I love to spend a vacation day) didn’t ask for anything, saw me more quickly (without an online scheduled appt) and had me on my way in less than 30 minutes from the point of arrival.

What I’m excited about: My son’s birthday/graduation swim party at the house today and senior day at Church tomorrow.

Quote that has me thinking: There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. - Louis L’Amour

What I need to work on: Spanish (Honduras in June/July)

What I’m looking forward to: Kicking this massive sinus infection. A steroid shot and 10 days of antibiotics starting yesterday….


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