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Lost & Found

July 22nd, 2022 at 07:31 pm

Several months ago I lost my driver's license and could not find it. Finally, I spent $30 for a replacement license. Today I was doing laundry and guess what was plastered up against the glass door? My driver's license.

It was a load of towels with one pair of pants that I wear exclusively to do yard work. They are white and I wear them so I could easily spot a tick if one were to crawl on me. I never wear those pants anywhere, except.....i vaguely remember needing to pick something up from my Buy Nothing group and deciding to go since no one would see me anyway, so I didn't bother changing from my work clothes but did grab my driver's license and slip it in the back pocket.

Sigh. Now if I could just find my missing pair of prescription sunglasses. It's the 2nd time I've lost them this season. Looked high and low, finally caved and ordered a replacement pair today from ($65 for progressive, no line lenses...will never go back to brick and mortar opticians).

We're in the middle of a prolonged heat wave here in New England. Things are expected to moderate by Monday. In the meantime, I am hunkering down indoors, only venturing out after 6 pm to pick wineberries in the yard and do walks in the neighborhood. I may tackle painting my basement walls white tomorrow, seemingly a good task to undertake in the cooler basement. I've painted it before, but not completely.

I had to move a bunch of my potted nasturtiums to another, more shaded spot as they most unhappy, and extra watering did not seem to help. Had to remove the solar bubblers from my bird baths becus the water was evaporating so fast, the little motor in those things was running without water, which wears them out faster.

I' ve scheduled a colonoscopy for myself for next week. Have to do a covid test 2 days prior. When my friend did this recently, the one who's driving me to mine, she tested positive and had to reschedule, although she never had any symptoms. She thought it might have been a false positive. Sure hope that doesn't happen to me. I'm doing a bunch of pills instead of liquids this time around. Wish me luck.

Yesterday I concluded Progressive's "Snapshot" program where you can save on your car  insurance with safe driving/tracking. It went on for an entire year (!) and in the end, I only saved $100, which was disappointing. I had an ongoing score of an "A" for quite a while, and ruined it all (down to a B+) in a single driving trip, when I had driven my friend to HER colonscopy, was hungry waiting and decided to go to nearby Burger King for impossible burger, just 5 minutes away but i got horribly disoriented and had failed to make note of her medical center's address, so got a bit frazzled cus they called while i was trying to find my way back and said she was ready, and anyway, i stepped on the brakes too hard a bunch of times turning this way or that way. As it was, my premium still increased (tho I have never filed a claim in my life) as they do every year, just a little less with the driving incentive savings. Next year, I'll likely need to shop around again becus they only offer good rate when they're trying to lure you from a different insurer.

Decided to renew my job search as I'm still unhappy with the current new job. It's entirely unpredictable when I'll get work, and it's considerably less than the hours they promised at the onset. I also greatly dislike the once month paycheck, which I didn't learn about til after accepting the position. Only found 1 job to apply to so far; this may take a while.


5 Responses to “Lost & Found”

  1. Wink Says:

    That is a great price on the glasses. I'll have to check them out next time I need new ones. Good luck on the job search!

  2. Turtle Lover Says:

    glad you found your license! Now you have a spare LOL ....
    I, too, never heard of the place for glasses ... must check them out!

  3. Dido Says:

    Sorry to hear you are unhappy with the new job and I hope you turn up something satisfying soon. But, after next month, only 2 more years to Medicare eligibility for you!

    State Farm has encourage me to enroll in a similar program for a discount and I've never taken the bait, fearing that, as you found, just one driving incident could ruin the prospect of savings (or worse). I don't want "Big Brother" watching me any more than they do already!

    If you shop out your insurance, go to an independent insurance broker rather than an agent--the agent has to offer you just one company's products, while the broker can find you the best deal amoung the several companies they work with. Haas Insurance broker in your area indicates that they work with about a dozen companies; Manzi is also a broker in your area but doesn't list the companies they work with on their website.

    Good luck with the test next week and I hope you have an easy time of it.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you found your license. I did something similar, replaced it, then found it.

    I wondered about the Snapshot thingy...I figured it would find a way not to give you the best rate if at all possible. Grrr.

    Hope your colonoscopy goes OK. I had never heard of the prep with pills.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry you're not enjoying your new job.

    I had my first colonoscopy in May - using Suprep. It wasn't as bad as I'd heard - maybe due to my diet? Hope yours goes well!

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