retired comm. tech, now part time sailor.
Hey another Warren Zevon fan. Too bad he died too soon.
I did most of my own repair work for 35 years. The last 15 years the cars are too sophisticated for a shade tree mechanic.
To walk a beach in Jamaica, you need one to keep the local dogs away.
Thanks Jef. I discovered a new book I haven’t read yet (Carl Hiaasen’s Squeeze Me).
My Epson 1439 has a “Continuous Ink Supply System”. No cartridges, I refill the tanks about once a year.
I am a procrastinator, but I’ll take hot chocolate with Disaronno amaretto over coffee or tea any day.
Yes we do remember “topless bars” (2019-05-24). That is my wife’s favorite of the six strips I’ve printed for our refrigerator.
Which came first, beer or bread? They both start with the exact same ingredients. But as a third generation German home brewer, I vote for beer.
Last week my pharmacist informed me the drug I’ve been taking to reduce the excess iron in my blood, has risen 700%. My copay for a one month supply was $140, a 24 day supply to get me into the new year, when my insurance will change, U/C: $2,480.57 final copay 620.14. The very rare blood disease I have (PNH) causes me to need a blood transfusion every 11-12 weeks, when I’m getting the drug that fights the disease. Every transfusion adds more iron to my blood. For five months from July I was denied access to this drug because of a billing dispute between the HMO that merged with my HMO and HealthNet insurance. The medicine I was being given was costing $43,000 every two weeks. This is a generic version of a drug that a year previously was costing $6,000 every two weeks, until the Patent expired and I was switched over to the new improved version, that you only needed once ever eight weeks. It took four months for the billing for the new improved drug to get to me. The new cost was $172,000 for the first loading dose, followed in two weeks by the first maintenance dose billed at $211,000 ever 8 weeks. I have to go to my oncologyst ever week for associated injections, so I decided to go back to the first drug, but as a generic now costs $43,000 ever two weeks. The time when I was denied my usual infusion, my hemoglobin dropped so fast I needed a transfusion ever four weeks,causing the ferritin to shoot up to about ten times normal. On November 24th (after months of fighting the new HMO and HealthNet) I got a new loading Dose of Ultomiris, followed two weeks later by the first maintenance dose. I’m scheduled to get another maintenance dose this coming Tuesday. I don’t know what the current cost is, and I probably wont see that until I’m on my new health insurance plan. The service rep for the new insurance plan said I would max out my copay for the year, with the first infusion next month.
Driving around Puerto Vallarta , watch for the Topes (speed bumps). Also known as “Lazy Cops” that can wreck your suspension