This past couple of weeks has been a whirlwind of doors opening and closing.
I mentioned in a previous post that my retirement was going to be pushed back while I continued to work part time in order to keep my health insurance. However, my job was not able to offer me a part time position. (door closed) So, I looked into maintaining COBRA insurance and while it was expensive, it was full coverage that I was willing to pay for. (door open) However, the same afternoon I learned this, the hub got a call from a large company on the slope (Alaska) about an interview. (door open?) If this works out, they have a great insurance plan, which eliminates my need to carry COBRA. (door closing?) The interview is this afternoon. My fingers are crossed, as my last day at my job is June 4.
The girls (foster daughters) are going to try in-person school starting next week for the remainder of the year. (door opened). They havent attended in person school in a couple of years. Theyve worked really hard to get their grades up to As and Bs this term, so I am more comfortable letting them dip their toes back into in person school. Hoping all goes well with this decison. It is a small, charter school and the teachers all seem to be well plugged into the students. Again, finger's crossed.
I am getting dose #2 this afternoon for my covid vaccine. Hopefully the effects will be gentle on me. Tomorrow will tell, but regardless, I am relieved to have this will be done!!
And finally, I recently added the girls rooms to our current cable TV account. I knew it would add an additional $20 to our monthly plan, which was already ridiculously high, but I saw this is a financial trade off that allowed the girls a means of relaxing in the evening. A loyalty ambassador for the cable company stopped by the day of the install and gave me a special phone number to call about getting our bill reduced. I called the number and sure enough, they cut our bill to only $56 a month for the next year....a savings of $120!!! This definitely helps with the budget as I leave employment. They said to just call back each year and ask for this reduced rate.... I will believe it when I see it, but for the next year I am VERY thankful for that discount!!!
Now, to see how this interview goes with the hub....🤞