Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 29

March 29 is a big day for me. I will have health insurance again! Not that I haven't been uninsured, I've been on "ObamaCare" since last August. Which means I pay way too much for nothing and have a giant deductible. So now I will only have to pay $40/mo for a great plan for myself. (Eric has his own, which would have cost a small fortune for me to join.) So I'm thrilled. The first thing I'm going to do is get an eye doctor appointment. I've been wearing the same contacts since December. They're 2-week contacts. Surprisingly, they haven't bothered me at all. Usually I can go 4-6 weeks, but this is definitely the longest stretch. I have extra ones for the right eye, but no more for the left. And my glasses need an updated prescription. So I'm thrilled that I will be able to see again. Only 11 more days!

Work has been quite busy. I feel like I've been there a lot longer than 2 1/2 months! I've been training in the Traffic department. My mom will probably find that amusing. I'm the back-up for the traffic supervisor. And she's been off for the last 5 days. It's a different world, but it's keeping me on my toes and making me use a part of my brain I haven't used in awhile. Especially since we have 3 stations that I have to keep track of. (We're NBC, CBS and CW.) It's good to learn new skills!

Alex is home this week. He has pretty much spent his days sleeping, watching tv and running. Oh, and eating. That boy can eat. It's nice that he's healthy again. He's been back running for about 2 weeks now. Oh, and how about UAlbany making the NCAA Tournament for the 3rd year in a row -- and the awesome way they got there. That was a fun game to watch.

Still waiting patiently for Spring to arrive. It didn't get above freezing today. I don't think it will tomorrow either. Hopefully, eventually, it will be warm again.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

This has been a VERY long and VERY cold winter. It's still cold, but we are beginning to see the light at the end of the very cold tunnel. I see 40's in the forecast for next week. That makes me very happy. It'll feel like a heat wave. 18 degrees feels warm to us now. 45 will be shorts weather! 

Last week we put a deposit on our 'summer' vacation spot on the Cape (For the week of Labor Day). It'll be just me and Eric this year. We're renting a small cottage on our favorite beach. And Jenny will get to join us this year. We'll celebrate her 10th birthday there! I think she'll like the beach. The above photo will be our deck and path to the water. It's nice having something warm and snow-free to look forward to! I do hope the beach didn't suffer too much erosion, you never know what it will look like there from year to year. Mother Nature can be very tough some years, and this year was one of the worst.