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Old 06-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #4941
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I was out painting the last coat on the deck. The association provides the paint and a brush to ensure a quality product is used. I was given water base solid deck stain. Easy to work with.

I was about 3/4 done with the second coat when SO (she took the day off to get ready for her family's arrival) decided to turn on the sprinkler to water her garden. Needless to say, it went right onto the deck, wet paint and all. My screaming to shut it off was quite effective. I can't describe how angry I was but I remained outwardly calm.

I went indoors until it dried off and finished painting. It will be interesting to see how it looks after it's all set and dry.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #4942
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I am not looking forward to visiting the dentist tomorrow. I am one of those who seek dental care only when something's hurting. And even at that I still prolong visiting one. And since I seldom visit the dentist I have no dental insurance. I just pay for the work out of my pocket.

With dental insurance the dentist deals directly with the insurance company and you're billed the difference. But with a dental plan (not insurance) you pay the entire amount out of your pocket and the plan carrier sends you a partial rebate.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #4943
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I was covered by Master BC/BS including full dental and eye care. Just about the best you can get. What wasn't covered was taken up by Medicaid. So I had no copays at all. The day I turned 65, every appointment coming up that I had at Mass General called me and canceled the appointment. I was no longer covered by BC/BS. Only Medicare and Medicaid. I knew instantly why. Medicare has a set schedule of payments. And Medicaid does not always pick up the balance due.

So I joined a Plan C Medicare program. I get top notch care, every drug I may need, get to see the best specialists and have no problems to worry about. I get eye checkups twice a year, see a foot doctor once a month, and am entitled to complete dental care. In exchange I do have to get my vitals checked once a month. Not a bad price to pay for all I get in exchange. And it cost me not one cent.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #4944
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So I joined a Plan C Medicare program. I get top notch care, every drug I may need, get to see the best specialists and have no problems to worry about. I get eye checkups twice a year, see a foot doctor once a month, and am entitled to complete dental care. In exchange I do have to get my vitals checked once a month. Not a bad price to pay for all I get in exchange. And it cost me not one cent.
I kinda wish I were 65 (I'll get there in 6 years).
Being self-employed, everything comes out of the pocket. My wife and I are covered under Kaiser for regular medical care but the monthly premiums are costing me a fortune, and that's with a $50/visit co-pay plan and does not cover prescription medication, nada. The Kaiser plan we used to have for many many years had a $25/visit co-pay and $10 prescription co-pay but I could not keep up with the plan's monthly preminums any longer so I "de-graded" to a less expensive (lesser by about $300/month) plan beginning 2013.
And with Obama Care kicking in next year, hopefully my monthly preminums can be income adjusted to more manageable levels.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:23 PM   #4945
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I don't know the norm in Canada, but here in the US, the Dr. bills the insurance company and they pay him directly. Then the Dr. has to bill you any balance. If this is the norm in Canada as well, I'd change dentists. he's just too lazy to do it right.
It depends on the plan. Stirling has medical/dental insurance with Sunlife too, but his dentist bills them and Stirling only pays the dentist the portion not covered by the insurance.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #4946
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It depends on the plan. Stirling has medical/dental insurance with Sunlife too, but his dentist bills them and Stirling only pays the dentist the portion not covered by the insurance.
I love how you pay for the big posh office and two receptionist/secretaries and you still can't get the proper paperwork. Don't get me started.....
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I have been parking my car on the street, since my street is all torn up. Today I found a deep, 1 cm scratch on the hood. Phooey.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:38 AM   #4948
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Ouch Taxy! Is it something you can buff out or will it need a little more work than that? Hope you can make it disappear. I hate it when I have so much as a grease smudge on my car.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:43 AM   #4949
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Ouch Taxy! Is it something you can buff out or will it need a little more work than that? Hope you can make it disappear. I hate it when I have so much as a grease smudge on my car.
It looks like it's down to the base coat, so it will need to be filled in. I'll phone the garage I use and ask them to do it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:25 AM   #4950
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I have been parking my car on the street, since my street is all torn up. Today I found a deep, 1 cm scratch on the hood. Phooey.
I don't drive and I leave all the car stuff to those in the know. As long as I can get in the passenger side and someone drive me, I am happy. So I used to wonder, "big deal, so you have a scratch. Get over it." Then someone said just one word to me and I understood. "Rust". That I understand.
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