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Old 01-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #1261
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Oh, it can be insane. Though our military plan, at one time most daily, generic meds were costing $3/mo. I'd usually buy them 3 mos at a time. $9. One day I walked into the pharmacy (remember, small town, they all know everyone) and a 3 mos of something (blood pressure, cholesterol, and gout are his dailies) came up to $0.07! Seven cents? The checkout woman just laughed. I said I have to go back and talk to the pharmacist (who I think is her husband). They were laughing by the time I got back there. "We called TRICARE, we called the local carrier for them, and it isn't a mistake." SO I reached to the bottom of my purse and found some nickels and pennies. Who can figure this ^&((&&(**( out? Now all of a sudden the prices are all over the place, but still low enough that I'm not complaining (I often wait behind someone who is paying hundreds for what I'm paying dozens, but then husband went to Vietnam when others were hiding out). If my husband had to deal with this, he'd be dead from a stroke or something.
I've had to chart for Tricare...those folks are nuts! I don't mind charting everyday, but if nothing is going on, NOTHING is going on! SSDD!!! They should be glad there are no changes for the worse...and changes for the better don't happen overnight.

Ironic that I do Medicare Paperwork for CMS and still have no clue about what's going on with it aside from my small part.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #1262
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Right now I'm monitoring my email closely because my best friend's mom is dying. She is rather stoic, but want to make sure I'm around if she wants to write or talk. It's a pull the plug type decision, and I think her sibs are going to cause grief about that decision and others to come. Just want to make sure I'm around if she wants to write/talk.
Tough job, especially if you have no family support. She's in my thoughts!
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #1263
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What am I doing? I'm trying to de-stress from a Freeway trip to Jacksonville. I hate driving on the Freeway and never do unless there is no way to get out of doing so.

I'm having a Margarita with almost nothing but Tequila in it. That drive freaked me out badly! I think I put dents in the steering wheel.

When I was a kid, I could drive on the Freeway with no problem, but now, it's like being in the Daytona 500. I'm doing the speed limit at 65 and everyone is tailgating me trying to get me to go 75. NO WAY.

I felt like a low flying plane. Holy Crap! Am I glad to get home!

Won't be doing THAT again any time soon!!!!

I almost got out of the van and kissed the ground when I got home!

Is anyone else like this? I have no problem going 55 on secondary roads. No problem at all. I just hate freeways.

Mmmmmm, Tequila, maybe my shoulders will come back down where they're supposed to be by the time I finish this drink! They're up around my ears right now!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #1264
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Is anyone else like this? I have no problem going 55 on secondary roads. No problem at all. I just hate freeways.

It only bothers me when I go flying past my exit or at night when it is raining!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #1265
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What am I doing? I'm trying to de-stress from a Freeway trip to Jacksonville. I hate driving on the Freeway and never do unless there is no way to get out of doing so.

I'm having a Margarita with almost nothing but Tequila in it. That drive freaked me out badly! I think I put dents in the steering wheel.

When I was a kid, I could drive on the Freeway with no problem, but now, it's like being in the Daytona 500. I'm doing the speed limit at 65 and everyone is tailgating me trying to get me to go 75. NO WAY.

I felt like a low flying plane. Holy Crap! Am I glad to get home!

Won't be doing THAT again any time soon!!!!

I almost got out of the van and kissed the ground when I got home!

Is anyone else like this? I have no problem going 55 on secondary roads. No problem at all. I just hate freeways.

Mmmmmm, Tequila, maybe my shoulders will come back down where they're supposed to be by the time I finish this drink! They're up around my ears right now!

I drove rush hour traffic on highways for work for decades. As a result, I'm used to it.

If I have a choice of highway vs. by-way to get somewhere, I always choose the highway.

That said, I have no interest in driving in heavy traffic - highway or otherwise.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #1266
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I drove rush hour traffic on highways for work for decades. As a result, I'm used to it.

If I have a choice of highway vs. by-way to get somewhere, I always choose the highway.

That said, I have no interest in driving in heavy traffic - highway or otherwise.
I've driven in some cities FAMOUS for nasty driving. (NYC, San Fran, DC...)

5mph rush hour stuff is just boring.

75mph lane-dogeing, finger waving, agressive traffic is what I hate.

I'll stick with 55 and watch the roses.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #1267
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hey, Jacksonville is much better than it used to be. There was one exit off I-95 when I used to drive it to visit my parents (Daytona) from DC that said something like, "Through traffic, right lane". Next thing you know, you were off the highway and into a residential neighborhood, wondering what happened and how to get back on I-95. I did this several times over the years. I'm not sure if I finally "got it", or if they finally corrected the sign. Probably both. It made me want to tear my hair out. But if you only drive it every year or two, it's hard to remember which exit is incorrectly signed.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #1268
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I've driven in some cities FAMOUS for nasty driving. (NYC, San Fran, DC...)

5mph rush hour stuff is just boring.

75mph lane-dogeing, finger waving, agressive traffic is what I hate.

I'll stick with 55 and watch the roses.
You're using the right cure. Have one for me.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #1269
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You're using the right cure. Have one for me.
You got it man! I just poured my second! This one's for you Andy!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #1270
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What am I doing? I'm trying to de-stress from a Freeway trip to Jacksonville. I hate driving on the Freeway and never do unless there is no way to get out of doing so.

I'm having a Margarita with almost nothing but Tequila in it. That drive freaked me out badly! I think I put dents in the steering wheel.

When I was a kid, I could drive on the Freeway with no problem, but now, it's like being in the Daytona 500. I'm doing the speed limit at 65 and everyone is tailgating me trying to get me to go 75. NO WAY.

I felt like a low flying plane. Holy Crap! Am I glad to get home!

Won't be doing THAT again any time soon!!!!

I almost got out of the van and kissed the ground when I got home!

Is anyone else like this? I have no problem going 55 on secondary roads. No problem at all. I just hate freeways.

Mmmmmm, Tequila, maybe my shoulders will come back down where they're supposed to be by the time I finish this drink! They're up around my ears right now!
Count me in. I've always had a fear of freeways. I'm ok once I get in. It's merging and the new light system they have installed That gets me. The States broke but Cal Trans always have ways of making new detours just to aggravate ya. Who's bright idea was it to add stop lights to the merge lane? I'd like to get on quick, not stop, prey that I can get up to speed to avoid an accident.
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