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Old 08-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #8321
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #8322
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Swam, biked, and ran a sprint triathlon. My first one. I was in a hurry - finiished 7th out of 34 in my age group. I don't think I've ever had that much fun while getting a great workout.
What...no pictures?

Ahhhhh...but anyway, congratulations Ron.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:50 PM   #8323
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How creepy nice that must seem to you. Does it seem clear what you are to do now that you are now under Medicare?

I am dreading that day because who knows if my doctor will even take it, or how Medicare will interact with my federal BCBS, or what awful surprises might be in store. (shudder)

Probably I have been reading too many negative articles about Medicare. I hope.
I'm 5 months away from Medicare and also wondering about my federal BCBS.
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Received my "Welcome to Medicare" packet and ID card in the mail...
Um-- congratulations....? Condolences?

Medigap policies seem like a waste of money until you need them-- and then you're really glad you have them.

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I don't know how this guy can deal with liability.
Maybe he figures that he only needs liability insurance if he has assets. And if he had any assets, I wonder if he'd be performing at the county fair...
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I changed my primary email address today. Well, to be honest, Mr B changed it for me at my request. The former email address contained a reference to persons no longer in my universe.
I had been temporarily diverting some necessary email to a personal yahoo address so I could get a handle on the combination of personal, business, and general interest email sources. I unsubscribed to several newsletters and online shopping sites, gradually narrowing the flood of emails coming to the old address.
It took me quite a while to go through entering the new email address on credit union, investment, and billing accounts. I now have a clean slate. Glad that project is done with.
Any junk mail still going to the former address will end up somewhere in cyberspace. Somewhere...
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Isn't that about ten years too early ?
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I'm 5 months away from Medicare and also wondering about my federal BCBS.
From what I have heard is Medicare will be your primary and federal BCBS will pay the deductibles and anything that is not covered by Medicare . So we will still be paying for federal BCBS and the $115 for Medicare part B
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What...no pictures?

Ahhhhh...but anyway, congratulations Ron.
Thanks!, but there's no way i'd post most of the pics that my SIL took.

Ok - this one's not bad - I'm in there somewhere.

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From what I have heard is Medicare will be your primary and federal BCBS will pay the deductibles and anything that is not covered by Medicare . So we will still be paying for federal BCBS and the $115 for Medicare part B
Thanks for the info, I'm hoping it will work that way.
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Took the mutt hiking today. What a beautiful day too. Temp was reasonable and the humidity low. Compared to what we have had lately, felt like Fall.

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I changed my primary email address today. Well, to be honest, Mr B changed it for me at my request. The former email address contained a reference to persons no longer in my universe.
I had been temporarily diverting some necessary email to a personal yahoo address so I could get a handle on the combination of personal, business, and general interest email sources. I unsubscribed to several newsletters and online shopping sites, gradually narrowing the flood of emails coming to the old address.
It took me quite a while to go through entering the new email address on credit union, investment, and billing accounts. I now have a clean slate. Glad that project is done with.
Any junk mail still going to the former address will end up somewhere in cyberspace. Somewhere...
That is a huge accomplishment! I can't imagine trying to think of everyone and every establishment that would need to be contacted. Congratulations on completing this successfully.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:13 PM   #8333
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Ok - this one's not bad - I'm in there somewhere.

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Went for my normal 5K run this morning. Here in the SE part of Arizona August 16th and the temperature at 6:30 was 62 degrees. Unbelievable.

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I think I can speak for bbbam too when I say your four-legged persona is quite handsome too!
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That is a huge accomplishment! I can't imagine trying to think of everyone and every establishment that would need to be contacted. Congratulations on completing this successfully.
It was drummed into my head for over 20 years at w*rk..."Never write your passwords down". Baloney! CRS is alive and well between my ears. I actually keep a small notebook of all current online accounts and passwords, safely stored somewhere in the house.

I approached the email change project with a classic "divide and conquer" algorithm.
All I had to do is keep a running tally of all incoming email to the old address for a few weeks, unsubscribing or diverting "keepers" to the yahoo email, and only keeping the emails for bill paying, credit union statements, and friends that I needed to keep active.
Immediately after Mr B did the address change, I went through the little notebook, changing each critical account at a time, updating the notebook record as I went. I sent a broadcast "address change" email to all friends.
Now I will do same at the yahoo email, unsubscribing and/or eliminating all unecessary "junk" email. Poof!
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Today I got my teeth cleaned. Not much fun to have that done at 9 AM, but it is a necessary preventative to keep periodontal disease from recurring. I set up 4 appointments per year, and usually make it to 3 of them, if not all 4.

We're going to head to the Legion later for some company and a few cold ones. I've been home for 2 days straight and need to get out and socialize.
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We moved the Tin-Can down the Oregon coast to a park near Brookings. We've been in Oregon since mid-June. First impressions seem nice, we're going to stay here a while.

On the road yesterday, DW mentioned she could spend a summer in Oregon. I just shook my head- seems like what we are doing.

I had big problems parking the RV here yesterday. Had to back uphill on a narrow road, site and road at odd angles. Now I know why the site was vacant. Made many errors, not just backing. After 6 years, I should be better at this.
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