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Medical Expenses, Energy Rebate, Jury Duty, Grocery Budget

July 17th, 2016 at 07:48 am

A few financial things:

- The eye drops - I have (according to the dr.) allergic conjunctivitis. My eyes are so red and scratchy. I wouldn't mind so much, but the other day, the whites turned completely red; every time F looked at me she screamed! And I'm worried that my clients are going to think I'm on drugs or something since my eyes are pretty much always bloodshot. I've tried the over-the-counter option and it didn't do much. So the dr. prescribed drops, and when I went to get them at the pharmacy, they said they couldn't fill the prescription, that the dr. needed to get pre-authorization from my insurance co. to explain why I need the drops. (Don't get me started - I mean if the dr. didn't think I needed them then she wouldn't have prescribed them, right?). Part 2: I called the insurance, and they said they'd give me an ok to get the medicine, but I might not want to since the copay is $268!!! Yikes! I told them I'd asked the dr. to prescribe a generic, and I asked if there were other similar drops. They gave me a list of drops on Tier 1 and I got a new prescriptoin. Turned out to be a $10 copay. My eyes feel better, but you seriously have to be on top of things.

- We got a $27 rebate from our energy company for energy generated by our solar panels that we didn't use. Yes - will go toward the mortgage!

- I have jury duty on Wednesday! Aacckkk! This should not be financial, but it is, since I am self employed and I don't make money unless I work and earn it. It's not only a day (at least) of no work... F has no camp this week, so I tried in vain for a playdate for her. All of her friends are away on trips or in camp themselves. Even friends who are more acquaintances are not available, and it's a lot harder to ask for a favor from them. So F will go to work with D. Not ideal. I hope I get out early because I have a 3 pm appt. I can't change. Ugh.

- We have 547.17 left in the grocery budget, and three more shopping trips. Should be plenty, and we will have money left over to help pay off the money we just spent on our driveway.

3 Responses to “Medical Expenses, Energy Rebate, Jury Duty, Grocery Budget”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Have you officially been picked for jury duty? Last year I got the letter and went to the court at my appointed time. The person pleaded guilty so they didn't need us

  2. Buendia Says:

    That is so nice! I hope they don't need me!!! I'm not sure how it works. It sounded like there are several cases and they bring in a bunch of potential jurors and you may get assigned to one or more cases. The form says trials are scheduled for August and it says it's a one-month service (if you're needed). I am crossing my fingers that we don't have to be there much time on Wednesday. F has camp Aug. 1-12 and then no camp until school starts on Aug. 24.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    One month!! We were told it'd be a few weeks max. I did have to go in again the next day too but, again I got sent home.

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