|Cloudy Skies on Monday
Monday was rather cold and cloudy, after some rain in the early morning. I took these photos in the early evening, when I went to take the trash cans to the end of the driveway.
|All Clear on Tuesday
On Tuesday, however, the skies were clear and the day was sunny with a high of 60F. I brought the trash cans in and walked for 20 minutes.
I've been busy doing some paperwork, this week.
On Monday, I went through several stacks of mail that had piled up, again. Afterwards. I gathered all the tax related documents I needed (I have been putting the various documents in a file folder as I received them in the mail, but, there were one or two documents that were in the stacks of recent mail that needed to be included in the tax file folder).
On Tuesday, I called the cancer clinic's billing department about a bill I had received. The bill stated I owed $334.55, which was the difference between what they charged for the office visit and the bone density injection and what insurance had covered. I had been getting ready to pay it on Monday, but, when I logged into my account, online, I noticed a discrepancy in the amounts I owed. According to the bill, I owed $334.55 while the online account showed that I had a credit of $115! So, I called the billing department and spoke with one of their customer service reps. Apparently, the bill had been submitted to my primary health insurance and they paid a certain portion of the bill in accordance with their agreements with the clinic. Then, the clinic submitted the unpaid portion of the bill to the secondary insurance, but, they billed me, too, at the same time, without waiting to receive payment from the secondary insurance. In the meantime, they have received payment from the secondary insurance. The credit on the account were from previous copay overpayments (at least one of which dated back to 2020!) The billing clerk I spoke with said to disregard the bill, that I didn't owe anything at all, and that she will put in a request to issue me a check for the credit of $115. Isn't that nice? She said it might take about 10 business days for me to receive the check, but, I can wait. That will be like found money and I will apply it towards offsetting that big gas bill!
Today (Wednesday), was another cool and cloudy day. M was here in the morning and he brought some roofing nails to do more roof repairs. He also cleaned my gutters while he was up there. I told him to give me a bill for the roofing work and he laughed. I will have to bake him some cookies or something to thank him.
I spent the afternoon sewing and watching videos. I also double checked my tax file to make sure I have all the documents I need. I had emailed my tax accountant, earlier in the week, to let her know that I will be dropping off the tax documents by the end of the week, but, she has not replied to my email. I will call her, tomorrow (Thursday) and drop the documents off at her office.
I had the last of the lasagna for brunch, today, and the last of the macaroni and cheese with chicken curry for dinner. There's another portion of the chicken curry for Thursday's dinner.
I am grateful for:
- I didn't owe any money to the cancer clinic; rather, I had a credit that they will reimburse!
- Medical insurance
- M helping with the roof repairs
- Working appliances
- More rain for the garden
This week's joyful activities have included watching videos and video chatting with my daughter.
Plans for Thursday include dropping off the tax papers and doing some tidying.
How is your week coming along? What are your plans for the rest of the week?