This is the new place, be sure to wipe the mud off your shoes on the way in.
We have had the same insurance agent and best friend since I moved to Wisconsin for good in 1975. He and his group constantly looked yearly for best deals for us. He sold the agency in 2012 before I retired in 2014 to a huge group. Then right before retirement time Terry had heard this group didn’t review yearly for customers. So we did and would have saved about 1800 more per year. We didn’t switch then because I retired and sold the house we waited till we were in the new house. Found a new agency where we moved to and saved even more. Sorry to say but we really should review ALL contracts ourselves and not rely on the sales people and their staffs. Service has really disappeared. Since then Terry before renewal time starts checking. Now that we are older I feel in many cases folks our age are taken for granted.Things are changing at Terry's house. Some things are even changing for the better.
Not everything seems to be changing, though...
I went to our car insurance website to remove my wife as a driver. They will only remove her with a certified death certificate, and (the person I talked to) said they would do it when the policy is set to renew. I guess that makes sense, though still seems like an excuse. So, I went car insurance shopping, and found the same coverage for nearly $100/month less at another place. I guess the old company had become complacent, since we've had the same policy since 1997.
Since saving $1200/year is pretty significant to me right now, I made the switch.
That's when I found out that the more things change, the more they don't. I went to print my new insurance card, and the printer went South on me. So, I need to head to my local Big Box store to pick up the replacement printer after 11 today. The new printer was only $30 more than I saved in the first month...
Good to hear your MIL is being looked after, sounds like she is enjoying her surroundings, health wise, not really much I can say but the nursing staff seem to be aware and on top of the situation.Rabbit Rabbit
(it's a new month, so I gotta type Rabbit Rabbit)
Sigh... I feel for you, Terry. I get that all the time in whatever business I'm running. Save a little here, oops, this broke and drained the savings away.
In other news, MIL is doing well. She's starting to look at the clock when the daughters are over, and 4 pm, she locks up her phone in the "safe drawer" and gets her wrist-stretchy-bracelet with the apartment key, then sits staring at the girls.
D#1 "Do we need to leave, mom?"
MIL "Well, it's 4 o'clock."
D#2 "Must be time for supper..."
MIL "The girls are saving me a seat in the dining room"
Ds "Bye Mom!"
They laugh about how she has adapted to finding new friends and making sure she gets her meals on time. Things she seldom got right as a diabetic living by herself in the middle of Rural Corn and Soybean field Indiana...
Now, to my mother with the AFIB. She made it to the Cardiologist early because of a fainting episode when the visiting nurse was there....
The cardiologist wants to treat with meds, not with heart shocks. Sister pressed him and said he was guarding his speech in front of mom. But, her heart doesn't sound strong enough for the cardio-inversion.
Translation, we're in the last year or so with mom.
She's still having short-term memory issues. But is proudly announcing when she made the bed, walked down to laundry, that sort of stuff. My sister who checks on her daily says Sundowners is becoming more noticeable.
So, we're attempting to get our minds around that.
In other news, I'll be heading out to get GREEN paint to get rid of the yellow fence today. Just need to wait on the fence to dry out following last night's rain.
Oh, and I'm expecting the book with the railroad guest stars back from the editor this week. Once I get the final revisions out and back from my beta readers, you three (Willie, Smudge, and Sherrel) will get a message from me with a link to download a copy before it goes on sale. The question isn't just "Whodunnit?" but also, who has the biggest and fanciest railroad-themed BBQ Smoker?
Tom O': You are very correct in your assessment. But take it a step further, they thing we are all trusting, gullible chumps, ripe for the plucking.Now that we are older I feel in many cases folks our age are taken for granted.
Love that movie still today!Morning all,
It's Mayday! I so want to quote the line from "Airplane!", but I won't.
Going to be a busy day!
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