Ron received his meds from Humana today and put me through the wringer while I explained the sequence of events.
Stop & Shop received a prescription from the weekend covering doc. I believe it was ready two days ago, but we didn’t pick it up until yesterday because Ron didn’t call them to see if it was ready. I happened to be in Stop & Shop and talked with the pharmacist yesterday. Humana refused to pay, so they hadn’t filled the script until I told them we’d pay for it out of pocket. They told me that they have a discount program. Not bad: we got the script for $27.
The meds from Ron’s original prescription with Emerald arrived today from Humana, which was astounding. They said it would take up to 10 days. It was mailed “Parcel Select Lightweight” from a facility in Providence yesterday at 11:24 PM (!), was received in Wareham in the wee hours (3:23 AM) and arrived today a little after 1.
He also tormented me about his van, which Portside towed to Battles this afternoon. I tried to explain to him that a) he didn’t need to go with the AAA tow truck; b) the dealership MIGHT have a shuttle and c) if the dealership didn’t have a shuttle and he wanted to go with the van to the dealership, I’d give him a ride back.
We went through this at least 3 times, and maybe as many as 5.
Turned out, the dealership was expecting the van because he’d made the appointment last week, had it written up and only needed the key. He didn’t have to go at all.
Portside got here around 1:15. Battles told us not to expect to see it until the weekend, which is fine. We didn’t hear from them today; maybe tomorrow.
He was able to start the van, but it stalled shortly thereafter, and he couldn’t get it started again. I’d found a post online that described the same thing. Ron thinks it could be a short.
Third torment: his iPhone. It had a setting that was forcing him to log in to Apple every time he wanted to install an app, even a free app. He insisted that there was a coordination problem involving his email, that Robert wouldn’t look at it unless he made an appointment, that the Apple store couldn’t solve the problem, blah blah blah.
I was able to install the app on my phone, then found the difference in our settings. He switched it off, and the app installed fine.
He did make a giant pot of veg chili and hung up the shadow box for his buffalo collection. I made cornbread. Hope we aren’t poisoned by the eggs that I left out for two days. Then again, cooking at over 400 degrees for 20 minutes should kill anything. So they say.
I did a run to the transfer station, more or less because I needed to move the truck and it annoyed me to waste the gas. Got rid of our recycling and the junk from the furrows.
We are so, so, so broke. Have to delay paying one of the mortgages, and borrowed to pay the real estate taxes. We are owed many thousands of dollars from three different sources.
Meanwhile, Trump is talking about how you have to “gestate” a turkey to prepare it for Thanksgiving. And his supporters cheer.