Aetna reverses its decision

My insurance company, Aetna, which denied a $10,000 medical claim last year, has finally reversed its decision (after my second appeal) and decided to “process the claim” again.

Woo-hoo!

Let’s see how it actually shakes out, though, before I get too excited.

Pesticides causing ADHD?

It might explain the relatively recent phenomena.

via health-kids_and_parenting/

See also Why French kids don’t have ADHD and

Amnesty day at the dump!

I know, that sounds weird. But I just returned from the dump/recycling center, in my case the one on Omohundro Drive. I dropped off the old dishwasher along with my usual recycling and household trash.

Anyway, the woman there told me that today (Saturday, May 15) is an unadvertised “amnesty day” when you can drop off ANYTHING (other than nucl

Letter to a former co-worker

I’m glad you and Cathy are doing well. Our daughter Elizabeth is doing well, too. She spent last night with a cousin north of town so she can attend that little girl’s birthday party today. Elizabeth’s own birthday party was last month.

I’m “sort of” employed, working for myself doing computer consulting fixing people’s computer problems, setti

Waxman sneaks anti-vitamin amendment into Wall Street reform bill

Waxman represents L.A. on the west side up to Santa Monica. I bet those people take LOTS of supplements.

via naturalnews.com/028687_Henry_Waxman_health_freedom.html

"Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this rece

Identity theft

ATTORNEY’s ADVICE – NO CHARGE
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
  1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put ‘PHOTO ID REQUIRED.’

Bird in the house

Woke up this morning to a bird in the kitchen. I had a hunch the cat Sunny had brought something inside because, while still half asleep, I heard her banging around outside of the bedroom somewhere.

Anyway, I walked into the kitchen, and there was a bird perched on the curtain rod over the back door. I couldn’t get the door open fast

Installed the new dishwasher

I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara’s sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel free! 🙂 Anyway, taking apart the old one (and its hoses) released the most foul stench into the house. When Tara got

Identity theft protection

Attorney’s Advice – No Charge

Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

  1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put ‘PHOTO ID REQUIRED.’
  2. When y

Stupid online chat with Sprint support

  • 12:32:39 PM : Bill: Initial Question/Comment: Your online form won’t let me change my contact info. It keeps saying "Oops, something’s broken" or whatever, never telling me what I’ve done wrong. I filled out all the required fields.
  • 12:34:14 PM : Vicki: Hi Bill. I am sorry for the inconveni