Okay, not really. But I feel like curling into the fetal position.
Back in May, Tim had to go to the ER again. He was diagnosed with pneumonia. For some reason, the ER bills is nearly four times more expensive.
I’m writing a letter asking for clarification on a few things in the hopes that there are some errors. For example, the room charge this time is $2,554 whereas last time it was $756. On the second visit, he stayed just about two hours longer than on the first visit. The doctor initially wanted to admit him, so I’m wondering if we got charged for an admission that never took place.
Point being, even after discounts, we’re looking at $3,000 in bills from that little experience.
Today, our A/C wasn’t working. I had it set at 78 and it was 83 degrees. I went to check the air filter to see if it needed changing. There isn’t one. I guess when they installed the unit, they didn’t bother. And, since I was under the impression that you change filters once a year, I didn’t check it until now.
So my best guess is that the coils need cleaning. I called Sears and they’ll be out here tomorrow, but that will be probably $100-200 (if we’re lucky).
Oh, and while it got sweltering in the house, the motor for the living room ceiling fan burned out.
Finally, Tim’s upper dentures have a crack. They haven’t split apart yet, but if he uses them they probably will. So I’m going to try and find a dentist to give us an estimate on how much it costs to fix that.
There are denture repair kits out there (at Walgreens for example) but I really don’t want to risk ruining his dentures unless we’re essentially going to have to pay for a new pair anyway.
Anyone ever tried the denture repair kits?
If we have to get new ones, we’re looking at $2,000-3,000. Sometimes I wonder if we’re ever going to get ahead.