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Except....

Slowly, but surely, we're getting everything set up here for our new life.  Except...
the phone line isn't working.  According to what the person I talked to at AT&T, it sounds like the problem is with the external (i.e., the one we wouldn't have to pay for to get fixed) line, but if we have someone come out to fix it and it turns out to be the internal line, we'll have to pay not only for the phone dude fixing it, but just for coming out as well.  Oh, and except...
I think we've got my wife's SSI (fancy talk for Social Security Supplemental Income or something like that... they don't pay us anything extra for knowing what the acronym stands for) and Medi-cal.  From what I understood, the social worker (or whatever the lady was who we talked to) said that my wife can continue her old Medi-Cal card and won't need a temporary one.  However, since we got to the office late (around 4:30 and they closed at 5:00), I might have misunderstood her (understandably) hurried explanation.  I'll probably call them Friday to make sure, though.  And except...
the gas still seems to be off, but I thought I had gotten it turned on.  So another call, this one to Southern Californian Gas or whatever the company is called (friends don't let friends blog late.  However, for better or for worse, there isn't a friend available to stop me at the moment).  Plus, I've got to call them to see if we qualify (which seems very likely, considering that my wife is getting both SSI and Medi-Cal, and I think she needs only to get one of them for us to do so) for the C.A.R.E. program.  No, I don't know what that stands for any more than I know what SSI stands for, but it's basically a need-based discount.  Somewhere around 25%, IIRC (that's one acronym I do happen to know what it stands for).  Once again, except...
we still haven't had the time to buy a fridge or oven (apartment didn't come with either) and I'll probably have to get new glasses (the current pair are being kept together with tape on one side of the hinges where the screw fell out and the screw holes are messed up even if I knew what happened to the screw- I mean, besides that it got lost) and work shoes.  And one last except...
the apartment still needs a few minor repairs.  There was supposed to be someone coming over to fix them, but it might be our fault that we weren't here if he had come over.  But any way, it's late, my brain isn't exactly firing on all cylinders (or at least fewer than usual), and I've got a lot to do tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.

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