Parenting is tough work, but nights like last night sure to make it rewarding. DaughterGeeding was on cloud nine going door-to-door and I was so impressed with her manners despite the excitement of the night. To be honest, I don’t know what she enjoyed most, getting candy or giving it out. I never thought I could top Halloween as a child, but after experiencing it with my kids I know I’m wrong.
My neighbor who happens to be a starting lineman for our local NFL team that mows his lawn shirtless got a real kick out of BoyGeeding’s costume, even though BoyGeeding was a little nervous around the big guy. In case you are wondering, that’s his lady friend in the middle.
I’m not sure what was more surprising, the number of houses that simply put a large bowl of candy out in front of their door, or all the kids I saw who politely took one piece.
One kid came to the door last night wearing ear buds jamming to music.
I made a post earlier this week about police cars that can shoot a GPS dart from their car to track the bad guys. Here’s a Texas Monthly article about the Austin Police using it to aid in high speed chases.
I don’t understand medical insurance billing at all. Yesterday I mentioned how I owe about $800 for a blood test with an out of network lab and was going to try to negotiate a lower price after looking up the CPT codes for Medicare. After calling the lab they told me that I made a payment about twenty days ago of $50 and that’s all I would be responsible for. Not wanting to be surprised by a later high dollar bill, I told them that my insurance sent me an Explanation of Benefits just a few days ago with a date that is past the date I made the payment and i probably more up to date. Their explanation . . . sometimes that happens and even though your insurance says they won’t cover that $800 amount, you are just responsible for that $50 and nothing more, we’ll waive the rest. I’m just gonna cross my fingers now. Well, not now because I’m typing, but after I’m done typing.
If I was suave, I would tell WifeGeeding that I had to pay that $800 and surprise her with one heck of a Christmas present.