A Cough, A Change, and a Completion

My cough is not getting better. It teased me by going almost away and then coming back with a vengeance today. Today, I sort of feel like something heavy is sitting on my chest. I feel tired. (I also feel bored because am I really blogging about my cough? Yawn).

I’m thinking about going to the doctors just to make sure I don’t die of pneumonia, but my office just switched insurance providers on Dec 1 and my form was misplaced, so no one seems 100% sure if I’m actually covered at the moment and even if I was, I don’t have my card yet, so I really have no idea what my number is so I can’t even make an appointment. It’s one of those things that is alternately hilarious and tear-inducing.

So, I love Southwest. Yesterday, I discovered that now, four weeks before school starts, they’d finally posted the date for New Student Orientation. And it was the day before we were scheduled to come home (seriously? You couldn’t have put it up months ago?). So, we needed to change our tickets obviously.

I looked up our tickets online, couldn’t find anything about a charge to change them, called to confirm that there really was no fee, and changed them. We did end up spending almost $40 more of our vouchers because the tickets for the day we are now coming home are slightly more expensive, but I am beyond thrilled that there was no irrational fee and that it was so dang easy to change our tickets.

Of course, I’m less thrilled that it means less time with my family, but such is life.

And one other random thing. It’s really hard for me to not finish a book. I feel like such a failure if I just give up and move on. Today, I finished a book that I’d been so so tempted to quit and on Sunday I finished another that I’d almost given up on. I’m irrationally proud of myself.

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  • Reply Lisa C December 7, 2007 at 6:10 am

    I’m sorry, I’m sorry, hooray!, and congrats! I love variety in a blog :)!

  • Reply Karen December 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I don’t know. Maybe you should go to the doctor even without knowing about insurance. I would hate to have you really get sick. I broke down and went to the doctor myself last week, mostly at George’s urging. And I’m glad I did. Only 1 more dose of antibiotics, and the cough is nearly gone. Of course, you could stay home and read more books…

  • Reply Kristi December 7, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I like hearing all of your stories about Southwest. You are a loyal customer. I have no loyalties to any companies at all. All of my hotels are booked through priceline and plane tickets are booked through Orbitz, always for the lowest price despite quality, etc. I do not consistently buy certain products. I do boycott. Like store brand diapers– boycotted. Walmart Milk– boycotted. But that is pretty much it.

    I think you gave me your cough. . .

  • Reply Unnaturally Blonde December 7, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Feel better!!! Take care of yourself. Maybe you should just go to the doctor to be safe and nip it in the bud.

  • Reply TheMoncurs December 7, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    I am the SAME WAY with the books. It’s like, if I put it down and don’t finish it, I might as well just admit crushing defeat.

    And I really hate having a cough. So very not fun.

    I had the same problem with my insurance right after I got pregnant. We were in the middle of switching my coverage from my work to Aaron’s and my coverage was canceled because my company switched to a new provider and it was ugly trying to figure out who was going to pay for my prenatal care. Because I was certainly not paying for it.

  • Reply Anonymous December 8, 2007 at 1:36 am

    Go to the doctor!!!!

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