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you take them both and there you have - Idiot Control Now
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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
you take them both and there you have
You take the good, you take the bad.

The good: Our water leak is fixed.
The bad: It cost $1600.
The good: If we submit documentation to the water board, they should adjust our sewer bill. The water lost is lost, but the sewer charge is based on water usage. The water was not really used, as it leaked into the yard (the leak was outside, not in the house, thank God), so there should be no sewer charge. If adjusted properly, that should cut the bill by $500.
The bad: This can take up to eight weeks to be corrected.


The good: Saw the new eye doctor today.
The bad: The old doctors took all their files, so I started all over as a blank slate.
The good: He says he's the permanent doctor and will be the one I see from now on.
The good: He says my pressure is not as bad as they made it seem, and my nerves look good, so he's taking me off the drops for two weeks to see what happens. If all's well, my visits will be every three to six months instead of every two to three weeks.
The bad: I've maybe wasted a lot of time and money on these drops for no reason.
The good: His office visit rates are lower.
The good: If he does keep me on drops, he might switch me to much cheaper ones.



All in all, I'll take it. It could have been a lot worse.

Current Mood: relieved relieved
Current Music: ready for the sun--ingram hill

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Comments
vikki From: vikki Date: January 6th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Overall that sounds like things to be happy about! Your improving health, especially. :)

The bad: I've maybe wasted a lot of time and money on these drops for no reason.

I'm a (failed) econ major, and I just want to encourage you to not worry about what you may or may not have wasted money on in the past. Costs that have been lost in the past are lost forever, and therefore nothing to sweat over; picking at it will just make you upset. Instead, focus on how much money you'll be saving in the future (and all the time you'll save as well!) with less drops and less doctor visits! =D
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 6th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, sure, but as a lifelong capitalist, I can't help getting pissed off at the money needlessly wasted. It's hundreds of dollars that could've been put toward this repair instead. Oh, well.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: January 6th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's great news for the eye doctor issue. It sounds like you've actually found someone competent and that knows what they're talking about to take care of you now, and that's the important thing. It's crappy when you think about all you had to go through to get to this point, and all the money you spent, but in the end you can't get that back so don't worry about it, it will only make you frustrated.

Happy new year! :)
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 7th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope it's settled. Already this new guy spent more time looking at me than the computer, so that's a good sign. (Of course, given that all my records were gone, it's not like there was anything in the computer to look at.)

Happy new year! Let's make this a good one.
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