Soggy Portland

The weather has been very wet the last few days.  During the constant drizzle it is hard for me to go on my daily walks.  I try.  I want to.  But they don’t always get done.

Something that has helped motivate me is the new schedule our letter carrier is on.  Usually the mail arrives around 1:30 in the afternoon.  Monday and again today, the mail arrived at 9:30 in the morning.  I completely missed getting my documents mailed out!  Today, like Monday, I’m off to the post office on foot.

I do still have official “documents” to mail…and yes, my Netflix disks.

Today I found out that one (of my two) life insurance policies will be extended since I am considered completely disabled.  I was under the impression that this one would dissolve when I stopped working since it was a benefit offered by my employer.  I am VERY pleased about the news.

I am really lucky to have had the kind of job that offered things like life insurance and long term disability.  Had I not, I’d really be suffering now.  Funny though, I prefer purchasing things at small boutiques and our neighborhood coffee shop- I am almost certain they do not offer employees the same benefits.  What happens when my favorite barista gets a serious illness?  I suspect that they go broke; then die.

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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2 Responses to Soggy Portland

  1. laughingmonk says:

    One of the most frustrating bits about our health ‘care’ system. The lack of it.

    I’m so glad to hear your life insurance crossed over!

    I think I must have brought the rain to LA. WTH? Let’s grab brunch again soon.

  2. Helena Abernathy says:


    Just thinking of you and how your disability money was coming together. Sounds swell! My husband finally got a diagnosis: Osteomyalitis of the right ichium. A localized deep bone infection which required surgery to remove bacteria and now hospital stay at OHSU for 4 more days and then home using IV antibiotics for 6 weeks with weekly bloodtests to see if it is improving and does not require second surgery. We are happy it was not cancer, reumatoid arthritis nor some weird inherited disorder nor lupus etc. There is hope this is curable and in a few months he will be as good as new. Now we cannot plan any trips since he cannot sit for more than one hour without extreme pain even with pain pills. So once we can go again we will doubly enjoy it!!! Just think we were planning a trip to Europe this month, which now got postponed. Therefore the saying: Man plans but God decides. I think it is good to plan for future years, yet keep it in balance with what you have an opportunity to do today!


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