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Good Mail Day :) , etc

January 26th, 2012 at 06:30 pm

Yesterday I took the day off from work - I hadn't been feeling that great since this past Thursday and had been sleeping as much as possible to try to fight it off. Finally I decided to take a day off - seemed to have helped a bit.

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One of our wonderful SA family messaged me on FB a few weeks ago to ask me if I could use any of the books she was cleaning out. I received the package today (it may have come yesterday ... but I didn't get out of the house then.) Thank you!!

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I called my doctor on Tuesday to see if she'd write me a prescription for generic Allegra D because buying it 10 tablets at a time OTC is extremely expensive and extremely annoying. (I can't get more than 10 tablets at a time because I get the 24 hr kind ... the kind which messed up people think are great for making meth out of - ugh!!)

So I found out today that even the generic of it is not available through prescription anymore. Frown So ... it's ten tablets at a time until the generic comes out OTC. I have been using Nyquil (generic brand) and Alavert 24 hr to try to keep my allergies at bay - but it really isn't healthy to constantly use Nyquil, and Alavert doesn't work all that well for me. I'd tried most of the other allergy meds out there, and the generic of Allegra D is the one that worked best for me. (letting my allergies get ahold of me is the main way I get sick ...)

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I took my two DVDs back to the store today - two days late. I apologized to the store owner -- the nice thing about living in such a small town (and being the librarian where I am) - he forgave me the late fines. Smile (His son goes to my school.) I won't make a habit of it, that's for sure.

However, I am thinking that I am going to reinstate Netflix. Between the two movies I rented earlier, plus the two I rented tonight, I spent nearly $10 (due to a $1 charge for using a credit card.) If I do reinstate Netflix, I'll wait until I really want to watch something. Not having to worry about late fees in itself almost makes it worth it. I still do need to check and see what the library has - although they charge too, so not really that much of a deal over the video store or Netflix.

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I received my W-2 today from the school. I'm still waiting for my W-2 from my summer job. I emailed one of the people I worked with there to find out how to make sure they have my new address. Maybe they'd be willing to email me a PDF. Smile

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I gave all my paperwork for my travel reimbursement to SrN on Tuesday. Today she came by the library while I was just starting class with my second graders and told me it was missing a paper! I looked through my papers, and didn't see it. Thankfully, she called me later and apologized - she'd found it! So she's going to turn it in again to the right people.

I wonder how long it will take to get it? Smile

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I had the opportunity to go to Baltimore, MD next month for 5 days for an Americorp convention -- all expenses paid. I declined and deferred to next year ... mainly because of one of the people going. I was very glad I had declined, because not even a few hours later on FB I saw this person stating that he was going to introduce the other two ladies going to the club scene there. If I'd have gone, I'd have been seen as a wet blanket - having NO desire whatsoever to take part in any kind of club scene. Next year I will go though, and hopefully get to see a good friend of mine who lives in D.C. who I haven't seen since 1994 or so.

6 Responses to “Good Mail Day :) , etc”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    My pharmacy says that you can get a 30 day supply of any over the counter pseudophederine product with a doctor's prescription even if it isn't technically a prescribed drug anymore. That way you don't have to keep returning every 10 days. Now your insurance won't cover it since it's not a prescription drug anymore. It's out of pocket. But you can still do it for the 30 day supply. You might want to check further into that. Ask specifically at your pharmacy and at your doctor's. I don't think it's specific to my state.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Without insurance coverage, the generic is (last I checked) $70 for a 30 day supply. Allegra D (10 caps) at Walgreens is $16 (16x3 = $48) ... so I don't know if the convenience would be worth paying an extra $22/mo ... Frown

  3. snafu Says:

    Experience has taught me to make a copy of travel expenses [or at least take a photo] before handing in for reimbursement. It helps to know deadlines used by your employer. For example, cut off for reimbursements is the 3rd Wednesday of the month or 18th so that it's not floating in the system over long.

  4. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I've been thinking about that trip to Baltimore since you posted. It doesn't seem right that someone else is holding you back from these opportunities. Perhaps you could advise them that you are "on course, and therefore will be a wet blanket" before you go. That will ensure they have no expectations for you to join them when they go clubbing.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Snafu - I had made a copy of everything else ... just this one paper that I didn't think was really necessary but included just to be rid of it ... Obviously it was important. Smile
    Wow - It is too late for this years trip (max of 3 people can go), but I will definitely be going next year. Part of the reason I hesitated on asking to go on this trip is that I'm a first year Americorp, while all the others who qualified are 2nd year - so if they don't go this year, they will not have another opportunity - while I have another chance next year.

  6. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Hello. I'm glad there is a good reason for you not going. No one should hold you back.

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