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Re: The Bee Hive -- June 2022 Edition

Thanks for *listening*!Heart

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Re: The Bee Hive -- June 2022 Edition

I just went through my expenses for the month like I do every month, and while I knew I had been spending more overall I had no idea just how much more I've been dishing out.  Even discounting what I've spent on the car and the taxes for it, a lot more has gone out the first half of the year than I had intended.

 

Too many "just this once" buys, and a whole lot of stuff (mainly from Walmart, which includes food) that I just have been automatically reaching for for years.  Now all that stuff is more expensive every time I shop.

 

Well, that's got to stop.  I've got to drastically tighten my belt or I won't have any belt left by the time I need it in another few years.  

And I have everybody's annual vet visits and shots in the next two months too.  Boy, has it gotten expense to have even cats anymore!  This is definitely going to be my last dog, and quite possibly cats as well, just from the expense aspect.  At least the dog is in that sweet spot of her life that she's finally turned into a wonderful dog.  I'll enjoy it before she gets old and cranky.

Like me. 😒

 

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@Lucky Charm wrote:

Thanks for *listening*!Heart


@Lucky Charm 

 

That's what we're here for.  Hope both kitties come through their vet visits okay.🤞

 

And turn about is fair play.😉

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@geezerette  Yeah, my harsh reality is starting my own individual pay Blue Cross for the state of NJ effective tomorrow. 

 

Husband's group plan carried me until today, I wanted/needed insurance specifically for my *new* state. 

 

Would've been over $1800/month for the luxury of any state (going back to my familiar drs), but with long drives, gas prices and worrying about bad weather---nope.

 

Just tried emailing my new agent at BCBS and got the messsge

 

'Out of the Office'......

 

.....December 29, 2021, but will be back in office December 30, 2021.

 

Oy.

 

ETA:  Called her and her voice mailbox was full.  Gave a prompt to speak to another agent and guess who answered?

 

Mentioned to her about email out of office thingy and she put me on hold f.o.r.e.v.e.r that it bumped her off the system for being off her computer so long and had to log back on.

 

Waited till end of call to tell her that her voicemailbox was full, too.

 

Again, oy.

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@Lucky Charm 

 

Oy, is right!  That doesn't sound encouraging at all.

 

It's tough to have to get your own individual health insurance.  I've had people tell me that they didn't like Medicare because they were getting better individual insurance for less money.  I don't know where they were getting it because I sure never could.

 

Good luck.  And don't get sick or hurt until you can reach a real human being!🤞

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Re: The Bee Hive -- June 2022 Edition

hey all

busy day for me,

grocery day 

did 2 loads of clothes,hung outside to dry all down folded and put away

 

did 2 walks.

 

not much else,later guys

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Re: The Bee Hive -- June 2022 Edition


@geezerette wrote:

Geez...I just realized tomorrow is July.  😳


@geezerette 

 

Good thing, too.  Just about fed up with June.

 

If it hadn't been for the stretch of cool, wet weather, this month would have been a total write-off.

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@geezerette wrote:

I just went through my expenses for the month like I do every month, and while I knew I had been spending more overall I had no idea just how much more I've been dishing out.  Even discounting what I've spent on the car and the taxes for it, a lot more has gone out the first half of the year than I had intended.

 

Too many "just this once" buys, and a whole lot of stuff (mainly from Walmart, which includes food) that I just have been automatically reaching for for years.  Now all that stuff is more expensive every time I shop.

 

Well, that's got to stop.  I've got to drastically tighten my belt or I won't have any belt left by the time I need it in another few years.  

And I have everybody's annual vet visits and shots in the next two months too.  Boy, has it gotten expense to have even cats anymore!  This is definitely going to be my last dog, and quite possibly cats as well, just from the expense aspect.  At least the dog is in that sweet spot of her life that she's finally turned into a wonderful dog.  I'll enjoy it before she gets old and cranky.

Like me. 😒

 


@geezerette 

 

It's sad to think that what brings us the most joy -- our pets -- will just be a thing of the past like so many other aspects of our lives.

 

You love her!

 

Say it loud!  Say it proud!

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@Lucky Charm wrote:

Thanks for *listening*!Heart


@Lucky Charm 

 

Keep us updated! Heart

 

We all know what it's like to care for a pet and how challenging it can be sometimes.  Just know that you're doing everything in your power to make them feel like they're family and that they have a home where they're loved.

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@just bee wrote:

@geezerette wrote:

I just went through my expenses for the month like I do every month, and while I knew I had been spending more overall I had no idea just how much more I've been dishing out.  Even discounting what I've spent on the car and the taxes for it, a lot more has gone out the first half of the year than I had intended.

 

Too many "just this once" buys, and a whole lot of stuff (mainly from Walmart, which includes food) that I just have been automatically reaching for for years.  Now all that stuff is more expensive every time I shop.

 

Well, that's got to stop.  I've got to drastically tighten my belt or I won't have any belt left by the time I need it in another few years.  

And I have everybody's annual vet visits and shots in the next two months too.  Boy, has it gotten expense to have even cats anymore!  This is definitely going to be my last dog, and quite possibly cats as well, just from the expense aspect.  At least the dog is in that sweet spot of her life that she's finally turned into a wonderful dog.  I'll enjoy it before she gets old and cranky.

Like me. 😒

 


@geezerette 

 

It's sad to think that what brings us the most joy -- our pets -- will just be a thing of the past like so many other aspects of our lives.

 

You love her!

 

Say it loud!  Say it proud!


@just bee 

 

Okay, I'll admit it...now I love her. 🥰😆

 

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