Today we get to learn first hand what the true costs of a visit to the doctor’s office costs here in Michigan. Anne’s had a cold, or what we thought was a cold, for the last two weeks here that hasn’t improved at all. She spent most of this weekend in bed and this morning she’s barely able to talk. So I called into her job and let them know she wouldn’t be in today or tomorrow and we’re going to call Oakwood back in about an hour to speak with the billing department and perhaps a nurse and see how much it would cost to bring her in and get her looked at. I’m trying to make sure that what happened to my cousin doesn’t happen to my wife. We’ve done pretty well in the staying-healthy-as-much-as-possible department over the 8 months I’ve been unemployed, but our luck was bound to run out sooner or later and with Anne working at a daycare there was never a question that she’d catch something from the kids eventually.
I contacted my contract house on Friday about the status of that internal job they might have for me and my rep called me back a bit later in the day to tell me that the CTO who needed to approve the new position was supposed to look over the proposal this weekend and make a decision. So, with any luck, it’ll only be a day or so and I’ll find out if I’ve got an interview to go to. She felt the chances of the job coming through were pretty good, but there’s always a chance it could get turned down as well. I hope it works out as I could really use it about now.
Thanks to everyone who has donated we’re up to around $491 which hopefully won’t all go to Anne’s medical bill. Thanks again to everyone who’s helped us out.