It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cold Cooking Day and Frustrating Insurance Companies.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario.

After posting our blog and watching the 11 o’clock News last night neither Kathy nor I were tired enough to sleep so we went back to the computers until after midnight. By doing so we hoped that would improve our sleep quality. It did because I was only awake for an hour and a half instead of three which of course also affects Kathy’s sleep. I was awake by 8:15 and by the time I started the coffee Kathy was right behind me. 

The Weather Channel shows that our future temperatures are cooling with many night time and some daytime temps hanging close to the freezing mark and the possibilities of s@#w just around the corner. Looking out the window at the partly cloudy sky you would think it was warmer but when you see someone’s breathe while they walk their dog from a hundred feet away you know that it’s cold. The wind and rain we had yesterday really took the leaves off of many trees in our neighborhood. 

After breakfast we headed to the computers to do our morning reading before I attempted to call State Farm Insurance. I repeatedly dialed the number sent to me by E-mail and each time after it rang for five minutes I’d try again. I then sent them a reply E-mail informing them to call me and the problem I was having contacting them. Kathy was busy in the kitchen cooking up a storm for meals that will keep us well fed for the next few days. She was also listening to the radio which is already playing strictly Christmas music. 

Kathy then asked for some help which I gladly did because helping in the kitchen means some fantastic meals coming up. We enjoyed Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch and there’s enough for another meal. I then called our daughter Karen to inform her of a problem with one set of her Christmas lights I installed the other day. We came up with a way to fix it so that will be done on Saturday which is the last day in the upcoming fourteen day forecast that is above 50 F (10 C). 

Next I tried recalling State Farm Insurance and after two rings someone answered. I explained my dilemma of this morning and they claimed to have been in. Their delay on our claim was due to their inability to clearly read the purchase order of the replacement tires for the trailer. Don’t you just love bills that fade with time? After contacting Benson Tires and giving them the work-order number Larry the manager was able to E-mail a copy of the bill directly to State Farm. This should get things moving along on the trailer repairs. Too bad they just didn’t call me earlier instead of waiting so long. 

Hours later just before heading to have supper I decided to call State Farm to verify that she had received the invoice from Benson Tires. They had not so I recalled Larry who checked his E-mail to see it had been kicked back. I had him forward it to me and he stayed on the line until I verified that I had gotten it. Next I forward it myself to State Farm then I recalled them to verify it was there. When I was told it was there and they could read it I breathed a sigh of relief. 

Kathy continued cooking and baking this afternoon only stopping before supper. She said it is her way of cleaning some of the food out the fridge and freezer before we go south for the winter. I think I’m going to start increasing my exercising real soon. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.        


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  2. Don't you just love dealing with insurance companies ?
    Hope things work out for you eventually.