Yeah, yesterday we had a bill in the mailbox, that by opening it caused a reaction of unbelieve.
Every year we have to pay, what they call, an own risk percentage on medicins on top of the health insurance premiums. So every time as we have to go to the drugstore for our necessary medicins some time later we receive a bill from the health insurance company. Most of the time it are not too high bills, but yesterday it was a real substantial sum. Looking through it, it was one of Jan's medicins, but there is no mention for which one. Jan right away was angry and calling a bit names, declaring that all medicins should be payed by the insurance company, etc.etc. and I better don't try to explain it once again to him, that till we reach the "own risk"amount we will have to pay a percentage.
I advised him we should go to the drugstore to inform for which medicin we had to pay so much.
So we did and now we know and he can talk about it with hs specialist on his appointment in april, to see if there is another brand or type of medicin that will do the same work, but will be much cheaper.
All have to pay the own risk per person of € 375,00 a year, which a lot of money.
One good thing is that Jan already is almost on 2/3 of this amount and after next time he will have his medicins at the drugstore, we still will have to pay a sum, but then after he will have them "free".
But it's no miracle that many people are getting into financial difficulties with health premiums and that own risk. Specially with the crisis still going on and an immense amount of unemplued, who just have a very basic income.
After the visit at the drugstore we went to the voting for the Provincial government stuff.
The location for it was very near, but it wasn't a pleasant walk, because the weather was cold, cloudy, even a bit of mist, and cold wind. Quite a difference to the day before.
Yesterday I did a little shopping and home again I changed the bedsheets, always a "heavy"work, but happy again that's done.
Today I will have to make a phonecall to know when I will have to go to an information day about a volunteer job. I was there last week and the lady sadi she would mail me for details but till now I didnt receive anything. So I better try to contact here to know if it is still on or not.
This afternoon Jan will leave again for his volunteer job, so I will have to think about what I will have as dinner. I am sure i will come up with something that is quick, easy, and tasty. Don't want to spend long time in the kitchen today.
I am always trying to plan a bit ahead during the week for dinner, which sometimes even works well LOL. Sunday I will make real dinner, although Jan has to work then too and will be home at about half past seven in the evening, so we will have dinner rather late. But I think I will try a recipee I found for a kind of pork steaks. Normally I make a stew with them, to get them tender, but now I've found somewhere a recipee that will take not too much time and looks delicious.
I will try it out first and when the result is good, I will give you the recipee.
Perhaps I will make a quick visit to town centre early afternoon, I am in need of some knitting wool for the project I am working on. Hopefully the shop in town will still have the color I need.
I think I will not linger very long there, till now weather isn't looking great. Perhaps I will pop into a new store there of which Jan told me. They seem to have lots of nice clothing there for a real low price.
If I see a nice sweater I might be tempted to buy it( I can do with a few new ones), although to be honest I cannot spend very much money at the moment. Specially not with all those "surprise bills"coming in. Oh well, all will be sorted out and done with in time somehow, I guess.
What about an freebie, or even two? I was right the other day about Arlene's add-on for the From the Sewing Room kit. I didn;t make the preview yet and no upload. But I took care of that yesterday and also have here fantastic clusters for the Friends in Secret kit. By the way, Arlene has a new freebie for you on her blog, and also a new kit on Etsy, so pop in there to have a look.
Okay, time for me to get a little bit active, so I leave you with the wish for a wonderful weekend!