2021 Life Logs, Day 96: Making Money Back
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Weather: Overcast AM, Partly Sunny PM; High 56, Low, 41 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Today was a day of making money ‘back’. It was money I have spent, but today I took the time to assure that I will get it back. First, I sent the necessary paperwork to Honda to assure that I will get back the $1700+ that I spent on replacing both of my front drive shaft assemblies on my Honda Fit. Honda assures me the work I had done makes the vehicle safe and they will foot the bill. Both pieces of good news. Then I went on to Priceline. In January of last year I made a reservation on United Airlines through Priceline to attend a Willie Nelson concert in Lexington, Kentucky in April. As we all know, Covid was raging in April of last year and I cancelled the flight. At the time, I was told by United that I could not be reimbursed the $318 I had paid for the flight. They did say that I could make a new reservation within 15 months of the date I had purchased the ticket. Well, I purchased the ticket on January 3 of 2020 and today I realized that was 15 months ago. I called Priceline anyway. They talked to United and now I have until March 31 of 2022 to make a reservation. Hopefully by that time I will feel safe enough to fly somewhere!
My day started on a more negative note. I had an 11 am dental cleaning appointment, but I realized last night that I did not have the Amoxicillin that I have to take before any dental work due to my knee replacement. I could not even find the prescription bottle. I called CVS, but they had no record of that prescription. I left a message for the dentist. Then this morning, I called the dentist office and found out they could not issue a prescription. It had to come from the orthopedic surgeon. I called that office and left messages. When I didn’t hear back by 9:15 am, I called to reschedule the dental cleaning. At 10:15 am I did get a call from the orthopedic surgeon’s office apologizing for not getting back to me sooner. I accepted their apology but knew it was my own stupidity that caused the problem in the first place. I should have made sure I had the Amoxicillin before 8 pm last night! But all is well that ends well. I have a dental cleaning appointment on Thursday, and I have the Amoxicillin in hand.
The weather has been interesting over the past few days. The high and low temperatures have been the same, but cloudy skies and wind have caused it to feel cooler than the temps would indicate. Finally, this afternoon the sun came out and it felt warm—same temp, just no wind. By the time I picked Ollie up after school, you did not even need a jacket. I took Jonah to the skatepark and Ollie rode along. I then went to fill up my empty gas tank, took Ollie home for his violin lesson, and then went back to the skatepark to wait for Jonah to finish up. Then it was home to play ball outside with Shadow.
By 5:30 pm, I was back to writing and finished up at 7:45 pm. I was oh so close to finishing Chapter 13, but I did not quite make it. That will happen tomorrow. I have had a lot of distractions in the past few days, and I wanted to make sure that what I had written about the time that Mark’s sister Mary Ellen and brother-in-law Lee were with us was just right. This evening when I wrote about taking them to the airport in Bora Bora to fly home, I really felt sad. Mark and I had a wonderful time with them in Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, and finally in Bora Bora. I think I finally got it right, so tomorrow on to Chapter 14. But I have to admit, if had the money, I would fly to Tahiti, charter a sailboat, and sail through those islands again.
Or maybe I would just fly to Bora Bora and spent time in one of those little tiki hut hotel rooms out over the water. And speaking of water, the colors of the shallow lagoon in Bora Bora challenged me. I was not sure what color name to use to describe it. I’m attaching a photo for those of you who read this online. If you can name the color, let me know. Bora Bora was a fabulous destination.