Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011... what?!

When did it get to be the second to last day of 2010? This year has truly been incredible. I married my gorgeous husband, moved to Alaska, made some great friends and advanced in my education. I have tightened relationships with family and fallen totally in love with my puppies. I have been blessed with a happy home and stable income. My life is honestly amazing and I could not ask for anything more.

I am not saying that I'm not surrounded by an overwhelming amount of dumb people, because that would be entirely untrue. The amount of stupidity that I have encountered has been comparable to the amount of greatness. From stupid doctors, to smoking pregnant neighbors... to friends that turned out to be cheating whores and dogs that are terrified of snowmen, my year has been incredibly memorable and less than intelligent.

So here I am, the second to last day of the year in ALASKA... what stands out the most?
- my birthday is in a week
- I get off of work in an hour
- My family will reach the new year 4 hours before we will
- I am 1 minute closer to being out of work than when I wrote I get off in an hour
- we are going home in 2 weeks!
- Everyone keeps falling on the same ice patch in front of my office window
- My iPhone always changes the word me to mr and its so annoying
- No one cares about any of this but I don't care that they don't care
- That was only 8 things and I hate even numbers... this makes 9
- I could possibly have OCD
- Needed to make it 11

Happy New Year!!! Wishing all of you a safe, healthy, happy and successful new year...

If we've lost touch, don't be afraid to touch base. If we are in close contact, keep it that way. If I have made it clear that I don't want to talk to you, do not contact me... I hold grudges. Seriously.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I was richer before I had a job

If you don't want to read my rant, simply don't. I didn't write it to tickle your funny bone or butter your bread. If you don't like what I have to say, don't listen. Defriend me on facebook, delete my number... whatever. I dont really care... This is what I have to say and its MY blog. I dont need people telling me that they don't like it. Please do not comment on my spelling and punctuation, as I am writing this in a pissed of state and dont give two poos.

P.S.- Love you guys :) well, most of you.

So, I have TriCare Prime through the Army and have found that they pay for anything and everything I medically need, as long as they have sent me for what I am having done... Well, that was a pretty sweet deal, right? HAHA NOPEEEEE! Of course not. Things ALWAYS have to be difficult or else it wouldnt be my life.

In Septemper of this year, I began working for the State of Alaska. With my new position came additional health insurance that I was confident I would never use. Several months after beginning my job, I found out that my state insurance was in fact my primary insurance and TriCare was now secondary. Who cares? I have 2 insurers and either way you look at it, I dont have to pay my outlandish medical bills that I somehow always seem to accumulate.

So on with all of my extensive doctors appointments, health studies, lab testing and medications.

Welppppp, I started getting bills in the mail 2 days ago. In two days, I owe over 40,000 dollars in medical expenses... huh? but I have insurance. TWO insurenceS! Did you see the "s"? I have a plural amount of health insurance. OK, I am in NO way a health insurance expert, but with my old Blue Cross insurance, I had co-pays of like 10 bucks and deductables of maybe 500 a year, but with my new insurance (my math may be off) my co-pays are averaging 5,000 a pop.

So I called Wells Fargo to find out exactly WTF was going on. They explained that I had a lapse in insurance from september 30 to October 10. Anything after October 10 is now considered a pre existing condition. BAHAHHA are you JOKING?! Not only am I now in debt an ENTIRE YEARS SALARY but I do not recall EVER being fired or quitting.... SOOOOOO why was there a lapse?!

Wells Fargo told me to call human resources who told me to call Wells Fargo. In the mean time, I would not owe ANY money if I wasnt working because my Army insurance would have just paid it all...

Not to mention that working makes me miss Maury episodes which could be considered my biggest life crisis.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Overwhelmed with Support... and a retarded husband

Because I have not had a chance to respond to all of you individually, I didn't want your kindness to go unrecognized. After writing the blog about my health, I was honestly concerned that people would respond negtively. I have kept my health problems to myself out of fear that people would not understand. I'm not sure how I had the courage to write about my experience the other day (other than pills and anger) but the mass amount of messages of love and support have truly meant the world to me. I have recieved emails, texts, facebook messages and phone calls from people that I speak to frequently, on occasion and many that I have not been in contact with in years. So many people started their messages with something similar to "you may think I am weird for reading your page..." I want you all to know that I find you to be absolutely incredible for having the nerve to say something. Afterall, I am typically the only person willing to make a complete ass of myself. If nothing else, you have given me something to read while I have been stuck in bed in total agony. I am so blessed to know all of you and to have the support system that I do... On that note, I wanted to share with everyone the level of slowness I deal with on a daily basis where my husband is concerned...

I woke up this morning to Jared looking at the clock that had fallen over on the bedside table..

Jared: Wake up Mr. Quartz! I need to know what time it is.

(he sat the clock up and it said 5:40AM even though it was 10AM)

Jared: It is not 6:40AM, Mr. Quartz

Traci: Babe, it says 5:40 anyway.

Jared: shhh neither one of us can tell time... go back to sleep Mr. Quartz (as he lays the clock back down)

15 minutes later... (I think it was around 15 mins, but our clock doesnt work)

Jared: Baby... You know if you were a cookie I wouldve eaten you instead of marrying you...

Traci: umm thats kind of mean hun.

Jared: but youre not a cookie.. Youre a Traci.

He then ran down the stairs, came back up with a bag of cookies that he attempted to hide under the covers... Would have worked if the dogs didn't go totally crazy where he was laying... and if I didnt see him bringing them out of the covers to eat them.

Why was he hiding the cookies? Not really sure... considering I made them for him to eat.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Success UPS!

I am a very happy person. Although life throws me my fair share of obstacles, I have an amazing husband, 2 of sweetest dogs in the world (although they are the dumbest breathing creatures on the face of this Earth), a roof over my head, a loving family who I've grown to appreciate and adore and seriously incredible friends. But... I feel like I have had a whole lotta stupid thrown at me. People are starting to make me want to live in my closet. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure if there was a taco bell and Starbucks in there I wouldn't leave for days at a time.

I ordered a package from Apple several weeks ago. Needless to say, I still don't have it. However, UPS was curtious enough to contact me and explain why. They sent me a postcard explaining that the package was undeliverable because they did not have an accurate address on file. How nice of them to let me know... seriously... one problem though...


Not that I am super smart but if they have my address to send me a postcard, I'd assume that they have my address to get my package to me?! UGHHHHH Freaking morons! The worst part is that the girl on the phone took like 20 minutes to understand my little dilema and lack of understanding. She kept repeating "Ma'am, we don't have a good address on file for you..." Finally she understood how I had lack of trust in what she was telling me being that THEY MAILED ME A POSTCARD!

Soooo anyway... Alaska is snowy and freakin cold. There is absolutly no sun for most of the day. Of course, however, there is sun for a few hours while I am at work. How do I know this if I am inside?! G-d and mother nature have positioned the sun in such a way that it aims directly in my window, perfectly hitting where my chair is and straight into my face. I wake up... it's dark. I go to sleep... It's dark. I go pee...It's dark. I eat... It's dark. I sit next to a window... BAM! it is sunnier than EVER! As if being in Alaska wasn't a big enough practical joke from a higher being. I am now the center of all the rays of sunshine for the entire state for 2 hours. It would be okay if the sun fully rose and was sitting above me... but in Alaska it is next to you and literally scorching the eyeballs and eventually the brains of anyone in its path.

Well, I have to go. My dog is pawing me in the face for unknown reasons.