jennywren: (oak tree)
( Thursday, August 28th, 2008 01:30 pm)
I know it has been forever since I posted. Since graduation I've been trying to find a job, and I haven't yet. As the bank account sinks, I get more and more depressed. It is hard to be motivated.

Other than needing a job and income, our summer has gone fairly well. We went to Iowa for the 4th of July, because my family was having a family reunion and an early 80th birthday open house for my grandma. It was good to see so much of the family and to introduce Molly (also nerve wracking in anticipation). I have pictures, which I will post one of these days. We stopped in Iowa City and had time to visit with a few friends (Dannye & family, Kris & John, etc.) and pick up the books I'd been storing there. Some of those are now at my mom's house, but the rest are piled in our living/dining room while we try to figure out where to put them. I am also slowly adding them to LibraryThing. Iowa City (as well as much of Iowa) was just beginning clean up after the flood waters had gone down. It was hard to see the damage. We also drove through my old neighborhood, which is recovering from a tornado a few years ago. That was hard, too. I took Molly up to Mt. Vernon and showed her Cornell College, my alma mater. I still haven't been able to show her the University of Iowa library where I worked, because this visit it was still closed from the flooding. It was a good trip, despite high gas prices.

I am spending most of my online time on facebook these days. I know, I know. . .
I spend most of that time on one application, Live Gifts. It is a simple one: adopt a picture of an animal, feed and care for it so it doesn't die. You can mingle your pets with other peoples and adopt the starving pets of others, etc. Apparently it is addictive :p I've met some neat people thought. Plus facebook has a bunch of word games I like playing.

I'm doing some reading for fun, too. That is nice. And supposedly looking at PhD programs, but it is hard to be motivated about that when I don't have a job right now. I've been trying for a library job. I have applications in all over the place, and I've had a couple of interviews. This week I interviewed for a library job at a fancy downtown Columbus law firm. Very nice. I hope to hear soon.

I'll try to update here more often, but I offer no guarantees :) I hope you all are hanging in there, too.

jennywren: (Default)
( Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 06:17 pm)
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 10% Conservative, 90% Liberal
Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Well, I found out yesterday that I didn't get a job I applied for on campus, primarily because one person in the administration didn't want me to have it. The staff people where I would be working all wanted me, but another candidate was chosen over their preference. To add insult to injury, the announcement about who was getting the position was emailed out before I had heard anything from anyone about not getting the position. I got a hasty form email after I made a little noise about that. GRRRR. . .

Plus then I got a bunch of crud from my insurance company (provided by the school). Now that they are finally looking at my claims instead of vaguely requesting information and looking like illiterate morons, they are paying minimally. Turns out instead of me paying my deductible and them paying the rest, they pay their maximum benefits of $25,000 and I am left with the rest, which is so far over $80,000, which I obviously don't have. Which is partially why I was applying for the full time job on campus -- so I could stay in school part time and get a semi-living wage in a job I KNOW I would do great in. Now I am not sure what to do. My medical bills are so huge. Fortunately the largest bills, the hospital bills, are covered under a program called HCAP, where the hospital will write off 100% of what my stupid insurance won't cover. That is some relief. But what kind of insurance is it that only covers up to $25,000???? Who has little catastrophic illnesses? Now I am having catastrophic medical bills! I don't know what to do. Maybe I'll have to drop out of school and work full time to try to pay the bills. Then student loans come due. They've already been rustling at my door because I wasn't enrolled this semester, so I had to do MORE paperwork to show I wasn't having any income while I was in the hospital and recovering and that I plan to re-enroll in the fall. GRRRR . . . The job on campus would have been great, because I could have still taken 1-2 courses a semester (one of which would have been free) as part of the benefits of the job. But someone got it in his head that I needed to concentrate on my degree and academics instead of survival or, golly gee, knowing my own mind and life, and decided despite all evidence to the contrary that I shouldn't have this job.

I am so tired of having to call the insurance, call the student loans, call the medical billers, etc. It is never ending and frustrating. Now I have to go back to work as a student employee and have my new supervisor be the one who got the job instead of me. Slap on a brave face.

Anyway, sorry for the rant . . . not much else I can do.

Blech! GRRRRR!!!!!


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