Thursday, March 6, 2008

Taking a Break.....

You might have noticed that I've been away for a while. I was sick, then on the couch depressed.

I made a decision a last month that I was going to need to move back to California. My employer, who I worked 30 years for made a decision to stop all but catastrophic health coverage for retirees who lived "out of area". I'm one of them, and the coverage provides for no routine health care and costs me out of pocket nearly $400 a month for the privilege (*note sarcasm here*) on no routine medical coverage. If I move back to California, I can rejoin the HMO I belonged to and everything other than minimal copays is covered. So, I must move.















What I'm leaving........the beautiful in every season Blue Ridge Mountains. A quiet country road where the only traffic that passes my house is the family who live at the end of the road, the local farmer whose access to the pasture below my place is just down the road a bit, the mailman, and in the winter the snowplow.

Wild turkeys parade down the broken yellow line sometimes, cows moo, and there is a coyote who has moved into the woods on the other side of the pasture. People here wave even if they have never seen you before and most folks don't bother to lock their cars when they go to town or their house until bedtime.

I can't afford to stay here without health insurance and the move will be expensive. I will most likely become an apartment dweller, housing is expensive. I've been grieving and I've been angry, and now I'm just on the front edge of acceptance.

There's a lot to do to get ready to make this move......so I am going to take a break from blogging, from quilting, and get to work. Look for me sometime in June. I'll be checking in on my blogging buddies from time to time and will look forward to see what you all are working on.

Abrazos y Hasta Luego Amigas.

7 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry you must make such drastic changes. Best to you during the transition - come back when you are able.

Keep your motto in mind, when possible ...

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Oh Susan, I am so sorry... It just doesn't seem fair that you can't live where you want... Wish I was there to help you move :)

Feather on a Wire said...

Poor you.
Can you not point out to him that healthcare like everything else in California will be more expensive?

chq said...

I so sorry to hear your news...what can be said to make it better. Nothing probably. How I happily envied you your tranquail hideaway. I'm happy for you that you had your time there, and that you will always have some special memories of that beautiful, quiet place.

JoAnne said...

Even though I did not get to meet you in person, my heart is broken at your peril. I am so sorry you are having to leave. One hope we have is that the Lord can be everywhere we are. God Bless and many blessings in your new life.

Exuberant Color said...

I'm sorry to hear you have to leave NC. My daughter's family lives there and they love it. A lot of us never had health insurance and made it to Medicare without any catastrophic illness, thank the Lord. I hope you don't have to move.

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