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Old 09-28-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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in_ne, I'll bet it was crowded! Lots of traffic past our place, weekenders going up to the lake. Lots of ATV's and lifted Jeep Wranglers.

The color is starting to get fiery. Although beautiful, I hate to see summer going away.

Aahhh, we take what we are given and be grateful. Difficult sometimes, I know. Blessed day, all.

 
Old 09-29-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Foliage is starting to turn though.
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The color is starting to get fiery.
Typically, fall foliage doesn't "peak" here in Philly until Nov. 1st. It's a much milder climate that points north and west. This year may be different: it was an unusually cool and mild summer - my air conditioning wasn't turned on very much and it's normally very hot and sultry.
 
Old 09-30-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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We're lucky if we aren't past peak by Columbus Day. If we get by with no heavy rain we just might make it this year.
 
Old 09-30-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default 2015 medical insurance rates

Probably I'm not the only one who is always curious whether I will take a big hit with raises in medical costs for a new year. Well, my 2015 evidence of coverage just arrived in the mail and I am happy to report there are basically no increases (a few, counterbalanced by some decreases, with most items remaining the same). I hope it will be a similar story for the rest of you.

Details in the Health Insurance sub-forum here: http://www.city-data.com/forum/healt...o-co-pays.html
 
Old 09-30-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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DH has the free Humana mediacre supplement plan, so they can't raise premiums, but they sure raised copay and out of pocket. Still, better than nothing.
 
Old 09-30-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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My Tufts HMO actually went down! However my doctor is no longer accepting it. Maybe it's time to change drs anyway, although I am waiting for information from a few other plans to arrive in the mail. Got to compare.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Want to feel really, really old in a kind of fun way? Ride a college bus!

I just returned from doing a college-to-college bus ride (free) packed with students commuting between reciprocal classes. OMG. No one called me gram or ma'am, but I felt quite self conscious being the only one not wearing tights as pants or unlaced black shoes or a backpack that looks like it got run over by a tractor. And no pony tail or orange hair patches.

I closed my eyes (both going and coming back) and braced myself as a cold wind from an opened window slapped my face. The blond female driver looked about 16 and was taking such wild wide turns I had to throw my entire weight in the opposite direction to keep from being ejected from the bus. Fun listening to guys trying to impress girls as they chatted about things I read 100 years ago—Schopenhauer, Darwin, V Woolf, string theory (oh that's rather new I guess), etc and complaints about a prof demanding that 400 pages be read in 4 days.

I got into the house and had to lie down. Not your normal everyday experience past 65.
 
Old 09-30-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Now NEg, that's one of those situations where you probably should have struck up a conversation with one of them and gotten some info about college kids today ! I'm sure they thought you were a professor and your car was in the shop. You could have added more to your exciting adventure. LOL
 
Old 10-01-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Probably I'm not the only one who is always curious whether I will take a big hit with raises in medical costs for a new year. Well, my 2015 evidence of coverage just arrived in the mail and I am happy to report there are basically no increases (a few, counterbalanced by some decreases, with most items remaining the same). I hope it will be a similar story for the rest of you.

Details in the Health Insurance sub-forum here: http://www.city-data.com/forum/healt...o-co-pays.html
Part B tripled for my husband. We were very surprised. Some coverage has been dropped (including a free exercise/workout plan) and some copays have gone up. However, the coverage is good and we aren't complaining, even though it was surprising to see the monthly payment triple. It is still a bargain compared to insurance plans in general.
 
Old 10-01-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Now NEg, that's one of those situations where you probably should have struck up a conversation with one of them and gotten some info about college kids today ! I'm sure they thought you were a professor and your car was in the shop. You could have added more to your exciting adventure. LOL
I doubt these young kids would talk with an old(er) lady. I could feel the vibe of "me-ness" coming from those who weren't talking, plus most of them were on their i-whatevers even when talking with others.

Today I got my first "hunn" from a drugstore clerk. She said it three times as she waited on me. I am going to report her.
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