I had given DD a check to reimburse her for the gifts she picked up for me to give my mom. She texts me Sunday that she stopped at her bank to deposit it in the ATM but there was a sketchy homeless guy sitting there and she didn't want to get out of her car by herself. I said get with the times and deposit it with your phone! LOL. She texted this morning that she deposited it with her phone. I said welcome to the 21st century.
Our HVAC guy has a house at least as big as us, bigger it looks. He said he has same furnace/heat pump set up as well as same electric co-op company. He said his heating bills are like $100/mo. Well, either he doesn't really know what his bills are (his wife probably pays them, she's the office person for his business) or we keep our heat on way higher, LOL. My bill that just came out for December was $300. I'm still not complaining, though. Still cheaper than our tiny house in town, but not $100, haha. It was about that all the other months and even during the hot of summer, with a/c on, so that was really good. At least with the last couple of months bills and the next couple, I'll have a good idea what to budget for next winter. I'll have to ask our neighbors sometime, what their bills run in the winter, but I'm pretty sure they have a propane furnace, so probably not very comparable.
DD, her DH and another couple are spending a couple of nights away for New Years. Usually they go to the ocean, but this year they are using my bosses cabin on a lake. She had let us use it once years ago and it was nice and relaxing time. Boss hardly uses it anymore, in fact is planning to put it up for sale this year, as they rarely go there anymore now that her DD is grown and busy. But, it was super nice of my boss to let them use it - and for free! I wouldn't exactly call it a cabin, per se. It's more like a small house, LOL. 3 stories, even. From the front it looks like of like a cabin with rooms in attic, but there is also a daylight basement in back. But, there's still also no cell service at all there, so I won't be able to communicate with her for a couple of days.
My new health insurance that started in August uses WalgreensRX for mail order prescriptions. I got mine transferred and refilled a few months ago and now it's time to order my refills, but I can't seem to get their website to work. I sign in, but every time I click on something it takes me to a screen that says "you are already signed in"....well ya...that was the idea....I just tried again this morning and it worked. Now I need to do one of my mom's prescriptions. It's showing no refills left, so I'm really hoping it will just be a matter of the online pharmacy (Kaiser) contacting her dr for a refill that he ok's. She's been on this for years and was just in to see him last summer, so not sure why it wasn't refilled for more then.
Well, my uncle kind of figured out a way to have my mom stop driving, as we've all been pretty worried about her out there driving. She has a 10 year old Prius. It appears the battery is finally giving out. I'm pretty sure she's never had to replace it before (I think they cost a couple thousand to replace) and now that she hardly every drives (maybe every couple of weeks) it keeps dying. She called AAA last Friday and they restarted it and told her to drive it for 20-25 minutes, so she said she drove around her apartment complex parking lot. Then Saturday it wouldn't start again. Uncle has been telling her when she's ready to give up driving/having a car he wants her car. Uncle had my son go over yesterday to see if he can start it and that he was taking it to uncle to get it worked on. We figured with her memory she will quickly forget how long he'll even have had it. But, she pretty much just told him to keep it and she seems ok with it, so that is good. One less thing for us to worry about with her. My only issue is uncle said it was being stored by our son. DD and I aren't very trusting in that situation at all (he'd end up using it and putting her at risk/liability) but uncle told me yesterday it's just for one more week and then he's bringing a trailer up to get the car. Ok, that seems ok then.
Time to put the Christmas decor away......not as fun as putting it up, LOL