I decided to get a few of my Thanksgiving dinner items ordered now, online from Walmart. I was hoping to ensure I'd get everything and not be outed when I go to the store to pick up. Boy, you'd think a company as big as Walmart with all the money in the world could get their act together for their website and ordering!
First thing I notice is my local store isn't saved. Fix that (again!). Put in my cart the items I wanted to order, making sure they were items that also had shipping available and not just store pick up. I got to check out and half of my order is shipping and half is showing to pick up....in Bentonville Arkansas. I go back and change my store again. Again, in the screen just before checking out it shows all my items are "SHIPPING". I go to check out and again, half are picking up, in Arkansas. I gave up, left the stuff in my cart and tried a few hours later. Same issue. Beyond annoying. I don't want to pick up some of the items at my local store, let alone in Arkansas! I'm also pretty sure the error of having to pick up my last order at the Walmart on the other side of town was not MY error. I even tried it on my phone app and same thing. Keeps changing part of my order to pick up in Arkansas. I wonder how many people have placed orders for pick up, thinking the order was going to their local store and the order isn't there.
Since we also have turkey dinner on Christmas, I'm just going to double and order it or buy it at the store (which ever I end up finally being able to do) all now, so I'm not trying to get it again in a month.
I plan on going into the city the weekend after next to see my mom again and will hopefully get everything then. I'm going inside the grocery store to pick out a turkey. I think last year I ordered online, but you get what you get within a weight range and I think I ended up with this very large turkey that I didn't need last year, LOL.
I finally got on the phone and called my mom's medicare advantage insurance company and changed her mailing address to mine. She gets stuff in the mail all the time from them, mostly related to the "explanation of benefits". She gets one (usually several pages of nothing) for each prescription every time it's filled and they process the claim, or goes to see the dr. Apparently the mail order prescription company billed the insurance incorrectly and it was denied, so then of course she just got that paperwork, which of course confused her (it confused me at first!). I looked up her claims online and see somehow they denied it first and then a couple days later processed and paid. I told her to shred these, but most likely she'll either call me again in a few days about it or it will still be on her desk next time I go. So - now all that mail will come to me and not her. I think that is about the last of the regular mail for her. Everything she gets now will just be junk mail (which is bad enough!). I remembered a year or so ago I sent in a form to her insurance company listing me as a person who would take care of her account, so they had that on file, so no issue getting the address changed to mine.
I really try to let her stay "normal" as long as possible with each issue that comes up, but eventually I realize she's just going to keep having problems with it, so there is no point in doing it the same way anymore. It's one thing that she understands when I told her they billed the insurance wrong and it's been reprocessed. It's another that she doesn't remember I told her this and have to keep dealing with the same thing numerous times.
She has left the med dispenser plugged in this week. It really is a nice system and I love that it tells me that she dispensed her meds and exactly what time. Every so often she forgets she already took it and calls me because she thinks it's not working. She called at 6:30 last night to tell me it wasn't working to give her her pill. I told her I was notified that she already took it at 6:10, so since she already took it, it won't dispense another pill to her. The problem, of course, is that she doesn't remember she just took it so doesn't quite believe me, I think. I told her that's what's so nice about this machine, if she forgets she already took it, the machine knows if she did or not.
AND I SPOKE TOO SOON! I just looked at my app this morning (7:40am) and she has unplugged the device again!!!! What in the world??? WHY WHY WHY? What on earth makes her think she needs to unplug it when it's taped to the wall with a note written on the tape not to??
update: I called my mom just before 8. Somehow/for some reason now she unplugged it from the back of the machine itself. She, of course, doesn't think she did, but that plug in in back fits in nice and tight. There is no way it came loose on it's own and the machine itself is pretty heavy. It's not like it gets bumped or moved around on her counter.