Wednesday, September 21, 2022 — Some days, it’s just too much stress to deal with. It’s going to be a moment by moment day today.
Opening yesterday’s mail I found a letter from our previous homeowner’s insurance broker, along with a letter from our previous homeowner’s insurance company. It seems the insurance company hadn’t received their premium. Well, we’d changed homeowner’s insurance companies last month, so I knew they weren’t going to be receiving another premium. I never gave it a thought that they wouldn’t be notified when our insurance company changed.
I had questions, so I called our insurance broker. I got my company names mixed up so there was a major misinterpretation that on for almost an hour of calling and trying to talk to people. I was finally informed that I needed to contact the prior insurance company to cancel the insurance. Did anyone tell me this when we changed insurance companies? No. Did I ever have to do this before? No. Apparently, it’s a HEPPA law now. The law that is supposed to help keep our medical and financial records private also prevents us from being assisted. My husband’s name was the only one on the policy and the representative said she needed to have him tell her she could discuss the policy with me. He happened to be unavailable so she asked me to write an e-mail to cancel the policy.
Such a simple situation, but it was complicated by the fact that the companies I tried to contact only served their customers with telephone trees. And, my mortgage company, Wells Fargo, was the worst of them all. They actually disconnected the call after saying they were sorry I was having trouble entering the correct option. Really??? I knew I didn’t like them when I had a checking and savings account with them. They have our mortgage because it was sold to them (without our knowledge/permission).
We’ve become too modern for our own good. All I’m hearing these days is that there are more jobs available than there are people willing to fill them. Yet my nephew called last night to say he’d lost one of his part time jobs because he isn’t vaccinated. I asked him why he wasn’t vaccinated and he said he tried to get his vaccinations some time ago but had a violent reaction to the vaccine–coming down with a COVID-like reaction that was really severe. His doctor told him to not try to get vaccinated as it was too dangerous for him. So now, in the wake of all the variations of COVID, more and more companies aren’t making allowances for instances like my nephew’s where he can’t be safely vaccinated. Needless to say, employment opportunities for him and others in the same situation are limited. I would hope that there is some drive to make an allowance for people in this situation. It seems really wrong, if not discriminatory.
I’m off my soapbox for the day. I hope everyone has a blessed day today. I’ve sent my e-mail to change the homeowner’s insurance so hopefully that is one positive thing to be put on the list for today. One thing at a time–one day at a time, and possibly, even one moment at a time. When life gets to be too much, break it down and take it a bit at a time. Take care. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.