Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Three and half months of mail

Tuesday I plowed through three and a half months of mail. The vast majority of it was paper copies of things that I took care of on-line. All I had to do with those was to open envelopes and then file them. Some things I like to have actual paper records of.

There were only two items that probably should have been attended before now. One was a small life insurance bill. They got paid late, but not terribly late. In a week or so I'll get a bill for something like three dollars and fifty cents worth of interest. No biggie.

The other one was a medical bill. Here's the thing, I saw the doctor months before we left. The bill only came in after we'd already hit the road. I called the hospital and they were just about to put my bill into collection. The check is in the mail -really it is.

All in all, it wasn't too bad. I did the vast majority of my business while on the road without too much trouble.

Once that was done I hustled down to town hall to register my boat and trailer. There was only one person ahead of me, and they were wrapping up as I came in. I had a pleasant talk with the town clerk. She had my registration done in five minutes. I love living in a small town.

The ice should finally be off the lake sometime today. The ice has broken into a series of big sheets of pencil ice. A strong wind could finish it off. If that doesn't happen, its supposed to be in the 70s today and that should do it.

I want to launch the boat before my van's appointment at the garage next Tuesday. It's getting an oil change, but I'm also having my mechanic check the brake work that was done in Florida. Things are moving along. We've pretty much gotten back up to speed.



  1. Dislike having to go through mail when I get back from a trip. Most of it is junk and just gets tossed. Bills are handled as much online as possible and I try to pay some in advance of leaving. Hope the van's "physical" comes out A1.

    1. Thanks Momlady. Hope the van sorts out Okay too.

      We also got a pile of magazines that nobody signed up for.