27 October, 2018


Attempting to revitalize this pathetic attempt at a blog.

About 17 years ago this cat adopted us, named “Bart” by my kids that was quickly amended to “Psycho Bart” after a few sideways spazes across the lawn and up the oak, as he came into his prime he became the vermin hunter of the yards, then birds – including the turkeys, I’ve even seem him stalking deer!

Always an outdoor cat he contended with the local wildlife (Sanatorium Sanctum has paved road in front and over 20 miles of wilderness out back, so he contended with everything out there). One time two neighborhood kids rushed up to tell me that there was a racoon on the porch, no, just Bart, another time two larger dogs chased him up on the porch, there was a commotion and a bunch of Yipe! Yipe! and growls and the two dogs went running!

At times a real PITA as he would “help” when working outside and one of those old souls who remembered when cats were worshiped and would express his displeasure if not worshiped to his satisfaction (cat scratch fever is real) but he would sit on my lap and purr when reading the Sunday paper on the porch or tending to the BBQ.or working in the garage. He has pierced that vale from which no one returns almost two years to the day my wife made the same journey.

Rest little tiger, hope you catch that red dot!

18 June, 2018

My COBRA story

IF you are ever offered COBRA and you have any reasonable alternative – take it!

In 2016 “H” purchased “T” and 6 months later i was informed that my services were no longer required (full disclosure back story; back in 2000 “H” purchased “D” and 6 months later laid me off only to keep me around for another 8 months to finish building projects)
Fast forward 16 years
A few months after the lay off my wife of 35 years passed away, needless to say the next few months are a bit hazy – however when I informed COBRA about the change they sent the updated payment coupons to  “Mrs. Edge’


Straightened that glitch out and for a few months things processed as normal, in Oct 2017 my son turned 26 and I called to get the new premium amount and continued to make payments.
March of 2018 I went for some minor dental work and was informed that I wasn’t covered, after several calls to ADP was told that it as just a glitch and that I was covered.

Late April I received one of my checks back informing me that I was not paying the full amount!


After several calls over 4 weeks finally determined that the change of son’s statue was not properly processed – didn’t I get any paperwork? (NO!)  and that notices were sent (none received)


Finally got that straightened out and resent payments – but my June check wasn’t processed,- recent inquiry reviles that there was a $62 increase – notice?