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Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the clone.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the clone....

Our morning went better than expected. After meeting a client and getting a BK finalized for her, I did the necessary banking to cover the filing fee for the case, then headed over to deal with another fee, mere blocks from my office. Eleanor got a $60 bill from her eye surgeon supposedly not covered by her insurance, despite it being quite clear (to us, anyway) that she had already paid slightly more than her full $750 annual maximum out-of-pocket for non-prescription items, between his office, the surgery center, and her pre-op clearance from her GP practice.  Sixty bucks wasn't enough to raise a ruckus over, but I went in person just to make clear that this was it- that we had no intention of paying any further nickelly-dimey timey-wimey bills they might gin up in the coming months.

The office manager came out, looked on her screen, then headed to the dreaded Back Room. On her return, the number was up to $100....

but now, amazingly, it was a refund. So we're pretty damn close to the $750 that it should have been all along.

The refund is nice- it will cover most of the  Urgent Care bill that I just got today for my first ear infection appointment- but the closure is even nicer.  Twice already this year, we've gotten "oops" refunds from prior payments- I got one on an overpayment on a January prescription, but the weird one came earlier, when the local public hospital refunded all of $24.90 to her in connection with her emergency burn procedures in 2009. Along with that refund, they also helpfully included a page-long spreadsheet of all the "web transfer" errors that had been made in this particular audit, highlighting Eleanor's name and the date of the posting, but also the names and account numbers of dozens of other patients who were also getting refunds ranging from eight to seventy bucks.

HIPAA, Schmippa.


That was the good news. The annoying news of the day was that Orphan Black, and in particular its amazing star Tatiana Maslany, once again got snubbed in the Emmy nominations.  This time, last year's winner Robin Wright again got one for House of Cards (she's good, don't get me wrong, but she's not clone good); others included Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (Scandal),  Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Claire Danes (Homeland) and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey). So, all either broadcast or premium cable outlets; BBCA is apparently Not Veddy British Enough to get the cachet that comes with a PBS airing:P

The show itself offered a healthy sense of humor over the snub, including the clip you can see in full motion here:

Maybe if Tatiana's lucky, in five years or so the Academy will refund her the Emmy she should've gotten this time (if not last).

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