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Monday, August 13, 2001

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I slept about two hours last night and am so tired tonight. It's been a long time since I couldn't sleep. I hope my insomnia isn't going to start again. I got through today on rote and routine. Luckily the only meeting I was in was small so I talked enough to stay awake. I want to go to bed so much but I don't want to go to bed too early so I'm just gazing at the television. I feel like I'm wading through very thick water and it's such hard work to do anything. I thought a nice walk might wake me up this morning, but I got about half way and gave up to wait for the bus.

In this impaired state I also have been trying to make sense of our new insurance. The state of Arizona has a committee that decides on the insurance plan. This year we've gone from three providers to only one. Cigna has a couple plans but it still doesn't seem that great to everyone. I'm not too bad. I'll only go up about $5.00 to $10.00 per month and my prescriptions will cost $10.00 more a month. I feel sorry for families since theirs is such a lot of money even with the state paying for most of it. Most years you don't have to do anything if you are satisfied with your insurance but this year we all have to say yes or no so everyone is trying to figure out if they're ok. I do get to keep my doctor, which is good, even though I've only seen her a couple times in the two years I've been with her. It is just a pain to pick out a new doctor.

It was actually cool on the way home today. I stopped at the store and was a bit chilly waiting for the bus. It was wonderful. It'll be back in the 90s tomorrow but this is the coolest it's been in a long time.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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