Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spring has sprung, Fall has fell, Winter's here...

And it seems like we missed Fall. It was hot... it was hot... it was hot... then it got cold. There was no transition in temperatures. Just hot, then cold. Sucks.

I ride the bike several days a week; its not too bad since I'm exercising at the same time. But the last time I rode the scooter was July 27th at about 9am. It was sunny and hot right before I ran into the side of that truck that pulled out in front of me. The scooter is in the shop now, and I'll hopefully get it back soon--but by the time I do, I'll have to be all bundled up so as to not freeze my butt off. (Is that literally possible? That's an interesting term. But possible? Eh...) Either way, it'll be nice to have the scooter back.

I settled with the dude who caused my wreck in court a couple of weeks ago. On our first court date, he claimed he wasn't driving and wasn't involved in the accident--he just stopped to help me. The judge read him the police report where he told the officers he pulled out in front of me because he didn't see me. I was baffled and amused at the same time. He requested a lawyer and another court date. On his second court date, he initially turned down a settlement and wanted a jury trial. I couldn't believe it. But after much discussion between the judge and our lawyers, we came to an agreement. Crazy. Couldn't believe he was trying to hold onto his lie until they threatened him with 90 days in jail.

I still can't straighten my arm out and it hurts a lot. We have good insurance and its still stupid expensive to keep going to the orthopedic doctor and physical therapist. At this point, I'd like to start ranting and raving about the necessity of healthcare reform... but I won't... much.

I don't think there's a single person in America who could honestly say "the system does not need reform." We have to have reform of the healthcare system in America. We have to. I still haven't talked to someone from a foreign nation with socialized medicine that had a problem with it or liked the American system better. Specialists will still exist and still be the best and all doctors will still make plenty of money--but why can't we, the richest nation in the world, make sure all its citizens are provided for? I don't know how you people with kids do it. Having insurance is expensive enough, but visits to the doctor and pharmacy can break you. My heart breaks for the people out there who can't afford proper health care and suffer because of it.

Keep changing trees. Keep making your pumpkin spiced beverages. Keep pushing for change.


Mitch Henson said...

thank you for that video.