Monday, February 05, 2007

Who-hoo!

I am celebrating. 68 pages later and chapter 4 is finished! A dissertation chapter should be 50 pages so that when the diss is published it will be a 25-page chapter. Any longer is the kiss of death (at least for me, of short attention span fame). So, my chapter is at least 18 pages too long, but it is done and I am happy.

I am also happy because the Trumpeter Malbec wine that has been in my pantry for 3 months has now been consumed. I bought it in October and the deal was that I couldn't drink it until the chapter was finished. Handsome Hubby was a strict enforcer. And tonight we enjoyed it together, and I enhanced it with some espresso-flavored Ghiradelli.

In other news...nothing has changed in the diabetes front. But things have changed in the insurance front. My husband lost his job last week. They are closing his office. And while I am insured under my graduate student insurance, it only covers doctors' visits to the student health center. No endo, no Minimed. Handsome Hubby has a couple of job leads, but nothing solid. And my car decided to freeze up today (literally--it's cold!) and had to be towed home. When it rains, it pours.

6 comments:

Kevin said...

Wow, I don't know how those pieces of new net out.

Congrats on the chapter completion, and bummer on the husband's job loss and insurance woes. I hope he finds a new job soon.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Oh man - some good, some bad...

Things always work out, somehow, some way.

Take care!

julia said...

Wow, that sucks.

If you need some Minimed stuff, let me know. O has tons extra of cartridges and silhouette sites. I would be happy to send you some. People were so generous to me when O ran out of strips that I'm more than happy to pay it back somehow.

Nic said...

Thank you so much Julia! I am touched. I think I will be okay on the supply front (for a while) because I got a whole bunch of cannulas when I got my upgrade. And I'm finding I only have to change out every 4-5 days...

Thanks, too, Kevin and Scott. This is an amazing community!

Bernard said...

Let me know if you want some OneTouch strips, I've got extras of those.

I hope the job search works out -- soon.

art-sweet said...

Congrats on the chapter!

And BOOOOOO to your husband's job: is there anyway you can afford cobra?

I think my car is hooked into my bank account balance... it always has problems when there's no $ to fix them!