Saturday, August 15, 2009


So this was kind of a health week for me. I went to the dentist earlier in the week - no cavities :) Today I went to the eye doctor - my eyes have really been bothering me and I couldn't put it off any longer. Out of the two, I usually prefer going to the eye doctor - but not this time.

A usual trip to the eye doctor for me included the exam and a new set of frames and lenses. It usually ran me about $130. With money being so tight, I decided that I was going to keep my old frames and just have the exam and new lenses. This was my first visit to the eye doctor since I started this job. Imagine my shock when the bill came to over $350. I think I left a dent in the floor where my jaw hit. Either I had super-great insurance at my old job or I have super-crappy insurance at this one. I have no idea where I am going to find the money for this. For me, it's like coming up with an extra week's pay from somewhere. I'm still in shock.

My grocery bill is usually around $30 a week, so if I don't eat for about 12 weeks...

Jill Factoid of the Day: 60 mph is not fast enough to knock a grasshopper off the hood of my truck.


Becky said...

Have you graduated to bifocals yet? Between those and thin lens (not into the pop bottle effect) have led to some pricey bills for me.

Jill said...

No bifocals for me yet - although the doctor said it's coming in the next 4-5 years. Ugh :(