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About AK_Mom4

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  • Birthday 12/15/1965

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  1. Our bank used to take 3 days to process checks -either deposited in person or via the app. Now, it is always Next Day if I deposit in person. If I use the remote app during business hours, the check usually clears in a couple of hours.
  2. There have been some changes in banking rules. For example - for years, DHs Boy Scout troop would sell popcorn and I would take the cash and checks and a deposit slip to the bank the next day. Now, they want to see my ID before I can deposit money and this last time, they wouldn’t let me make the deposit because I am not an authorized person on the account. Now either DH has to make the deposits himself. The best change though has been the introduction of Remote Deposit for checks. I can use my bank app on my phone to take pictures of both sides of the check and deposit these without ever needing to visit the bank in person. If your bank offers that, it might be an alternative to needing to deposit the check in person..
  3. Re: feeding pork for dogs yes we buy the butt at Costco - they have a couple different ones and we buy cheap. We cut it out up and weigh it, then ziplock bag each serving. It goes into the freezer, then about 3 days before we need it, we pop it in the fridge to thaw. We don’t worry about calcium or vitamin supplements because they are getting 1 meal a day of a decent kibble. When they were on all-kibble they scratched constantly. It could have been allergies (per the vet) or it could have been not enough fat. Feeding Half-Raw works well
  4. I think it’s a letter indicating eligibility for benefits. It is not an approval letter. To help make this clear: a few years ago, I had shoulder surgery and needed physical therapy afterwards. My doctor did a referral and I got a letter like this verifying that Yes, PT was an eligible benefit under my insurance and if approved, the benefit covered X visits. Then, the PT office put in for pre-authorization/pre-approval and I got a second letter that stated I was Approved for X sessions at that location. I think you should reach out to the facility doing the injections and talk to them about getting a pre-authorization for the service before you begin treatment. With this eligibility determination already in place, getting the pre-auth should be fairly quick. On our insurance, only outpatient things and high dollar expenses requires the 2 part process. I am sure other companies can handle it with just a single letter, but ours seems to have different groups that handle eligibility vs approval.
  5. Our two 65 pound dogs get: one cup of kibble (Kirkland salmon something) in the morning and 10.5 ounces of raw pork at night. We have been feeding Half-Raw for the last few years as it makes a huge difference for keeping them from being itchy all the time. We buy the pork in bulk at Costco and chop it for them. Our cat (when he was alive) got all the dry cat food he cared to eat (he liked Purina grain free). However as he got older, his teeth were not good, so he mostly ate raw salmon, raw chicken and raw pork all cut into little pieces for him. Chicken and salmon we left the skin on for him. Cat was about 6 pounds at his heaviest, and did very well right up to the end.
  6. Hopefully the picture attaches. I had responded on the other quilt thread - DD18 made this mostly herself. I just helped with the binding. Its just straight sewing because I don’t have a quilting machine. But it came out great using just light weight fleece for the backing.
  7. You (and the jammies) look Beautiful! I now have jammie-envy
  8. Late to this party but... DD25 got married this spring. Very Nice Wedding and definitely much less than $10K. Venues: Church they attend + reception at local park with a building you can rent. Dresses: Her gown was about $500, the bridesmaids dressed were under $100 each (ordered online) Tuxes: Standard tux rentals (except for the groom who actually owned one) Food: catered BBQ, so priced at picnic-prices rather than wedding-prices Photography was the big ticket item - it ran nearly $800 but the pictures were worth it. I think the moral of the story is that if you watch your budget, it can be easily done.
  9. I sync my iPhone to my iPad. DD26 syncs her android phone to her Samsung tablet. DH syncs his phone to his work laptop. That way we have backup devices.
  10. Usually DH is doing the selling and he is fine with people coming to the house. If I were arranging the sale, I would only have them come to the house when DH, DS24 and our two big dogs were all home because I’m a chicken.
  11. We don’t change them out at all. And we use the same cutting board for everything - just wash well between raw meat and other stuff. But I don’t wash chicken now before cooking - I learned that here!
  12. Dd18 is at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. She says she’s gone past Melted and expects Lava to erupt from the ground at any minute. This is her 3rd trip into the heat back East so she is prepared, but wow is it hot!
  13. Yes - they have a built in bra similar to what you see in a swimsuit top. Nicely padded.
  14. I have a couple of these they are very soft and comfortable I also ha r one of these, but the top is short on me so I don’t really like it.
  15. Absolutely free and produced by Microsoft...... don’t pay money for MS Office training
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