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  1. For those of you using Wellbutrin seasonally - have you experienced significant discontinuation symptoms?
  2. Oh that is super cute!!!
  3. If your son decided to enroll in the insurance plan that his employer offers, it would be his primary plan (because he is the subscriber). If he also stayed on your family's plan, that plan would be secondary (because a person other than your son is the subscriber). You don't get to choose which plan is primary. You might check with your family's insurance to be sure he could still be covered under the policy, if he will be working full time for an employer that offers heath insurance. Sometimes there are exclusions.
  4. Lining up things, for example all the Playmobil people would get lined up by hair color in rows, instead of being typically played with. Lack of typical interaction with other kids. Sensory issues - textures, sounds, smells. Small motor and gross motor difficulties. Had to be explicitly taught social responses. Very literal. Years of pediatrician visits with the same doctor, who was very surprised by the diagnosis in mid-teens. I do wonder if it would have been caught sooner if we had not homeschooled -- maybe a teacher would have noticed?
  5. Your projects are lovely!
  6. Would love to see pictures!
  7. I have had several mercury fillings replaced over the years, one by one as they failed. It wasn't that expensive, $50-$150 per filling maybe? I didn't notice any health changes. The dentist didn't wear any special protective gear that I remember. ETA: price was after insurance.
  8. We have that same set. One of my kids cuts their own hair with it and also my dh's hair. Maybe they have improved it because it doesn't seem noisy to me.
  9. Yes it is a thing and in fact we just sent a domestic bird express mail cross country recently. We checked the temperatures along the route to ensure it wasn't forecast to be too hot, the bird was shipped in a special bird carrier (has to meet certain specifications), was shipped early in the week to eliminate any possibility of sitting in a postal facility over the weekend, and was in transit under 48 hours due to one end of the journey being rural - it would have been 24 hours otherwise. The bird arrived just fine. I'm sure it was stressful for the bird and I felt bad about that, but its
  10. If you are able to stay with the Cobra, before making a decision to change to short-term I would look at: deductible on Cobra (and how much has been satisfied) and copay amounts deductible on short-term policy and copay amounts premium cost for each plan are your doctors contracted with the short-term plan does the short-term plan cover all the medical care you typically need
  11. I disagree about the dentist - no matter what amount the dentist bills the insurance for a given visit, the insurance will only pay the contracted amount. If the insurance's contracted amount for an exam is $78.43, that's all they'll pay, even if the dentist submits a bill for $500 for the exam. Unless insurances start covering PPE as a separate line item, either the dentist has to eat the PPE expense as a cost of doing business, or charge the patient a separate time-of-service fee. A restaurant, on the other hand, can simply raise their prices or assess a surcharge to cover PPE or othe
  12. So sad. My kids loved Magic School Bus - books, TV show, PC games.
  13. I'm wondering what will be the first fiction book that I read that incorporates covid protocol.
  14. Oops, didn't mean to quote myself lol.
  15. Forgot something. Don't forget about prescription drug coverage. Some MedAdvantage plans include Rx coverage. Traditional Medicare, with or without a supplement, doesn't include Rx coverage so you'll need to choose an Rx plan. To compare those, compile a list of his meds and go from there.
  16. Oh, I forgot to say - you might want to check whether your FIL has any retiree benefits for medical coverage. Some employers pay part/all of the supplement cost for their retirees, or offer secondary insurance coverage, or contribute toward the cost of a MedAdvantage plan, etc. This is more common with unions, but other employers also offer these benefits.
  17. Yes, traditional Medicare exists. Typically, the monthly premium is deducted from the recipient's Social Security check. The individual is responsible to pay the first $198 in annual medical bills (the $198 is at contracted rate, assuming the individual sees doctors who are contracted with Medicare) and then is responsible to pay 20% of medical expenses after that. The issue here is that there is no annual cap on medical bills. You could pay 20% of however much care you end up needing. That is why some people choose a supplement plan ("letter" plan) which pays some or all of the amoun
  18. We have chickens and a pigeon.
  19. I had no idea there were so many brands! Next time I go to the store I'll see if the bulk bins are still labeled (no bulk sales here due to covid) to try to figure out what brand I've been buying all these years. ETA: I know the bins have had small flake and large flake. I've always bought the large flake.
  20. After reading the linked article, I have to ask: does Bragg's taste different from the bulk bin nutritional yeast?
  21. I sprinkle it on fried eggs before I flip them. And I put it on popcorn. Never thought about using it on cooked veggies but that sounds good and I'm going to try it.
  22. I did get started, thanks for asking! I decided to use 16 ct Aida and I outlined a couple blocks and started filling in two blocks and realized two things. 16 ct Aida is just too small for my old eyes and it gave me a terrible headache. And some of the colors I chose were too light. So I started over with 14 ct Aida which is so much easier to see, even though you'd think there wouldn't be much difference between 16 and 14 ct. I'm planning to work on my SAL more today, and I'll try to post a picture by the end of the weekend.
  23. Ditto on the Adams. Sometimes my aunt finds the chunky at Safeway (she should not be going out shopping but she refuses to listen to me!) but what she really wants is the no-stir chunky which none of my local family members have seen in months.
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