Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Well, Now I’m Confused . . .

Well, we didn’t hear anything new today, or at all, for that matter.

I take that back. One guy asked me to move the truck from out in from of the rig so he could back a new rig in beside us. But the truck hasn’t moved in two days, and we’ve probably had 6-8 rigs in there in that time without a problem. So I think the guy just wasn’t very good at backing a 5’ver in there. So I moved the truck into the parking area right across from us.

But when we first got here and I parked across from us, I was told to park in front of our rig to leave the spaces across from us open to park rigs. I will say that they sell a lot of rigs here, because they’re constantly shuttling rigs around, prepping them for delivery.

While I was taking the outside grab bar apart to check the bulb, I noticed that the engraved writing on the clear plastic handle was losing its embedded paint.

Grab Bar Paint

So I used a Sharpie permanent marker to fill in the letters. There was a lot of reflection in the photo, but to the eye it looks perfectly black.

Jan and I headed out a little after 3pm for some errands and dinner. But first I walked out to the RV Store to see if they had the #895 bulb for the grab bar, which they did.

Then it was off to Sam’s to pick up our prescriptions. We tried on Tuesday, but they didn’t have 3 of the 6 so we’re back today to try again. And this is where I got confused. Four of our prescriptions are normally under their $4 / $10 pricing. At least until now.

As they were totaling up our order, I noticed that prescriptions that were previously $10, were now $17, or $23, or even $46. When I questioned this, I was told that the $4 / $10 prescription deal was not longer in effect, and hadn’t been for a couple of months But they now would match prices.

First I’d heard of this.

Figuring I’d look into it later, we decided to have dinner once again at our new favorite Chinese place, Beijing Garden. So favorite in fact, that we both had the same thing we had last time – Orange Peel Spicy Crispy Chicken Dinner.

Beijing Garden 2

Just as good as last time, and this time we had room to split a serving of their Green Tea Ice Cream.

Green Tea Ice Cream

Wow, this is good. Almost like a sherbet, but still creamy. And the green tea flavor really comes through. We definitely want a repeat on this.

While we were having dinner, I used my Galaxy Tab to check out the supposed $4 prescription discontinuation. And I found nothing. Both the Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club website still advertised the deal, and googling further I found no mention at all about any discontinuation. Hmmmm!

Finishing dinner, our next stop was the nearby Wal-Mart where I took a minute to ask the pharmacy there about it. And as it turns out, they didn’t know any thing about it either. Hmmmm!

Getting back to the rig, I sat down to determine how much I had been overcharged. And got even more confused.

AVG Antivirus Professional 2015

Prescriptions that had cost me only $40 total last time, now cost me $111.22. An increase of over $71. A big difference!

But when I checked the other two prescriptions that are not on the $4 deal, i.e., Jan’s Anastrozole, her breast cancer medicine, and Sumatriptan, her migraine medicine, the confusion just got worse.

The Anastrozole cost us $49.86 last time, and just $12 this time. And her Sumatriptan was $89.35 last time, but $37.66 this time, for a total savings of almost $90.

So actually I really SAVED almost $20.

So I’m still confused, but not quite as out of pocket as I thought. But I’m still going to follow up on this.


Thought for the Day:

“Nature’s Laws are God’s thoughts” – Sir Isaac Newton