Wednesday, April 30, 2008

12 hours to health insurance!

For those of you who don't know, our family has been without medical insurance since Friday, April 18 - my last day at Sybase. It has been a long 12 days (especially with two small children), and knock on wood nothing has happened that would require medical intervention.

It has been strange, this non-insured time. Part of me never stopped being paranoid, and the other part lived like normal. We still visited the playground (where injuries galore await!), rode our bikes (who am I kidding - *Craig* rode his bike), and did our everyday, regular stuff. All has been well.

The lesson in all of this, I suppose, is that health insurance is kind of like an expensive bottle of wine. You don't need to drink one every day... wait, but I guess you'd want to, wouldn't you? Not a good analogy!

Let's just leave it like this - I will be thrilled to wake up tomorrow morning back among the insured. All week, I told the kids they weren't allowed to get sick. I don't plan on happily throwing open the floodgates to a myriad of daycare plagues, but such poxes do exist and are always on the hunt for little host bodies - and we have two who are typically happy to oblige.

As for now, I feel lucky that we made it through (minus 12 hours) unscathed. PHEW.

1 comment:

essaywriter said...

"health insurance is kind of like an expensive bottle of wine," in that you don't necessarily need one every day, but it's nice to know you can have one if you do need it?