Pickup and Motorcycles

Pickup and Motorcycles

We looked at a pickup this morning.  It was cheap and we thought it might be a good yard truck.  Later, I did a photo shoot involving motorcycles.  Hence, it was a day for a pickup and motorcycles.

My fall the other night still has me shaken.  I’m hurting as a result, but the fact that I (a) didn’t trip, (b) slip or (c) otherwise stumble at my fault bothers me.  It would have been easier to take if I tripped over the garden hose, for example.  The fact that my knee just decided, “Nope.  I’m not going to hold you up,” is unnerving.

I worked on getting set up for my evening shoot after taking a very long, and deserved, nap.  I figure rest would be good for the healing process.

Right before the shoot I couldn’t find my flash meter.  Oh, how frustrating it is when I can’t find something I recently had.  I asked if this was a PTSD symptom and was told it is not, but may be a secondary symptom.  Hmmmm… I mentioned this to someone else whose spouse has PTSD and she says her spouse also does this often.  Secondary or not, I wasn’t this way before the accident.

My shoot went well.  Two guys with their big motorcycles.  We even used a couple of smoke bombs for one of the pictures.  It was purple, but oh well.  (Later, I converted it to B&W and the purple smoke looked very cool in B&W.)

Tomorrow is church so I better get more rest.  I’ve had a very sore day.

 

Rediculous

I saw the dermatologist today. I don’t qualify for the study because I have two types of pre-cancerous cells: AK and SK. He says the one will interfere with the interpretation of the study.

He gave me two prescriptions for two different types of treatments. Both had cards stating I would pay no more than $35. The doctor swore that’s all I would have to pay (or so he has been lead to believe.)

The last time he gave me such a card, the pharmacy called it in and the total came to $270. When I asked why I was told because my insurance doesn’t cover it.

WAIT! Wasn’t that why I got the card?

Today, both prescriptions resulted in the same results – $270 for the one, and $300 for the other. That is absolutely ridiculous. If I didn’t have insurance at all, I would pay less. It is ridiculous. It is nuts.

The problem is, and comes 2014 it will be worse, is these companies don’t care that your deductible is thousands of dollars, and they assume your insurance will cover their patented drug. However, these high deductible plans only cover generics AFTER you’ve paid your high deductible. (Basically, its like having no insurance at all until you’ve met your deductible, and chances of meeting your deductible are pretty slim unless you end up with something seriously wrong.)

Earlier today I lead a group to take pictures of some tractors down near Honeoye Lake. Here’s some pictures…

Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield

 

Pickup Truck
Pickup Truck
International Harvester
International Harvester