Today started well–I got to the therapy pool (92 degree water) about 7:00AM and had time to do a little over an hour of water aerobics–and doing prayer, meditation, and affirmations during the same time period.
I needed to go to the Social Security Administration office to change addresses for Mom and for me and to pick-up Mom’s 1099 from Social Security for 2013 so that I can finish her taxes. Lots of people were at the office at 9:26, when I arrived. I got to a window to see someone about 10:20 or so. I didn’t have the correct paperwork for Mom so I have to get that handled before I can change her address or get her 1099. They changed my address quickly, though they couldn’t deal with a residence address and a mailing address.
Just before I got to the window, my friend, Dave, and his wife, Leslie, called me on my cell to have me check out an article in today’s New Day Herald newspaper. The school district I used to work for (U-46) was having a hiring fair today for bilingual teachers. When I finished with Social Security, I drove to the Batavia Public Library and read the newspaper. The U-46 job fair was from 9:00 to 12:00 and it was already 11:30.
Just outside the periodical room the library has several computer stations for adults. I just needed to sign-in with my library card. I went to the “TeachInKane” website to check on my application to the districts covered by the Kane County Regional Office of Education. Lots of new vacancies have shown up over the summer and I redid my application based on what I saw. It wasn’t easy to apply for the vacant positions using the system. I was surprised to realize that U-46 has dropped out of the “Consortium” covered by that website and application and is “doing its own thing.”
I was able to import most of my information from the Kaneland School District website and just edit things and fill-in blanks the computer had left. I was very surprised to discover that it took me until about 4:30 PM CDT to complete and save the application for U-46. (Along the way I made some improvements to my application through the Consortium as well.)
I called and thanked Dave and Leslie for their timely information this morning. Then I contacted AARP Medicare Complete Plus (HMO and POS), my MedicareC provider, to give them the address change. They said that, because the change of address is in the same county, there is no change in coverage. I received a letter a couple of weeks ago from this insurance company, advising me that my primary care physician is being dropped from the network as of August 1, 2014, and that I have to find another one.
I found a Humana plan (their most basic Medicare Advantage coverage) that accepted all of my doctors and hospitals. I guess I’ll have to wait to sign-up for that plan until the window for change opens up on October 15, 2014.
The fair was from 9:00 to 12:00.