January 22nd, 2008


If the money did the talking, I would be all ears

The grand plan to liquidate most of my non-student loan debt got revised on the fly tonight when it hit reality and went splat. I'm rolling over my 401k to Ameritrade, stock and all (and will probably pull some of the cash out immediately to help ease the cash flow) as soon as the paperwork arrives from Wells, but the pension isn't going to reach me until April no matter what I do, and that's where the bulk of the money in the Cardboard Box Fund is. Hopefully by that time my current employers will have served me my slice of the $1.6 million in the bonus pool, but I'm not making any plans for that until it actually shows up in my hot little hands.

The doctor visit today went about as well as could be expected. Dr. Langille bumped the dosages of Cozaar, glipizide, and metformin up a tad; we'll see how that affects my blood sugar levels. She finds my loss of eight pounds since the last visit encouraging (as do I) and expects more of the same (ditto). In the meantime, my liver and kidneys are apparently holding up well, and I don't need to go on any cholesterol meds since my HDL and LDL are within reasonable limits. I will be going back for another round of diabetes information classes, seeing a dietician, and having a GI specialist render a second opinion on the liver & kidneys. So, no needle yet, and no prospect of it for at least the next month while we see how the glucose and weight progress - hopefully in a downward direction.

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Work was pretty busy, as expected, but since the morning was eaten by medical stuff there was only five hours of it. Tomorrow'll be longer and busier, I'm sure.