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Name: Mary
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Hometown: Miami
Home country: United States
Member since: Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:14 AM
Number of posts: 6,689

About Me

I was a member since the beginning of DU, but drifted away. During Trump, I decided to come back to the community of like-minded people for support and hope. In my last iteration here, I hit 10,000 posts, but will start again!

Journal Archives

Anyone ever vacation in Highlands, NC

I'm really into waterfalls, but my so cannot walk far. I'm researching waterfalls by roads or very short distances.

Highlands looks great, and has an affordable hotel.

Finally saw "Testament" today

Powerful movie about a community struggling with societal breakdown and slow death from a nuclear bomb. There is no explanation for the reason for the blast.

I recommend this somber movie. I'm still thinking about it. It is very sad

Sometimes I feel okay

Today I'm worried about paying back my short term disability, getting health insurance, and living on a limited income. My appointments and meds are about 800 a month. Having panic attack today. But I just couldn't continue working.

I'm trying to be mindful. Take it one day at a time. Be positive. Attending my therapy. Following treatment plans.

Been in a better place in the past. Just hitting me today. The uncertainty. Living. Money.

Hope everyone here is doing well and in a good mental space

Anybody watch the 70s film The Parallax View?

It's a great movie with Warren Beatty.


It's about a corporation that puts political assassins into place to kill various politicians to further the interests of the elite. It's chilling.

And depressing. Beatty plays a reporter trying to get at the bottom of what is going on, but it set up as a "lone wolf" assassin at the end.

I'm starting to get paranoid.

Question about IRS payment

I had my taxes prepared about 3 weeks ago at HR Block. I chose to have what I owe taken directly out of my account. It still has not come out for state or federal taxes.

I called my preparer last week, and she said not to worry, since the IRS is behind.

Am I in trouble if it's not paid my the 15th this month?

Anyone have anything similar happening? I'm calling again tomorrow.

Am I being a pain?

I've applied for SSDI and was turned down the first time. I have a lawyer. His firm will get 25% of any back payment I receive. I need a letter for my long-term disability insurance (LTD), which I'll have to pay back, from my lawyer saying I was turned down, an appeal was filed, and when it was filed.

It's time-sensitive. My LTD company called me Monday to tell me I needed a letter with this information. I had a call into my lawyer's office yesterday for this letter. Didn't get a call back. I'm getting nervous now. I didn't get a call back, but, like I said, I need this letter for LTD soon.

So, I called the attorney's office this morning to speak to the letter writer. She sounded annoyed. I have anxiety and self-esteem problems.

Was I wrong to call again? Squeaky wheel and all that. My COBRA payment is $740 a month.

It's a long, exhausting process.

So tired... Ltd. Insurance payback

I've been getting 2100 a month from the long-term disability company. I'll have to pay back the money. If I get 1500 a month, thats how much I'll be paying back. I've been paid 6 months. The payback will come out of any backpayments from ssdi. If I owe more than the back pay, there's a repayment plan.

I worked so hard not to be in debt. I'm so tired of it all. I just feel lost at this point. I might be 50k in debt. It's all so confusing

Cannot find Wordle2 site

Does anyone have? TIA

Got an email from long term disability insurance co

My nerves freak me out whenever they contact me. I had to take an anti-anxiety med. The email had a password I had to reset, making it an even longer time before I could read it. I'm always worried they're cutting me off, thus I won't have money for my COBRA.

They want more information from my doctors, plus all my social security information. I have no idea how to get that from them, to the ins company. I called my lawyer and forwarded the email to them.

The whole thing is so stressful. If I don't do it by a certain date, I'll get cut off. I need a printer cartridge to print these letters out. I need hard copies due to cognitive issues, so I can refer back.

Disability is so hard.

I'm an idiot

I noticed a bill today due 2/20. Immediately signed into my bank to pay it, but it won't hit until 2/22. Sigh. I'm going to have to ask for a waiver if I'm hit with a late fee.

I totally dropped the ball. I'm paying all CC bills tomorrow.

I hate when stuff like this happens
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