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  • in reply to: Houses decorated for Halloween? #1096232

    asil
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    In Worthington – the corner of New England and Farrington always has a big display. There’s also a house on Kanawha east of High Street that does some stuff – not sure of the address but it’s not a long street.

    in reply to: Mad River Mountain lodge on fire #1093710

    asil
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    Awww. I could see the smoke clouds in the NW from 23 and Powell Road tonight and was trying to figure out what would be burning out that way. That’s a shame.

    in reply to: 7 Days in Hell #1082820

    asil
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    LOL

    “Second serve now, after killing a man.”

    in reply to: Rhinegeist #1078864

    asil
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    Gracias, Mister Shifter! Not into IPAs but I’ll definitely check out Hustle.

    in reply to: Rhinegeist #1078860

    asil
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    Which one did you get? I almost picked up a six pack the other day but there were more options than I was ready for and wanted to choose wisely so held off.

    in reply to: Rhinegeist #1078856

    asil
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    Well that explains that. Their brewery is a block from my office – which is why I keep seeing them. Very excited to have them in the neighborhood!

    in reply to: Not Well Known (but really good) movies #1078855

    asil
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    Wanted to bump this thread. I refer to it a lot when I run out of things to watch on Netflix.

    Watched Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart not long ago – it was beautifully captivating with a sweet and endearing soundtrack. Definitely worth a watch.

    in reply to: Surly Girl Closing This Month #1075961

    asil
    Participant

    Damn – you people have a lot of time on your hands to speculate, research everyone’s business and craft scathing responses in an online forum. Thank god I’m nobody.

    in reply to: How well do you know your neighbors? #1066147

    asil
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    I have no idea what there names are and at this point am afraid to ask.

    I have the same issue! We’ve lived here for 3 years. She knows the names of my entire family including my mom and her boyfriend. My kids have played with her grandkids. She brought dinner after the last baby. We’ve sat on my porch and had long conversations. I don’t know if I EVER got her name and it’s been far too long to ask now – too long to even safely ask another neighbor without looking like a total jerk. I looked their house up on the auditor’s site but she has one of those names that she could go by a variation – like Elizabeth or Liz or Beth. Awkward. So I’ve gone old school and call her Mrs. ________ Maybe someday she’ll correct me and I’ll be saved.

    Otherwise we have a great neighborhood (we’re in Worthington) – everyone’s friendly and at least knows you by face if not name. No one’s intrusive and the level of social involvement is totally up to each household. We don’t socialize a lot with our neighbors but that’s a personal thing – we have weird schedules and just don’t have time.

    I know most of the kids in the neighborhood at least enough to know which house they belong to and I make it a point to look out for their kids and know that they do the same for me. There are always kids running back and forth to each other’s houses around here. My kids are a little too young for that now but will be doing the same I imagine in the next year or two.

    Thanks for posting this – it’s something I’ve definitely struggled with as a parent, letting them do things alone, knowing that they’ll ask for help if they need it and trusting strangers to look out for them. My 5 year old went unaccompanied to the bathroom at a restaurant for the first time recently. I could see the bathroom door from where we were seated and it was still weird for me.

    I can remember doing all kinds of things alone as a kid. I was allowed to walk to the woods and wander alone by myself for hours as an eight year old girl. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to let my kids do that.

    in reply to: Thrift Store Score #1054756

    asil
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    I went to the Trading Post last week in Grandview on a mission. I didn’t find what I was looking for (although my daughter found a vintage My Little Pony board game) but the place has not changed. Still way off radar and a lot of great vintage gems in clothes for women and men – kids section is pretty small. It’s in the basement of the annex of the First Community Church at the corner of 1st Avenue and Cambridge in Grandview – it benefits the church. Nicest people ever in that store.

    Before we went there we hit the consignment shops on 5th Avenue – there are several in a 5 block stretch of 5th from North Star-ish to Lincoln, both clothes and furniture. On 5th near Lincoln there are 2 directly across the street from each other. The one on the south side of the street is super spacious and nice with a ton of high end – but also priced higher. The one on the north side of the street was smaller and jam packed – but definitely has potential if you have time to dig. Lots of wedding dresses, some saris, fur coats – interesting mix.

    I’ve found some cool things at Second Impressions on High Street in south Worthington. It’s been my costume source for the past three Halloweens. I bought an AMAZING pair of Mid Century two tier side tables. The leg was broken on one, got the pair for $12, took 10 minutes to fix. Bring cash – they often have credit card machine issues IME. Definitely check out the basement.

    On High just south of Morse is In Review. My sister-in-law worked there for a while, came home with crazy stuff – like a floor lamp from the 20s. They support Birthright (the unplanned pregnancy Birthright not the spend 10 days in Israel Birthright). I personally haven’t been there.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Kid Friendly Brunch.. #983709

    asil
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>asil wrote:</div>
    Can’t really recommend the brunch at J. Liu. Not a lot for kids on the line. Ordering from the kitchen took a while and wasn’t great (burned the scrambled eggs).

    My kids (8 and 5) love J. Liu’s buffet. Forgot about it, actually, but it’s one of their favorites. My eldest likes the buffet at Bel Lago, as well, as they typically have lobster mac & cheese on the line.

    I will say the dessert table at J Liu is always a huge hit.

    in reply to: Kid Friendly Brunch.. #983293

    asil
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    We live in Worthington so the brunches we’ve experienced with the kids have been in that area. Worthington Inn is probably our favorite. Kids under 5 are free. Huge variety of kid friendly food. And the blueberry scones are everything.

    We’ve done Natalie’s brunch. It was good but we were there on one of their first brunch weekends – maybe even the first weekend. So service was a little slow while they worked out the kinks. Good brunch, amazing food. The menu is not really geared towards kids but they were able to make kid friendly stuff for us.

    Can’t really recommend the brunch at J. Liu. Not a lot for kids on the line. Ordering from the kitchen took a while and wasn’t great (burned the scrambled eggs).

    in reply to: Obamacare / Healthcare Reform – News & Discussion #948732

    asil
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    I am still waiting for a response from the State Of Ohio to my insurance sign-up, via the federal website. This was in January. I received a confirmation (early February) call from the federal site, and they said that my application information was transferred to Ohio and I would be contacted by Ohio. Is this the normal response from Ohio or do I have to call someone? A friend of mine also signed up via the federal website and qualified for Medicaid, and so far, has heard nothing from Ohio’s health insurance exchange. One wonders if Ohio Republicans hope to discourage people from participation through bureaucratic inaction.

    Are you sure that you and your friend qualify for Medicaid? That was a glitch in the federal site for a long time and one of the things that happened to us. We most definitely did not qualify for Medicaid but the site insisted that we “may” qualify. Until we were denied by the state we couldn’t sign up for another plan on the federal site (without opting out of any sort of assistance including the federal subsidies which we did qualify for).

    Check your Medicaid eligibility here: http://benefits.ohio.gov/
    If you don’t qualify you may want to remove your pending application from the federal site and start over. The glitch seems to be fixed now.

    In my experience there is no way to talk to someone at Medicaid without actually going to their office and sometimes not even then. The numbers provided to call Ohio Medicaid are useless. The 800 number for the state medicaid system will allow you to talk to a person – but they will only be able to see that they have an application from you, not the status. To get the status they will tell you to call your local Medicaid office. The number they give you is to a mailbox that is full. Once you find the correct number you will not be able to talk to anyone – the automated attendant will tell you to call the 800 number. If you do go to the Medicaid office go early – there’s a one page sign in sheet. Once that sign in sheet is full they turn people away. In my experience it was full between 10 and 11 AM.

    It took us four months, countless frustrating phone calls to Medicaid and Healthcare.gov and two visits to the Medicaid office at the ODJFS to finally be denied what we knew we didn’t qualify for anyway. Oh – and the denial letter was addressed to my maiden name and informed me my application for food stamps had been denied – so…win?

    Good luck.

    in reply to: Obamacare / Healthcare Reform – News & Discussion #380571

    asil
    Participant

    Roland said:

    If it helps any in your search, we’ve found good acceptance of Medical Mutual insurance plans. You mentioned Riverside Hospital specifically. They do accept Med Mutual.

    Healthcare.gov is still weird, we were never able to actually complete anything through that site. We found the same plan on ehealthinsurance for less money and enrollment. Isn’t it supposed to be the same price? Oh well. We are re-enrolling into different ACA plans for the next quarter.

    Anyways, In your position I would probably go with option 3 and changes plans so you can go to the doctors you want and have the delivery where you want. Maybe call your doctors office directly and ask them what insurance companies they work with.

    Good luck!

    Thanks, Roland. That’s what I’m going to end up doing. It’ll hurt financially for a while but I’m going to have medical bills anyway – they might as well be to someone I like and trust, and I’m so done stressing about this. Med Mutual is accepted by my doctor and is at the top of my list, glad to hear they’ve worked out for your family.

    in reply to: Obamacare / Healthcare Reform – News & Discussion #380567

    asil
    Participant

    I’ve been avoiding this board, waiting to share our full Obamacare experience but we’re over three months into a kaleidoscope of epic healthcare clustfuckery that doesn’t look like it’ll be resolved anytime soon.

    In the meantime I wanted to share a general PSA. If you successfully signed up for a marketplace plan and selected Caresource Just4Me you might want to give your doctors a call to make sure they’ll accept your insurance. Don’t trust the list of providers on the Caresource website, it’s not current.

    I found this out the hard way this week when my Obstetrician refused to see me (even though she was and is still listed on the Caresource provider list we so carefully consulted before signing up). None of the (thousands of) providers in the OhioHealth network will accept this insurance. This means the OhioHealth Physicians Group, anyone affiliated with Riverside, Grant or Doctors Hospitals (and more but those are the main ones locally).

    I am 6 months pregnant.

    I cannot be seen by my doctor of 20 years, who delivered my first two children.
    I cannot deliver at Riverside.
    I cannot pay her out of pocket while I’m insured because it will constitute insurance fraud.

    My choices now are:
    #1 – Go rogue, dropping myself out of my family’s plan and paying my beloved and trusted doctor out of pocket what will amount to about $10,000 if this pregnancy goes as planned, several times that if it doesn’t.
    #2 – Stick with our insurance and (join the thousands of women likely finding themselves in a similar situation right about now) attempt to find a new doctor that will take our insurance, is accepting new patients and can actually see me before my May due date.
    #3 – Cancel our insurance and select a new plan from the Marketplace that my doctor will accept, paying thousands more in premiums and deductible in the process. When we initially selected our plan the other options carried premiums several hundred dollars a month higher and deductibles over twice as high. We have a gold level plan. We’re paying about $900/month for a family of 4, we don’t currently benefit from federal subsidies (even though we qualify for them which is an entirely different, excruciatingly frustrating issue).
    #4 – Go old school (or is this new school now?) and deliver in a baby pool in our living room with a midwife. Which, while I appreciate that this can be beautiful and is totally the way to go for a lot of women, is just not my thing.

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