Thursday January 17, 2019

Matthew 5:43-46 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

I made some progress today and completed two of the 3 cabinets I have been working on over the last couple of days. It is so nice to see the work paying off in some kind of organization, plus kids have been coming to me for these supplies (Katie is still on vacation) and I can actually find what they need quickly.

Our plan to leave on Jan 26 and fly from Pantnagar to Delhi was disrupted when we learned today that our flight was cancelled and we needed to hire a car to drive us to Delhi. After a quick discussion with Uncle Rick, we decided to leave on Friday instead of Saturday. Saturday, Jan 26 is actually Republic Day here, which is a major holiday and probably the reason our flight was cancelled. If we leave on Saturday we may find it difficult to get to Delhi in time for our 9:45 pm flight, so we quickly booked a hotel for Friday night near the airport and hired a car to leave right after breakfast on Friday morning January 25. I am so sad to leave here, even just a day sooner than we planned. This place has brought me so much joy and I have loved being part of this beautiful family that it is going to make it very difficult to leave.

Jeff did a great job contacting Air India to coordinate and get the refund processing for our cancelled flights.

We also spent some time this evening dealing with the insurance company regarding our immunizations. After a call to UW Hospitals to find out that the insurance company has still denied the claims, I spent another 2 hours on the phone tonight to only find out that I had to call back tomorrow to get this resolved. They have still denied 4 out of the 6 claims for the kids’ travel shots, all for the same reasons, they were considering the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine investigatory. This is so frustrating. I spoke with a supervisor back on December 28 who looked at all the claims and confirmed with the medical review team that all 6 claims would be covered at 100% and payment out to the provider in 2 weeks. Of course when I called BCBS I found out that the supervisor had made notes stating just this, but because this had to be resolved and fixed by a supervisor and all of the supervisors were in a meeting, I had to call back again tomorrow. I was informed that David and Anjali’s first claim was paid out and the check should be to the provider shortly, but there was a problem with the processing of Lucia’s claim. This was something the rep could fix, so that claim will also be paid out in full. But we are still waiting on the 3 claims from June 5, 2018 for all 3 kids. I will be so happy when this is all completed and paid out in full.

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