Can you believe 2018 is almost over? Speaking for myself, I don't want to see 2019. The store did really well in 2018. It already has been our best year ever. It has been amazing the amount of times we (Ivy) has heard, "Thank God, I found you again. I haven't been in since you were downtown." Ivy has taught more people to knit this year than the last five years combined. Elaine is killin' it with weaving classes. Thursday night, knit/weaving night is rockin'.

Why wouldn't I want to see what the next year brings? It has nothing to do with the store. It is all about Health Insurance. Elaine and I have fulfilled our deductible for 2018. I think this was the first time in our marriage we have "accomplished" that. It is certainly the first time we "accomplished" our deductible in the insurance era that started about ten years ago. I don't want to do that again.

My doctor's visits are going right down to the wire. My "little" foot episode would have been quite the problem if Elaine hadn't met our deductible earlier in the year. And I am not finished with all the post infection visits. As a matter of fact, I had one last week.

Doc: Your foot looks great. Does it bother you?

Me: No it's fine. I ran a four mile race last week. Doc: How'd you do?

Me: I had fun. I had never run that far before, I was OK with my time. What the (construction language) are you typing?

I have known this doctor for twenty years. She was my old doctor's assistant before he retired when insurance changed. Therefore, I used a very mild (construction language).

Doc: I'm entering changes in your vital's. You've gained seven pounds since your last visit.

Me: Real