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Cost of prescriptions

For the most part, not having extended health benefits through my work isn’t that big of a deal. It would definitely be nice, but I’m young and in good health. I’ve never been away sick from work for more than 2 days, and I don’t have any medical problems.

It just hurts when I have to renew my BC prescription. Instead of my normal 3-month supply, I just bought out my entire 6-month prescription to avoid another $8.60 dispensing fee. Total damage? $84.11. Yuck. Although, I suppose $84.11 every 6 months is nothing compared to, you know, how much a baby costs. :)

I budgeted $50 for my prescription this month, so clearly I’m going to go over that amount. Which I’m okay with, because I’m set for the next 6 months instead of the next 3.

Oh, and another bummer for not having extended benefits through work? I have to pay MSP ($54/month). So boo to that.

Home for the weekend

Hooray! Today is pay day and Friday. It’s been a long week, and I’m excited to go home and see my family (and for a belated birthday dinner). Meanwhile BF is off to Montreal/Toronto until Monday night on an NHL extravaganza with his brother – Habs/Leafs game and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Jealous! (Although, not so jealous of the HHoF – I went there last year and it was just okay.)

Here are my weekend expenses:

Friday night

  • $0 – Nothing planned. Maybe going to see a concert (free). But probably not. I won’t get home from the ferries until around 10pm, and I’d like to spend time with my mom.


  • $5 – coffee with a friend.
  • $0 – watch 1 or 2 field hockey games.
  • $0 – dinner with family.
  • $0 – stuff face with Halloween chocolates & watch movies. Possibility of someone convincing me of going to the Halloween party, but highly unlikely I’ll go.


  • $15 – lunch with a friend.
  • $0 – hockey game with a friend – tickets were comped (otherwise I would have paid $25).
  • $0 – play Wii with sister.

So because my weekend costs are so low, I might bring my car across. I have a ton of things to bring across too, including bulky luggage (that I borrowed for the Alaska trip). It will depend on ferry traffic once I start to drive out that way. coming to BC soon!

For those who are curious about, I got this e-mail yesterday:

We would firstly like to thank everyone for their support. As you are all aware we secured a deal with the Dragons for myCELLmyTERMS. We are currently in BETA in Ontario and we are expanding rapidly across Canada. Look for us in Alberta, November 15th, British Columbia by November 30th, and in Quebec and Eastern Canada by mid December. We are constantly revising and improving our site to get the best cell phone deals for our customers. Many of you have already created a proposal for wireless service. If you receive an offer that is not what you are looking for, you can use our Counter Offer feature to let the selected dealer know that you are looking for something more.

We created this Free online service for Canadians so that WE can have a voice in this Industry. We need everyone’s help to make the myCELLmyTERMS movement effective. The more people using our system, the louder our voice is. We will make the Wireless Carriers hear us! Join our ever growing community and spread the word.

myCELLmyTERMS The Best Cell Phone Deal is….. Whatever You Choose!

Well that’s very exciting to know that British Columbians should have access to this website by the end of November! My current contract doesn’t expire until next year, so I won’t be able to utilize the service until then. But hopefully some of you out there will. :)

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