Well I am not paying much attention to anything right now. I was in the ER from 11:00 to 5:00. I have "fetal demise" once again. They told me I should miscarry this weekend.. Just about the same thing as what happened in 2001, only I am a few weeks earlier this time, and I had brown spotting this time which prompted me to the ER..
They wouldn't give me any pain killers. The nurse was spouting crap about people abusing them, so they "don't do that anymore" blah blah blah "you can get some from your regular doctor", blah blah blah.. um, no, they closed at 4 and won't open again until MONDAY! When I got home and told dp that they sent me home with NOTHING, he got pretty ticked off and started the phone calls... he is not someone to be messed with when it comes to his kids or his wife.
I am not a big fan of pain killers- don't get me wrong, I only took a couple back in 2001, but still I like to have them around when I labor a miscarriage so I have the freakin option.
Originally Posted by roadfamily6now
We pay pretty dang high property taxes here in Anchorage and yet I am not seeing much for my money. There are so many things that desperately need improvement and are not getting fixed and yet there are roads that have been paved over 3 times in the 12 months I have lived here!
I don't know what the city pays for road stuff, but I do know that one of the reasons we have higher taxes in Anchorage is because we have so many school options. We have a lot of charter schools compared to cities of comparable size, and the last time the district was at the table with the teachers union, the numbers I saw then indicated that charter schools cost a lot to run compared to the "regular" schools.. I am not really sure WHY they cost more per student, but that was the way it looked to me (although I can see where it costs more to maintain and heat 100 small buildings versus fewer large buildings, but I think there was more to it than that).. and I am willing to pay more to give my kids options that fit them, kwim? I will pay extra in my taxes for that. I think in most other cities of comparable size, parents look at private schools (and tuition) to get those kinds of benefits. But then I really firmly believe in finding the right system for kids, I don't think all kids are cut out of the same cloth as it were.. I have been asked before where my kids go to school, and I respond with "which kid?" because even within our own household I think my kids have different needs that are best met in different places.. I really like that option, but I think if my kids weren't school age (and I didn't have grandkids yet- let's assume) then I might feel differently when I saw my tax bill..