Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Made In America

Today I finally watched the episode of Made in America where John Ratzenberger goes to the Smiths Cozmo plant. It was really interesting to see how the pumps were made; it's more clear to me now why they cost so much. I didn't agree with everything he said, but it is TV after all. We should be happy when people at least know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2. Of course *he* would, since his son is diabetic. So I would definitely recommend it.

John Ratzenberger will actually be in Seattle tomorrow (at the University Village QFC from 5 to 7) promoting his new book and the “Ducks For Kids With Diabetes” Campaign to raise money for the Pacific Northwest Research Institute. I just found out about this about an hour ago, so it's doubtful that I would be able to go. I think what he's doing is great, but the book itself doesn't sound like something I'd really be interested in.

I've seen the campaign at QFC before but I feel like I can't contribute to diabetes research...because I have to spend so much money on my own diabetes (and other things) that I don't really have much to spare. I definitely feel bad about it. I do give when I can.

It's just always something, though. Last night my glasses broke and we've only been marginally successful in gluing the pieces back together. I cannot see without them. When I went to make an eye appointment to get new ones, I found out that the ex-company screwed up our COBRA payments and we don't actually have the vision coverage we've been paying for. So we're probably looking at $400 out of pocket that may take up to two months to recover. It seems like something like this happens every time we get ahead. I'm not really worried; it's just that it would be nice to be able to save sometime.


Megan said...

I saw that episode right about the time I was getting my Cozmo. Really interesting.

Lili said...

Megan - cool. I thought it was amazing that it's just those people putting them together.