here we are, almost six months later, and we get a bill from medical city for that amount. apparently, violet had her own, separate deductible and, for whatever reason, bcbs didn't notify the hospital until september. and it took the hospital another two months to notify us.
i like the way, when i tell her i'm laid off, she generously offers to let us pay in two installments. i remind her we've just lost half our household income and she offers four installments. i offer eight and she (probably pretends) to verify it's okay with her supervisor. so cute.