Dinner: Red Beans & Rice (Instant Pot)
This was a redo of a recipe that MH tried before. It was too watery the first time, which has been a common Instant Pot experience. But when talking to MH he told me he added extra water the first time because "it didn't look like enough." I do think some recipes after that were just too watery (when recipe was followed). But anyway, this one went better this time just following the recipe. 😁
MH is on the road to resolving his primary unemployment issue (they froze his account due to suspected identity fraud). I don't think he could be any more boring on this front, having not moved for 20+ years, so it was pretty fast/easy to confirm his identity. Now we wait... In the meantime the unemployment department had another computer glitch that affected MH. It just goes on and on and on...
We had personally decided it wasn't worth the hassle to re-apply when his last extention expired. Is a very part-time/seasonal job (very small benefits) and it was just red tape hell last year. But... They just renewewed him automatically and now there is more Fed stimiluls that most definitely makes it worth the hassle. It's been a little up/down, as it changes every five minutes if I think he will ever get these benefits.
Yeah, MH came to me the other day and asked me for help to "reopen his claim" because they sent him a message. We didn't rule it out because mostly nothing has ever made any sense with the unemployment office. But it was weird enough I told MH, "I'd just give it a minute," and MH agreed. The more we talked about it and put our heads together. I just happened to see the next day (in the news) that was a computer glitch that they were aware of, that they were fixing, and that anyone who did "reopen their claim" just made a bigger mess. So at least we dodged that bullet. But now we are also waiting for the state to fix that mess too.