We had a tornado in the neighborhood!

May this Medicare insurance blog find you in great health with your Medicare Insurance working properly.

Well, last week I wrote about checking on your homeowner’s insurance; this week it happened.

Tornado hits Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

We had a tornado rip through our neighborhood.

Highlands Ranch tornado damage in Colorado.

Thousands of trees blown over, fences knocked down, basements flooded, lots of property damage.

Highlands Ranch damage from tornado in Colorado.

Miraculously, our home was spared but we were out late last night helping neighbors put plexiglass over broken windows and gathering limbs. There was minor damage to houses nearby, but fortunately none were destroyed.

Neighbors helping neighbors in Highlands Ranch, Colorado tornado.

You know me to be social by nature, but I met and made friends with more neighbors last night than I’d met in the past seven years. We were all pitching in to help each other.

After completing temporary repairs, we congregated outside Brad’s house for lemon cake and beer.

When adversity strikes, Americans continue to be the kindest, most generous people I know, regardless of political and spiritual beliefs.

Don’t be fooled by all the noise online, we are a nation of honorable decent people, and when push comes to shove, I have deep faith in the brethren of this nation.

What small action can you take today to improve the life of someone else?

Oh, and by the way, please make certain your homeowner’s coverage is up to date!

Quantz points to rattlesnake in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

The morning of the storm, Q and I were out walking. Do you see what we saw?

Baby rattlesnake in Highlands Ranch Medicare insurance broker.

A baby rattler is just as poisonous as a full-grown rattle snake. Thank goodness Quantz pointed it out before I stepped on it; Plato never even noticed it.

Good eyesight is essential to health, yet it is a gift we take for granted.

Quantz and Plato walking in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Surprisingly, “four in ten adults in the US are at high risk for vision loss,” according to the CDC.

Weekly conversations with Medicare clients all over the country have made it clear how scary vision loss can be. (Indeed, we had our own vision scare a few weeks ago!)

Quantz and Flo in Colorado for The Big 65 event.

It’s important to do the little things right:

  • Spending time outside is good for the eyes.
  • Too much ultraviolet light is unhealthy.
  • After 20 minutes on your phone, stare at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  • Carrots are good for eye health.
  • Smoking is bad for the eyes.

Rainbow after the tornado in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t do everything, but here’s a great article with ideas and a quiz.

Remember, small changes over a long period of time will have the greatest effect.

Karl plays guitar for Dray in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

It’s been so much fun spending time with neighbor Vickie and Jeff’s grandson Dray. Dray fell in love with our bees and comes over all the time to show me stuff (like his painted lady cocoons and his newest jet plane.)

Karl Bruns-Kyler at Medicare insurance carrier training for The Big 65 Medicare insurance broker.

Plus, since I am now working on my Medicare insurance carrier training certifications for 2024, Dray has been helping me with my counting.

We’re sure gonna miss him when he returns home to the west coast with his parents.

Chloe new grandchild of Robert Kyler The Big 65.

We are so pleased to report the birth or my brother’s first-born grandchild, Chloe. Grandvarmits, life’s great joy! Mother, baby, and father Alex are doing well.

Robert Kyler holds new grandchild for The Big 65 Colorado.

This is the first grandchild on our side of the family so everyone is super stoked!

Can you see the similarity between my brother Rob and his son? Strikingly similar, eh?

Prof Kyler from Karl Bruns-Kyler.

This is our late dad, so you can see, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Dog at table with The Big 65 Colorado.

That’s it for this week; keep squeezing the juice out of life.

Medicare questions or problems?

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Let us know what’s going on and please send pictures :).


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Karl Bruns-Kyler is a Medicare insurance broker and independent Medicare agent licensed to help Medicare recipients in twenty-three states around the country, including:

New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina

The Big 65 Medicare Insurance Services does not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all your options.

Karl Bruns-Kyler of The Big 65 Medicare Insurance Broker.