Some thoughts on RETIREMENT.
Just when we think we’ve got things figured out, everything changes.
Now that we have much more time to do things, it takes us much longer to do them.
We’ve saved some money, but the prices are all skyrocketing to the sky.
I would fix my own vehicle but they don’t make the parts any more. And the new cars are so technically advanced there is no way to do any service without expensive and complicated equipment along with the knowledge requried to use it.
Now that we’ve more time to visit with family and friends, covid appeared and we can’t comfortably travel. And many of our friends have moved or worse, passed away.
We used to think we were pretty smart but now we can’t even understand the questions.
The only thing we are sure of these days is that the Good Lord has blessed us with wonderful lives.
Wishing YOU many blessings.
Cap and Patti
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Under the heading : All’s well that ends well.
Yesterday, Saturday the 25th. Patti had a 10am to 11:30am ladies meeting down in South Anchorage. We wanted to attend a 12 noon meeting closer to our Condo but there was not enough time for Patti to come home and pick me up and get to the 12 noon meeting on time. So I solved the problem telling Patti that I would walk to the 12 noon meeting (a walk of 2 miles). I began walking at 11am. At 11:40am I’d walked 1 – 1/2 miles and, half a mile from the 12 noon meeting, shocked and disappointed at myself, I simply couldn’t walk any more. I texted Patti who was approaching the 12 noon meeting and she doubled back and picked me up allowing us to arrive early at 11:50am. So my walking, be it only, 1 – 1/2 miles, saved the day.
This morning we got to an 11am morning meeting. Stayed after the meeting for a 1/2 hour monthly group conscience meeting and, on our way home, we went to FedEx Kinkos (who have moved away from being very close to us) where I seemingly had to relearn how to make simple xerox copies and to print some pages from a thumb drive.
Today our BIG DEAL was to watch game 6 of the Stanley Cup Ice Hockey Finals. I slept before the game to be rested and alert. It was a great game, the Colorado Avalanch won the game 2 to 1 and, by so doing, won the Stanley Cup. I lay down between the periods (a 15 minute time window) so I could remain alert. When I returned for the third and final period Patti was laying down on our living room couch. I should have suspected Patti was not feeling well but didn’t. After the game was over and well into the post game celebration (I’d say perhaps a full hour) Patti said she had a splitting headache. I urged her to take some bufferin and lay down which she did (she got into bed under the covers and really went to sleep). I lay down with her to emotionally support her. Now, at 11:30pm, I am up writing this Post and she remains in bed sleeping. Before she went to bed she told me that, while I was in FedEx Kinkos making copies, she nearly went to sleep in the truck as she waited for me.
Sport Fans, as we wrote yesterday, this last bout with covid has really taken a toll on the two of us. Among Patti’s remaining other symptoms (a lasting cough being the primary symptom) is a bothersome bout with several weeks of diarrhea that continues. From the internet : Diarrhea is a possible symptom of COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
For me it is fatigue and a lasting, running-nose bad head cold. But (on the postive side of things) I’ve tested negative using an at home testing kit. At this writing, Patti has opted not to do an at home test.
And That is That for now. Our weather is absolutely ten notches above being spectacular.
Cap and Patti