These have been the worst days of my adult life.
Well, maybe I overstate that a bit. Being without a cell phone these past several days has certainly been a challenge for me. Not being able to check my email constantly. No alarm to set to get up. No ability to call and talk to people when I am in the car. No maps and traffic info. Nobody calling me.
It all seems to be too much.
I had expected to be just drop by a local store and pick up a new phone, probably an iPhone, but possibly a LG or Samsung. Both have come recommended and maybe I’m ready for a change. But as it turns out BRUKS is getting a phone for me, an iPhone 5, which is being delivered to the office in Alpharetta, so there is nothing to do but pass the lonely hours without any phone. I may have it when I visit the office later today, or at least by Wednesday.
Is there a recognized medical condition called App Deprivation?
But on other fronts, I write this sitting in seat 18E, an aisle seat on a 767-300, on a flight to Atlanta. I rose at 4:00 am, and was at the airport at 5:25 am. No upgrade for me this time, but soon, I hope. I am very close to qualifying for Platinum Level, which carries the advantage of getting notification of upgrades to first class 1 week before a flight. Mere Gold Level flyers like me have to hope to be upgraded the day before, or at the gate. You just don’t know until the last minute. I hate that, but love to hear the sound of the little printer go off when my boarding pass is scanned. (Did I mention that I don’t have a cell phone so I can’t do paperless boarding passes? There’s an App for that!)
This weekend I was finally able to get to making apple sauce. Filling the large pressure cooker with apples and cooking them down produced enough sauce to fill 6 quart jars. I did this twice, so now we have an even dozen. Most of this will be consumed by grandchildren, I’m thinking, so it is effort well spent.
Judy and spent a lot of time this weekend working on paperwork to support the efforts we are making to more actively plan for our financial future. We have signed up with Shannon’s company, ICON Consulting, and the program they put new clients through is intense and thorough. We have scanned all of the important documents in our life and have trusted them into secure storage, among many activities. This includes the normal stuff you might think would be important, like savings accounts, 401k accounts, etc., but also things like wills, insurance, and so forth. I don’t think we have sent a copy of our marriage certificate, but I bet they ask for it shortly. I think this is a very good thing to do overall, and I trust that the time and effort will be worth it.