Monthly Archives: January 2011

106″ Can I Do It?

Lori was very pleasant on the phone.  Her Dad’s name is also pronounced like hers but spelled Lawrie.  We had a very nice conversation.  I know it is her job, but she seemed genuinely excited for me when I mentioned … Continue reading

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Freedom of Choice: Harder Than It Looks.

Wouldn’t it be great to get up in the morning and be completely free to choose to do whatever you feel like doing?  It sounds like every person’s dream of the ideal life.  Since I live on a pension and Social Security, there are … Continue reading

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Woollen Jumper, Oil Skin, Bum Bag.

I need to learn Australian!  I looked online to try to figure this out.  A Bum Bag is a Fanny Pack.  That was easy.  I am not sure about the Woollen Jumper.  I think it is just a wool sweater, … Continue reading

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Texting Fool!

Geezers can text too!!  Not well, not fast, but these stubby thumbs can use the slide out keyboard on my new phone.  It even has a touch screen using Haptic Technology (Son Micah informed Becky and me) that gives a … Continue reading

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Someone with Skin On

It is surprising just how hard it is to take a risk and head out the door to go to some event or gathering by myself.  Apparently I am not alone in feeling hesitant, maybe even a little dread.  At … Continue reading

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Tracked in Real Time While Hiking in NZ

I am now the proud owner of a tracking device that will allow my Kids to track me when I am hiking on the South Island of New Zealand.  It is called SPOT (Satellite Personal Tracker).  I still have to … Continue reading

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Bears Winning. Christmas Cactus Blooming.

She would have loved seeing both.  It has been a long wait for each to happen.  Words cannot say how much I miss her being here with me this quiet Sunday afternoon to enjoy both.  I know the Serenity Prayer and its wisdom: … Continue reading

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