Call papa bear – Maybe you have seen those ads with Peyton Manning in his new Buick using the voice recognition system. Mine doesn’t work like his. In fact, mine doesn’t always work. I long for the days when I could press buttons to change radio stations. I could get killed if I use my recognition system while driving. For me it takes concentration which is better saved for the road. (For the record, my car came with it. I didn’t really want it.)
The end, Fini – I know you are sick of hearing about my computer issues. Me too. They are over – mostly. Seems that my big issues happened when I downloaded my documents and pictures from my (obviously non-compatible) back-up hard drive. Something was overwritten (or so “they” say) and fubarred my Outlook program. Now I am learning the nuances of the new operating system and new Office Suite. Not exactly happy but I’ll get there. I should be reimbursed for the extra Starbucks mocha lattes it took to get through this and the new worry wrinkles it gave. For a spot of humor – I asked my techie god Rob what I should do to wipe my files off my old system. He suggested a hammer. Whatta guy!
Maybe there is such a thing as a free lunch – When I get together with friends, it’s usually a group. We get rowdy and have fun but at the end of the day you don’t always connect on a personal level. Sometimes you don’t connect with anyone but you had a good time. Because of conflicts I have had the luxury of one-on-one lunches with two friends. Woo hoo!
A reunion of sorts – The women folk in my family had lunch this week. (Yes, this was a group lunch but it was good.) There wasn’t a lot of news (which is great because at our age news isn’t always good). My relative who was diagnosed with cancer last year is back to work and the prognosis is good. All the kids are doing well. What more can you ask for?
The blind leading the blind – In my work life I oversaw benefits (including medical) packages. Medicare with its alphabet soup approach is particularly confusing. I am always amazed at people who seek out other people for advice. Selecting a plan is very personal depending on your own medical conditions and how you use your benefits. Your exercise buddy is not the right person to ask for advice. There are professionals that can help.
So how was your week?