Address changes – For the most part, making address changes these days is easier than it used to be. Many can be done on-line. The magazine subscriptions are a motley crew for sure. Birds and Blooms was easy peasy. As was Better Homes and Gardens which triggered other magazines for the same publisher. There were a few tricky ones. Address changes should be a standard thing in our transient world but a few want you to call (on the phone!) or send them a notice (snail mail!). In principle I should eliminate these just for lack of progress.
On the same note – Our phone number (landline) will change. The area that we are moving to (four miles away) requires specific standards on the numbers. What? Makes no sense to me especially as we are dinosaurs with a landline. Before you think we are too dotty and are calling the white coats, it comes gratis with an internet-cable package. Since my phone isn’t always with me, it’s a better bet to leave us a message on the landline than on a cell.
The occasional find – I’m cleaning out. In disposing my old work files, I found a couple of photographs. The one shown is me in the late 1980s. I remember the time. I loved my job (this is a lunchtime shot) and my life. I remember that outfit lividly. I loved it and was sad to donate it many years ago. The jacket had shoulder pads a linebacker would use so yes it had to be let go. I’m not a fan of most pictures of me but there is something here that I love. Maybe the innocence and hope of life that was still there. It’s been squashed down several times since then but I hope that I can still light up when I’m happy.