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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Dumb phone, etc.

The week has been full of signs of age.

1) I signed up for Medicare Part A. Not that I wanted to. However, now that I'm imminently 65, it seems that my wife's employer (she's the one with the health plan) wants both of us off the hospitalisation rolls. There will be a Round Two to this, after we meet the spectacularly bored individual at the local office who deigned to answer my few questions.

2) I've long accepted that I have a dumb phone. We're in a family plan created by the offspring, so upgrades are in her hands. Someday it may happen. However, the lowest blow was this week's discovery that I have a dumb watch. Granted that I date myself by having a watch that I actually use to tell time, but the goddam thing didn't recognise Leap Day.

Never mind. When there are no clouds, there's a moon to admire. Americans are not very good at admiring the moon, which is worth a pause at every opportunity. Howling is optional.

Three weeks hence I get to sign up for a senior's Charlie Card. That'll wash out the fare increase, but if they cut my buses, I can't ride it downtown.

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Blogger massmarrier said...

Hmm, daughter already in control of the communication with the outside world, in line for the house, how far away can power of attorney and medical proxy control be?

I think of my sister's daughter, who has told her for decades that as soon as she seems mentally off, pow, into the home.

4:50 pm  
Blogger Uncle said...

I *do* keep an eye over my shoulder whenever she's home.

5:24 pm  
Blogger crispix67 said...

*coming out of the cave to comment*

What's a watch? ;-) just kidding, I am well acquainted with them, havent worn one since I quit nursing though, and now I do yoga, where there is no time other than "Now" :-)

I hope the clouds parted enough for you to see the dance of Venus the Moon and Jupiter last weekend. It was beautiful. The first night I saw them all in a line through a break in the clouds...felt quite small, just a little speck on a bigger speck floating around in space.

If the moon is out, Im usually looking at it...occasionally a howl sneaks out ;-)

5:41 pm  
Blogger Uncle said...

I after the official conjunction but still impressive. People should watch the heavens more. It makes us stronger and appropriately humble.

9:35 pm  

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