Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OOPS, I'm Home

Yes, it's true.  I am now home.  It seems like everything was a whirlwind.  It was a great visit and I feel a renewed connection with my family in Arizona.  It was great.  They are well and thriving and I am so pleased for them.  The trip back was interesting.  My flight from Phoenix was to Baltimore where I switched to a flight to Hartford.  Weather on the East Coast was terrible, heavy rains and high winds.  The flight to Baltimore was delayed on the ground, taking off.  My connection was very tight.  I made it though.  The flight from Baltimore to Hartford was short and it turned out very bumpy.  In fact it was about as bumpy as any flight on an airline I have ever had.  The pilot was very good and we landed very well in spite of wind gusts up to 70 mph!

In any case I am home.  I am suffering time lag, 2 hours from Arizona an the time change.  It has take all this time to recover.  I have been on the go ever since.  This is a very busy time of year and I have gotten myself committed to many things.  It was good to visit, but it is also good to be home!  I guess there is no place like home after all.  Spring and Easter will be here very soon.  Enjoy the season!


Monday, March 08, 2010

More from Arizona

There were heavy rains here last night. The news is talking about flooded streets and bad traffic and it is still raining a little.  It's a good thing I didn't come here to do something like Golf or watch Spring Season Baseball.  It's all been rained out! 

One thing I didn't mention.  I am in Arizona, a bit south east of Phoenix and my Blackberry is in Connecticut.  How did that happen?  I had to change the way I was packed at the very last minute and in my rush the Blackberry got left in my room.  I live off that device!  I am lost without it.  I think I am adicted to my Blackberry.  I actually feel uncomfortable and insecure without it.  I certainly feel out of touch.  I wonder how many voice mails I have?

Fortunately, I have this computer with me.  It has all the information on it that my Blackberry has except for the voice mails.  I guess I could make Skype calls but I am limited to wifi access.  As long as I am at my son's I have that, but when I travel around that doesn't work.  Hopefully, my Blackberry is on its way to me at this moment and I will have it with me tomorrow or possibly Wednesday.

It is getting a litttle brighter out now.  Maybe it will clear up a bit and I can venture out and about and possibly take some pictures.  Have a bright day!

Mostly cloudy in the morning...becoming partly sunny. Chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 56 to 61. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable rain 50 percent.



I am writing this from my son's house in Arizona.  At last I have been able to visit with them in their new home and to see my granddaughter.  One expects that Arizona will be hot, but today it rained all day and was cool.  One thing that is true, it is very flat!I have driven through Arizona before, but that was through Flagstaff. Flagstaff has snow now!  I am down in the Phoenix area and there is no snow.  Better weather is forcast for the rest of the week.   I did come to visit my family though.

I will be doing some sight seeing.  My son took me to a gold mine today.  The gold is mostly gone now, but it provided my granddaughter with a rustic train ride.  Tomorrow I will look to take some pictures - weather permitting.  Taking good pictures is a little hard in the rain, but I did get a few today.  I didn't want to take the good camera out in the rain though.

This is all for tonight.  Traveling is exhausting and tomorrow will come early.  Be well. Oh, the picture is of the Superstition mountains near the gold mine I visited.  I didn't take the picture ((it was raining and fogged in).  Credit the picture to ellipse at azpic.com.



Monday, March 01, 2010

Does it make sense?

I just got my pension check for the month.  It was minus another substantial amount.  This means that my pension payment just decreased by about half since my birthday.  Apparently I need less money to live on this month than I needed last month.  Does one need less money the older one gets?   The Pension plan put me on disability retirement several years ago.  I did receive a supplement designed to offset having to buy insurance and that ended last month.  There was a disability supplement that also has now disappeared even though I am no less disabled.  I guess I will need to rehabilitate myself and earn some money.  In fact I have been trying to do some low impact business activities.  Unfortunately they have not been lucrative ventures as yet.  They have kept me busy and interested in life and there is some value to that.  Now I think I just need some money.  This doesn't solve the issue of my impending travel to Arizona.  I was palning on having a bit more money than I will now have.  Oh, well! 

I'm a bit down, but where there is a will there is a way.