Days of the past

When I woke today, I had an issue that was on my mind.  I had paid my rent on the apartment using bill pay from my bank, I knew better but I still was trying to use services that were provided.  I do not use paper checks, do not believe in them.  We had a holiday, so the delivery was moved around by the bank in the processing.  Well it was a sizable value and I know the three day rule of the apartments lease.  The check had cleared the bank but not delivered as of yesterday, today when the mail was delivered, my check was delivered and I was sitting in the office.  I was so relieved.

I had to purchase a new printer this morning, the old one for some reason had a failure code of 97 and I could not find the problem.  I got a cheap HP but full function, heck it even has its own email.  I guess I can go online 1000 miles away and go on line and print at home.  What is this world coming to, a machine with an email.

Now, as I do this, I have Elvis on YouTube doing his Gospel songs.  He for sure was good at that, of course I guess it did not pay as well as Rock n Roll.  I saw one of his concerts once in 1976 in Omaha, NE, the same year that I joined the Navy.

Days of the past…miss those days but life moves on for the good or bad.

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Ambitious, animated, never manipulated

As I sit at my desk, I am busy on something that is either easy or hard for me.  I, sometimes, do not know if I should give up (that is not me), jump up and down (this makes no sense, it you jump up then why jump down as you will fall down anyway), or be intellectually inclined and keep trying harder.  I have never felled at but one thing in my life and that was marriage.  I shall keep working on any manipulations that might bother me, become ambitious and win the battles ahead.  Oh, I for got animated: well I have not made the cartoons yet.

Move forward and conquer all in front of me, only then may I look back and say I did it on my own.

It’s been a week

I am, herein, expressing my opinion from my own perspective of what I did last week .  It is simple but sad all the same.  I have since 2010 been going to breakfast at the Waffle House in my home town, mostly every day.  Now I have seen many come and many go from there.  Some that I use to talk to left for good, their time card was punched and their pink slip received saying their days on earth had come to an end.  I, on the other hand, have grown tired of the early rise in the morning just to go there and socialize with other old people that had to go to work, yet not able to, laugh, and pay a lot just to sit there and criticize each other just for the heck of it.

Well, last week I made the decision not to go all week.  I honored myself with that decision and this morning I went to see what I had been missing and enjoying for a week.  It did not take long for me to see what I had not missed.  luckily, one old friend did come in and we talked a bit, he as I, do not desire the attitudes of some, so we had a great conversation and he went to the gym and I came home.  I may go back on Monday just to say hello to a friend that works there and will be in at 5:45AM.  Then I think I most likely call it quits and cook at home much cheaper and to my taste.  No attitudes, and child play of 70 year old or older.

Last week I slept better, ate better, felt better, and just plain enjoyed myself as much as I could.  I am not at the age that I have to just do the best that I can and hope it goes well with the Boss upstairs.

It’s been a week for a decision, I have now made it.

A Halloween to remember again

Tomorrow at ~12:30 EST of the year 1970 I married a nice lady. I believe we were happy and were looking forward to a long life together.  At the time, I was home via an emergency leave due to the loss of my dad and we were out driving around on day and decided to stop and get our required blood test.  Saturday came and we went to get our license to marry, the courthouse was about to close, but we talked them into issuing the license, then they referred us to a church close by.  The preacher was on the
way to a funeral but stopped by to marry us.  On Halloween no less one would think something was wrong with the idea, but we went forward with the ceremony anyway.
I had to return to Germany shortly afterwards. I was able to get her an ID card and added to my records for medical reasons should anything happen. I hoped she would come to Germany and be with me, but she did not at the time. Later, I was reassigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where I bought our first house.  And we, at the time, had one child.

Later I transferred to Korea for a year.  When I returned from Korea, I sold the house and we moved back to my hometown where I worked in a warehouse for a wire manufacturing company.  Eventually we moved to Texas, Houston area. I worked
as an Ice delivery, truck driver.  I enjoyed the job and area, her brother in law had a good size boat and we would go out into the bay shrimping and my sister in law would cook it when we returned.  We had a lot of fun there, but that was short lived. Long story and I shall not dwell into that part.

Later I moved to Nebraska where my mother was living, became a welder making seats for autos.  We joined forces again there and she became in the motherly way again and went back to Georgia and I eventually joined the Navy and out second child was born in July.  Now with two sons, I met my requirements and later the marriage ended.

We, today, get along well and of course we both are not in the best of health, but we keep on in life as we know it. I remain single, she remarried and gave birth to another son during her current marriage.

I do not, nor will I ever regret the marriage to her, she has always been a great person, I am not sure that I was the best choice at the time. I do know that for me to replace her in my life, I could not, so I have remained single.

I reflect on this each year because it was a special day, destined to ???? Who knows?

I was summoned to the office

I was summoned to the office of the apartments and the girls up there had lost it.  I was nice to them a few days ago by giving them all something of appreciation for the holidays.  Well, they had to go out and return the love in a similar way to me.  Then went in together and purchased me a gift certificate to a spa located across town.  I almost bought the same for one of the girls as she kept talking about wanting to get a massage and was asking me about them.  I thought it was nice of them but I really do not expect gifts for the season.

I was summoned to the office